The Olive SparrowMagnolia - natural cloth doll 38cm
Magnolia - Poet To see the sun to hold the rays almost in my
hands birds singing my soul alight aglow with happiness
Yep.. that is one of Magnolia’s poems. She loves looking at the world though all her senses and it makes her happy if she can share here experiences with others. To do that, she thought at one point that she would love to paint, but then she sat in the woods near a bubbling brook and it occurred to her that to paint would mean to spend so much time looking at the paper and paint, rather than looking around to see that which inspires her. Yet writing is what she can do after she is back home. She can show what has been left in her being after an experience.Magnolia is very excited to go on a big trip to her forever family. But she is also rather nervous about the uncertainties of who she will be living with. Let me share her words. There is somewhere a place for me to be with others that
will love me and to let me be who I am. Where is this place, location, will it be by
the sea in the mountains in a city in a forest will I be alone together loved? As you can read in her words, she has some of the insecurities of any artist. I keep telling her, that no matter where she goes, she will find her tribe. She will find others that love her and that she can love.
Will it be you? ____________
Magnolia is a 38cm Waldorf-inspired natural cloth art doll created from my own pattern. She is very firmly stuffed and feels wonderful when held. She can sit on her own and her limbs move freely, giving her a supreme play value (and lets her put her arms around your neck to hug you back).
She wears a dress with embroidered hem from an upcycled corduroy skirt - reversible with japanese linen in the back in a gorgeous dusty violet colour for the skirt and a velvet printed linen top. Magnolia also wears grey cashmere pants, angora cabled socks in white and sky blue upcycled shoes. Her undies have flowers on them. To keep warm, a cashmere coat (unlined) with two pockets and 3 purple buttons is also part of her outfit. A shawl with a large wooden button knitted from my own hand-spun yarn further provides warmth. And the absolutely coolest thing is a real mink muffler -- made from an upcycled fur coat that has been in our family for decades. To keep her gorgeous wild hair a wee bit contained, Magnolia’s felted bead necklace also works as a hair band or a bracelet. ______________________ Skin: 100% cotton (Swiss-made to Öko-Tex-Standard 100)
Stuffing: 100% wool batt from Germany
Hair: Wefted Wensleydale Fibers
Clothing: 100% natural fibers (linen, cotton, wool, cashmere, angora, mink).
Shoes: wet-felted from premium merino wool.
Face: 100% cotton Embroidery Thread _______________
Every Olive Sparrow Doll prides itself with absolutely exquisite workmanship – tiny stitches, doubly sewn seams, smooth neck – quality of design and workmanship to show your child what is possible in a hand-made toy. (please make sure you read our paragraph on workmanship below). Please note that this doll does have small parts (buttons on the coat and hair toggles) and her hair is on the delicate side - so she is recommended for children over 8 years of age or an adult collector. ______________
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