I’ve wanted to make a wee babe for quite some time, its been nagging me…maybe its because my own daughter has now turned two…. so naturally thoughts of how she’s grown up so fast, and a little longing for another!
Esme is made from a variation of my pip pattern and I over the moon as to how she’s turned out.
And like all babies Esme needed a few essentials!
I knew she would need somewhere to sleep…. in steps wonderful husband! Who has made her the most adorable vintage style cream cot, to keep her safe and snug. Along with her cot I have made her a very soft wool filled linen mattress and Japanese double gauze pillow.
And I needed to protect her from the not so soft cot bars, so a matching bumper was added.
Her knitted blanket/swaddle is from her grandma (as is tradition with all newborns)
She is dressed in the softest alpaca leggings and a cute cotton dress…. she also has a wee cardigan, which I’ve not managed to get on her yet!
And how could I forget her teeny tiny knitted booties to keep those adorable tootsies warm.
Her rather rustic looking teddy is named lala…
I really wanted Esme to be have a little weight to her and looked into various techniques to do this
In the end the most natural to me was the use of garnet* there are so many amazing properties to this stone and if you are inclined you can read more about it here
This discovery only cemented Esme’s purpose to me.
Esme measures in at 9.5 inches and weighs around 200grams
Her hair is made with dollymo mohair and crocheted with a 1.25m hook (yes you read that right) I really wanted the softest fluffiest wig.
She is made with cotton tricot and stuffed with New Zealand wool. Her face has been lightly sculpted and embroidered with cotton.
And as mentioned she is lightly weighted.
Thank you for taking the time to take a little peek at my Esme xox
If you would like to own Esme plese take a look here
*Emotionally, considered a stone of increasing commitment, honesty, hope, and faith. It is a stone of positive thoughts which is said to dispel and relieve depression. Garnet is also used to overcome crisis and trauma. It is used to bring one away from a sense of helplessness or victimization and imparting courage. It is used to assist in diminishing or eliminating abandonment issues. One of the ways said to bring these about is releasing old ideas and perceptions of self and others which allows one to see them as they are, rather than through a filter of fear. Thus it can reduce or eliminate conscious or unconscious self-sabotage. It is said to enhance emotions in a positive way, and also be quite calming.