Posts Tagged ‘steiner doll’
I’ve been on a tiny toymaking kick lately! In the recent weeks I’ve made the little bend dolls and felt animals above. Its so satisfying to be able to finish a project in a day, and despite what you’d think – they’re not that hard. If you’re interested in trying your hand at some felt toymaking, needle felting, or Waldorf doll making why not join our Waldorf toymaking workshop? All levels are welcome and you can find the complete rundown of dates etc on our workshops page.
Little Sparrow is home to a shifting population of unique and charming handmade friends. Here are some of your current guests, just waiting for the right person to come along and adopt them. Above you’ll see a fabulous fat cat, some handsome hedgehogs, a majestic rosella mobile, a cluster of bunny rattles cared for by a snoozy matryoshka rattle, and the frog family!
This basket is full of perfectly formed clutch dolls, each entirely with their own characteristics and personality. These are ideal for story telling or just as a little pocket sized friend to tote on your travels.
A basket of bouncing baby sack dolls! All handmade here at Little Sparrow and ready to be taken home and loved – we also sell basket beds, sleeping bags, carriers and slings so you can be just like a real parent!
Its almost that time of year again! We are now taking custom doll orders for Christmas! There is nothing more satisfying than giving a doll that has been hand made. They are played with for many years and even as they grow up their little dolls still hold a dear place in their hearts and their bedrooms. To place an order, click here.
Steiner Dolls (in Europe more commonly known as Waldorf Dolls) are made from sheep’s wool and cotton fabric. A unique inner head gives form, but not too much detail to the face allowing the child to “be in” their moment. The origins of this style of doll come from a strong European tradition of doll making and has been developed over time by parents making dolls for their children. These simple toys, made from natural materials, are recognized as being of great importance for the wholesome development of young children. Nurturing is one of the most important human qualities and for the child to be able to nurture their own little doll is a great gift.
Don’t forget with we can create any little person you need, just like this Japanese girl and African boy. We can even work from a photo of your little one to create their own unique friend. Take a look at some previous custom order dolls.
Please place your doll orders for Christmas by November 1st.
Ordering is now closed
The season is changing and even the dolls are starting to feel the evening chill! Pop in and refresh their wardrobe with some snug new outfits from our collection. Choose from an exciting variety of:
beanies & berets
leggings, socks & shoes
coats & cardigans
jumpers & vests
trousers & overalls
and cotton and knit dresses!
I am still here!…… and Little Sparrow is open and full to brimming with stunning local hand made treasures, there is new wool from Mansfield, many more pure wool hand knits….
and all this has been happening around me as i make, make, make Waldorf Dolls until my fingers cramp!
If you were thinking you would would like to make one too then now is the time to book in for a workshop, the classes are filling fast and these dolls do make wonderful Christmas presents.
Pop over here for more details.
This weather has rendered my brain incapable of stringing more than two words together so the best i can do is show you two cuddly custom orders that will be jetting off tomorrow.
You can order these dolls online at http://www.specialfriendswaldorfdolls.com/
or you can call me or pop into the shop…..there are always a few on the shelf too!
With a few cool mornings reminding me that the Sun will be shining a little less i seem to be drawn to the colour Orange…it’s great isn’t it?
Little Monkey is handknitted here in North Caulfield from pure wool and is filled with pure clean sheep’s fleece…just the ticket for Autumn cuddles. $64.95
Little Ginger is made locally also and in the Waldorf tradition of dollmaking…..she too is handmade of all natural materials and will surely be a wonderful companion $135.00
The SALE is drawing to a close finishing at the end of February….so pop in for a Bargain!