Every year for Christmas I make some handmade gifts, usually I end up trying a craft new to me and scramble to make it the night before. This year was no exption, 2 days before the 24th, I decided I would finally sew up the waldorf doll kit I had purchased for Miss E almost 2 years ago. I have been so nervous sewing up this doll, that it has taken me 2 years to build up the courage to go at it. Of course, this was intended to be a surprise and so I sewed two night in a row while the kids were sleeping and 10 hours later came up with this little- not so little doll.
I bought the doll kit from Weir Crafts, it comes with everything you need, some great instructions and even some clothing patterns. She stands 20 inches tall, allmost as tall as Miss E, and as of now has 2 full outfits in her wardrobe.
Perhaps you noticed that her polka dot blouse is practically the same as the one I sewed up for Miss E for KCWC. I even trying a little smocking at 2 am! I had so much fun making the little clothes, I'm pretty sure her wardrobe will grow quickly...
I only wish my embroidery skills were a little better, I think her eyes could be bigger and a little closer to her nose. I might try and re-do them, but I'm afarid of ruining the whole thing. Or maybe I could just make another or two or three! Yup, I'm totally hooked.
Miss E LOVED her so much, the reaction she had when she opened her gift was priceless and well worth the sleepless nights- I couldn't help but cry.