My daughter turned 2 in October. For a long time, really since I was pregnant, I had my eye on those neat Waldorf dolls. I saw them talked about and featured on so many different blogs, talking about the natural fibers and beautiful simplicity.
The ones that struck me the most were people talking about making their own dolls and the process of crafting something so special for children. Think about the love little girls (and many boys!) have for their baby dolls, cuddling and playing with them. What could be more awesome that to handcraft something your child cherishes so much?
It was settled – I was going to make a doll for my daugther’s 2nd birthday. I was so excited as she started to show interest in playing mommy to her toys months before. I gathered cotton flannel for the skin, soft wool yarn for hair and fluffy wool roving to stuff the insides.
I searched for the best tutorials and patterns, but strangely found that despite all of these blogs talking about crafting Waldorf dolls, there isn’t very much in the way of free patterns. What I did find is this one for the body, this one for the head, and this one for hair. I winged it with the facial features.