September Baby 





Attention: wash your hands before you start working!

 Materials needed:

  • Smooth tile to work on

  • Little knife

  • Black beads nr. 011

  • Toothpicks

  • Clayshaper or sculpting-tool

  • Thick needle

  • Fimo, flesh,, mint and white

  • Little wooden horse

  • Superglue

  • Hammer and a nail




Make a 1" cone out of aluminum foil. Cover the lower part with white clay
. Hammer the nail into the saddle. Push the cone over the nail so the body "sits" on the horseback.



Make a 2"by 1/2" long worm from flesh clay and cut this in half for the two legs. Before you fasten the cut side to the body, make two little feet.
Make two incisions in the hollow of the knees, bend the legs into shape and fasten them to the body. Glue the legs to the fasten them.


Arms and hands

Make a 2'' long worm from flesh clay ( a bit less thick than 1/2").
Cut this in half through the center.
Make the hands. Make two incisions into the elbows. Bend the arms into shape and fasten them to the body. Make the little sleeves by pressing a little white ball and cutting it in half. Also make a collar by flattening a little white ball. Use your needle to pierce the topside. Place (half of) the toothpick here.



The head

Make a small ball a little less than 1'' in diameter for the head. Press in and make a groove from ear to ear with the wooden part of the clayshaper.
Make sure the head stays round. Press a tiny ball on the bottom part of the groove for the nose. The nose will be finished after you poke two holes into it with a toothpick.
For the eyes you use two little black beads.

The mouth is in the middle of the nose and the chin. 

Push the top of a toothpick on the right place in the clay,

 pull out and lift the upper lip a bit.

Also pull out a bit of clay for the under lip.

You don't have to make ears!

Make a hole in the bottom of the head with a needle. Turn the head back and forward on the toothpick to fasten it to the body.

Give Alecia a little white head, a lot of curls and two nice bows, one on the back of her dress and one under (next to) her chin.

Don't forget to make the bridle!






Other embellishments: 

Bake the baby  for 20 minutes at 265 in the oven.  Once it has cooled, color the cheeks with some blush. 





Enjoy  and have fun with this workshop!

Jacqueline van Hesse-Penning (Pennydolls)

September, 2001 Text and Illustrations