Play is the highest form of research.
As the weather becomes warmer and warmer, we have been working more in our garden. We desperately need plants around our house, we even got some trees. Not that they will grow right away, but it’s a start. While working on the garden and making magical things for it, I heard a little voice in my ear. It was the voice of a little girl that needed to come to life. I kept hearing this voice for a couple more days. This little girl was already in my mind and just needed me to give her a body. So I did and I got a wonderful Asian baby girl that is not only cute as a button, but is also smart, and very active. She’s that girl that can’t stand still and is always asking “what are we going to do next?” So have that in mind if you adopt her.
Haruka loves games, any games. She can literally play all day. She also loves puzzles and is impressively good at them. I mean, are babies supposed to be able to make puzzles? Well, she can. She also loves books, and songs, and dancing, especially dancing. She definitely has a little artist in her. Paint? Oh she loves it way too much. However, I am not into her getting all painted before she finds a new home. So, I have put all paints away for now. Surprisingly, she’s not much into watching TV. Actually that is how we get her to nap really. Just prop her in front of the TV and turn it on and she will be in dream land in a a couple of minutes.
Since Haruka is a baby full of energy and is prone to make messes, I made her an outfit that can be transformed into another outfit in case she gets dirty when you’re out and can’t clean her clothes right away. She has a romper with a reversible pinafore on top. If the pinafore gets stained you can either turn it around or just take it off and a she has a whole new outfit. The pinafore can also be worn by itself. I really love how this outfit turned out. I really didn’t even plan it. It sort of happened and I can’t be more pleased with it.
Haruka is a 14 inch natural fibers art baby doll. She was made slowly and thoughtfully putting attention to details. Her skin is Laib Yala in a light brown color, her limbs and torso are firmly filled with clean wool. Her head is floppy, just like a real newborn baby. Her arms and legs have been hand sewn to her torso three times to make it extra strong. They are very floppy as well and bend at the elbow, thighs, and knees. Her head is firmly needle felted. Her black eyes have been embroidered with cotton DMC thread. Haruka’s hair is black straight mohair wefts sewn to a mohair wig cap. The wefts are sewn pretty separate to give a more baby feel to the hair. This hair can be brushed gently.
Haruka is not a toy. She’s an art doll intended for gentle play by an adult collector or an older child 8 and up. She likes to be cuddled and held but just like you would be gentle with a newborn baby, you need to be gentle with her.
With Haruka I tried a new way of making a floppy neck that is not as thin and less prone to wrinkles. I’m happy to say it worked out and I’m also very happy about that.
If you would like to see more photos of Haruka you can see them here
You can also get a feeling of what she feels like by watching this little video of her getting dressed.
Haruka will go home with all the clothes and some of the accessories you see in her photos. All of them are handmade by me.
- Cloth diaper with snaps
- Cotton romper with peter pan collar
- Hand crocheted cotton mary janes
- Reversible linen and cotton gauze pinafore dress
- Reversible linen and cotton gauze bonnet
- Baby bear cotton velour jammies
- Hand crocheted wool socks.
- Mrs. Bear
Haruka’s adoption fee is 600 USDollars plus shipping. Shipping to Mexico is free. Shipping to the US, PR, and Canada is 18 USDollars. Shipping to the rest of the world is 30 USDollars. She will be shipped through standard mail with tracking, not ensured. If you would like her to be shipped by a private courier with ensurance, please ask for a quote.
There is a short payment plan available to purchase her but make sure you ask first since there are rules for the payment plan.
If you would like to adopt Haruka, make sure you comment on this post stating so, and make sure the email you enter is your PayPal one. If there is more than one person interested in her, I will draw a name. I will take entries for Haruka until tomorrow, Saturday July 24 at 3pm CDT. Please, only comment if you are serious about adopting her.
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.
Haruka found a loving home full of siblings to play with. Thank you so much!
Thank you once again for taking your time to read about my new baby girl. I hope you love her very much.
Stay safe and healthy.
Read you soon.