Weighted Natural Fiber Art Baby Doll, Gracie, with Baptismal Set

$325.00

Weighted Waldorf-style natural fiber art baby doll with additional clothing

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Description

Meet Gracie! This adorable, one-of-a-kind Waldorf-style, natural fiber art doll was made with meticulous care. She is fully dressed and comes with her own small teething doll, hand-knit blanket,  and additional clothing including a baptismal set.

Gracie’s skin is peach-colored high-quality cotton knit, especially manufactured for making Waldorf dolls. It is free from harmful chemicals and resists pilling and wear. Her head was sculpted with wool, the features felted until firm, and the face embroidered. Her body is also stuffed entirely with wool. (All of the wool is OEKO-TEX standard 100. Wool retains body warmth and resists bacteria and mold, and so makes an ideal stuffing for dolls.) Carefully placed in the torso are sealed cotton bags of glass microspheres for weight. This gives her an especially cuddly, life-like feel. Her hair is 100%  mohair yarn crocheted into a cap, sewn securely to her head, and brushed out. She is currently wearing it in two tiny pigtails, but it may be combed and restyled.

She wears a flannel honeybee print diaper which fastens with Velcro. She has a knit nightgown with a onesie-style overlapping neck for ease of dressing. The sleeves have fold-over cuffs and the hem is elasticized.

For her play clothes she has a short-sleeved cotton smock with an elastic neck. She has cotton woven checked pants with an elastic waist and cuffs. She has a hand-knitted wool-blend cardigan with two wooden buttons and a matching pixie cap. To warm her feet she wears a pair of hand-knit wool socks.

Gracie’s lovely baptismal gown is made of sheer, cotton dimity, trimmed with various eyelet and lace. It buttons in the back with three tiny vintage buttons. She has matching elasticized bloomers and a delicate bonnet. For her feet there are white crocheted (acrylic) booties tied with white ribbon. As an alternative to the bonnet she has two tiny white clip-on bows for her hair. She also has a tiny cross crocheted from silver cotton crochet thread, the cross stiffened with fabric stiffener. It closes with a silver lobster claw clasp. She also has her own hand-knit baptismal blanket in white (acrylic).

She holds her very own  teething doll, similar to the larger ones I make for real babies. The materials used are largely the same as those used for the baby doll. The wooden teething ring is not intended for use by real babies. 

Gracie and all of her clothing are made from my original patterns.

Dimensions: Gracie is approximately 14 inches tall and approximately 8 ounces undressed. The blanket is approximately 23-24” square.

 Age recommendation: This is not an appropriate toy for a child under five. The mohair used for the doll’s hair is not good for chewing on and there are small parts (buttons) involved. However, this is a doll meant to be loved and played with! She is sewn with triple seams and as sturdy as I could make her.

Care:

Doll: I recommend spot cleaning the doll itself as needed, and hand-washing if absolutely necessary. Soak in cool water using a gentle detergent or baby wash. Gently squeeze out excess water (you can also roll in a towel and squeeze); do not wring or scrub. Lay on a towel to dry for one or more days depending on humidity. There are several good sites online giving explicit directions for cleaning Waldorf dolls and I recommend consulting them if you feel you need to do so. (The tiny teething doll should be similarly hand-washed and laid out to dry.) The glass microspheres used for weight are not harmed by washing.

Clothing: All of the clothing is machine washable. Everything except the knits may be machine dried (those should be laid flat to dry). I strongly recommend pinning them in a lingerie bag so they do not get lost.

This doll will be shipped USPS Priority mail with insurance equal to the value of the doll. (Insurance is included in the price of the doll.)

Additional information

Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 16 × 6 × 5 in