Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas to all!

I made this miniature polymer clay Santa for my daughter last year.  He's busy checking his list and I'm sure that you are all on it.
Thank you for your kindness and the many dear comments from many of you over the past year. I've enjoyed reading your blogs and seeing the magnificent creations that you have shared with all of us. I feel very blessed. I am working on new ideas that I am eager to share with you and looking forward to a bright and magical New Year.
Hugs to all,

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ebay 12/5/11 OOAK 8" SOFT BODY Polymer BABY Girl Doll with Crocheted Outfit

I just listed this little one on Ebay. I'm finishing up her diaper cover and booties and will have pictures of the finished baby in a couple of days. Enjoy! Hugs, Morena

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

OOAK 2.5" Polymer SOFT BODY MINI BABY Girl Crocheted Outfit bunny Morena Ciambra

I've just listed this little one on Ebay. Her tiny butter cream thread crocheted outfit took forever to complete.  She comes with a tiny white bunny rabbit. He will keep her company on her journey to her new home. Enjoy!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

WIP 8" Soft body babies & Free miniature baby online class

We have a large snow storm moving into New England. The wind is howling outside. BRRRR!!!
I wanted to share some of the little ones that I'm working on.
I'll be teaching free lesson on making a miniature baby for beginners, Little Baby Bundle next Saturday. Just sign up on CDHM  
It's free to join. Hope to see you there.

Stay warm,
Enjoy !

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ebay 10/20/11 OOAK 8" SOFT BODY Polymer BABY Girl Doll with Crocheted Outfit

I've been making larger Soft Body Babies and am enjoying every minute. I wanted to share this sweet little girl with a thread crocheted outfit which has been decorated with silk ribbon bows and rose buds. This baby has been sculpted with Prosculpt Clay. Her sky blue eyes have been highly glazed to give them depth. I use only heat set oil paints on my babies because I am able to add many layers of paint that when baked set into the clay. She is so nice to hold because she has been weighted. Hope you enjoy seeing her.
Hugs to all,

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Soft Body Witchy Windy, kiTn and pumpkin Ebay 10/10

This little one is just 8 inches tall. She is the largest of my Soft Body Babies. I'm just taking a little break from working with the magnifiers. I really enjoyed making this sweet Witchy Windy and her little kiTn and pumpkin. I have listed this set on Ebay. You can read a full description on my auction listing.  Click on the link on the top right side of this page. Enjoy! Hugs, Morena

Several people have asked for a description of my work so here it is.
Her name is Windy and she has the palest skin and she has been painted with many layers of heat set oil paints. They give her a life like appearance. She is made without the use of a mold as are all of my Soft Body Babies. I have mixed several types of polymer clays with a base of prosculpt to give this little one a translucent skin color almost a waxy appearance.  Her body is soft pink knit and been lightly weighted. Her hair is fine mohair wool which I have dyed baby blond. She has beautiful large hand blown blue/grey eyes.  I do not use clothing patterns and many of my materials are vintage so the babies wear one of a kind outfit too.  This sweet one is wearing a vintage white cotton dress with handmade lace trim. I found this piece of fabric during my travels through the mountains of New England.  It was a beautiful ruffle of an old dress.  I was thrilled to have enough for this set. Her tiny dress has been decorated with  Halloween green heart shaped button beads.  I have crocheted a pretty navy and orange sweater and matching bonnet using the finest threads. It will keep her warm on those cold October nights.They are decorated with little silk ribbon rose buds and bows. Windy’s furry friend kiTin was created just for her. He is plush fiber and has green bead eyes, thread embroidered details and silk ribbon accents. So… then came this wonderful piece of soft worn muslin and a pumpkin appeared….lol! It didn’t just appear it took many hours of work to transform it…lol! A little handmade thread crocheted and green colored doily was added for the leaves and now she has a little something to curl up on. Oh, we must not forget a tiny matching pillowcase for those Trick or Treat goodies! It will arrive filled with little surprises. All of my work comes with a signed certificate of authenticity. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ebay 9/7/11 Little girl with pigtails Soft Body Baby

This little Soft Body baby girl has the sweetest pigtails. They just wouldn't stay down so they stick straight! I had some of this beautiful powder blue thread and used it to crochet her jacket. A dear friend sent me some wonderful soft cotton lace which I used for her collar. Just a perfect touch. I added silk ribbons and tiny thread rosebuds. I've been painting miniature metal toys for the babies. This little one comes with a tiny carriage. Enjoy! Morena

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ebay 8/22 Soft Body Baby Girl/Pincushion

She reminds me of the antique Halloween and Christmas cards. This little Soft Body Baby Girl can be a Witch for Halloween or remove the props and she is a Christmas Elf. I love making pincushions too so she sits on this one made with vintage fabric and lace.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ebay 8/20 - Soft Body Baby Girl

One of a kinds, little Soft Body Baby Girl in yellow crocheted sweater and bonnet. Her outfit is decorated with silk ribbons and tiny thread rose buds. Enjoy! Hugs, Morena

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Welcome a new blogger! Work in progress!

Great work in progress by a new blogger. She is a Designer, illustrator, muralist, painter etc.....  Her name is Sheila Beninati. She is from a small town in New England. Thought you might enjoy seeing her work.


Little Elfie - Work in progress

From time to time a little surprise pops up! This little Elfie with it's pointed ears and red pointed booties is a work in progress. Not sure if it's a boy or girl right now. What do you think?

Morena and Elfie

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Twins - Ebay 7/21

I came across a small amount of this pretty small print cotton fabric. This is what happened... Twins! I will be listing them on Ebay. Enjoy, Hugs, Morena

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Little boy in Blue

Ebay link to little boy in blue

I've just listed this little 2 1/2 inches tall baby boy in a crochet blue thread outfit. He was a tiny surprise. Enjoy! Hugs, Morena

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ebay 4/19 - OOAK mini Baby Alice & White Rabbit #1 Story Book Series

This is a one of a kind Soft Body Baby and White Rabbit display. It is the first of my Story Book Soft Body Baby Series. All the props along with a beautiful screen and wood base are included.
I love making these tiny babies and my bunnies are fun too so I decided to combine the two.
Here is Tiny Baby Alice. She is just 2 ½ inches tall Soft Body Baby. She is a one of a kind sculpt made without a mold.
Her head and limbs are Prosculpt clay. They have been hand painted with many layers of heat set oil paints. Her lips, nose and eyes are lightly glazed for a moist look. Baby Alice has a soft cloth body and is gently posable. Her hair is made with soft blond English lamb wool. Her tiny sweater is pink thread crochet. A vintage pleated lace dress covers her soft white cloth diaper. Silk ribbons and thread rosettes trim this sweet outfit.  I love making miniature bunnies. White Rabbit is just 1 ¾ inches tall and is also a one of a kind. He is plush faux fur with pink ears and blue glass eyes. He is wearing a tiny silk ribbon bow. Baby Alice and White Rabbit love having tea parties so I have made a teacup for her and a bottle for Rabbit. As a backdrop a pink fabric and lace tri-fold screen shows off this wonderful rocking crib. It is made of wood, I have antiqued it in a soft moss green color. The bedding is vintage fabrics, laces and ribbons. I needed something to keep Alice occupied so I created this wired rose mobile with tiny floating pink hearts. It is hand sculpted with polymer clay. A little wood base completes this charming set. The over all size of this set is 7”Hx7”Wx5D”