Miss Gioia

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

More Babies

Over the holiday break, some diaper material scraps were transformed from this...

into these babies.

The kiddo on the left is for a lady who runs a Kindermusik studio here in Beijing. The one on the right is for a little girl's upcoming birthday. They both desperately need hair, but they will have to wait a bit because mohair is hard to find 'round these parts.

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Little Waldorf Baby

This is a Waldorf-style baby doll made from a Magic Cabin kit - the 16" Sweet Cheeks baby. It was my first attempt at a fully formed baby doll with a sculpted head, and she was relatively simple to assemble. The hair took quite a while, though, because the instructions called for a crocheted mohair wig. I do not crochet and all attempts at self-instruction through web-searches and pictures were abysmal failures. After six months of staring at a bald headed baby, I ordered "Making Waldorf Dolls" by Maricristin Sealey, which has a section on making hair that saved the day. I took the doll with me on a business trip from Beijing to Shanghai last month so I could finish up the hair on the plane. I got some serious double takes in the airport as I passed through security. All of the ladies manning the x-ray machine came up to investigate and touch my baby.

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