This is Cora. She is a sweet little Waldorf inspired doll that I have had in my mind to make for more than a year! She turned out even more adorable than I imagined. After I finished her little cape she wanted to go outside to play in the warm spring sunshine. And when I showed her the tiny bunny bonnet that I had made her as well, she insisted that it was time to hunt Easter eggs!
Cora took me a while to make because the pattern I was designing for her body seemed quite fiddly at first. I just couldn't get everything to come out like I envisioned it. Finally last week, I had one of those wonderful moments of perfect clarity when everything just fell into place, and there she sat on my sewing table being practically perfect as Mary Poppins would say.
Cora stands just shy of seven inches tall (about 17 cm.). She is entirely handmade by me. Her hair is super soft brushed mohair with two tiny braids. Her body is of 100% cotton calico and her skin is of high quality 100% cotton jersey. Her lovely cape is made of !00% cotton pale pink Dotted Swiss, and her bunny bonnet is made of a high quality wool blend. She is stuffed with clean carded sheep's wool. She comes with her little basket and two tiny wooden eggs, hand painted by yours truly. And of course her cape and bunny bonnet will accompany her to her new home as well!
Now for the exciting, nerve-wracking part...I am listing her for sale in my brand new Etsy shop! Well the shop itself isn't brand new. I created it a couple of years ago, I just never got around to filling it. At the moment Cora is the only listing, but hopefully more will come soon! If you would like to read a bit more about Cora please GO VISIT HER (and me!) on Etsy. I still have to add a banner and do a bit of tweaking in my shop, but I thought if I waited until I got everything was just perfect I might just never list her! And I needed to do that before I got cold feet!
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