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Hi there:

I have been searching on etsy all afternoon for a Waldorf doll for my son. I want one that sort-of looks like him, long blond hair, blue eyes, and (if it is not asking too much) anatomically correct. I have PMed a few etsy sellers, saying that they weren't interested, either because I want it for xmas or because I am hoping to get one with male anatomy (although if that is impossible to find, I guess it is not too important).

Anybody know of any good waldorf-doll sellers (or are you one yourself)?

Thanks!

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Hi there:

I have been searching on etsy all afternoon for a Waldorf doll for my son. I want one that sort-of looks like him, long blond hair, blue eyes, and (if it is not asking too much) anatomically correct. I have PMed a few etsy sellers, saying that they weren't interested, either because I want it for xmas or because I am hoping to get one with male anatomy (although if that is impossible to find, I guess it is not too important).

Anybody know of any good waldorf-doll sellers (or are you one yourself)?

Thanks!

Most doll makers I know are booked for the holidays and stopped taking custom orders by October. Have you considered making it yourself? With the minimal amount of sewing skills, it can be done and is very satisfying. Who knows, you might get hooked on doll making, like the rest of us.
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Most doll makers I know are booked for the holidays and stopped taking custom orders by October. Have you considered making it yourself? With the minimal amount of sewing skills, it can be done and is very satisfying. Who knows, you might get hooked on doll making, like the rest of us.
Well, I think that is what I may end up doing. I do have decent sewing skills, but it is the time to make a doll that I don't have.

However, I have received replies from a few of the etsy sellers that were still taking orders, and a few of them were downright nasty about making a doll with a penis, which as I said is not super-important, but it was still annoying that they were so offended by the idea. I mean, I understand that Waldorf dolls have simple features, but I don't understand how removing a key part of anatomy is essential to that concept, y/k,

Anyway, I am looking into buying a kit now. Thanks for the advice E.V Lowi (btw - checked out your etsy store... that is exactly the kind of thing I am looking for! So cute!)

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I second the idea of a DIY one. I am doing my second doll this year (did one two years ago). Its doable.

I would recommend considering buying a premade inner head for your first doll. Someone tipped me off to this and it was immensely helpful. The second time around, I made my own but I had one to squeeze as a reference of one done correctly. The firmness is key, and its hard to know how firm you need it unless you have a reference. Also, it took me quite a bit of time to do the inner head.

I use a Dancing Rain Dolls pattern and they are out of business. I know Weir has kits and they were amazingly fast at shipping out my materials.

I can't imagine how a Waldorf doll would look with a "package" but I think its a cute idea. I can't see why anyone would be offended. That said, I think most of your rejections were more likely because of time constraints. They all have tons of orders for Christmas already I'm sure.

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I'm sorry you were treated rudely.

An anatomically correct doll is not an unusual request, at all. There is even a couple of very popular dolls already on the market with this feature, but unfortunately not in the Waldorf inspired style, that I know of.
This one is very popular-
http://kidsandgrandkids.com/cgi-bin/...&action=search

Some others-
http://www.amamantafamily.com/
http://www.dollbabyshop.com/product/851AC

To add a this feature to a Waldorf doll would not be difficult at all, though. I hope the OP will give it a try and post some photos of your accomplisment, when you finish. I think it's a wonderful idea and pretty sure a little boy would love it!
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Wow, ok, now I am totally excited about making one. Thanks. You all convinved me that it is not impossible. I already bought a kit, and then read beth's post, and called them back to get the pre-stuffed head.

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Hi there:

I have been searching on etsy all afternoon for a Waldorf doll for my son. I want one that sort-of looks like him, long blond hair, blue eyes, and (if it is not asking too much) anatomically correct. I have PMed a few etsy sellers, saying that they weren't interested, either because I want it for xmas or because I am hoping to get one with male anatomy (although if that is impossible to find, I guess it is not too important).

Anybody know of any good waldorf-doll sellers (or are you one yourself)?

Thanks!

Hi there!

 

I know a very good Waldorf doll website, made 100% ecological! Check Daniela's Waldorfs at http://www.etsy.com/shop/SimplyCreativebyDL

 

Good luck!

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