These baby dolls were custom made in 2017.
Just wanted to share this little guy with you, he was made last december as a St. Nicolas gift for a little boy. He is inspired by the lovely book Le Petit Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry about a little boy who lives on a planet. I have made Petit Prince dolls before but always with a soft velours body, this is the first one that has a tricot body and clothes that can be removed. This doll is very similar to the baby doll I make, but in order to resemble the body of an older child I gave him slender arms and legs.
Once in a while I feel like trying out a new technique and something I have wanted to learn for a long time is wetfelting. And especially hollow felt like this little egg shaped cradle. Thre are some great tutorials on the internet, one that I found very useful is this one : http://twigandtoadstool.blogspot.nl/2011/03/wet-felting-cradle-for-our-blossom-baby.html on a different site I found a tip to use an old panty to put your egg covered with wool in and it works really well. You basically need an egg shaped base, wool roving, soap and hot and cold water. It is reallly fun to do and very relaxing. Now I had to make a little baby for the bed of course so I made a tiny version of the cuddle doll I sometimes make for new born babies.