…what’s the difference if you are very small? When your heart is full of love you’re nine feet tall!

-Danny Kaye

Thumbelina was part of a special project for Instagram. A group of women artists got together this past month to make art pieces inspired on fairy tales. You can check what the other artists have done by looking for the hashtag #mujeresarteyamor on Instagram. Now let me tell you this baby’s story…

Thumbelina, a natural fibers baby doll

A few weeks ago we went to get some plants for our garden. We have this big backyard where the sun hits pretty strong and we felt some plants would help make it less hot. We got a couple of small trees and bushes and this big beautiful pink flower bud on a pot. We just thought it was very peculiar and beautiful. We were told this flower needed to be in the sun to be able to open, so we kept it outside and waited. a whole week passed by and the flower wasn’t opening. I was starting to think it was just not going to open. Then one morning, it finally happened, the flower opened. We all went outside, excited to see the flower. However, we were definitely not prepared to what we were going to see. There was a tiny baby inside the flower. We weren’t sure how that happened, but a sweet little baby girl was looking at us from inside the flower. We took her in of course, I made her some tiny clothes, thank God I’m used to making tiny clothes for dolls, and kept the flower close in case she needed it for something.

The next day we went back to the place we bought the flower and there was another employee taking care of everything. We told her what had happened. She told me that flower was not meant for us. That the other employee made a mistake and gave us a flower that was supposed to be given to someone else. We asked if she knew who that person was, maybe we could go and give the flower with the baby to them. But she had no answer for us. She did explained that this kind of flower is usually meant for people that either really want a baby and can’t have one, or have lost a baby and need some healing. You see this baby is a healer.

Thumbelina, a natural fibers baby doll

Don’t be fooled by her size as this sweet tiny girl has an enormous heart. Everything plant she touches become greener, every animal she looks at falls in love with her, including us of course. There is magic in this baby girl I’m telling you. Just look at her face and you will feel it too.

After a couple of days of having her here, we have getting to know her better. She loves animals, especially insects. She loves to be read aloud, especially fairy tales. She likes to pretend she has wings and loves to “fly” on our hands. As you can see she’s almost as big as a thumb so we called her Thumbelina.

Thumbelina, a natural fibers baby doll
Thumbelina, a natural fibers baby doll

Thumbelina loves to make people smile and happy and we really think she has done her job with our family and maybe she needs a new family where she can spread her love into. She already expressed the need to move on. So we are trying to do what’s best for her.

Thumbelina, a natural fibers baby doll

Thumbelina is a natural fibers art doll. She measures 3 1/4 inch tall. Her skin is DWE in a light brown color. Her head is made in the classic Waldorf style. Her legs and torso are one piece and her arms are securely sewn to her torso. Thumbelina’s hair is wild brushable mohair yarn crocheted into a wig cap and then sewn to her head. Her blue eyes and eyebrows have been hand embroidered with cotton embroidery floss. Her blushing is made with orange/red beeswax and is not permanent. Thumbelina is slightly weighted on her legs and torso to make her feel more real when held.

Thumbelina will go home with the clothes and accessories shown in the photos, which includes:

  • A handmade cotton diaper
  • A handmade blue romper
  • Handmade flower headband
  • Lace skirt
  • A green ribbon that can be tied to her torso and serves as a shirt.
  • A handmade wool blend felt flower inside a crocheted weighted flower pot. It can stand on it’s own but the flower needs to be set properly to hold Thumbelina. You just need to move the flower around until you find the right spot. Is not very hard. It also has a little ribbon to tie the petals closed.
  • Tiny bee traveling friend
Thumbelina, a natural fibers baby doll

Thumbelina’s adoption fee is 170 USDollars plus shipping. Shipping to Mexico is free, 18 USDollars for the US and Canada, and 30 USD for the rest of the world.

If you would like to see more photos of Thumbelina you can see them in her album.

If you need Thumbelina to bring some joy and magic to your life, make sure you comment on this post. If there is more than one person interested in any of the dolls, I will draw a name. I will take for Thumbelina until tomorrow Thursday October 1, 2020 at 5pm CDT.

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.

If Thumbelina does not find a home in the time stated above, she will be listed in my shop and announced on Facebook and Instagram

Thumbelina is not a toy, she’s an art doll meant for display or for gentle play by an adult collector.

Closed Thumbelina’s flower

Thank you for taking the time to read about this whimsical baby. If you are looking into adopting her I wish you good luck. If you just wanted to meet her and also grateful for it.

Hope you are enjoying Fall already.

Read you soon.



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