lucy finally started walking at 18 months...
for christmas we gave her a sweet little wooden stroller by hape
i wanted lucy to have a special doll to take care of and adore - she is such a loving little girl.
i prefer to expose her to lovely and natural textured toys and materials over plastics or mass-produced toys. i chose to make lucy a baby doll that she could use with her new stroller.
it's a cloth doll made using various scraps from my fabric collection:
tea-dyed linen was used for the body, wool from an old sweater was used to stuff the doll and a shrunken sweater was used for the hair. since lucy is at a stage where she likes to help get herself dressed, i also used remnants of old clothing to make clothing for the doll.
('baby' was wearing the red dress pictured above when lucy opened the gift for christmas.
by accident we forgot baby in the swing at church... so poor baby was wearing the same outfit for over a week. the minute we got her home -via babysitter mimmi- lucy ran to the bin of clothing, picked a new outfit and changed her immediately...)
i modeled the doll after lucy: big blue eyes, sweet smile, little dimples
and her strawberry-shaped birthmark on the top of her head.
(to make sure it's her baby, she always checks the top of the head!)
knowing how much lucy already loves jewelery, mikko decided to give her her first necklace ♥
isn't this the most beautiful little girl's necklace you've ever seen... i just *love* it.
it came from estonia from kangaroocare... i had specially requested a mint coloured piece for our little minttu...
the wooden juniper beads smell lovely and the cotton details are gentle and soft to lucy's skin.
i love that it's a piece that can grow with her.
did you give your little one something sweet for christmas?
i'll be sure to post about other sweet gift ideas...