Hello baby!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

We welcome the little prince!

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son. While they get to grips with royal parenthood, we suspect miniaturists will be reviewing their dolls' house nurseries. Is that baby doll cute enough, realistic enough? No problem, just add a pretty bonnet or cover it with a crochet shawl.

Just can't love it? Then buy another from one of the many talented makers of porcelain or sculpted miniatures dolls. And as for siblings? No problem. There's no such thing as disturbed nights or dirty nappies in the miniature nursery, no matter how many tots there are!

Mother and baby

The mother and baby dolls pictured above are a one-of-a-kind creation by the talented Daniela Kiefhaber of Microdolls. Working from a photograph taken in Australia in 1945, Daniela based the dolls on her friend's mother and grandmother. Her work is extremely fine and well executed. Each doll has 14 joints. They can be undressed as the buttonholes work.

"I made the dress in real size for myself from a pattern to see how it would work and then I miniaturised it," said Daniela, who is a familiar figure in her vintage-inspired dresses at Kensington Dollshouse Festival. "I don't use fabric stiffener in my dolls' clothes. All the fabrics have to work properly and hang well."

Find out more at www.microdolls.com

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