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Topic: Coral and Pearl~ cloth doll Warning: Nursing mother TONS of pics  (Read 5681 times)
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« on: February 09, 2009 09:12:18 PM »

I've been wanting to make another mermaid since buying an awesome piece of knit material. It just "spoke" to me.
This is Coral (the mother) and Pearl (baby.)
I didn't originally set out to make a nursing mother, but after stuffing the body, and seeing that she had ample curves, I decided to make her a mommy. And what are breasts for anyway?

I love this shot. It's from the mother's point of view. You can see the adoration in Pearl's eyes.

I've taken some pics in daylight, which shows truer colors.

There are lots of painted details on this doll that will never show. I painted her some gills on her ribs, but the positioning of her arms covers that. This picture show her side fins:

Her eyelashes are only painted on, not fake ones that have been glued. I was really nervous about this part. I had to make my paint inky.

This pic show a close up of her hair on the left side. It's braided from left to right, creating a natural crown, and then seaweed made from silk ribbon and pearls are sewn on.

Hair detail right side. The blue bead represents sea glass, also called "mermaid's tears."

The "rocks" she lounges upon.
I though about this one for a few days. Originally I was looking at needle felting or painting rocks. I'd forgotten about this material that someone gave me. I started by making oddly shaped rock pillows and then hand sewed those together. After placing the doll on them, I realized that they weren't going to be seen, and were perfect the way they were already.
Coral can't sit up on her own, so a stand was needed for her to sit on.

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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009 01:46:04 AM »

Wow, amazing!
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009 02:03:48 AM »

Oh they are so sweet. As a nursing mother myself I think they are fabulous.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009 02:35:50 AM »

This is just stunning!
So beautiful!

Love it!

« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009 03:50:19 AM »

so beautiful !
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009 04:22:25 AM »

Really lovely.  You really captured the look in the baby's eyes. 

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2009 06:46:32 AM »

WOW. Talk about incredible. I always wondered how merfolk had babies! They look fantastic! Well Done CW, well done!!

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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2009 07:53:14 AM »

oh! craftewoman!  she's beautimus!!!!  Nice job!  Love love LOVE! it.

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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2009 10:35:13 AM »


but one question, the title says tons of pics and this is only three Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2009 11:41:51 AM »

I'll be adding more. I need to take some pics in natural light. And I tried adding some more last night and was having some problems. Undecided

Edit: Now there are tons of pics.
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