Sweet Meadow was so much fun for me to create. She is now with her new family, getting lots of hugs and love! She is made with my baby pattern and is 15" long, created with high quality cotton jersey interlock and stuffed firmly with wool. Her facial features have been needle felted of wool over many hours and then covered with fabric, and then her features were accented with some carefully placed stitches. She also has some adorable knee and elbow dimples, as well as some dimples above her chubby bum. Her eyes are embroidered with cotton embroidery thread, and her face and body have been blushed with beeswax crayon. Meadow's soft dark hair is made of a brushable mohair yarn that has been knitted into a cap and carefully brushed out, then sewn securely to her head. Meadow has a really lovely outfit. Her romper was made with cotton woven fabric with a delightful floral pattern. The pattern for her romper is from Shaka Laka Bum, which I downsized to fit Meadow. It was really a lovely pattern and tutorial to work with. Her diaper is made of floral patterned cotton and a layer of wool from my own pattern and closes with metal snaps. Her wee socks are made of cotton jersey and trimmed with lace, and her boots were wet felted over several hours by me with layers of wool and fitted specifically to Meadows feet. To complete her sweet boots I added eyelets and leather lacing. Her wool shawl was knitted by me using a pattern from Miss Molly’s Dolls, and closes with a single wooden button. Her sweet wool bonnet is knitted using a preemie pattern from Ester Kate Designs; I added the bear ears to the bonnet (because how cute are bear ears?!). Many, many hours of love and work were poured into the creation of Meadow.
I had a hard time picking just a few photos, so this is a photograph heavy post for your enjoyment 😉
A blanket or a shawl? Meadow prefers to use it as a snuggly blanket...
Springtime mornings can be a bit chilly though, so let’s put that shawl back on… and peak at how lovely the back of this bonnet looks!
That’s better! All cozy and warm!
"Oh, look who came out to visit you this morning!"
Special booties made just for Meadow 😃
“Oh, Meadow little feet that want to stay warm must stay in their shoes!"
I’m not going to win this one….I guess laces are pretty intriguing and fun to pull on...
As the sun began to rise in the sky and spread it’s warmth, I gave up trying to keep her dressed
She finally got those socks off...
And well, what baby doesn’t enjoy being totally naked and free?
I hope you are enjoying the last of spring as summer is on it’s way!
Thank you for reading!
Posted on June 11th, 2018