Custom Dolls, Diapers, Baby Slings and Children's Wear. All hand-made in California by one spectacularly-freckled lady.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Yummy, Silky Slings

After a many-mooned hiatus, I have returned to my forlorn sewing machine.  I have always loved pouch slings.  My adjustable fleece pouch sling has been my favorite baby gear purchase over the past 4+ years.  In anticipation of my first Summer newborn baby, I thought I would make a new style of sling from a strong, lightweight yet luxurious fabric.  Silk was the obvious winner.  Dupioni Silk to be precise.  This silk is woven from two different colored threads, creating a shimmering effect in the light.  Naturally durable, this is the perfect fiber for babywearing.  It took me a few tries to perfect the construction of a properly proportioned ring sling.  Now that I have, I think that this will become my official new "favorite" style of sling.  It is infinitely adjustable and so comfortable for both Mom and Baby.  Since my baby has yet to arrive to demonstrate, my daughter's dolly is my model in the following photos.  I am offering these slings on a custom basis for $95.  There are many, many gorgeous colors available.   Slings can be monotone, reversible with two colors as shown, or patterned.  Let me know your color preference and we can work together on a design.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Children are the best inspiration for creative endeavors.  Their little bodies bring out the child in me who loved to dress her dollies.  Dressing my own children is even more satisfying.  I spend many nights after they have settled into bed at the sewing machine whipping up dresses.  When they got to the age when they wanted dolls themselves, I turned my attention to dolls again.  I began to search out natural materials for doll making.  Little did I know the addiction I was going to form!  Watching a lump of wool and scraps of fabric turn into a toy with personality is just too much fun!

I am happy to offer custom orders for Waldorf Dolls.  Each doll can be customized to be your child's "mini-me."  Doll sizes range from 12 to 18 inches.  With "skins"of cotton tricot stuffed with unbleached, fluffy wool, these dolls are soft and loveable.  The arms and legs can be jointed or fixed.  Contact me to place a custom order and for pricing.

Here are samples of the little people I have made for some special wee ones in my life: