Ivy Yoko Ling, hand crafted by Adalia, age 12.
A few of you guessed correctly that my children were working on Waldorf dolls. This has been such a great project, one that I would recommend to other families. We ordered the kits from Weir Dolls. We opted for the preformed heads (although, the children did have to cover them with the skin colored material and sew that on, which was a feat in and of itself). Six of my children (Keziah, Adalia, Judah, Tilly, Enoch and Kalina) have been busily working on their dolls. Ivy is the only one completely finished, though Enoch's is only lacking the hair.
I had a feeling that Enoch would enjoy this project, just to get his hands on my sewing machine and I was right. Judah is enthused about making his "soldier doll" something I'm pretty sure Rudolf Steiner would not approve of. Oh well. I find it remarkable that any 11 year old American boy would choose to spend his time sewing a doll. And lest you readers who don't know us in person get the wrong idea, my boys are anything but effeminate. They're just well rounded.
Each child got to select the skin, hair and eye color. Adalia, loving all things Japanese, went for the Asian look in skin and hair coloring.
I can't wait until they're all finished and I can get a group photo.
Ivy was so much more cooperative than my children...