A Steiner doll (or Waldorf doll) are based on Rudolf Steiner’s theories on child development whereby the dolls are made from natural materials to give form, but have no facial details so that the child can make up their own mood as they play with them. Sooz from Australia has written up a complete tutorial so you can make your own Steiner dolls. There’s even a flickr group too. Link.
Steiner Doll Resources – Link.