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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.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

New Year's Dolls 2 & 3 ... Rosie and The Waitress

It's time to introduce New Year's Dolls #2 and #3...
Rosie the Riveter for Kelsey:

 Rosie's dreaded hand spun wool yarn hair was made by Yarn Rescue, and I changed my pattern so that her arms would bend at the elbow (as they must to assume her classic pose)...she even wears tiny workman's boots!

And The Waitress for Michaela:
 The Waitress is one of my favorite movies, starring Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion, about a waitress who loves to make pies...her hair is crafted of 7 different hand spun art yarns made to look like berry pie, from pie crust and whipped cream to all the sparkling berries we love!
Both dolls are dressed in costumes especially made for them by Molly's Playground...and the pie "with the heart in the middle" was handmade by my son!

Stay tuned for three more customs in February...and our giveaway doll will be announced this weekend!
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