About the designer
Welcome to my shop😊 I have always been creative and am passionate about all arts and crafts. I have sewn since my school days, then sewed clothes and toys for my three children. I now have two beautiful granddaughters who I sew, knit, crochet and embroider for. I have made many types of dolls, bears and stuffed toys, but had never seen Waldorf dolls. I came across them on the internet and fell in love. I decided to make a Waldorf doll for my granddaughters, which led to the start of MOOSH WALDORF DOLLS. I chose the name “Moosh”, as it is a term of endearment, meaning “My love”, and was my father’s nickname for my mom.
Moosh Waldorf dolls are hand made with great care and lots of love, following techniques used in traditional European doll making. The dolls' facial features are kept simple to encourage and stimulate your childs' imagination and creative play. The dolls are designed to inspire the natural desires of children to love, nurture, cherish and play, which promotes social interaction and empathy.
Moosh dolls are made of hand-dyed, 100% soft, brushed cotton interlock or Ponte fabric, which is a soft, sturdy double-knit fabric and their bodies are stuffed with clean, sweet smelling sheep’s wool. Wool is naturally hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial. It absorbs both the familiar scents of home and the warmth of the child as they play together, making the dolls warm, cuddly and comforting. The dolls’ faces are hand embroidered with cotton embroidery floss and their hair is made of mohair yarn. The dolls’ clothes are all sewn, knitted and crocheted by me, using mostly locally sourced natural materials.
Moosh Waldorf dolls are available in the following styles:
Moosh Doll - is a firmly stuffed, more detailed doll (they have a bottom, elbows & knees and can sit unsupported). They are 50cm tall.
Cuddle Moosh Doll - is a softer, less detailed and smaller doll (40-45cm tall)
Mermoosh Doll - is a mermaid doll, with a beautiful mermaid tail instead of legs and is 55cm tall/ long. The top half of a Mermoosh Doll is made like the Cuddle Moosh Doll.
Sensory/ Therapy Moosh Doll - is a weighted,bunting style doll filled with organic, lavender-scented millet and wool and is designed not only to have weight like a real baby, but to also to provide a calming and therapeutic effect when held on a lap. The doll is 38cm tall.
ABOUT WEIGHTED DOLLS
FOR CHILDREN: Weighted toys are great for children who like a heavy toy and for weight therapy for children with anxiety, ADHD, SPD, Anxiety, Sleep issues and Autism/Aspergers. Cuddling the weighted toy helps sooth the child during moments of sensory overload. Weighted toys can be placed on the lap to provide the deep pressure input their bodies crave, calming high energy levels and helping the child focus on desk work.
FOR ADULTS: Child Representational Therapy or Doll Therapy can bring great joy and comfort. These dolls have been known to decrease stress and agitation and can help with conditions such as Alzheimers, Dementia, Insomnia, Anxiety etc.
Orders: I have a range of ready to go dolls here on Hello Pretty and love to make custom dolls to order. You can choose the clothing and the skin, hair and eye colour of your special doll. I can even include distinguishing features such as moles, scars, birthmarks etc. I am also happy to make themed dolls or character dolls.
For any enquiries or custom orders please use the "Message the Designer" button to contact me.
Please note that colours as seen on the website may differ slightly from the actual colours. My dolls are hand made, OOAK (one of a kind) dolls and no two dolls are the same. Each doll, just like all of us, has its own unique qualities. Ready to go dolls will be shipped within 1-2 days. Custom orders typically take between 2-4 weeks to create. Orders could be delayed by a waiting list and the availiablity of materials from my suppliers.
Delivery: I offer free door to door shipping to main centres within South Africa via Fastway Couriers. I will provide you with a tracking number once your order has been shipped. Delivery takes between 3-5 days. For areas outside of the main centres please choose Pargo as the shipping option.
Returns: I am happy to refund any ready to go purchases, within 5 (five) days of receipt of item, provided that the goods are returned in the condition they were in when delivered to you. Shipping costs for returns must be paid by the customer. Unfortunately, I cannot accept returns on custom orders.