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Topic: "Zadi's" Birthday cradle.  (Read 1808 times)
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« on: October 02, 2013 01:03:29 AM »

My lovely friend Larissa, has a wonderfully creative little girl called Zadi - and so for her recent 7th Birthday I knew I needed to make her something with girl sensory overload !!!
Her daughter and my son both go to a waldorf school and so most of their toys are either handmade or made from natural materials.
Now, I must also tell you that Zadi has a teddy bear which she has had since birth (we all have one of those don't we) and so I knew whatever I made had to incorporate "Fluffy - the one eyed bear" Wink

The cradle is wet felted around a polystyrene ball (cheating in the washing machine Wink ) from merino and is embroidered and massively beaded. The doll is a simple hand sewn doll and her body and cap is made from a felted jumper. The teddy bear is needle felted from my own fleece Smiley and then a little bead eye and a cross for his patch Smiley The blanket is the top half of the cradle cut off when you cut out from the ball - I simply cut it up into squares and then patchworked it (the inside of the cradle is a different colour and therefore I could alternate the patches on the blanket)

Now being that her birthday came the week after this challenge was announced, I knew it was all just fate !

Hope you enjoy the photos please let me know what you think



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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013 11:14:12 AM »

It's so adorable, it makes me want to play with tiny dolls again!
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013 09:11:15 PM »

So cute!  I love the colors.
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2013 07:02:06 AM »

How cute!! wonderful gift!

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013 05:10:45 AM »

Just incredible! Smiley

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