Aelfreda: waking up.
Babies have to be the most mesmerizing little things ever, that or watching the fire crackling, the rain drops on a window, or the wind toss leaves.
I have been meaning to come and introduce this little bundle of wool and joy, but between keeping Aspen and Thora ready for their travels, plus dealing with all the other dolls in the studio who are getting very excited to come and meet you, time just slipped through my fingers.
Babies sleep most of the time, so it also felt a bit rushy and a bit mean to wake Aelfreda just to take her picture. But this morning, we caught her awake for just a bit and so we tried her new bib on and away we went.
Don't let your heart run away with you though, Aelfreda already has a mother. One of the most loving and caring doll mothers I have had the pleasure of sending my wool children to, and one that has been dreaming of a baby doll for quite some time. It has finally being on both our lucky stars that the time was just right for Aelfreda to be born. And so here she is.
Such a cuddly bundle of wool and cloth, with her wispy mohair head, and her rosy peeky cheeks. I adore her and can hardly wait to show you everything I have been cooking for her.
But we shall wait. A short trip across to ship Aspen and Thora first, plus all the many wool wands you were so kind to take into your dollmaking hands. We shall be back soon though, with one last good bye from Thora and Aspen, plus the introduction of my latest doll clothing patterns: pyjamas and bunny slippers. I will keep you posted.
Mean time, I am going to go and cuddle with Aelfreda before I leave her in the care of Poet and Eva. I hope they take good care of her while I am gone.