This year we decided to have some homemade gifts for the two little ones at our house. This is the first one done! Meet little Ella, my very first home made Waldorf doll. (I do plan on making many more!) She is a gift for my Sweet pea for Christmas. She has a body fully stuffed with wool (she smells so good!) and her arms and legs are fully jointed. Her hair is made out of Alpaca yard, so soft and smells dreamy. This doll is made for cuddling!
I gave her a full head of yarn hair so Sweet pea can fix it any way she wants. this part of the doll took the longest to make but it wasn't hard though.
Little Ella is ready and waiting for Christmas morning to meet her new mommy. I am sure am excited for Sweet pea to open her gifts.
Besides the dolly I made Ella a wee little lace trimmed pillow and quilt for snuggling. The quilt is a mini version of Sweet pea's scrambled 9 patch. (which is for her birthday) All the blocks were cut at 2 1/2" squares to make it. The back is a lovely soft minky and so is the her pillow.
Here is a closer look at them.
Ella's first outfit!
I crocheted her a cardigan with Mary Jane style shoes.
This is the mini version of the Oliver + S Bubble dress with matching cloth nappy.
Ella's second outfit is a faux front button up blouse trimmed in lace and a soft cozy pair of minky overalls. I wanted to make more outfits but to keep the presents even on Christmas morning I stopped myself and will make more for Sweet pea's birthday next month. It sure is way easier to buy for my little girl than the older boys'.
Miss Ella modeling her Bubbles dress, be kind her hair here is not done.
Well she is already for Christmas morning now!
If you are interested I bought the Waldorf dolly as kit from LaliDolls here
The kit came with everything to make the doll and the pattern for the doll and cloth nappy. Don't fret if you have not made dolls before! Her patterns has the best instructions and lots of colored photos to take you through the steps. This is coming from an Oliver + S addict. ; )
Next up Prince C's Puppet Theater!