Waldorf merfolk…

My children have several dolls, all of which have been made by me. I hadn’t planned on making more dolls for the holidays, but I was inspired by the tumbleberry dolls.  The fun, funky hair was more than I could resist. Considering that I had almost all of the supplies to make the dolls, I set about the task. The original plan was to make various Greek gods. However, as with all great plans, it evolved. My older daughter really wanted a mermaid. Once my younger son saw the removeable mermaid tail, he was immediately upset that he hadn’t chosen that. Before long, all four dolls had removeable mermaid tails. We’ll see if I find time to make the removeable fairy wings for them.

 I made the hair for the boys first. I went a little crazy sewing it down, and I’m not pleased with the results. Can I claim that I was going for an 80s rock band style? Regardless, my sons seems pleased. I will probably work on them a bit more, though. The longer hair was much easier, and I’m rather pleased. I have to thank some sweet friends for sharing their yarn stashes. I only needed to buy the main yarns and was able to use scraps from my own stash and others to make the depth of color.

One thought on “Waldorf merfolk…

  1. They look wonderfully punky! I love the way they turned out, and I wouldn’t change the hair a bit🙂

    How do you form the nose on these dolls?

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