It is so hard to sell these babies. They come into being because I just love to make them. Then my daughter and I fall in love with them. Then I have to figure out pricing. And so on. But, our house is small, and only so many dolls can fit in here. And this girl wants to see the world. So I will post more info about ordering. Soon. When I do post something, it will be on my Etsy shop. If you are interested in her before I get something posted, please PM me on Facebook.
Sometimes you make a doll, and it just steals your heart.
Oh little Solsken.
Solsken (the Swedish word for Sunshine) came from the clouds. She whispered to me this morning that she had a secret. I wasn't sure what it was. But as the day went on, I could see it. She came from someplace special. Someplace far, far away.
And she brought a friend.
She is here to celebrate spring, but she just might stay.
(As always you can get more information about her and my other dolls on my Facebook site or my Etsy site.)
Little Fern is a Waldorf pocket doll. I am kind of in love with the simplicity of these little babies. Their tiny, cuddly bodies are just so adorable. And they just smile at you in the palm of your hand. What could be sweeter?
Anyhow, after making Sweatpea for the giveaway, I had the idea to use some beautiful vintage fabric from my neighbor as the body. i wanted her to have a fiddlehead fern hat and a tiny body.
Proportions are difficult to perfect -- or at least they are for me. Are the arms long enough? Too long? Does the body make her head look too big? To get a realistic looking doll, you have to spend a lot of time playing with proportions. I have made and re-made and re-made legs and arms to get them all to look just right.
But I didn't want this baby to look realistic, so I tried to make her proportions different (slightly bigger head and smaller body), and I'm really pleased with the results. She looks just perfect to me - and so cute!
Her stuffing, hair and hat are made of 100% pure, clean wool. Her lovely orange locks are a little hard to manage, but she likes them that way.
She has haunting blue eyes. I based them on those of my daughter. Her eyes have several colors of blue in them -- the same as Fern.
Fern is about 6 inches tall, more or less.
She will be listed on my Etsy site soon for $30. Thanks for looking!
GIVEAWAY time!! So here is the moment I have been waiting for... I have a special little girl ready to go to a new home. And she could be yours! I am giving her away in a random drawing. If you go to Facebook and "like" the post about the baby, you will get one entry. If you "share" it, you will give 5 (count 'em!) entries (plus the one for the like!). And if you somehow talk a friend into liking it or sharing it, have them post *your* name in the comments section, and you will get 5 more entries! I plan to do the drawing on Friday (if all goes as planned). Thanks for looking!!!
Sweetpea is a Waldorf-inspired pocket doll. She is so, so, so incredibly soft and cuddly! She is made from all natural materials. The hair, hat and stuffing are all 100% clean wool. Her pink body is a soft felted cashmere, and her creamy skin is made from cotton (De Witte Engel). Her hat is permanently sewn on, and she is lightly stuffed for extra cuddles. She has small parts so is not intended for small children.
Thank you so much for looking! She is so excited to go on a new adventure!
A dollmaker in a little town with lots of flowers and birds.