I've had a few comments/conversations lately that have reminded me of this fabulous project I want to mention.
I bought Calvin his Waldorf doll for his second Solstice, and wanted to do the same for Ezra. I had every intention of putting my Kinder Dolls book to use and making Ezra his doll. But as I got closer and closer to December, and I heard more and more people talk about how much harder it is than it looks to make one, I wimped out. And perfectly timed, was our local Waldorf school fair, where I stumbled on a table by this amazing project. The Q'ewar Project is a cooperative that works with women in Peru to make Waldorf inspired dolls, while building community and creating work at the same time. The dolls were just AMAZING....like, unbelievably beautifully amazing. And the cost was really quite wonderful for the quality ($75-90). Oh, the detail on these dolls! The solid body construction, the handknit clothing--hat, booties and sweater--love it!
So without any further ado....meet Stanley, Ezra's go-everywhere sidekick. Check out the detail on his hat and sweater in the closeup (and ignore the yogurt on his face--Stanley's just learning to eat with a spoon):