Children Love Babies

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This style Baby in a Moses Basket was one of the first dolls I made to sell.  I noticed that small children love small toys – at least my children did!  And they loved having something to carry their babies around in!

These little 6″ babies have a lot of tiny details worked into them.  They have jointed limbs and needle sculpted details like knees and elbows.  They have a small felt diaper tied on with ribbon under the soft cotton velour outfit.  The sweet faces are embroidered using half a separated strand of embroidery floss for very fine features.  Real mohair wigs give these precious babies a beautiful, realistic look.

I love using different prints together for the basket, which comes with a pillow and blankie. I make these Moses baskets, as well as my boats, in large sizes as well as these tiny ones.  I remember my younger daughter carrying her boat everywhere, with the straps slung over her shoulder, and the boat packed with all her favorite doll friends!

You may order one of these, or another of my creations at https://www.etsy.com/shop/HillcountryDollmaker

 

Waldorf Dolls Make Wonderful Christmas Gifts

I have been making Waldorf dolls for Christmas for 18 years.  At first I made them for my own children and then for the last 8 years I have made them for other families.

Waldorf dolls are beautiful because of the natural materials they are made of.  They are also unique when created by dollmakers.  The manufactured one are lovely but there is something special about knowing the person who makes your child’s new beloved friend.  Of course,  if bought online, you don’t really know the dollmaker, but I like to converse with my customers and really enjoy getting to know, even briefly, the family who will love my next creation.

Often the family will send a picture of the child who will be the doll’s new friend.  I get to discuss skin tone, eye colors and clothing choices.  Sometimes I hear stories about the child’s personality.  And often after Christmas I receive an email with a picture of the doll and child.  I love my profession!

To order your own Waldorf doll for Christmas, please visit my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HillcountryDollmaker