Tuesday, November 8, 2011

two dolls and a load of fruit

I have been working away very hard on some custom order waldorf dolls in the past few weeks. I have been blown away by the number of requests I have had had for making special Christmas presents. I have just finished 4 dolls and have another 5 to go!

(dolly 1)


I love making these dolls and I am really enjoying making these custom orders. However, being so busy making these wee people means that I have no crafting time for my own little people.




On the whole this is ok, I know over Christmas I am going to take a wee break and after the festive season there will be a lull and I will have lots of time to catch up on my 'at home' crafting then.



But this leaves the problem of what the kids will get for Christmas from us. I like to give them something handmade. I still have ambitions for making hotwater bottle covers/ pyjama cases but these will have to wait until I get all these dolls finished.
I really wanted to make some more playfood for our play kitchen. It gets much use but the kids are often cooking with nothing, just imaginary food. Of course this is fine but I would love them to have a whole load of gorgeous playfood. So, I thought etsy.



dolly 2)


I found a couple of lovely shops there selling playfood but really fell in love with this shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/MadewithloveUK and 'liked' it immediately.
The next day I had a note from Tori, the shop's owner, thanking me for my interest and saying how much she liked my dolls too, and was thinking of getting one for her own daughter in time to come.







So I suggested a swap and she agreed! I'm so delighted; Tori is making us a whole basket full of really, really beautiful food and in return I get to make her little one her 2nd Birthday present :-) I love that I can do things like this, it seems so right and good and what exchange should be about.






So here at the moment it is all about dolls and playfood, and it's all good!
(I know the two dolls are sharing clothes, one of them will have her own outfit soon and be for sale in my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/UnderRainbows)


Hugs x


21 comments:

  1. wow!!!!!
    i love it.
    she is so pretty!!!!

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  2. What a beautiful doll! I'm so glad to hear your business is hopping. Your dolls really are something special. :)

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  3. Oh gosh, Laura- is it even possible? Your dolls are even more beautiful! They are so full of life and love.
    The swap is such a wonderful idea, I am always wondering about swapping with others.
    My girl and I are in the midst of feverishly knitting apples for the boys' Christmas!
    LOVE to you

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  4. Wow, that is a precious dolly. Great work!

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  5. Yours are the most precious dolls I've ever seen, I hope one day...x

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  6. she is GORGEOUS, I know a little girl here who would have loved her dearly xx

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  7. I love their noses... and I have seen the veggies that Tori has made via her link on http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog/2011/11/handmade-monday-42/#, talking of which welcome to Handmade Monday!

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  8. Yes a big welcome to you and your gorgeous dolls!

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  9. I saw the vegetables and heard about the swap and was wondering what a waldorf doll was, they look great, I've not seen anything like them before but they really are great. x

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  10. thank you all for your wonderful comments. The top doll will be for sale in my etsy shop as soon as I get the time to knit her her own cardi and sew her a dress :-)

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  11. Such beautiful dolls, a swap is a great idea. Time is so precious, we don't always have enough.

    Jan x

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  12. They are beautiful dolls, so cute and what a fabulous idea of swapping.
    Ps i love the button on her top!

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  13. How adorable, I love the little knits, they just set her off beautifully!

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  14. They are absolutely gorgeous. If only I had someone to give one to.

    Anita

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  15. Amazing dolls - love the little hat, so cute!

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  16. You have a real talent. Such lovely dolls! Wish I have a stitch on your gift :)

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  17. Your dolls are so pretty. Am off to your easy shop now to take a further look

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  18. Just wonderful! Your dolls are to die for!

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  19. Your dolls are just amazing - the attention to detail makes them quite special.

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  20. wow thanks everyone, you're so kind. I have been making dolls for a little over a year now and I love each one I make it's so much fun :-)

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