ITS FINALLY HERE!!
My supplies have finally arrived! ITs absolutely gorgeous... ok ok so maybe i am a little excited at a very boring looking box with skin tone fabric in it but I cant believe I actually can start making my lovely little Waldorf Doll. Trouble is, now I dont want to start it! What if she doesnt turn out like the doll in my head?? What if its a whole heck harder than it seems to be?? And what if she turns out ( heaven forbid!) UGLY????
I started researching these little dolls after stumbling upon this website of Christinas : http://www.bamboletta.com/ . OH. MY.GOSH. I wanted one.. bad. Trouble is, at $140 a doll (not including postage) I cant really justify having one just yet :). So, I thought I would try to make one myself. ( This thinking is what gets me into most of my crafty capers.. it can be very annoying!) Always up for a challenge, I started trying to find patterns or at least ideas on the internet. I came up with quite a few but these are the best:
contains a printable pattern
great photo instructions
contains photos and patterns
I also conversed a fair bit with a wonderful mum, Meike, in the Netherlands, who gave me heaps of advice in doing the hair ( hair and face seem to be the hardest parts)
Finally I found a website that sold a pattern for $10 and its perfect and had a really great tutorial with photos and online help:
And so armed with all this, I plan to make at least one doll, but hopefully three. And if they dont work out, I' m heading straight to Bamboletta :)
how cute are these little ones.. all found on Etsy. (www.etsy.com) "blue" ( the boy doll) i really have my eye on ;)