I have been making Waldorf dolls again! It is so much fun-I love to see their personalities come alive during production. I sometimes feel that the world is divided into two kinds of people-those who believe that dolls come alive at night and those who don’t. I remember getting into huge arguments as a child, being forced to choose one doll or stuffed animal to accompany me on a trip. It wasn’t that I loved them all so dearly that I couldn’t bear to be away, but rather the fear that the un-chosen dolls would hold a grudge. Shudder. I cannot even fathom making scary art dolls. I cannot even fathom having scary art dolls in my house, I’m already slightly afraid of the nice looking vintage ones we have here already.
These Waldorf dolls are different though. Even if they do come alive at night they will not attempt to injure or murder me in my sleep. These dolls are too sweet and cuddly. I’m going to paste some photos below of the latest dolls, plus a few shots of my booth space at Pacific Arts Holiday Market in Bellingham. I’ll be there two more weekends. The last photo features the display rack of Willow and Violet’s products–Willow has her 7 Sins Soap line and Violet is peddling her lip balm and healing salve. Such talented daughters!
We’re going to have to get our tree this week. I am just not feeling the holiday season. The weather has been super weird and it just seems like it was July a few weeks ago. I think quite a lot of people are feeling this way, there seems to be little or no shopping and traffic insanity when I’ve been out and about. Even though I could use a rush of holiday crazed shoppers at my booth or on Etsy, I am truly grateful for the silver lining of the current economy. We’re all at least a little poorer, which means that we consider each purchase a bit more. We are more conscious of the implications of shopping at Walmart and relying on cheap imported goods and more people are choosing to buy local, buy handmade, and buy less. I like this.