a little doll made by mama


Yesterday was the last day of our Waldorf Parent & Child class. I hope to integrate a lot of what we learned into our everyday rhythm at home.

Waldorf really emphasizes that children should see their parents doing important and thoughtful work including cooking, cleaning and sewing projects like these cute finger puppets. Work like this shouldn't only be saved for after bedtime, but made into a part of a child's home life. Though, I admit, after 9pm is when I do most of my sewing...

I love Waldorf-style dolls and this one was so simple to make! If you are interested in making one, there is a great tutorial in the book Creative Play for your Baby.

Fiona has just started really getting into doll play and "taking care of her babies," by touching them gently and giving them kisses. So sweet.