I have a pathetic and sad history with doll making. Way back when my kids were smaller and I was a Waldorf mom, I tried and made a 4 inch doll. Doll making is a big part of Waldorf parenting. I thought what I did was hideous but my kids loved it like crazy. I am a firm believer that there is a certain magic that doll making has.
Manikako's advocacy is to teach this, call it art, skill or hobby to children/ girls of less privileged backgrounds as a tool for healing and empowerment. Manikako accepts donations of old clothes, bedding which they use to make the kits. I really love and believe in what they are doing. My daughter and I gave out doll kits to our girl friends for Christmas last year and everyone just loved them, even her school teachers. I know of some who worked on their dolls right away. Some dolls became princesses, a nurse, a nun... Again... magic!
These are sample kits. They include the doll, a few pieces of cloth, felt, yarn , needles and a set of threads
After several attempts; I tried .to sew a mermaid and a rag doll, I gave up. Needlework hates me. Two weeks ago I had to work and leave my then sick son at home, I made him this as his Mommy-Is-Sick-That- She-Is-Leaving-Too doll. See all I needed was inspiration.
|Isn't she pitiful? Oh, well Blue loved it.|
Yellow made him one too so we left him with two new friends.
Manikako is one of my favorite advocacy. Look them up and see what you can do.