Clara Marie is an
thin 18" Inviting Play doll.
She is the first Inviting Play doll made
from the Swiss fabric Laib Yala and she is triple stitched and stuffed
with wool and love.
She has long golden hair
made from bleached camel weft. The hair is hardy, can be lightly
combed and is fun to style.
She has light skin with a pinkish tone.
Her eyes are blue.
She is very flexible and floppy and therefore easy
Because of my rookie attempt at a new fabric, she is not very sturdy on her feet as past Inviting Play dolls and prefers to sit or stand
with help. In addition, she has a little wrinkle under one of her cheeks.
She was made with great inspiration from various
Nutcracker stories and in fact will go home with a delightful copy of a vintage cloth bound
story book called the Nutcracker of Nuremberg
by Donald E. Cooke. The book would be
wonderful read aloud in front of a cozy fire.
Of course she'll bring
home her own wooden nutcracker as well. It is a 3 "
German made hand painted vintage nutcracker - and I'm sure it has a lot of stories to tell.
Her clothes were
designed to look like my own idea of what a classic Victorian child
would wear at a Christmas Eve party. They are mostly made from
carefully chosen cotton and silk vintage fabrics, ribbons and tiny
details. Some of them have little marks or dis-colorings - kisses from
the past - is how I think of them.
She has a cotton night
gown with ribbons to gather and fasten and fuzzy, pink, crocheted
slippers. She also has a small pillow and soft flannel blanket.