About Half Way Through…

I made some great progress yesterday. John was off work and took care of Ben yesterday for long periods of time. I’ll get the same today, the boys are headed to the trains for the afternoon.

I got 4 bodies assembled, 1 complete and I’m starting the large Babies hair. I’m going to try to post the doll that Ben is holding today on www.naturalpod.com . I’m going to try something a tad different with my large baby doll and dress him/her in clothing rather then a sleeper, so like a little toddler and not so much a baby. I’ve done this for customers before and I’ve always got feedback when I’ve done it.

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I’ve always wanted to document how my dolls progress. What a better way then with a blog! So this is 2 days worth of work. It’s quite a bit this time because I’ve done NO housework in 2 days and we haven’t gone out much due to the gloomy rain. I’m making 3 babies and all their limbs are done and assembled to the bodies, the heads are made and it’s all ready for assembly. Last night I actually finished a doll..I’ll take a picture and post her tomorrow. John was in my workshop on the computer entranced by You Tube (he’s only just discovered it) while I sew. It’s a nice way to spend an evening..lol, aside from being interrupted every 10 minutes with “Hey, love, look at this goal that Liverpool scored – this was back in ’84.. I remember this goal, whoa what a cracker that was, blah, blah, blah”.

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How I start my week..

This is how my work ‘week’ usually starts. My work week goes for 7 to 10 days depending on what I have to do. This one that I’m in right now is for 2 small babies, 2 14″ Bambolettas and a large baby. I break my schedual down by day and try to follow it as best I can. Everything goes in the basket, thread, scissors, fabrics, tubing..you name it. This way I have a portable work station to take with me everywhere.

No new baby news. Just ready for him/her to make it’s appearance ๐Ÿ˜‰

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This little gnome is a special order for Robert at www.mahardrygoods.com . He requested this months ago but with the move and general craziness I wasn’t able make him until now. He really is one of my most favorite dolls that I’ve ever made. I sculpted in a chin and larger gnome-esque nose then sewn in some white boucle mohair. His hat is attached and I made a basic outfit using velour. His limbs are articulated so he can b posed in many different ways. I jointed them using my new, spiffy doll joints. They take a bit longer then jointing using the button method but the doll is SO much sturdier. I also made 2 new babies and a mermaid for him, all should be on his site in a few weeks.

I’m working on 2 custom dolls next week and then just ‘stocking’ up untill the baby makes an appearence. I’ve entered the stage of pregnancy where fear of labour has been replaces with a mix of really, really wanting to meet my our new baby and wanting my body to be somewhat normal again.

christina at bamboletta - August 10, 2007 - 6:55 pm

Hi there ๐Ÿ™‚
Of course I don’t mind if you link me! I’m sorry I haven’t responded to you earlier..new babe and all, it’s been a crazy few days!
Thanks for the compliments!
Christina

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I’ve been trying to keep on the blog consistently, but have failed miserably! Over 10 days since my last entry..tsk, tsk.

We’ve been having lots of fun exploring our surroundings this week. There are so may great place to go to with little ones. This week we found a great place called Bright Angel Park, it’s so beautiful there. It’s a river that is perfect for little ones because it’s calm and doesn’t go past the knees. Very good place to be on these recent hot days.

I’m redesigning my website right now. I’m trying to streamline it and make it a source of information for my customers. I’ll be adding a newsletter and another blog site among other things. I found a really great illustrator to work with, we are in the works to design an illustration for the site/ price tags/ business cards. I’m not sure that this is the best timing to be doing something like this, I can tell that this baby of mine wants out. It’s moving around like a little acrobat.

I just finished up this breastfeeding doll for a customer of mine. I don’t do these very often. It was a wonderful doll to make in my ‘state’ ๐Ÿ™‚

M&M - July 20, 2007 - 10:57 am

congratulations your dolls are lovely.

onemotherslove - July 24, 2007 - 9:23 am

Oh my goodness, your dolls are fabulous!! I think I’ll start saving for a big doll for my baby! hehe… Anyway, do you mind if I add a link to you under Mommy Blogs on my blog? MY BLOG

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