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!