One more swaddled baby

I didn’t quite get this baby finished before I left for LA so I brought it along as a demo doll. I figured I’d finish it while I was out there. Nope, more than a month later and I finally finished the last few details yesterday.

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Yes, it has been more than a month since I have finished any of my dolls. I’ve got a ton of work in progress but now it is time to get some pieces finished! In less than a month, I will be heading down to Washington, DC for the Smithsonian Craft Show and I am feeling the pressure. There won’t be any dolls available for sale until after that show, so that means the beginning of May.

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Look- signs of melting and Spring! There is hope!

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Baby Time

Oh the poor tattooed men, waiting and waiting!

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But, I had to get to work on some swaddled babies- I am off to California soon to teach the class so I need to make a few to refresh my memory and help me organize all my tools and supplies. If you are near LA and interested in joining the class, I believe there are a few seats left.

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Sweet sleepy baby face-

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Poppy Baby

I thought I was done but then 2 more got designed! This one is Poppy-

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All the flowers and leaves are cashmere and I love how they are soft and will move around when you run your hand over their softness. The background green is boiled wool; not so soft but an excellent color.

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I keep forgetting to mention that I have a pattern for the swaddled babies in my etsy shop, in case you are inspired to make your own.

Pile of Leaves Baby

And some little birds too!

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I love how this baby’s face turned out- sort of wistful.

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Here is a top view-

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This entire piece is made of very soft fabric- either angora/wool blends or cashmere. I didn’t sew the leaves all the way down onto the body piece because I wanted that fluttery look and texture.

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Below is the back, and sorry for the fuzzy focus.

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