Ever since those early days of planning our Beetle and Fern Etsy shop, I’ve wanted to make some cuddly, velour Waldorf dolls. I’ve made several in the past, but none of them were quite right. They were too big or too firm, oddly shaped or oddly proportioned. I wanted a doll that was the perfect size for the littlest ones to cuddle while still being a sweet elfin friend for an older child. After a few false starts and a still-not-quite-right prototype, Cloudberry Babies were born and I am thoroughly in love with these dolls!
Their chubby middles are stuffed with the perfect amount of wool for snuggling and their plump hands are free to dangle about on delightfully floppy arms. Can’t you imagine a sweet little toddler holding those hands? Of course, I added a jaunty gnome hat and simple embroidered features to nurture those growing imaginations.
It’s quite possible that I’m giving myself some sort of carpal tunnel syndrome hand-sewing these little guys, but I’m hooked. In fact, I never managed to change out of my pajamas today which is why this post is missing that dollmaker-in-action photo that I promised you. One of these days. I’ll probably make a few more little Cloudberries before moving on to that Waldorf baby doll that I started, oh I don’t know, two months ago.
Your Craft-Twin, Fern