Wednesday, 26 December 2007

New Baby...

There is a new baby in our house, delivered by Santa on Christmas of course! She is the smallest baby that has ever come to live with us- she is wearing a size 0000 grow suit & it is roomy! She arrived with her very own pillow & matching quilt made of Japanese fabrics. I must say that the workmanship on the quilt is a bit shoddy, but I think Santa's elves must have been pretty busy, so I shouldn't really complain. She is wearing a hat as she doesn't have any hair as yet. Apparently the elves working on this one can't crochet either & after a number of attempts, gave up & went for a beanie instead. The plan is that she will get some hair eventually, but the work needs to be outsourced.
She does look very cute tucked up under her quilt & I am now addicted to sewing with these amazing Japanese fabrics. I still have some scraps left over for a couple more projects which will be fun.
In case anyone is interested the doll pattern is for a Dreamtime baby, downloaded from Sarah's Dolls. I found it easy to follow & was very happy with the result, having never made a Steiner-style doll before. My only complaint is that she doesn't sell clothing patterns for this style of doll, but I guess with a bit of tinkering I could whip something up. Winterwood Toys had everything I needed to make the doll (as the requirements are quite specific) & I have to say that wool stuffing (as apposed to Polyfill) is so nice to work with. The fabric for the top of the doll quilt was a gift from this ace chick and the quilt is backed with a fat quarter that I got as a bonus when I ordered some fabric from good-ness (love that shop) . The binding is from good old Spotlight - I just can't resist those spots!

4 comments:

Melanie said...

Well done, she is beautiful. I am sure she will be as loved as Claire and Rosie are!!!
I had alot of handmade projects that I finished for Xmas(and just as many unfinished!!), will put pictures up when I can. I found an old cradle for Coco's doll and sanded it, waxed it and made all the linen. The thrill of doing so much for my children is priceless. I also made mini mei tai baby carriers, will post pictures of them too. The girls have had their babies in the carriers all day everyday since they opened the gift!!!

martha said...

Oh I love the "new baby" at your house. It turned out so cute!

gryb said...

Well done!!! Wow!!! What an amazing job. They all look so gorgeous.

Kirsty said...

What do you know - it's let me comment. That doll is sooo gorgeous - fantastic job. Hope that your Christmas was lovely.