Welcome! Sit down, peruse these pages, and indulge in the stories my dolls arouse within your imagination...

Once Upon A Doll began with my own love of dolls, especially hand made. My kids and I collect, play with, and love our dolls, and eventually I began to make dolls of my own. Although my dolls are based upon the principles of Waldorf doll making--natural and sustainably harvested materials (like wool stuffing and cotton interlock), hand spun and dyed wool yarns for hair, hand made doll clothes, 100% wool felt for shoes--my dolls cannot be called strictly Waldorf (more Waldorf-esque), as they have definite personalities, larger & more expressive eyes, and playful mouths. Once Upon A Doll features enchanted dolls made in the Waldorf tradition with a storybook theme for that special child in your life or the discriminating collector of handmade dolls.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Meet Ruby Gloom...a custom Manga-inspired doll...

 Ruby Gloom has a decidedly dark personality...
 She's adventurous, fearless, and tends to get into trouble...
 Her hand knitted dress, hose, and shoes are exact replicas of the original Manga character's outfit, hand knit especially for her by Maddie Bean.
 Her hand spun hair is made of three different yarns from the same ruby dye-lot--with LOTS of sparkle--thick, thin, and wire wrapped yarn (used to make those stylistic curls).
She sits and stands...and goes where she pleases. She will begin her journey to her new home tomorrow :)
Thanks so much for looking,
Once Upon A Doll

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