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Making a Waldorf weighted doll


A few weekends ago I had the most beautiful experience.

I birthed my first proper Waldorf doll, led by the talented and patient Mary Hirsh-Jones.


Learning to make a Waldorf doll is something I have dreamed about for many a year.

But for a variety of reasons, such as my little ones needing me at home, it hadn’t come to pass.


So I was so very happy to be joining the circle of women to create and share.

And there really is something very powerful about a circle of women who meet with positive intentions. For me it led to an outpouring of creativity and a filling up of my soul cup.


As we started, Mary asked us to think intentionally about what we are creating, for whom and what we pour into that process. Keeping our thoughts in a kind and supportive place, so our love could infuse our babies as they are birthed.

The intentionality of Waldorf doll making is one of the aspects that really sets these distinctive dolls apart.


So I held my son Teddy, in my mind’s eye, as I began to take the steps to create his baby.

Making the doll’s head was a very involved process, with much layering and wrapping of wool, shaping with string and bringing to life with the simplest of eyes and mouth.


Throughout the day I was amazed to see the Waldorf babies emerging from the beautiful natural materials and our hands.

Each so distinctive, a reflection of the child the baby would go home to.

We felt so beautifully supported through this creative process with Mary leading the way, helping and guiding throughout.


Thank you lovely Mary, I can’t wait to join you as you tour Australia again next year.

For anyone interested in attending Mary’s Waldorf workshops in Australia next year you can join this Facebook group.



You can read about Mary’s felt tapestry course here and more of my handmade projects here.

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Blessings, Kelly








Colour of the day dishcloths


I’ve been knitting up Waldorf colour of the day dishcloths.

Mostly because we needed new dishcloths, but I also liked the idea of having a colour for each day. An easy way to remind myself to change to the next one!

And they are pretty!


The other reason is because I love knitting, but find it hard to work on a bigger project at the moment.

Having to set my knitting down regularly. So I wanted a project that was simple.


The pattern I am using is called Grandmother’s Favorite (a free pattern on Ravelry). It is super simple and quick to knit up.

I’m using cotton yarn from Knit Picks. I used a few different types because I was most interested in getting the colours I wanted.

I used Shine Worsted Yarn, Comfy Worsted Yarn and Dishie Yarn.


The texture you get from cotton yarn and this pattern works really well as a dishcloth.

And over time the dishcloths hold their shape well.


I’m off to finish up green now, then I will be onto blue and white *grin*

You can read about the colours of the day here and see how we have used them for our rhythm here and here.

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Blessings, Kelly