Learn something new. Try something different. Convince yourself that you have no limits.
Alondra is a completely new kind of baby. I have been admiring all my colleagues’ more realistic dolls for a long time now. However, I didn’t feel ready to try my hand at it until now. I decided to give a more realistic feel to a sleeping baby doll with Alondra. It’s true she is not as realistic as some of my fellow doll maker’s dolls are, but even though I wanted her to feel more realistic, I also wanted her to still look like a Chulona. So I think this is a good balance. Maybe in the future when my skills develop more, I will try and go full on realistic on doll or not. Who knows?
Making this sweet face was not an easy or quick job. It took me several days to felt her head to my liking. I especially found challenging needle felting the eyes and making them look somehow symmetric. Needless to say, I persevered and I am very happy with the results. I’m completely smitten by her, I even contemplated the idea of keeping her but I need to silence that part of my brain most of the time, or else I would just keep them all. haha!
Alondra’s body, like my previous art doll Bernardo, is needle felted in two parts to give her more movement but this time she is also weighted. She weights a little over 1.3 kilos (almost 3 pounds).
Now let me tell you a little about Alondra. As you can already tell, she sleeps a lot. I dare to say that sleeping is her favorite thing in the whole wide world. She’s very young and well, she needs her sleep to grow. She sometimes giggles in her sleep and grabs toys, blankets, and even my hair while she sleeps. She literally only wakes up to drink her formula and is not interested in food at all, at least at the moment. Alondra loves Christmas Carols and sometimes you can keep her awake longer if she’s looking at twinkling lights. She loves the Christmas Tree. I made her a Christmas outfit thinking of how much she seems to like everything Christmassy. I guess most babies do. The colors, the lights, the music, the smells…what’s not to love?
Alondra is an 18 inch natural fibers art baby doll. She’s fully soft sculpted and anatomically correct. Her skin is Heavy Weight Laib Yala in light brown color, her limbs are fully lined and firmly filled with clean wool and glass beads. Her torso is needle felted in two parts and weighted with glass beads. Her head is floppy, just like a real newborn baby and needs to be supported at all times. 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 and soft sculpted in the mouth and eyes. Alondra’s hair is a hand crocheted wild brushable red brown mohair cap that has been hand sewn to her head. You can gently brush and restyle this kind of hair. Her blushing has been made with chalk pastels.
Alondra is not a toy. She’s an art doll intended for gentle play by an adult collector or an older child 10 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. She’s easy and fun to pose and feels great to hold too.
Alondra will go home with most of the clothes and accessories you see in her photos.
- Cloth diaper with snaps.
- Handmade dress. (Pattern by Hellodearkids)
- Handmade coordinating bloomers. ( Pattern by Hellodearkids)
- Handmade underskirt.
- Handmade headband.
- Hand crocheted shoes. (Pattern by TwoGirlsPatterns)
- Handmade 2 piece pajamas.
- Hand crocheted bonnet.
- Her hand crocheted rocking horse traveling friend. (Pattern by RNata)
If you would like to see more photos of Alondra you can see them in her album.
You can also look at this video to have a better idea of what she feels like.
Alondra’s adoption fee is 1,195 USDollars plus shipping. Shipping inside Mexico is free with standard mail with tracking (It can be upgraded to Mexpost or private courier at the customers expense). Shipping outside Mexico needs to be by a private courier and fully insured because she is a weighted doll. Shipping to the US is 60 USDollars. Other parts of the world would need a revised shipping quote. Customs fees and taxes are the responsibility if the buyer.
A short, 3 month payment plan is available to purchase her. However at least 1/4 of the doll’s price needs to be paid upfront. Please ask for the payment plan rules if you don’t know them yet.
If you wish to adopt this sleeping beauty just com
ment below stating that you would like to adopt her, your country of residence, and remember that the email you write should be your PayPal email address. Also remember that comments will not be visible to the public, only to me. If you are unsure if your comment went through, just send me a private message and I’ll confirm it to you. Please only comment for her if you are completely sure you want her and are able to pay for her either in full or following the rules of the payment plan.
I will take entries for Alondra until Monday November 29, 2021 at 5pm CDT. If more than one person is interested I will draw a name. Once a family has been chosen I will send a PayPal invoice that is due upon receipt.
As always by commenting you agree you are 18 years or older and please do not comment for someone else, that is just not fair for others.
Alondra has found a loving home. Thank you so much.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about this very special baby girl. I hope you love her as much as I do because I really want to make more babies like her in the future.
Hope you are all safe and healthy and ready for the holidays.
Read you soon.
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