Olivia

I love everything about this cuddly little wooly child! Olivia is such a delightful little one and with each stitch I felt her happiness and joy that she would soon be in the world and looking for her new family. I couldn’t stop smiling when I saw her as I came into the studio each day and I hope that you love her as much as I do!

Cutie pie Olivia is 11 inches tall and is dressed in a wee organic poplin tunic and cozy organic velour knickerbockers. The sky blue fabric for her top is from the “Modern Love” collection by Monaluna and I’ve used organic ribbing for the cuffs from Birch Fabric. The flower accent is a wooden button that I’ve securely sewn on the bottom front and the back closes with two hand sewn metal snaps. Olivia’s coral knickerbockers are so soft and keep her round little tummy cozy and warm. Under her tunic and knickerbockers she is wearing light blue organic knit panties and her shoes are Manos Del Uruguay extra fine merino wool in the colorway “Cotton Candy”.

I’ve made Olivia with premium DeWitte Engel doll jersey in the shade “114” and she is stuffed with cleaned and carded Canadian wool. Her hair is Weir Crafts Mohair Yarn in the shade “Camel” and I’ve used DMC cotton floss for the face stitches and Gutermann thread for the sewing of the doll and her clothing. Olivia’s cheeks are lightly blushed with Stockmar beeswax crayon No. 1. Welcome to the world, dear wooly child!

If you would like to give Olivia a home, she can be found here:

Thank you so much for reading about this sweet little one! Have a delightful day!

Love and wooly hugs,

Shawn

Kristen

Goodbye summer! The late summer sunshine has darkened the greens outside my studio windows and there’s a feeling of autumn in the air. I love doll making in the months leading up to the end of the year holidays. It’s fun to see all of the wooly children on social media and imagine the hugs that they will receive from their new families. Such a magical time of the year, but aren’t they all, in their own way? I am grateful for the changing seasons!

What a delightful time we’ve had bringing little Kristen into the world! Little one asked sweetly for a pink dress and I was happy to sew one just for her. I resized my pinafore dress pattern slightly, as she is a bit larger (18 inches tall) and heavier (one pound, 4 ounces) than most of my dolls. Rosy pink corduroy is perfect for cooler days and is just right over her ivory, cotton pointelle shirt. I’ve been working on a tee shirt that doesn’t rely on elastic around the neckline and ribbing came to the rescue! Thank you, Fabs! Hand sewn metal snaps allow Kristen to be dressed and undressed with ease. Under her dress and tee, she wears organic cotton, pink and white striped panties and socks. To stay warm and cozy, she has a knitted sweater and booties, made with Malabrigo Mecha in the beautiful “Rosalinda” colorway.

Kristen is made with premium DeWitte Engel doll jersey in the shade “103” and is stuffed with cleaned and carded Canadian wool. Her hair is DollyMo wooly mohair, which I’ve crocheted into a fluffy cap. Her facial features are stitched with DMC cotton floss and Kristen’s cheeks are blushed with Stockmar beeswax crayon No. 1. Welcome to the world, dear wooly child!

If you would like to give Kristen a home, she can be found here:

My gratitude to Barrie (Meadowfinch) for her Chickadee doll pattern, Maria (Mariengold) for the sweater pattern and Winter (Winterludes) for the booties pattern and also for their kind permission to use them for my wooly children. Also, gratitude to Fabiola (Fig & Me) for her delightful Patreon tutorials!

Thank you so much for reading about sweet Kristen. I hope that her little smile puts a smile on your face too! Have a delightful day, friends!

Love and wooly hugs,

Shawn

Franklin

Tap, tap, tap…hello, my maker, will you please bring me to the world? That’s how my wooly children begin their journey to “life” in my studio. Sometimes I’m not listening carefully and it takes me a while and a few starts and stops to consider and listen more carefully. Franklin was so kind and sweet in helping me understand him and I am grateful. We are very happy to share that he is in the studio and ready to find his new home!

Franklin is a 16 inch Waldorf Doll made from Light and Heavy weight Laib Yala doll making jersey in the shade 4323. His head in made with a firm center ball, covered with wool batting, stockinette and a double layer of lightweight jersey fabric. His limbs are rolled and stuffed firmly with Canadian wool stuffing, as are his legs. His tummy is stuffed medium firm. His body is covered with heavyweight jersey. Franklin’s hair is DollyMo WOOLY Mohair yarn, crocheted into a cap and lightly brushed with a wire doll brush. His face is embroidered with DMC cotton floss and his cheeks are blushed with Stockmar beeswax crayon in No.1.

I had lots of fun sewing and knitting for dear little Franklin. I started with Birch Organic knit fabric for his boxers, tee shirt and socks. We are beginning to welcome autumn in southeast Michigan so it is officially corduroy weather! Franklin is wearing grassy green, baby wale knickerbockers and for extra cozy hugs, he has on a beautiful Malabrigo sweater in the “Indiecita” color way. Just when I thought that we were finished with his clothing, he asked for a hat and I had to agree that it was a delightful idea! His polka dot beanie cap is made with Birch Organic knit fabric, as well. I hope that you love him as much as I do!

If you would like to give dear little Franklin a home, he can be found here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1306776887/16-inch-waldorf-doll-steiner-boy-doll?click_key=d7c0bd4982c320f7591b83eb507b7e4938926f1d%3A1306776887&click_sum=b437e236&ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1&sts=1

Thank you so much for reading about this sweet little wooly child! Have a delightful day, friends!

Love and wooly hugs,

Shawn