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.
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.
Look- signs of melting and Spring! There is hope!
Another very bright baby. I love these colors.
All of these babies are coming out to Los Angeles with me as samples for my class. My etsy shop is closed for now (2/22- 3/5) but I will add them to the shop when I get back.
This baby is so bright that I am sure no naps will be happening!
This is a version of the poppy baby that I made last September. This one is muted in tones that I can imagine you’d see in moonlight.
Oh the poor tattooed men, waiting and waiting!
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.
Sweet sleepy baby face-
This is the last one for now.
The sky blue background is made of an angora/wool blend knit and is amazingly soft. The clouds are cashmere.
I thought I was done but then 2 more got designed! This one is Poppy-
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.
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.
And some little birds too!
I love how this baby’s face turned out- sort of wistful.
Here is a top view-
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.
Below is the back, and sorry for the fuzzy focus.
I am having (maybe a little too much) fun with the embroidery.
This is #3.
My desk looks like an explosion of threads as I keep pulling more and more out of various drawers!