Nothing beats a cherished doll. It’s someone you can imagine with, play with and blame things on for many, many years.
Check out these fantastic handmade dolls from Wildwood Dolls. They are individually hand crafted from natural and organic materials and they can be customized to any skin tone, hair colour and eye colour which would have been really cool for a little lily-white red headed kid like me that was growing up in a time of Malibu Barbie.
Check out some of the stuff:
Teething Dolls: These sweet little dolls are made from 100% organic cotton jersey knit fabric that are completely safe to chew on. You can even wet the hands and feet and toss them in the freezer for some nice, cold teething relief. The body is left un-stuffed, so even the tiniest of hands can grip it with ease, and will soak up excess drool. No two are exactly alike.
Suzanne: Love the owl printed pinafore and orange shoes.
Riley: Argh, Riley be a kick ass pirate doll, Matey!
Pippin: This would have been the doll that would have most closely resembled me as a kid except it needs to be whiter, skinnier and less coordinated.
Butterfly Dress: Look, she even makes clothes! I love this little dress.
Doll Pattern: If you’re lucky enough to know how to sew (or know someone that does) then you can even pick up one of her doll patterns. A sewing machine will speed up the process, but it is possible to sew the entire doll by hand unless you’re me then an old Italian seamstress needs to be included in the price. The illustrated book includes a full pattern, and detailed instructions.
But why sew it when you can win one right here?! Yep, that’s right, you can win your very own custom 13″ doll from Wildwood. All you have to do is go check out the site and tell me which doll is your favourite and how you’d customize your own in the comments here.
I’ll be selecting a random winner next Monday (June 18th) so keep your fingers crossed.
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