Announcement   I love making traditional patterns in modern materials that both babies and their moms will enjoy!
Each quilt and doll is handmade by me with careful attention given to every detail, using only high quality materials,
All the Dolls and quilts are 100% Handmade and UNIQUE.

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Last updated on Jun 12, 2017

I love making traditional patterns in modern materials that both babies and their moms will enjoy!
Each quilt and doll is handmade by me with careful attention given to every detail, using only high quality materials,
All the Dolls and quilts are 100% Handmade and UNIQUE.

Esther

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Esther

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About

“Babies are such a nice way to start people” ― Don Herold

Welcome to my store, Shayna’le!

My name is Esther, I design and create dolls and quilts for children and babies (because it’s the best!).

Quilting and making Waldorf dolls is my greatest love and I’ve been doing it for almost 25 years.

Originally, quilts and cloth dolls were made from necessity—a need for warm blankets and toys for children. When families were low on funds or textiles were scarce, every scrap of cloth or still-functional rag was saved to be used in a quilt. Leftover scraps were used to make rag dolls, which served as prototypes for Waldorf dolls.

Waldorf dolls are cloth dolls made with natural materials and stuffed with sheep wool. They’re made for play, snuggles, and love.

Waldorf dolls have a more cozy, handcrafted feel than commercial dolls. Each one is a unique creation with its own character and charm.

In the old days, On long cold winter nights, women would gather and sew quilts and dolls for their families and children. Sitting together in tranquility, chatting and resting following the long day's work. In addition, fine workmanship served as a source of status and pride.

I personally design and sew every product I sell at Shayna’le with utmost care, using high-quality quilting materials, Merino wool, and cloth made especially for Waldorf dolls.

The dolls are meant to be played with and they last for years, and my quilts have been passed from mother to daughter (and granddaughter…)

I want each item I create to be high-quality, beautiful, and most importantly, functional—something any child will adopt with delight.

In my store, you’ll find dolls and blankets that I designed and sewed. You’ll also find tutorials and patterns I’ve developed over the years, to make it possible for anyone to discover the joys of quilting and dollmaking.

Please feel free to be in touch with me if you have any questions; I’d love to help you find what you’re looking for.

Esther

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  • Esther

    Owner, Designer, Creator

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Last updated on Nov 21, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

All my products are machine washable
The quilts: can be machine wash cold / air dry or tumble on low
The waldorf dolls can be machine wash (wool setting) and air dry

Gift wrapping and packaging

The dolls and quilts are gift wrapped, ready to be given to your loved ones

Shipping

All products shipped worldwide with tracking number.
Delivery to US is usually 10-14 days, Europe 7-10 days.

Please Note: during holiday times delivery can take up to 21 days

Custom and personalized orders

I accept custom orders to your special requirements.
I enjoy making these and have had lots of wonderful feedback.
Please contact me with your individual wishes

Meeting your special wishes for dolls

♥ Traditionally, Waldorf dolls are made with wool, but if you (or your baby) are allergic to wool or simply want an easier care – I can make the doll with hypo-allergenic polyester filling.
♥ You can choose brown eyes instead of blue eyes
♥ Also, the doll can be made with different skin colors

When you place the order - you can write in the 'note to seller' your specifications and I'll make the doll just for you :)