Mother Knits Life-Size Version Of Her Son After He Hits Puberty

by : Tom Percival on : 14 Jan 2016 15:32
doll 5Club Geluk

A lonely mum has knitted an incredibly creepy life-sized doll to replace her youngest son.

The Mirror reports that Marieke Voorluijs, a self-confessed ‘smother mother’ felt ‘deprived of cuddles’ when her youngest son hit puberty.


So she did what any sane woman would do and spent two months knitting an absolutely terrifying woolly third son.

doll 4Club Geluk

This hideous effigy sports a baseball cap, over-sized watch and has headphones around his neck. Plus, he apparently never refuses to cuddle.

Textile designer Marieke, from the Netherlands, says she created the giant doll with the blessing of her two sons, both of whom even lent her a hand making it. Presumably because neither boy wanted to end up sewn inside it.


She said:

We used to cuddle all the time, but those days are becoming scarce. Now he’d rather hang with friends, play with his phone and listen to his iPod.

doll 3Club Geluk

Marieke, who knits other items for her brand, Club Geluk, said she created this unholy woollen abomination to meet her ‘smother mother’ needs.


Her knitted ‘son’ is apparently modelled on both of her real life sons.

She says that people’s reactions to this fluffy atrocity ranged from being creeped out to thinking it was beautiful. So she decided to make some photos in real life to place the weirdness in context. It didn’t work.

doll 2Club Geluk

She said:


It was a fun art family art project! When it was finished we thought it would be a great idea for mothers with so much love for their children and need to cuddle. So they could knit their own cuddly son!

Honestly, if we see something creepier than this on the Internet today, we’ll be very surprised!

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  1. The Mirror

    'Smother mother' knits life-size model of son after he hits puberty and won't cuddle her anymore