Monday, October 11, 2010

A Waldorf Dolly

I am so lucky that my little girl LOVES Waldorf dolls. Not that she wouldn't go for a plastic dolly, if given the chance mind you. But with all the bad news on plastics, I've been trying to steer clear of the ubiquitous PVC-made-in-china dolly types if possible.

She has a tiny little German Kathe Kruse Waldorf-style doll named "Friend" that she sleeps with and takes lots of places. She loves Friend so much, for her 2nd, I decided give Waldorf doll making a go.

I bought a Waldorf doll kit from Weir Crafts . It was fantastic! It only took me a few hours to make the doll (really, I made it the night before her b-day), and it turned out so cute. Sure, there are a few things I'll do differently next time, but over all I'm thrilled with how she turned out!

And of course, the best part is the little one loves her too! Forget plastic, there is just something so special about a cotton and wool handmade doll. :-)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wonderland quilt for my Little one

I've been meaning to post this...

FINALLY finished a strip quilt for my littlest one. Made with two charm packs of Wonderland by Momo for Moda. It ended up being a bit smaller than a twin size, but just perfect for a two-year-old... and snuggling on the couch.

I didn't have any of the Wonderland fabric for the backing, so I added a Robert Kaufman print (I think I'm remembering that correctly), with a few blocks of the fabric on the top, to tie it all together.

I put a strip of the binding fabric across the backing, because I never could get the print to line up the way I wanted it. Also, I love the idea of a "reversible" quilt. :-)