As far as Steiner dolls go, I have never come across one quite like this. Incredibly well made, and with the softest hair (perfect for plaiting) I have seen on a doll. Her clothes are all handmade - stitched and knitted (she has some gingham bloomers underneath her dress too, cute!).
Beyond that, there's just something so special about this doll. How sweet and earth-mama and just a little bit wild she is (I like that). With those rosy red cheeks (I have temporarily named her Rose Red, which was the inspiration for the series of illustrations, in particular the bear ^) and soft brown eyes. She is soft and cuddly and I know she will be a well-loved addition to our family. Honestly, she is even cuter in real life than these photos depict.
Doll-maker Eszter is a stay at home mama based in Hungary, and creates all of her dolls from scratch. Each doll seems to have it's own sweet personality, and none seem to last long in her shop before they are snapped up. She currently has two listed, but she also makes custom dolls which is a totally exciting prospect. We may just have to get a boy doll for Garland at some point.
We are thrilled with this doll, so much so that I couldn't do a plain old review for her. She is just as sweet as her little forest friends are, and I think they are pretty sweet too.
Find Eszter's Etsy shop here, and facebook page here. Thank you so much Eszter, we feel so very lucky right now x