Saturday, January 5, 2013

This Little One is a Handful


Limited edition silicone babies by Ping Lau
 After seeing the above image on Facebook during the last week of 2012, I contacted doll artist, Ping Lau to inquire about the availability of the little brown baby with yellow ribbon on the lower left.  Ping describes them as 3-1/2-inch "squeezy silicone babies," made in a limited edition of 12, all girls, for $49 with free shipping within the US or $49 + $8 international shipping.

The one I wanted was still available.   

Silicone baby by Ping Lau

Wrapped in a pink felt square that has a lime green daisy in the center of the front and back, my new baby arrived on 1/2/13 wearing a white diaper pinned in front with a brass safety pin. Her black applied hair has one topknot held with a yellow ribbon. She has painted dark brown/black eyes.  Her silicone medium, the reason I purchased her, makes her my first doll of this kind.

Happy new baby to me!

I am not sure what I will name my (psi-alpha) last doll purchase of 2012 and first doll to arrive in 2013, but I am open to suggestions.  

If interested in acquiring one of these (if any remain), please email the artist:  ping@pingart.com .

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18 comments:

  1. Very sweet.....Congratulations :) I love seeing your dolls...blessings

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    1. Thank you Simply Shelley! I enjoy sharing with you and the other readers of this blog.

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  2. She is adorable!! Congrats on your new addition for the New Year!

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    1. Thanks, Lee. I need to slow my roll/role (as a doll-buying enthusiast), seriously.

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    2. Please don't! I live vicariously through your blog now with my love for doll collecting, which I miss! :)

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    3. :-)

      I have to become more selective in my purchases. I'll still write about dolls, but they may not necessary be ones that I own or new ones in the collection.

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  3. she is cute! I've never seen silicone in person, is it as realistic as skin as I've heard?

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    1. Hi Sabriam,

      Silicone is very realistic. I think the larger the doll, the more realism gets captured. I watched a video and was amazed at the life-like movement (actually probably just bouncing back) of the baby when it was handled. Here's the link.

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  4. Awwwww ... cute and adorable roll off my fingers. They don't exactly look Barbie-scale, but they are ssoooo cute. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hey, thanks, D7ana! No, they're not scaled for Barbie... cute though.

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  5. Precious is really the only word that comes to mind upon seeing those tiny little figures. Congratulations!

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  6. Hello from Spain: I like all babies. Your new baby is very cute. Looks real ... Keep in touch

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  7. What a cute bundle of joy. Congrats on the new addition to your family. I own one life-size (preemie) silicone baby. They are wonderful.























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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! I would love to see a picture of your life-size silicone preemie.

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