What just happened? This morning I read Nicole's "crafting on" post. She has a picture of the beautiful Waldorf doll she's making for her son. Well, if you know me, you know that I've been desperately wanting Waldorf dolls for my boys. You'd also know that I'm not crazy about sewing.
Once upon a time I bought a lovely pattern from Adirondack Patterns for a Waldorf doll. Despite the amazing tutorial, I remained daunted. I've coveted dolls by so many talented people. I've tried to budget the necessary $70+ each for three dolls. I've looked into kits and premade bodies. I've dreamed of convoluted trades and swaps.
Today, with all of my kids awake and moving, I started a doll. Why didn't I do this while the Beast was sleeping? I'll never know. However! Look at the progress I've made:
The face isn't great. The nose needs work. The body looks blocky. The arms seem really long. I assure you that these are user error. But look at what I did! I made a doll! It wasn't a complete disaster! And the Beast seems smitten - even with it bald and freaky looking.
I'm working on hair for it now. Not sure what style, but at least it won't be bald any more. The Imp has already requested that I buy more wool stuffing so that he can have a doll, too.