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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.

???  And follow along on Facebook and Instagram to see snippets of our days ???

Blessings, Kelly








Waldorf inspired birthday gifts

Isn’t it fun getting ready for a birthday! Choosing special little presents, the cake, who to celebrate with *smile*

We again kept to the gift giving philosophy we started using last year

Our choice for something they want was these gorgeous window blocks.

I love watching the kids play with loose parts and these blocks are beautiful casting rainbows on the carpet!

For something they need we knew we wanted to give her a special Waldorf doll ~ she is such a little mama!

I’d hoped to be able to make one for her, but time was against me, so this little baby doll was found on Etsy

For something to wear I had swapped for these magical butterfly wings sometime ago with Andrea from Ziezo Designs

But also couldn’t resist this sweet apron ~ perfect for a little one who loves to help bake *smile*

And since Little Miss Q and I are enjoying bedtime yoga ~ a new yoga book to share for something to read seemed just right!

Happy days,

This post was part of the series
How to bring Waldorf into your home…’
by Kelly of Happy Whimsical HeartsYou can see more from this series here.