Friday, May 18, 2012

This cutie is named Larkspur because of her blue fluffy hair.  Larkspur is 18 inches tall and has a little girls body shape.  Her arms are jointed and move.  She is made from all natural materials such as wool stuffing, mohair  and wool yarn and cotton clothing.  I think she would be best for a child over 5 years of age.  Larkspur was a fun doll to make.  I don't think I've made a Waldorf doll this large before and I liked it.  Hopefully she will be available soon in my etsy shop.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Waldorf Dollies

Here are my newest Waldorf Dolls,   Violet is dressed in her favorite color --violet of course, even her eyes are violet.  Her sweet little friend is named Petunia and has green eyes.  I've given them flower names in the hope that it speeds up the arrival of Spring.  They are about 14 inches tall and are made of  all the finest materials, cotton knit, wool stuffing, and wool mohair and cotton dresses and wool yarn straps and mary jane shoes.  They will be available in my etsy shop soon.


While most of America has been basking in unseasonably warm temperatures, this is what it's like on the first day of  Spring  in Seldovia.  It will probably take until the middle of June for this snow to melt out of my yard.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Edith Flack Ackley Pattern doll

Sweet Susan is made from the large doll pattern in Edith Flack Ackley's book--Dolls to Make for Fun and Profit.  She is dressed in her spring Kuspuk, an original pattern designed by myself and is really hoping Spring will come soon.  (wishful thinking on her part since we have about 5 feet of snow)

Thursday, March 8, 2012


I've finished up another Edith Flack Ackley Doll from last summer.  This pattern is from the early 1940's and is called To Greet a Little Girl.  She features a vest, pants with pin tucks, a petticoat and a pinafore all made from cotton organdy.  She is one of my favorite dolls to make also.  I guess I just like her pretty pinafore.

Monday, March 5, 2012

New Edith Flack Ackley Dolls

These cute sisters are from the 1934 pattern by Edith Flack Ackley offered to ladies in the November 1934 issue of Women's Home Companion for 50 cents.  This is one of my favorite patterns from EFA.  They are kind of tricky to make because of their small size.  I think they're about 8inches tall.  I offer their pattern in PDF further down on my blogspot.  Some of the problems I can tell you about in the pattern:  The pantelettes are way too wide as printed in the original pattern so you need to adjust the width.  The front and back bodice need some adjusting also.  I usually measure them on the doll and make the front  not as wide and a little taller also.  These adjustments may be because in 1934 Edith made her dolls from Japanese crepe not muslin and the crepe was stretchier than the muslin so today we end up with a narrower doll.  Just my thoughts.  They will be  offered in my etsy shop soon.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Feeling Better

Sorry I've been away from my blog and doll making for so long.  I got really sick last summer and am just starting to feel good enough to do some doll making again. Hopefully I'll have a couple of dolls to post soon.  Thanks for checking out my blog.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Views from Mt. Alyeska

 I took a drive with my daughter and son in law to Mt. Alyeska and took the tram to the top.  There was still snow.  The view looks down on Girdwood, Ak.  It was a fun day.

This is one of my grandsons in the parking lot at Alyeska lodge.   I think I took the picture from the wrong way tho.  I just thought the green of the trees and colorful flowers and his orange hoodie made a nice picture.  I didn't notice the jackass until I got home.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Little Bag of Dollies

Yesterday at the craft bazaar I sold my little bag of dollies to a nice lady who wanted them for two little girls who visit her every summer.  In my excitement I forgot to take pictures of them.   But I'll post the picture of the pattern so you all can see how they looked.  This is a fun pattern by Rosalie Quinlan and is available right now in the USA at Keepsake Quilting.