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Mini Monday - Alkelda

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Mini Monday - Alkelda

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Meet Farida of Alkelda:

My name is Farida Dowler, and I am a musical storyteller for young children in the Seattle, Washington area:

I am also the mother of a daughter in a Waldorf school. I create dolls for stories and nature tables. In the Waldorf tradition, a nature table is a spot in the house dedicated to representing the changing seasons.

The name Alkelda is Old English for "healing spring." St. Alkelda's feast day is my birthday. Once upon a time, Alkelda was my moniker on Saints and Spinners, my song and storytelling blog:

My chief inspirations for doll-making have come from a number of different stories. The picturebook Goldie the Dollmaker, by M.B. Goffstein, and the Russian fairy-tale of Baba Yaga and Vasilisa are two stories in particular that have resonated with me. I am also a fan of The Story of the Root Children, by Sybille von Olfers and The Flowers' Festival, by Elsa Beskow.

article by Pamela of Prettydreamer

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Blogger BirchLeaf Designs said...

Absolutely beautiful Alkelda!

November 2, 2009 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Vilt à la Kim said...

I just love all the details you sew on the little fairie/ gnoms!!!
they are stunning!

November 2, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger mrsbeccijo said...

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November 2, 2009 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger mrsbeccijo said...

I just love her little dolls and how she has made one for all the different holidays!

November 2, 2009 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...


November 2, 2009 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Saints and Spinners said...

I wasn't going to peek at the comments, but I couldn't help it. Thanks, everyone!


November 2, 2009 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger Rebecca V said...

Yay Alkelda!!! We're loving our recent purchase from you...what a sweet root doll!!!

November 6, 2009 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger germandolls said...

what a great name you have!

November 8, 2009 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger LittleElf said...

I adore your shop, all the little dolls you make are just too cute! ^_^


November 8, 2009 at 11:29 AM  

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