Linnea – A Wee Hand Made Doll With a Big Heart

Recently, I completed a little girl named Linnea to join her friends in Dollectable.   I sent her on her journey home today. 🙂  However, Linnea waldorf dollI wanted to share a bit of her with you.

See more pics of Linnea here.

I have learned that Linnea has a great big heart & soul inside a little girl’s body. It’s been great fun to watch her come to life. Her dress hints to my love of vintage clothing from the 1940’s. 🙂

Linnea’s leg has a little scar and at first, it made me very sad. I have found that dolls, just like my children, act as a mirror where I see myself & the world, magnified, both the good & the not so good, with new perspective. 🙂 So, as I worked on her, I reflected on my imperfections & did a little soul searching. As a doll maker, I am dedicated to creating a life long friend for someone to love and make great memories with. At the same time, I work hard to make each stitch as perfect as possible. Each of my dolls have their own personality, quirks & yes, should I say it? Imperfections. They are made with my own two, imperfect hands, yet are made to be perfect for someone special. My dolls are well constructed and ready for playtime. 🙂

Linnea waldorf dollLinnea hopes her scar does not make others think less of her. I told her not to worry, I have lots of scars & my true friends never even think to judge me based them, nor I them. What matters is the heart, our actions, love & loyalty towards others. So, sweet Linnea has nothing to worry about…just wait for her best friend to come along. 🙂

Linnea is 15″/35.5cm girl, but she measures much larger if you include her heart.

Her hair is pure, natural, undyed Merino wool that I handspun from one of my favorite fleeces. I’ve purchased the entire fleece from a little naughty ewe named, Diva, several years in a row, as I especially love her soft, dark chocolate wool.

Linnea wears a dress made from 100% cotton fabric, with a wool belt with tiny wool felt coordinating flowers. It is inspired by late 1940’s fashion. She loves her raspberry pink wool beret and grey wool capelet, made with up-cycled fulled fabric. Her socks are trimmed with cotton crocheted lace and her mary jane shoes are hand knit wool.


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