I have been feeling a bit grinchy this Christmas Season, so yesterday I decided the best antidote would be to make a little something special for my youngest niece--who is really a baby and too young for a doll. I think she liked it though, because she held it and tried to chew the head up!
Most directions for these Waldorf-style dolls are really complex, but I just made the head and then made a bunting body from a cashmere sweater, and a hood from the sweater's cuff so that it would be safer for the baby and less complex to finish. Now I see this which is even simpler.
I swaddled her up in an old pattern piece, and wrapped it in a cloth bag, so the project was very eco too.
I had forgotton how exciting it is to embroider the face in the head. Suddenly, a lump of fabric seems animated.
My eldest son says he doesn't remember his doll, which he named "Sweet Baby" and enjoyed giving astronaut training to. He/She/it? had to have two hair transplants from all the excessive force of re-entering earth's orbit and now safely rests in an chest in the attic. I will be interested to see what sort of experiences this dolly will have.
Hey, everybody, Have Happy Holidays (HHH) o.k.?