Her shirt and pants set have lots of fine detail to match the peek-a-boo colors in her hair and faux fur detail on her winter coat. Ila's very special winter coat has a toggle button closure and a large trimmed hood (and YES, her hair fits inside the hood). She also comes with warm winter boots that enable her to stand unassisted. Ila's little friend is a handmade needle felted walrus who was handmade especially for her by 13Chestnuts.
Ila's long hair is a spectacular combination of different hand spun art yarns in black, grey, blue and a touch of iridescent colors (reminds me of the Northern Lights)...yarn handmade by Yarn Resuce. When I was making Ila, she demanded she was to be sans nose...I was surprised, as all my other dolls have noses, but now I see that she knew best.
She is stuffed with clean carded local wool and her “skin” fabric is cotton interlock imported from Europe. Her eyes and mouth are hand embroidered, and each seam has been double-stitched to last years of play. Ila's simple expression allows your child to imagine whatever emotion he or she wishes. The wool stuffing warms to your child’s body temperature, making it feel like a real companion to befriend. The outfit is removable. Her hair is long and may be styled a variety of ways for creative play.
**This doll is intended for children over 3 and adult collectors. Her hair, clothes, and walrus friend may pose a choking hazard for younger children who still put things in their mouths.**
For more photos of Ila, please see her photo album on my shop Facebook page:
Ila will be uploaded for sale in my Etsy shop tonight at 6:30 pacific time:
Once Upon A Doll