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A bundle of joy.

A bundle of joy.

Let me introduce you to Baby Kasja, the newest sweetheart to steal our hearts. She is a wee bundle of joy, made of cloth and wool and merely 11" tall to be quite honest.

Baby Kasja, a weighted cloth baby doll by Fig and Me. 

Now Baby Kasja has helped me test the first doll pattern of 2018. Back in September or October, I asked you all via my monthly newsletter, which pattern you wanted me to work on next: the baby pattern or the figlette. While the voting was neck-to-neck, the baby elicited lengthier and more heartfelt responses so I got to work on it first.

This pattern is almost exactly to a T to the one I use to sell my dolls. Except I enlarged her feet a wee bit, and gave her more of a neck. This sweet doll is weighted with glass beads, stuffed with wool, and introduces you to the technique of needle-felting to achieve the precious facial features.

Baby Kasja is made with a doll pattern I am releasing next week! So excited. By Fig and Me. #naturalfiberartdoll #waldorfinspired #dollmaking

The doll pattern comes with this cute ensemble included: a sweet diaper (to avoid messy accidents!), a lined bib with ties and mini pom pom trim, and a cute bow accessory.

As I mentioned in this month's Love Letter, I spent some time over Christmas thinking and deciding what I would like to do with my future doll patterns. As I only released two last year, the Wee Baby Bunny and Little Fig, it was my first time sailing these nerve-wracking waters. One thing that kept popping up was: clothes for the dolls, do you have patterns that fit this doll?. And so this time I am ready.

Aside this cute get-up that Kasja is wearing, you will be able to find two e-Books chock-full of dolly clothes. The Baby Layette Sewing e-book contains 8 patterns, and the Baby Layette Knitting e-Book contains 5. So if you are not into sewing that much, you can at least get knitting…and vice versa. These e-Books will be released only on her size, which is 11" tall. 

Sweet Baby Kasja, a weighted cloth doll by Fig and Me. 

Now my darling husband is working very hard to finish Kasja's cradle, and once it's in my hands I will proceed to make her a lovely mattress and pillows and all that she will need to travel away. Kasja will be looking for a home as soon as we are ready, right Kasja?. 

So for now, I leave you with wonderful excitement, as I get to touch up all those patterns, and as I knit and work some more on her dolly clothes. And if you are on Patreon with me, tomorrow you get a fresh new video. See you there!. 

 Baby Kasja, a natural fiber art doll by Fig and Me. 

Baby Kasja, a natural fiber art doll by Fig and Me. 

The Baby Fig pattern and Baby Layette sewing pattern, ready for your hands.

The Baby Fig pattern and Baby Layette sewing pattern, ready for your hands.

The girls play in the garden.

The girls play in the garden.

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