Play is the highest form of research.
I have been having an odd kind of month. I guess we all have been having a little crazy kind of year if we think about it, hahaha!! However, this month has been a little difficult for me. I have been trying many new things and I think that is great. But sometimes it can be frustrating, especially when you have something in your mind and it doesn’t completely translate into the doll you are making. I know dolls sometimes are the ones that decide who they want to be and I am perfectly ok with that. However, I would like to have more say on the design at least. I am working on a big doll that is kind of putting up a fight and I really needed a break from her, but that is a whole other story.
The thing is that I took a break. I cleaned the house, organized somethings (that always makes me happy), and played a little more with my children. Playing with my kiddos made me realize I haven’t made a natural play doll in a while. I must admit I try to avoid making these because I know some countries have a lot of rules about handmade toys for children. Nevertheless, I decided to make a little play set. Like the ones my little V likes. So that is how Aimé was born. Let me tell you she’s 100% approved by V and now I may need to make her one as well, LOL! I’m actually thinking about making a couple more of these. We’ll see.
I tried to make this sweet girl as child friendly as possible that is why I didn’t make her ears and the closure of her skirt is velcro. However, I recommend her for a child 5 years or up, mostly because of her size and the fact that her bassinet is hand crocheted. This is definitely not a toy for a baby.
Aimé is a little baby girl that just loves butterflies, dressing up, cuddle, and snuggle up in bed. She loves being outdoors and playing hide and seek in the garden. She loves the smell of wet leaves and that sometimes make her sleepy. She dreams of a little boy or girl that would play with her endless hours. I really hope her dream comes true. Baby Aimé is looking for a new forever home. She of course wants someone she can play with all day, if possible.
Aimé is a natural fibers doll. She’s just 7 inches tall. Her skin is DWE in a light brown color. Her head is made in the classic Waldorf style with some needle felting to make it firmer. Her body is made of cotton jersey printed fabric, so she looks like she’s wearing a onesie all the time. Her legs and arms are securely sewn to her torso. Aimé’s red hair is wild loop mohair yarn crocheted into a wig cap and then sewn to her head. Her green eyes and eyebrows have been hand embroidered with cotton embroidery floss. Her blushing is made with orange/red beeswax and is not permanent.
Aimé will go home with the clothes shown in the photos, which includes:
- A handmade skirt with velcro closing.
- A hand made bonnet
- Hand made boots
- Handmadebutterfly wings
- Handmade blanket
- Hand crocheted bassinet
- Hand made pillow
- Hand made mat to put inside the bassinet
- Butterfly traveling friend
Aimé’s adoption fee is 170 USDollars plus shipping. Shipping to Mexico is free and 18 USDollars for the rest of the world. There is a new, priority shipping option, it is 30 USD for the US and Canada. Priority shipping to other countries would need a revised quote. If you would like expedited shipping please let me know.
If you would like to see more photos of Aimé you can see them in her album
Aimé is not a toy suitable for children under 3 years of age. Even though she’s made pretty sturdy the age recommendation for this doll and her accessories is 5 years and over. However, you can get her and have her as nursery decoration until the child is of age. I have seen this done a lot with some of my dolls.
Baby Aimé is now in the shop.
I had so much fun making this sweet baby. I really hope you love her as much as I do. Thank you for taking the time to read about her.
I hope you are all safe and healthy.
Read you soon.
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