Peony and a thank you!

I love what I do and I hope it shows through my work. I want to thank you for beeing here and supporting my work, either by giving a loving home to my girls and boys or for the kinds words that reach me everyday! Thank You!

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I love how dolls are born through my hands. Although most of the times I have a vision in my mind of the doll beeing born most of the times they don’t quite turn out as I predicted… which is amazing and makes me keep learning about them and me. When Peony was born I made her a dress, I could swear she was a pink dress kind of girl.
Turns out she wasn’t… One can not climb trees in dresses! Or roll in the grass! Or run!

She wanted overalls, and with pockets, lots of pockets so she got 5 (yes, you read it well, 5!) fully functioning pockets! But she doesn’t like boys clothes, I think we were able to give the overalls that girly touch, don’t you? Pink and hearts, nothing says girl better, right?!

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And then she said that it would be good to have a skirt, what if she had a party?! But a simple one, not with lace and trims.
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See, not too much, something simple and playful.

Peony reminds me of a girl I have here at home. She’s the first to run off to play and the first to try to climb the tree and the dirtiest one when they came back but her favorite colors are pink and purple and in her drawings all the girls wear crowns!

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She’s a big girl and will be searching for a home soon, if you feel she belongs in your family please make sure to let her run in the woods and climb trees sometimes!

 

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Peony is a doll made according to the Waldorf tradition with added needlefelted features (nose and cheeks). She’s about 18 in/ 46 cm. Her skin is made from Laib Yala swiss tricot and she’s filled with natural portuguese wool. All seams are triple or double stitched by machine or by hand. Her face features are hand embroidered with cotton embroidery thread and her cheeks are blushed with colored beeswax.

Her hair is made from a yarn called Cobertor (blanket) in the loveliest undyed blonde. this yarn is used for manufacturing the traditional portuguese papa blankets, it’s a very bulky yarn with that handmade feeling, and bits of straw to prove it.

She will take home all the clothing you see above:a white cotton blouse that closes with snaps on the back, a lovely cotton printed skirt, a matching wool sweater for the cold nights telling stories outside under the stars, jeans overalls (with all the pockets she needs), oilcloth rain boots (because, well, how else can you jump in water puddles when it rains or run in the mud?!) and of course, her cotton jersey undies.

 

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