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.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Meet Doodles...a Spring Clown
Doodles is my first RTG (ready to go) doll of 2014!
She is 13 inches tall (not including her clown hat) with a hand made removable needle-felted clown nose, handmade clown outfit and matching hat, 100% wool handmade felt shoes, and matching handmade bloomers underneath.
Doodle's vibrant hair is a mix of handspun art yarns in various lush pastel colors.
She sits and stands quite easily...here is a photo of her adorable face without her hat and nose!