Sep 15, 2012

My little Waldorf Baby.....


A little doll I am working on...I am making her in a bit of the Waldorf  fashion. She is made from a new pair of children's socks,some '"Dolly Cloth" Soft Sculpture fabric,for the head,and stuffed with clean,fresh smelling dryer lint...yes,I said dryer lint :) I sometimes save it in a bag to work with small projects! It feels much more natural to me then the Polyfil stuffing.
I do try to recycle as much as possible. Has nothing to do with being what some may call cheap :)  I have always been one to have the need to make do anyway. Not always having money to run out and buy what is needed.



Below are some examples of Waldorf dolls from Google images......
This style is called Pocket Dolls

There are many different styles of  bodies,but all heads are made in the same fashion as below!
This doll head will have an overlapping piece of material on it when finished... circling the head with a strong tread,are such,is what forms the facial structure. Then creating a little bump for the nose :)


I just love these very pretty dolls,and how they are dressed...don't you?
Blessings to all,Shelley


12 comments:

Emily Fay said...

First off, let me say that your music is truly inspiring! I've had it on and have be enjoying it this morning. It has truly touched my spirit today!

Second, I LOVE your doll. It is just beautiful. I would love you to link up on my blog post "Sewing Show and Tell" here: http://couragetoariseandshineforth.blogspot.com/2012/09/sewing-show-tell-american-quilt.html

I know others would be inspired to see it as well!

Blessings for a beautiful weekend dear friend!

The Bear's Blog said...

They are beautiful, I am not familiar with them but they look interesting to make. Something that you can let your creativity run away with.

Blessings

Denise said...

Oh Shelley!I'm in love with your doll.I have to goggle those dolls to find out more.I hope My sewing skills will be O.K. to make them-Blessings and Hugs Denise

Raymond Homestead said...

What a sweet doll Shelley!

Pendleton Primitives said...

Love them Shelly!
~Christina

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh what darling dolls! I would love to try my hand at that!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are so adorable and you've done such an amazing job. I love dolls...but have never had any success making them! I should probably try again! Sweet Sunday hugs!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your Waldorf doll is so adorable. I had not seen Waldorf dolls before. Each one seems to have a different personality. Thank you for commenting on my "Under Construction Blog". You were my first, and only, so far, comment. You were an inspiration for me to get with it and finally actually publish a post on my blog. Thank you.

my diary said...

nice post mrs shelley thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Oh Shelley,
I just love the little, sweet dolly you are making! I had never seen one before and yours is just too cute!
And the dryer vent lint is a great idea! I have tried to think of what I could do with it when it comes off of nice new flannel sheets... like last week! I will be saving it now! Thanks!
Love to you,
<3
Lily

Mrs. J. said...

They are adorable. Collecting dryer lint is nothing new for stuffing dolls, I grew up around collecting all kinds of things to stuff dolls as it was considered being frugal. Our doctor did say that lint that is scented from fabric softeners and other laundry additives is not safe for infant and children. Our children had lots of allergies until we stopped using scented products and I also am chemically sensitive and those reduced by not using scented products.

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Wow! How adorable! I would never have thought to use dryer lint......that's brilliant, and oh so eco-friendly! Good for you.



Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina