When I was at the Canberra handmade market, I walked past a stall of a lovely lady who makes Waldorf dolls. I stopped, had a chat and moved on. And went back. And went back again, until I knew I couldn't leave one particular doll behind, and had to take her home for Ivy's first birthday. 

I've always admired Waldorf dolls, with their handmade clothes and sweet handsewn hair.

They inspire imagination by being simple, and this one, Janie, I hope will be around for a long time. 

I had a couple of special dolls as a kid, and I still have them. We even have a doll that belonged to Adam's Grandmother here. So I think we'll be a good home for Janie… If she can survive Ivy trying on her clothes and carrying her around by the hair!

So perhaps I'll just step in as foster mother until Ivy is a bit older and can look after her. 

Really, I bought her for Ivy, really I did.



I love that doll.



6 Comments on “janie

July 7, 2011 at 5:18 am

What a lovely doll. And happy birthday to Ivy. She might need a pram to push her around in for Christmas!

July 7, 2011 at 8:06 am

Happy birthday miss Ivy!! And well done mum for surviving the first year (which I personally think is the hardest). Love Janie and also their matching cardi’s 😉

July 7, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Both girls are wearing such sweet cardigans!

July 7, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Thanks for the lovely post. I hope Ivy had a lovely birthday.

Charley (Secret Water
July 7, 2011 at 9:41 pm

First thing I noticed was the matching cardi’s! I think those kind of dolls handle the wear and tear very well and looked loved.

suzy hausfrau
July 9, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Ivy (and you!) will love the doll…and she will survive! I also have one for my wee-girl from Poppy, Bean and Bloss, which alas after nearly a year is still only called ‘girl’. Enjoy


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