New Style Doll

I’ve made a new style of doll. Well, it’s not really a new style, it’s my large baby doll. I took the body and made a doll that , what I think, look like a toddler. Her limbs are all jointed which means they all move independently. I just posted her on for sale. I love this tan skin tone with the brown hair.

I had such a lovely evening last night with a few good friends at this wonderful restaurant in Shawnigan Lake called Steeples (it used to be a church). It was so nice to have a long conversation not interupted with children. Sitting on the deck in the evening sun, I felt like just me..not a mom or a wife, but me – it was long overdue. This is one thing that I really miss about Vancouver. It was so easy to just meet up for coffee or grab a bite to eat with a pal. Here, you tend to stay home (really because it is such a nice place to be!). Anyways with my great new friends I’ve made and some more old friends moving to the ‘hood – I think evening teas will become more frequent.

Still no baby. I’m thinking it’s not coming until Christmas now. I had an acupuncture treatment yesterday to try to speed things along. No luck today.

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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 . 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, 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, 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 . 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 babe and all, it’s been a crazy few days!
Thanks for the compliments!

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