My oldest daughter is having a birthday next month. Already 10. I can't believe my chubby little baby with the full head of hair is such a beautiful young girl. Each year we try to get our girls one extra special gift. This year my girl has been wanting a Waldorf doll. We get online together and look at all of the wonderful dolls, and their history. We love that they are not mass produced, and are lovingly handmade by skilled dollmakers. Mostly mothers that have learned to make these special dolls for their own children. We were searching on Etsy and found Moonchild Studios, and the most beautiful dolls we've seen. I secretly ordered Clover, and couldn't wait for her to arrive. The box came and L. just knew it was a gift for her. "Mom can I open it early pleeeeease?" "We'll see..." I say, as I always do. "But my brain is burning with the fire of curiosity!!!" Yes, this one has a flair for drama... I say she must get that from her Father. We caved, as we always do. But I think I wanted her to open it just as much as she did.
Meet Clover. Isn't she just beautiful? And her clothes!! I can't get over her gorgeous outfit, stitched so skillfully. Waldorf dolls are made with all natural wool, mohair and cotton. They are stuffed with wool and have a nice weight to them. The wool helps them to retain heat nicely, so they seem to give warmth back to your childs hugs.
Berrie of Moonchild Studio is a true artist. Clover and her outfit are expertly stitched. She came in a brown floral dress, with a green pinafore, and white pantalons.
I love how her pinafore has side vents, and her pantalons are trimmed with the green pinafore fabric.
She came with a nice little booklet that tells how to care for her.
Now, this darling doll couldn't have just one outfit right? Well, her wonderful maker also makes darling outfits to purchase for your doll. I had to buy this one. It is so cute I almost lost my water.
Gnomes! I love Gnomes. How cute is this?? L. has decided that she must wear ponytails when she wears this outfit. I want some Gnome jammies for myself.
I love seeing how much my girl loves her special doll. It makes me sad to think that it won't be too long before she is 'too old' to play with her dolls.
Time.... please go slowly. x