Please meet Mariana (Ariana sculpt by Reva Schick)
And Prototype #1 of Danene by Violet Parker.
This sculpt has the perfect limbs for a crawling/belly baby so I did a little experiment to help her hold her head up on her own. (Usually I stuff blankets under them to keep the head up.)
Here are the results!
And here is how I did it~
I sewed on two little rings; one on her bottom and one at the nape of her neck.
I attached a heavy cord to the ring in her bottom and attached a safety pin at the other end. The pin easily slips into the ring at her neck pulling the cord to hold her head up. You simply undo the pin when you do not want her in this position.
The next pictures show her all undone. As you can see, this little one has both full arms and full legs.
She is just as delightful as can be!
These two final babies are all packed in my luggage.
Now I need to get my class and workshop packed up as well as my clothes and the mohair that is still drying. I can't believe tomorrow is almost here! Many friends from outside of my country are arriving in Greenville, North Carolina. Can't wait to see them!