I've been working on him for (what it seems) weeks, here and there, when I could. And now he's done. And he's for sale.
A LOT of 5 mins here and there. Slowly building a face, a body, then attaching both (Oh, the relief of my daughter when she saw both piece attached, screaming "He's repaired! He's repaired!")
His lovely outfit was up-cycled. His hoodie was made out of a scarf and I'm going to start hunting for more of those to make something similar for Merrick! His pants come from the hand-me-down stash of no-more-fitting jeans. He also have cotton socks that neither Merrick or Mariann had the time to wear. He can be undressed and dressed and undressed again, and his clothing can be machine washed! How convenient?
He was made without a pattern, and came up rather slender, so I had to make him a popping navel to balance it off!
I love him. I think my FIL would have kept him if I let him.. (I plan on surprising him with one on his birthday..shh!)
Of course, he's made with almost all Natural, Organic materials. He is made out of fair coloured interlock cotton knit that is certified organic. He is stuffed with pure wool, according to the Waldorf tradition : a firm head and soft limbs and belly. The wool makes him warm to the touch :) I love to hug him, I really do!
The only "fake" material is the hair: 70% acrylic/30% alpaca. But it is really soft!
I'm really proud, and exited, and a little stressed. This is my first big doll for sale!
I wonder if all the work will pay off. I wonder if my selling price is too high. I wonder if my pictures are good enough...
Toya (that's how Mariann says "Victoria") wanted to be in the photo shoot as well!
She's still bald but her crochet wig cap is done and I will attach her some hair soon.
... I wanted to see if there was interest in a Waldorf doll "snow suit". I'm really glad I got one: It saved her from dirty calcium snow in the streets, several times!
...So. Here's my big thing for today. Ah, the worries! I really hope someone will love him enough to want him home! He's filled with love and I really enjoyed making him. I'd love being able to say I can bring some income home, too.
So, again, here's the listing for him.
If by any chance you love his style but was looking for other features (different hair or eye colour or a smaller doll...) I'm open for a custom listing or two via alchemy :)
I had a little friend with me during the photo shoot :D
Hope you had a great weekend everybody, and I wish you a nice week!