“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” — Thomas Campbell, “Hallowed Ground”
I wasn’t expecting to make this baby. You see, these kind of babies are not very easy for me. They involve a lot of painting and I tend to mess up a lot. Every time I make one of these I have to make the entire doll at least twice. This one was no different. Once I had her ready to go, I made a little but very noticeable mistake in her face so I had to make her head all over again. This baby also takes time because I need the paint to dry at least one day before I turn the doll around to paint the back, and then another day to embroider her face and put her all together. Now, why did I make a second one of these if they are that hard to make? Well, I got so many messages about when I was going to make another one of these that I decided maybe I should give everyone one more chance to get one.
Lupe is a little different from Caterina. Baby Lupe is always happy, laughing, and humming. She’s not scared of anything and is very optimistic about everything. She’s not sure how she got here so early, but she knows her parents are going to join her on Día de Muertos. She thinks she will be able to go back to the land of the dead on November 2nd. However, I’m not sure about that. From what I’ve seen, sugar skulls that are here on days other than the day of the dead, just stay here forever. I’m not telling her though. I don’t want to break her heart just yet. Plus who knows? Maybe she’s right, maybe she will get to go back to the land of the dead. Even so, she still needs a provisional home until that happens, and she also needs sensitive caregivers that can be there to support her in case she doesn’t get to back to where she originally came from.
So you guessed it, baby Lupe is looking for a home where she can wait for Día de muertos. She’s 12 inches tall and made of organic cotton interlock. She’s an imperfectly perfect doll that has been hand painted with black fabric paint. Her face is hand embroidered and has some wool blend felt accents. She’s filled with soft polyester stuffing. She has many soft sculpted accents on her body and face. She’s jointed on her elbows, shoulders, thighs, and knees. Her head is floppy like a real newborn baby’s. Lupe is not weighted. She’s fun and pretty easy to pose. She will go home with the handmade flower headband you see in her photos and her baby voodoo doll, this is kind of her transitional object.
If you would like to see more photos of Lupe, you can do so by looking at her album.
Lupe’s adoption fee is 115 USDollars plus shipping. Shipping inside Mexico is free. Shipping everywhere else is 13 USDollars through standard certified mail. I now only ship dolls on Fridays.
If you would like me to ship her with priority shipping, please let me know, so I can get a quote for you.
If you would like to help Lupe find her family on Día de Muertos and also give her a loving home to stay in case she can’t go back to the land of the dead, make sure you comment on this post saying so. I will take entries for Lupe until tomorrow Tuesday September 15, 2020 at 4pm CDT. As usual 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 a PayPal invoice that is due upon receipt.
In the event Lupe does not find a home in the time stipulated above, she will be listed in my shop and announced on Facebook and Instagram.
Thank you very much for taking the time to learn about this new sugar skull baby.
Hope you are all still safe and well.
Read you soon.