Emma, a very sleepy girl

The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child

-Joe Houldsworth

Ever since I saw some newborn posing dolls on Etsy about a year or so ago. I’ve been wanting to make my own version of them. What is a posing doll? Well, it is a doll that can be posed many different ways and helps baby photographers to practice the poses they want to use with the real babies. That way babies don’t have to suffer all the posing trial and errors. That is what the doll is for. The doll will try all the poses and then the photographer will decide if they work or not.

Even though Emma is not a real newborn size baby doll she is close to the size. Her arms, hands, legs, and feet can be posed in many different ways. She also has some weight in her limbs, torso and head that also help her keep the poses you put her into. She’s really my first doll in this style so I consider her a prototype, but a very close prototype of what I would like my posing dolls to look like. I am not going to change my dolls to all be like this one, I just want to make sure I can offer this style as well. I may make one or two more of these dolls in the future, just to revise some things in the pattern.

Now let me tell you a little about Emma. This sweet baby girl is a little bit of a show off, she knows she’s cute and she seems to be always posing for photos. No wonder I was able to take all these cute baby shots. We joke that she’s getting ready to be America’s Next Top Model. She’s so cute though.

Emma loves to sleep nice and cozy even though she prefers to be naked for some reason. She’s soft but pretty sturdy and loves to be held and snuggled. She’s definitely a co-sleeper.

Emma took a long time to be finished mostly because she was made during my third trimester of my second pregnancy. So somedays I just couldn’t find the strength to work on her and I really wanted to give her all the attention she deserved. Sometimes I thought I was not going to finish her, but I did. This being said, Emma will be the last baby doll I will be making in a while. I want to make sure I rest more this last trimester and that I get to sew some things for my new real baby boy. I will be working in a new pattern for sale though, and I may sell some of the dolls made from that pattern. I just hope I finish it before my baby boy gets here.

If you think baby Emma is right for you, you probably need to know that Emma is NOT a natural fibers art doll. She is not filled with wool and is not a Waldorf inspired doll. Emma is a 17 inch small newborn size soft sculpted ooak baby doll. Her body is made out of organic cotton interlock fabric hand dyed to a light tan color. She is fully soft sculpted and anatomically correct. Emma has hand embroidered sleeping eyes and hand painted freckles. Her blushing is made with a red orange bees wax crayon and is not permanent. Her arms are hand sewn to her body (they are floppy) and the legs are string jointed three times with extra strong nylon thread for better movement. Her head is attached with super strong nylon thread and then secured with a ladder stitch all around to make it more neat and aesthetically pleasing. The head is very floppy. You need to hold her head when you carry her, just like a real baby. Emma’s hair is a mohair wig sewn to her head. You can gently brush her hair. This baby doll is stuffed with soft polyester stuffing. She is weighted with glass beads inside cloth bags. These bags are inside her torso, head, arms, and legs. Emma weights a little over 2.5 lbs. She fits loosely into most newborn clothes and some preemie clothes.

Emma is not a toy. She’s an art doll intended for gentle play by and adult collector or older child, 7 or older.

If you would like to see more photos of Emma you can look at her album.

Emma will go home with the clothes shown in the previous photos which include:

  • A handmade white cloth diaper with safety pin
  • Store bought newborn size striped pink and white dress and diaper cover
  • Hand crocheted booties
  • Hand crocheted headband
  • Hand crocheted shawl
  • Traveling friend baby doll

My babies all come wrapped in a blanket.

Emma’s adoption fee is 188 USD plus shipping. Shipping inside Mexico is free. Shipping to the US and Canada is 33 USD. Shipping to other parts of the world is 50 USD.

If Emma is your kind of baby and you’d like to take her home, please comment on this post stating so. I will take entries for her until tomorrow May 2, 2019 at 6pm EST. If there is more than one entry I will draw a name. By commenting you agree that you are 18 years or older. Please do not comment on behalf of someone else, that is just not fair for others. Once a family has been chosen I will send an invoice that is due upon receipt.

Emma found a loving home. Thank you!

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