Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by jobrush » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:03 pm

Kaz wrote:Bumping for payments :D
:oops: Sorry I got busy! Off to do it now!
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by Kaz » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:14 pm

:lol: :wink: I thought you were going to pay when you came to sew. Either way is OK with me. Just want to get everyone else's posted.
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by jobrush » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:51 pm

Kaz wrote::lol: :wink: I thought you were going to pay when you came to sew. Either way is OK with me. Just want to get everyone else's posted.
:smt044 Oh well its paid now!
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by nova » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:24 pm

oooo! i'm just about to start a doll for my tiny girl's 1st birthday :)

if anyone in auckland is interested we have a doll making group at our steiner playgroup every week, it's only a small group, and most people are working on dolls for the school to sell at the advent fair, or their own dolls, and people are welcome to pay for a lesson with some of the resident experts too :D

can't wait to see what everyone makes!!

(i have serious bamboletta envy too)
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Post by Darny » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:04 pm

Kaz did I ever pay you the postage money? I can't remember :oops:

I LOVE those bamboletta dolls too Nova, I'd love one for me! (But I know L would flog it, she's so doll mad)
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by nova » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:25 pm

started my doll last night \:D/

she's only swaddled at the mo, still needs hair & a body lol!! :smt044 my embroidery skills are a little lacking, but considering my first attempt at a doll head unintentionally looked more like iggle piggle, i'm pretty pleased!!

turns out my big girl having psoriasis actually came in handy.. it turns out tubifast bandage tubes are great for the under-skin 8-[ :lol:

anyone else started?? :D
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Post by Darny » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:42 pm

Not yet, turns out the skin colour I bought is way too dark for what I want to make :twitch:
I'm supposed to be making L a vintage strawberry shortcake, but pimping the pattern so it's a waldorf style doll - I can't be having with floppy headed dolls anymore. Might be a well tanned SS 8-[
Have to finish A's birthday pressies first... priorities.... I'm bored with making fort kits and pirate clothing, maybe I'll start the doll.... :smt044

I think the embroidery you've done is perfect, you just need to get some yummy curly blond hair onto it ;)
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by Kaz » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:04 pm

Shar, I'm pretty sure you paid for postage :D

Looks fab so far. Have made one doll but waiting to get hold of more wool for stuffing. Will get a photo up if I ever remember :roll:
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by growingclothie » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:57 pm

I finially started K's hybrid waldorf/ rag doll yesterday, her birthday is next Saturday so I needed to get my butt into gear. I'm just doing her second eye now and really pleased with how her face shaping has worked so far. I've decided to do a full knitted/ knotted wig for her head so her hair can be styled any way you like and still look good, found some great yarn in my stash that was looking for a use. DH and I have been discussing her name over lunch, we can't decide between Stella, Brooke, Wanda, Violet, Whitney, Trixie, Toni, Tita, Sylvie, Esther, ... she's going to have great "hippy" hair when finished so need a name to suit
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by nova » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:10 pm

tee hee here's my first proper effort, check out the huge hair lol!!

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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by beccahv » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:46 pm

nova wrote: Image

details on my blog :)
:pile: :smt041 :alright: She's lovely....and the best bit, she's FINISHED :mrgreen: :wink: !!! Congratulations :bighug:
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by growingclothie » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:03 pm

Cute

I have now completed the head including face details, and done two arms - best not to look too closely at the hands though as my sewing machine packed a spazz about sewing the fingers (spent the last 45mins sewing/ unpicking/ sewing/ unpicking/ grrr)

Here are a couple of progress photos - hair isn't done yet, just laid the yarn behind, and second photo doesn't show as much shape to the face as it has irl
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Hoping to get all sewing finished today so I can start on the hair tonight, I think I've finished the worst of the sewing
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by nova » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:29 pm

beccahv wrote:and the best bit, she's FINISHED :mrgreen: :wink: !!!
:lol: yep and even on time! 8-)

are you using an online tute bec? you really have nailed a waldorf/rag doll hybrid look there :D


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she's a much more traditional baby doll than my first, for our school doll making group... we're going to lay out the advent fair stash next week, so might take a couple of pics :D

i really like doing this!
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by miggs » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:36 pm

Oooooh my Nova they are both gorgeous!!! well done.

Id love a bamboletta doll for E but will have to get brave enough to make my own :lol: , bugger your group is on the other side of auckland id so be there especially for doing the head/face which is the hardest part aye, if you muck the body up a bit its covered by clothes but the head :twitch: .
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Re: Waldorf Doll sew-a-long

Post by growingclothie » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:02 pm

nova wrote:are you using an online tute bec? you really have nailed a waldorf/rag doll hybrid look there :D
I have a plain rag doll pattern (from an old Aus Women's weekly book) and read a heap of Waldorf doll tutorials, then picked which techniques suited me best, and made up the rest as I went LOL ... she has legs now too, but DH has just gone out to a meeting so between inventing dinner, feeding the kids, and putting them to bed I doubt she will get a body today, I completely forgot about the meeting :roll:
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