When I began making Waldorf Dolls, I had never seen one in real life. I wondered how other people stuffed the bodies and made the heads. Hair? Oh my! There are so many ways to give a doll a head of hair. Those pesky little stitches that hold the body together were another mystery as were the facial features. I had so many questions and no one to ask. This, of course, was before I was an internet user and the only computer I knew how to use was an ATM.
So my first dolls had soft, squishy heads and skimpily stuffed limbs. Their little faces always seemed to be looking to the right or the left. My dolls were made with love but not necessarily made to last. I kept at it and my handwork kept improving.
Normally my dolls are only seen fully dressed and ready to ship. A naked doll is rarely seen. Here are a few close up shots of a recent doll sans clothing and hair.
All ready for hair and clothes.
A sweet face ready for smooching
What am I hiding under the mohair wig? Some Frankenstein stitches.
A little hand for holding.
I am always happy to answer doll making questions. Please feel free to ask.