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.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Tenth Doctor

 It was inevitable that I would need to make the 10th Doctor Who in decidedly Waldorf-esque form...
 He of course traveled to his new home in his own hand made tardis...
 He wears his geek glasses, has sideburns, and red trainers (of course)...
 Who doesn't love a little David Tennant in her life?
In addition to his characteristic blue pin stripe suit (made especially for him by Molly's Playground), I gave him his well known smirk as well :) .

Once Upon A Doll

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Meet Bleu...a little girl who loves birdwatching

 Meet lil' Bleu, a quiet and thoughtful girl who loves to watch the birds... Her grandfather bought her a very special book entitled "Birds, Nests, and Eggs" as well as a working pair of binoculars that she takes on all her adventures in bird watching!
 Bleu wears a gorgeous frilly pants suit made by Blissality and contrasting hand made 100% wool felt shoes (all removable for fun and play). The fabric of her outfit features trees and tiny red birds, and has the loveliest sparkle to it! 
 Bleu's best friend is a little red bird named "Ruby", who she carries in a special basket when she is too tired to fly. Ruby was needle felted especially for Bleu. Her binoculars **really work** for birdwatching, and she loves to share!
Bleu's hair is a spectacular combination of hand spun wool yarns in blue and white with just a POP of red...the white yarn has a lovely angelina silver throughout as well as some of the loveliest beehive coils you've ever seen!

Bleu is listed in my Etsy shop at a VERY SPECIAL low price...right now :)