Sunday, July 01, 2012

W a l d o r f - d o l l s


                                           Source: nilshappytoseeyou.fr via Ulla on Pinterest


This summer I have decided that I have to make my very first Waldorf doll. I have mentioned it before, but somehow I haven't had the courage to begin.

After reading Wenche's fantastic book I'm sure that I can do it, and I also have the materials waiting upstairs in my sewing room. Maybe it's the hair part which seems too tricky for me? 


                                           Source: flickr.com via Ulla on Pinterest


I dream of all the beautiful clothes one can creat for the dolls. A very inspirering site is Citronille's Happy to see you, where you can find wonderful patterns. Some are even similar to patterns which can be bought for children's clothes.

             Source: figuierdesophie.canalblog.com via Ulla on Pinterest



Maybe I can persuade Anne-Sophie to make the dolls with me? I'm not sure that she will join me, but then I will enjoy having a lovely time teaching her a bit of crocheting. The tiny bit I know....But we have both made up our minds to learn how to crochet Granny Squares for a blanket.

The 3 beautiful dolls are made by these talented people. The boy with the lovely red hair is from Nils Happy to see you. The little girl with the hat is made by Anouk from Fabrique Romantique. And the girl with the bunny is made by Sophie from Sous le Figuier.

12 comments:

  1. Han er da særlig skøn med det røde hår ;) god fornøjelse med arbejdet! Jeg har investeret i to dukker fra Wenches hånd-og har ikke fortrudt ét sekund! Har ikke hverken roen eller modet på selv at gå igang...

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    1. Det er også ham jeg bedst kan lide. :)) Jeg elsker at der er så fine dreng dukker.
      Jeg har godt nok også været fristet af de færdige dukker mange gange, Rikke, men mine børn er alt for store. Men når jeg engang får børnebørn. ;))
      Rigtig god søndag. :))

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  2. If you crochet, the hair should be one of the easiest parts! I'm sure you'll enjoy making your doll :).

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    1. Oh, I hope that I have the needed skills, Jill. My crocheting is not that good yet. ;)) But that will not stop me this summer.

      You make the most beautiful dolls. Their faces are magnificent and so full of life. :))

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  3. Hello Ulla,
    I always read your blog and I like it very much. I'm honored to see my doll "Annemae" here, but than, I would like to get the credits too :-(
    I whish you good luck with doll making, always welcome to ask for advise!
    Greetings from the Netherlands, Anouk

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    1. Hi Anouk,
      I'm really glad that you like to follow my little blog. I love to see your work on flickr and keep getting amazed by the dolls you create. And their clothes! I'm so sorry that I didn't credit you in the right way. I thought that the text under each photo would lead people to the creators' blog/flickr.
      But now I will definitely add a note in my post, so everyone gets credit for their beautiful dolls. :))
      And thanks a lot for your sweet offer to help me, when I get started on my doll. :))

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    2. That ok, now :-)
      Thank you, so much!
      Anouk

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  4. Kæreste Ulla

    Jamen jeg VED at du kan ! Og lave den med din datter vil da bare gøre oplevelsen fuldendt.

    Du skal ikke bekymre dig om håret det ser vanvittigt ud med alle de nåle men er slet ikke så slemt når man først lige er igang ;-) Og du kan ALTID skrive hvis du har spørgsmål jeg kan hjælpe med. Rigtig god forøjelse

    KH

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    1. Kæreste Wenche, jeg er godt nok glad for, at du tror jeg kan finde ud af kunsten at lave dukker. Jeg vil bare så gerne i gang denne sommer. Jeg er utrolig fascineret af Waldorf dukker og dét at de er skabt af gode og sunde materialer. Og du har ret i at det vil være perfekt, hvis jeg kan lokke Anne-Sophie med. :))

      Og jeg bliver mere fortrøstningsfuld omkring håret - uha, det kan ellers se indviklet ud. Men hår må de små jo have. Det er også en stor del af dukkens personlighed synes jeg. ;))

      Det er bare så dejligt at jeg kan komme til dig hvis processen driller. Det værdsætter jeg meget. :))
      Hav en rigtig god dag i morgen,

      KH
      Ulla

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  5. Lyder som et rigtig dejligt sommer projekt :-)
    Den lille rødhåret fyr er bare skøn !

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  6. Jeg er så OVERBEVIST om, at lige præcis DIN udgave af dukken bliver fantastisk! Jeg GLÆDER mig til at se den

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  7. Ulla, how beautiful. I've been tempted myself, but I'll wait to see your beautiful dolls. I have a question for you: I consider you a Pippi Longstocking expert! And now I'm making a pattern. My book (Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren) describes Pippi as having a homemade dress of blue and red, with one brown stocking and one black. A reader commented and said she should have a yellow dress and one striped and one black stocking. She said it was from the Pippi book. Now I am confused! Do you know which is right, or where the yellow/striped description is found? Thanks! me@larissaholland.com

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