This adorable, one-of-a-kind Waldorf-style doll was made with meticulous care. She is fully dressed and comes with her own tiny Orthodox nun doll.
Her skin is peach-colored high-quality cotton knit, especially manufactured for making Waldorf dolls. It is free from harmful chemicals and resists pilling and wear. Her head was sculpted with wool and the face embroidered. Her body is also stuffed entirely with wool. (All of the wool is OEKO-TEX standard 100. Wool retains body warmth and resists bacteria and mold, and so makes an ideal stuffing for dolls.) Her hair is 100% mohair from an adult angora goat. It is sewn to a tightly-crocheted cap and sewn securely to the doll’s head.
She is dressed in a cotton-rayon dress which buttons in the back with three buttons and has a pocket to hold a doll or any other small toy. Her bloomers are made from cream-colored cotton flannel and are elasticized at the waist and leg openings. She has hand-knitted wool socks and crocheted cotton Mary Jane shoes which have functional buttons on the outer sides.
In addition she has a hand-knit wool-viscose cardigan which buttons with four buttons. Her headband is crocheted with cotton crochet thread and buttons closed. She also wears a tiny cross crocheted from the same cotton crochet thread and a pair of frameless glasses with gold nose and earpieces.
As mentioned above, she has her very own tiny nun doll. It was made from cotton-poly knit, stuffed with wool, and has a red embroidered cross on the forehead.
The doll and all of her clothing are made from my original patterns.
Dimensions: approximately 19 inches tall
Doll: I recommend spot cleaning the doll itself as needed, and hand-washing if absolutely necessary. Soak in cool water using a gentle detergent or baby wash. Gently squeeze out excess water; do not wring or scrub. Lay on a towel to dry for one or more days depending on humidity. There are several good sites online giving explicit directions for cleaning Waldorf dolls and I recommend consulting them if you feel you need to do so. (The tiny nun doll should be similarly hand-washed and laid out to dry.)
Clothing: The dress, bloomers, headband, and shoes are all machine washable and dryable. I recommend pinning the smaller items in a lingerie bag so they do not get lost. The sweater and socks should be hand washed in cool water using a wool wash or very gentle detergent (or even baby wash). Do not wring or scrub. Lay flat to dry, gently reshaping as needed. (Hint: excess water may be removed by rolling these items in a towel first.) Do not place the woolen items in hot water, agitate, or dry with heat.
This doll will be shipped USPS Priority mail with insurance equal to the value of the dolls. (Insurance is included in the price of the doll.)