Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hillcountry Dollmaker

I really can't say enough about Joyce of Hillcountry Dollmaker. I found her on Etsy months ago and have been admiring her Waldorf dolls and wanting one for me, I mean for Grace.

I contacted her about ten days before Gracie's birthday to see if she thought a doll like this would be appropriate for a one year old. She got right back to me with all kinds of suggestions and modifications that could be made. She also said that she would finish it and have it at my house in time for the big day.

I spent hours looking at her shop on Hyena Cart. Her work is amazing....everything is done by hand. They are stuffed with wool from her sheep and she dyes the yarn for their hair and the fabric for the clothes herself. No lead paint in these sweet babies!

Her long haired dolls are my favorite, but not a good choice for little girls who eat their toys. She also makes dolls with baby pigtails and they are so sweet. I actually liked the pigtails better than what I chose, but I was afraid that Grace might rip them out and then we'd have a bald baby...

If you're in the market for a really special present for your little one, check Joyce out. They cost a little more than a doll you'd buy in a store, but you will not regret it! I'm already planning my next purchase!


Bethany said...

THat is so cute. I was looking at some from Magic Cabin. I am going to have to check these out for Adelee for Christmas. I don't want her sucking on and lead infested plastic doll. HEE HEE. Love how Graces doll kinda looks like her. Too cute.

Bethany said...

PS the kissing pic I love it!!!!!!!!

michelle said...

she does look like grace!
It's really sweet and already looks like a favorite.

I think it's perfect!

Bethany said...

Hey what size did you get? I think she is all sold out for Christmas already. BOO HOO. I wanted one. Guess I will have to do Magic Cabin instead.

Sarah said...

Bethany-I got a 12" her adn ask. Hyena Cart said sold out when I ordered it for Grace. She was willing to make it for me and she just sent me an invoice with PayPAl.