Children are great imitators so give them something great to imitate.
Christmas is almost here!!! Yay! For those of us who celebrate this holiday it is pretty exciting. I know this year has been pretty tough for most of us but I hope Christmas time fills your heart with joy. At least it does to me.
These new babies are a bigger version of the 12 inch babies that have become so popular lately. It was another very talented doll maker that suggested I make a bigger version. BTW you should check her out, she’s the artist behind the beautiful reborn babies of Faithfully Made.
So here they are, 16 inches of cuteness ready to love you and be loved by you.
I thought making these little ones would be really easy, just resize the pattern on the computer and voilà. Well, it was not that easy. Resizing the pattern to a bigger size gave me weird proportions, so it really didn’t work. I had to redraft the whole pattern and try it first on a cotton interlock that was cheaper than the doll skin fabric. It took me a couple of tries but I finally got the results I was looking for.
Even though these babies were made as a bigger version of the 12 inch baby dolls made for kids. These I decided were going to be more collector oriented. These sweet little ones are weighted on their torso, which is something I normally don’t do for child friendly dolls. Also Paula has a reborn mohair wig which I wouldn’t either use in a doll for a child. Their clothes have buttons and snaps and they have crocheted bonnets and booties, also things I wouldn’t use on dolls for children.
Now let me introduce you to these sweet little ones:
First of all you should know they are big imitators. They imitate everything they hear and see. They actually love imitating each other. I’m not sure who comes up with the silly sounds and moves anymore because I find them both doing the same stuff and laughing hysterically at each other. You got to love them.
Now, first take a look at baby Paula, the first to be born.
Paula loves flowers and butterflies. She seems to like the smell of jasmine and the color purple. Paula’s favorite song is the “ABC” song. I think she has heard it so much from my daughter washing her hands she now tries to sing it too, haha. She’s also very curious and can’t stand still. Well, most babies are I guess.
Paula was the first one to show her face and show me how much I love this pattern. I also learned with her a new way to attach the head that I think is much stronger and also gives me more control over the final look of the doll. Her skin is Laib Yala in Light brown and her hair is a light brown mohair reborn wig securely sewn to her head. Her green eyes have been hand embroidered. Paula weights 900 grams or 1.98 pounds.
Last but certainly not least is baby Paloma.
Little Paloma loves lemons and tamarinds. Actually anything sour, she finds delicious. She goes around the house yelling “mamo” all day. Which we think means “Te amo”, I love you in Spanish. Though we are not sure really. Paloma loves happy colors like oranges and yellows and she doesn’t like to sleep alone.
Paloma’s skin in DWE in dark brown, her brown eyes have been hand embroidered and her hair is a hand crocheted big loop mohair wig cap with some extra strands attached to it. Paloma turned out to be a little skinnier than Paula. Still she’s cute as a button. Paloma weights 850 grams or 1.87 pounds
These baby girls are hoping to find new homes. These dolls are not meant to be toys. Even though they are made pretty sturdy, the weight and accessories do not make them suitable for children. These dolls are for gentle playing by an adult collector or an older child, 7 and up. They are natural fibers dolls, filled with clean wool. Their heads have been made in the traditional Waldorf style with some needle felting to make them firmer. Their clothes are made with cotton fabrics and the hats and booties with wool and cotton yarns. These dolls are pretty floppy and very fun to pose.
They will each go home with the following clothes and accessories:
- Handmade long sleeve onesie with snap closures. (This is the first time I attempt to make a onesie, they are not perfect but they are imperfectly perfectly functional.)
- Handmade diaper with snap closures.
- Handmade overalls.
- Hand crocheted pixie bonnet.
- Hand crocheted booties.
- A little traveling friend
If you would like to see more photos of them you can check them out here in their album.
These babies’ adoption fee is 370 USDollars for each one plus shipping. Shipping inside Mexico is free; to the US, PR, and Canada is 45 USDollars, and for the rest of the world is 70 USDollars via Mexpost (Mexican Priority shipping). Correos de Mexico will not allow me to ship a doll this size through regular mail to an international address.
If you would like to adopt one of them, make sure you comment on this post stating the name of the baby doll: Paula, for the tan girl with green eyes and light brown curls, and Paloma for the black baby girl with brown eyes and black curls. If you like them both, make sure you write the names in the priority you would like them. If there is more than one person interested in any of the dolls, I will draw a name. I will take entries for these babies until tomorrow Wednesday December 16 at 4pm CDT. Once a family has been chosen I will send a PayPal invoice that is due upon receipt. If you need a payment plan, please let me know in advance, as there are rules for the payment plans.
Paula has found a loving home. Paloma is now in the shop.
Hope you love these babies as much as I do. Thank you for taking the time to learn about them. Hope you get the one you like the most.
Depending on how these babies do this time around, I will make the decision to make more in the future, or not.
Hope your home is filled with holiday cheer.
Read you soon.
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