The Waldorf Doll World can seem very…shall we say virtual ? sometimes. As a doll maker it is not uncommon to ship dolls to the opposite part of the world and “talk” to friends who live on different continents. It is much more rare to visit with doll maker in person. Today I had the privilege of meeting another Waldorf doll maker in real life. We got together with our boys and some of our dolls and had a lovely morning discussing yarn, and dolls, and colors, and boys and their dolls. So incredibly fun! Here is the little doll I just finished up last night. He wears a similar outfit to a Cuddle Doll I made a few weeks ago – but this doll is a Dressable Waldorf Doll. I’ve named him Evan. He is sitting on his flannel bag.
Its almost September. September is my traditional time of year to start fresh. I started really fresh on September 12, 1974 – the day I ws born. Here in Minnesota, September also signifies the start of fall; my very favorite season. I love everything about fall: I love the cooler air, the beautiful leaves, the crisp blue skies, the shorter days, the promise of winter ( I know, I’m a weirdo who looks forward to winter), and the start of school; an event I always eagerly anticipated as a child. Now, my own daughter is starting kindergarten! She’ll be joining my son who’s beginning the second grade. And while, as a parent, this new start, is very bitter sweet – it does signify new exciting things.
This September I’m also beginning a new chapter in doll making. I’m building this website! A public portal into me, the dolls I make, and the love I have for them. I’ve never had a website, never blogged, never put myself out there like this. It seems like a big bold step for me; a person who is generally more comfortable taking tiny, incremental, non-committal and private steps.
The thing I’m most excited about is sharing my dolls, my goals, my love of crafting beautiful wool and fabrics into things that come almost alive in my hands. The thing I’m most nervous about is myself and my ability to keep up with posting, pictures and updates. Wish me luck and send me your advice!
Happy almost September. What are you anticipating starting anew these days?