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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.

Monday, January 6, 2014

My first 16 inch doll!

 A grandmother approached me and asked if I would consider making a larger doll for her grand daughter's birthday...
 Inspired by the idea, 16 inch tall Penelope was born!
 Penelope is a bit of a Victorian doll... her hair is made of three platinum hand spun wool yarns, with lots of curl and sparkle. Because the little girl who will love her always wears pig tails, her hair is gathered into two pigtails on either side of her head. Because the little girl loves hats and teapots, she wears a pink straw hat and pink teapot dress.
 Penelope won't leave the house without her lace parasol and two tone pink Victorian boots...
Penelope left this morning for her new home...she's so excited to go to her first birthday party!
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