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.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Meet Ophelia the mermaid and her friend Oswald...

This is little Ophelia, a custom mermaid for a very special little girl:

Ophelia treasures her best friend Oswald, a handmade needle felted Octopus who is her favorite colors...orange with blue polka dots! (by 13 Chestnuts)
Ophelia's hair is a mix of four different hand spun wool art yarns with lots of texture and sparkle!

She stands and sits easily, and under her glimmering tail are two legs so she can take to the land for grand adventures! (Mermaid outfit hand made especially for her by Reggies Dolls.)

Ophelia and her little octopus friend Oswald will be making the journey to their new home tomorrow; four more fall themed dolls are in the works, so stay tuned!
Once Upon A Doll