You met Clare a while back, but I don't think I ever introduced Kenny. He is Clare's big brother and is very nice and fun. (Much like another big brother around these parts!)
I wanted to put together a post about our dolls because of something Fiona said the other day at the book store. We were playing with some of the stuffed animals there and I was playing the part of a stuffed Minnie Mouse. One of Fiona's characters had done something mean to Minnie and so I made Minnie start crying. Fiona said, "What are you doing?" and Minnie said, "Crying." Then Fiona said, "If you're crying, why are you smiling?!" Good question, Fiona. That, my friends, is why I love Waldorf Dolls.
The simple features allow children to attribute all kinds of emotions to their dolls. So much of children's play is their way of processing events in their lives. If every doll they have has a huge smile on their face, it makes it difficult to play out the less than ecstatic part of life.
Clare and Kenny were made by the Q'ewar Project. We love them and they are absolutely beautiful.