Dollmaking is an art form that I have limited experience with, but have always loved. My first doll made in the waldorf tradition was for Mia. A sweet, somewhat lop-headed baby doll for her toddler arms to embrace. I also made several Joy'sWaldorf Doll kits, with the velour bodies and have such fun that I made a few as gifts. Eight years later, I am drawn to doll making once again. Trying my hand at a small nature table doll kit, I am humbly reminded of the challenges of such a task. I figure that at my hand sewing rate, my dolls should value at the equivalent of pure gold! Vivienne also got inspired to make a doll, unbeknownst to me, she went upstairs and pulled out the lovely doll kit from Gabi at Fairy Wool Dolls. I am inspired to keep working on my dollmaking, most especially getting the head shape right! This little strawberry girl came from a wonderful kit by Atelier Pippilotta. The Canadian online shop, Bear Dance Crafts, has an amazing selection of doll making kits. My strawberry girl came out quite different than intended, I changed the scale a bit and added long braids... overall, I am very happy for the results and the practice. As usual, as I learn to make something myself, I am filled with appreciation for the handmade products of others, and the true value of creative efforts.