My Dear Elsa

I love this girl right down to her toes. We have spent months together in my dreams, both asleep and awake. Weeks of cutting, stitching, stuffing, sewing and crocheting have brought her to life. From her first little whispers, I knew that she was mine. We worked together slowly, Elsa helping to heal me as I stitched and thought of how making a beloved doll is a magical process and how grateful I am to have found my way to this place in my creative journey. The women in my family for decades have been doll makers of various types and it settled into my heart that this is who we are and to carry on is to honor three generations of my beloveds before me. Powerful message for a delicate little wooly child, Thank you so very much, my dear Elsa.

Love and wooly hugs,

Shawn and Elsa

Charlotte’s New Socks

Charlotte and I have had such a fun time! We had planned for her to have a warm sweater for these snowy days that we’ve been having but when she saw the sweater, she insisted that she also have hand knitted (and very tiny) socks. I calmly explained to her that I had never made socks this tiny before and I wasn’t sure that I would be able to do that so we should make her some soft cotton fabric socks. She was having none of that! She calmly explained to me that creating a wee sock pattern was on my “To Do” list and now was as good a time as any to give it a try. Well, she was right of course, and her socks are adorable and we’re both very happy with them. I’m sure that more wooly children with wee socks will be on the way in the future. I just can never refuse them!

The materials that I’ve used to create sweet Charlotte are as follows: Laib Yala doll skin fabric, in “Tanned Peach” from Switzerland and cleaned and carded wool from Canada. Her hair is made with a crocheted wig cap using Wild Brushable mohair yarn and then strands are added all over the cap, rug hook style. Charlotte’s hair may be gently styled and finger combed. I have used DMC cotton floss for the face stitches and Gutermann thread for the sewing of the doll and the clothing. Her cheeks are lightly blushed with Stockmar beeswax crayon No. 1.

Charlotte is wearing wee pink panties under her soft blue leggings and creamy tee shirt. Over her organic knit basics, she has an adorable soft blue corduroy overall dress with Liberty print bodice lining and wooden flower buttons covering metal snaps. To keep Charlotte warm in cooler weather, she has a rosy pink, woolen hand knit sweater and medium brown, worsted merino crochet shoes over her wee silk/merino socks. She also has an organic, pink striped headband to accessorize her long hair.

Thank you so much for your interest in sweet little Charlotte! We’ve had such fun together over the last couple of chilly weeks and we’re both excited for her to find her new home! Here in the studio, the dolly shenanigans will continue with a sweet new wooly child to show you soon. She’s finished but we’re working on her new clothes and such. Stay cosy and have a lovely day, dear friends!

Love and wooly hugs,

Shawn and Charlotte


Playful Little Becky

Presenting playful little Becky! She will arrive in your arms ready for a big hug and lots of fun. She loves to play in the garden among the flowers and is requesting lots of stories, especially the ones made up that she’s never heard before. I must tell you that she doesn’t really like naps but she promises to lay quietly and rest when it’s nap time.

The materials that I’ve used to create sweet Becky are as follows: De Witte Engel doll skin fabric from the Netherlands and cleaned and carded wool from Canada. Her hair is made with a crocheted wig cap using fluffy mohair yarn and then strands are added all over the cap, rug hook style, and then braided. I have used DMC cotton floss for the face stitches and Gutermann thread for the sewing of the doll and the clothing. Her cheeks are lightly blushed with Stockmar beeswax crayon No. 1.

Becky is wearing wee, cotton knit white panties under her Mona Luna cotton double gauze, pinafore dress and cotton knit leggings and socks. All clothing fabrics are organic. To keep her toasty warm on cool days, she has a super soft, Manos del Uruguay worsted merino hand knit sweater and crochet shoes. Her little lace shawl is Manos del Uruguay silk blend. The shawl pattern is used with permission by Winterludes and may be found here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lace-shawl-othild-for-15-17-waldorf-dolls

If Becky speaks to your heart and you would like to adopt her, please visit my Etsy shop using the menu or email me directly. Thank you so much for your interest in this little wooly child!

Love and wooly hugs,

Shawn and Becky