Oh little muffin.
Her case has been quilted with
â€śAnd though she be but
little, she is fierce.â€ť
And that she
most certainly is.
These 2 are special, and this is a unique auction
with unique pieces, so please read carefully.
Muffinâ€™s real name is Giana, but she feels it's
such a proper name. And muffins are just the perfect amount of sweet, not too
much and not too little. You can never have too many muffins, and so everyone
that loves her the most, calls her Muffin.
Muffin is an 8.5" sized lil chickpea. She is a
new lil sister pattern to the 13" dolls and - an awesome one if I may say. I am thrilled with the soft
squishy feel her body has, with the right amount of wool and glass beads. She
has shaped thighs, dimpled knees, elbows, wrists and yes, even embroidered
Muffin also has one of my favorite characteristics
of the sunshine dolls - their wee shaped hands. You can feel her teenie, shaped
palms in your hand.
Muffin has a floppy head for a full range of motion
as well as expression and posing. For those interested in photography, some of
her clothing has been designed to support her head in whichever angle you
Muffin has been constructed as all other lil
chickpea dolls, with laib yala tricot, and stuffed with high quality, ethically
Her wig is straight chestnut mohair weft which can
be heat-styled and washed in anyway you'd like. (the weft has been crocheted
with coordinating mohair yarn and securely sewn on)
It is important that this set encouraged play. That
the person they will share their home with may take this case aside and get
lost in the freedom and innocence of play. Shed the stresses of adult
responsibilities and be lost in the moments we forget we work so hard to
Muffin comes with a complete wardrobe to tickle
your imagination. She will bring with her
-a bright red dress, with heart embroidery at the
hem, flutter sleeves and contrasting fabric seaming inside.
- a striped cotton dress from a didymos wrap scrap
and lined with blue heathered cotton.
- caramel cashmere oversized mock neck sweater
- cotton summer top from a vintage piece of
- blush pink polka dot cotton harem pants
- bright pink striped stretch tights
- a lined cotton yellow "raincoat" with
green snap closure
- a pink crochet crop top made with handdyed yarn
and lace weight mohair for texture
- a blue striped tshirt with raw neck hem.
-an extra poufy hot pink tutu ***PLEASE NOTE: the
internal construction of this tutu is not pretty. The piece of tulle was oddly
shaped and was not enough to make her skirt. But she NEEDED it. and so, we
cobbled it together anyways. The construction is strong - but please note not
pretty. Tell anyone to stay out from under her skirt.
(*her fun cardboard dinosaur will be included just because its cute too â€“
though this was just for our entertainment â€“ please donâ€™t expect any cardboard
masterpieces here â€“ just for smiles and pictures!)
To coordinate with all of her clothes, she will
bring a crochet pair of blue maryjanes with snap closure, green mohair boots
and leather boots with green wool felt accent and leather ties.
Muffin will also bring home a couple hats, a few
pairs of socks, leg warmers, a variety of headbands and 2 scarves.
Every article of clothing is designed to coordinate
with each other allowing for an endless variety of outfit options!
Muffin's BFF is her quiet lion, Lion. I don't think
I have ever made an animal without accessories of their own. And we tried on
quite a few for Lion. He was not fond of any of them.
He can share some scarves with Muffin, but prefers
not too. Something about his mane getting messed up perhaps?
Either way, he has spoken loudly... in his quiet
way. That for the first time, he is quite content all on his own. His sparkly
embroidered nose I think is what gives him his confidence. - If not that, it is
his luscious main of hand dyed teeswater locks - hand wefted and sewn to frame
his adorable face. (and don't miss his tail!)
Lion has free moving arms, and plastic jointed
hips. Like all my stuffies - he is wonderfully and heavily weighted in his head
and torso with wool and glass beads. He is constructed from a mohair, alpaca
sweater, and is a one of a kind lil chickpea pattern.
*LION IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE AUCTION. To allow
flexibility in bidding pricing - the winner of Muffins auction will receive
DIBS to purchase Lion if they wish for an additional cost of 318usd.
Should the winner pass - lion will be available to purchase separately
tomorrow. The suitcase has been designed to carry both Lion and Muffin
Now - the suitcase.
I will thank the suitcase for teaching me I am not
an upholsterer, though still found it enjoyable. I will admit to, in the end, choosing
aesthetics instead of full functionality in my restoration-( this was a tiny
add on that took on a life of it's own, and the lid can need a more forceful hand to push
down because of the lining.) The functionality of the play space it provides is well worth the compromise. There is ample space for storing
all of their accessories, with a large pocket on the top should their
-A wooden dowel to fit into the top when opened to
browse and select her wardrobe.
-A small wooden wardrobe with cotton drawstring
sack to hold hanging items.
-A charming vintage wooden box to hold all of her
wee accessories - and a lined blanket/quilt - to wrap the friends in and keep
them protected in the case, and to change and play on afterwards.
I adore that my dolls choose who they will be and
command how they will be ready to find new homes. Muffin and Lion are certainly
a unique pair, and their collection does a wonderful job in representing
I am always most proud of the feel and movement of my dolls - which is most difficult to convey in pictures. - For videos of this pair and all their goodies, please visit my instagram page,https://www.instagram.com/lilchickpeadolls/
and an album of their pictures will be updated throughout the auction on the lil chickpea facebook page.
Though lil chickpeas are always designed to be
heirloom keepsakes - they are not intended for children's play - but instead, those
wishing to forever stay young at heart.
Shipping within the U.S and Canada is $45.00
including tracking and insurance *any overages will be refunded. shipping overseas will be invoiced
separately for exact amount.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your
support, and for never forgetting to always have fun and be kind. krissie xx
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