getting back…

Posted on december 7th, 2009 in daily life,etsy,knitting,waldorf dolls by Meike

DSC01057… into the swing of things, I hope!

In retrospect, I seem to have taken a little break from dollmaking. Not intentionally; it just happened.

Just now, as I was packing up Gwendolina, who’ll be off to her new home tomorrow, I felt a little flicker, though. A little spark. Something that said: there are many more dolls waiting to be made. Some of them are almost finished, even. Wouldn’t it be fun to… you know?

So… who knows! Now that my crafting for Saint Nicholas is done, I may pick up one of these half finished babies… Perhaps I can even get one into my shop in time for Christmas! Or would that be pushing it too far? Hm…

Anyhow. I need to answer some questions, too. Long overdue, I apologize!

Sophie: I never use the second vertical string like they do. They seem to have a different method, which I don’t completely understand either. I just use two strings: one horizontal, to make the eye line, and one vertical, to create the chin and cheeks. After stitching the two together at the ears, the horizontal one gets lowered to (almost) the neck, to create the back of the head.

Nan: I am sorry, but no, I don’t sell patterns. I usually make up my own or convert exisiting baby clothes pattern to doll size. Are you on Ravelry? I run a Waldorf Dolls group there, and we’ve managed to collect quite a few patterns. Which I still need to organize into a comprehensive list, but that’s another story. 🙂

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  1. Sophie said,

    on december 10th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    thank you Meike, maybe l’ll have an opportunity for a japanese translation et if the mystery of the second string is discovered, I’ll post you a message !

  2. margarita said,

    on december 11th, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Hello, i love Waldorf Doll where I aca find the body patterns to print? thanks by

  3. gardenmama said,

    on januari 1st, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Gwendolina is now safe and snug at our home she has been introduced to the rest of the Waldorf family of dolls and her and ‘cousin’ Carolina are catching up ; ) I just posted a photo of her on my blog, she is magical, beautiful and very well loved Thank you Meike xo

  4. Marykaye said,

    on januari 2nd, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    I just wanted to say how lovely and unique your beautiful dolls are! (I saw one on GardenMama’s website and just loved Gwendolina but they are all beautiful). If you ever feel drawn to make more I’d love to buy one! (Not meaning to send you in that direction if you are drawn to other projects but wanting to let you know I’m sure many others would love them too!). I’ll stop by now that I’ve found your blog! Have a wonderful new year. 🙂

  5. Meike said,

    on januari 4th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Thank you Marykaye! I will definitely make more dolls this year. That’s the plan, anyhow! Happy New Year to you too!