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#1 of 17 Old 06-27-2003, 05:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've never seen a Waldorf doll IRL, but they're so beautiful!! So gentle looking and sweet My dd hasn't shown any interest in dolls except the two soft stuff animals that she sleeps with. But I love those dolls

Where can I find a good selection and great price? Is there a specific one that you'd recommend for a 16 month old? Something soft and cuddly?

Does you little one have a favorite Waldorf?

Thanks for your help!!!

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I love them, too!! Waldorf dolls are very expensive, at $85-100 each. Bear in mind, though, that they are completely handmade, using all-natural materials (cotton, wool, etc.). The pricey ones usually come in two sizes, 12" and 16". If you can sew, order a kit for half the price and do it yourself (even nicer, since you can truly say you "made" it for your child). Magic Cabin (www.magiccabin.com) and Nova Natural(www.novanaturaltoys.com) are two catalogues to get dolls and/or kits from.
Do you live near a Waldorf school? If so, check if they have a craft group that can help you make one, again, from a kit and half the price.
I decided my girls didn't need the large dolls and found The Silver Penny (www.thesilverpenny.com), who makes 9" dolls, as well. The woman who makes them is WONDERFUL and a joy to do business with. The 9" ones are about $40-45, depending on what you want. Since I wasn't confident in my sewing skills, I decided this was our best bet.

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Was just online on ebay and found a normal-size (12" or 16", not sure which) doll for $50! Thought I'd tell you about it. It's on page 5. BTW, the $50 is a "buy it now" figure. You could possibly get it for less than that if the bidding doesn't go that high.

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I also recommend making one rather than buying it. Handmade toys are a part of the Waldorf tradition, and many of the "Waldorf style" dolls don't even use the natural materials, simple features, and and androgenous appearances that Steiner suggested. You can get kits from several companies (some even have pre-formed faces and pre-sewn bodies to make it even easier!)
http://www.weirdolls.com/?source=overture
(their kits are on sale right now! But you have to but two)
http://www.magiccabindolls.com/shop/...dolls&subcat=8
(for her age I really would recommend something like the Baba doll pattern for your daughter's age)
http://www.waldorfshop.net/joyswaldo...kits/index.htm
(or the bright eyes)
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I agree about Waldorf dolls being handmade. Forgot about Weir dolls!

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a few more to add to your lisitng...
EllieBelly has some VERY affordable waldorf dolls!!!

Also, www.waldorftreasures.com

I adore her custom made dolls. We have two of them.
There is another site by a member here, I can't remeber the name or link?!

sigh...
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How easy/difficult is it to make a doll? I am very much a beginner, but I really want to make one for dd's 2nd b-day. I've been contemplating the Sweetcheeks jointed baby doll from Magic Cabin. Is anyone familiar with this pattern?

I am also having a hard time deciding between a playmate doll and a baby doll. She has a couple babies, but she is only occassionally interested. She seems to play more with her fairies and dollhouse dolls. What kinds of dolls do your children like to play with?
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We just ordered one from Joy She has been a pleasure to work with and her dolls look beautiful. I did a lot of research.
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Cloverlove,
for a 2 yr old I would not do the sweet cheeks doll. If you want a baby type doll, and a much easier to make doll, look at the baba from Magic Cabin Dolls, the Bright Eyes from Joys, or the Flannel baby from Weir Dolls. A two year old should really have a small, squishy, floppy kind of doll rather than the larger, firmer, more realistic looking dolls. If you got a kit, and a pre-made head it should not be too difficult to do.
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Oh, my...they're SOOO beautiful!!! The more I looked, the more I want to start a collection for myself... for my DD.

How hard is it to make a doll? My sewing skill is so basic.

At what age does your toddler start showing real interest in dolls? DD is only 16 months, should I wait a little longer?
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I just bought dd one from this website for her first birthday:

http://www.organic-cotton-clothes.co...orf-dolls.html
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millie,t hat is a great price for an organic waldorf doll!
hard to beat!

Bean has had a soft (not jointed) doll with hair and facial features etc...more of a doll then the baby style, just simpler then the jointed ones...


since she was about 1.5 yrs and she has always loved it and the baby loves it at 5 months!
It is an 8 inch doll, but I did buy her a VERY pricely fairy doll and she could care less abotu that one!
LOL

:LOL

There are free sites online that show you how to make waldorf dolls as well. I know of two off hand if you are interested
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I'm interested in those web sites with directions.
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I got a small, new waldorf baby doll off eBay for $40-- it was a Kathe Kruse Nicky doll and my dd LOVES it and takes it everywhere with her.

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dd LOVES it and takes it everywhere with her.
I wish dd loved her Nikki doll.
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khrisday,
I will take your advice and go with the baba. I have loved that one ever since I saw her and I think it would be a nice project for a beginner.

But maybe she just isn't into babies? Does it come later for some children?
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I second the 'baba' kit idea. I bought this and made a great doll, and I'm the most novice of sewers. I was so pleased with it that I had grandiose dreams of making one for all the little babies I know--I'm glad I bought the pattern. I actually used velour instead of flannel for the suit. I love velour.


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