Creating a Doll for Jane; An Extraordinary Adventure in Doll Making

•April 21, 2017 • Leave a Comment

This post is especially for Jane.  Filled with many photographs to help her make the final wardrobe selections for her doll ❤

Jane's Doll

Jane’s doll, a work in progress..

Body covering fabric selections in the desired color range… (click on any photo to enlarge)

Jane's Doll

Shoe leathers.

Hmmmmmm… Ribbon trim, plain, or tucks?

Claudia’s Doll

•April 18, 2017 • 4 Comments
Claudia's Doll

A very special custom made doll, from my Anna mold, for Claudia<3

Claudia's Doll close-up

Claudia’s little Anna is wearing an all white dress fashioned from an antique c. 1840-1850 hand sewn, tucked petticoat ❤


Wishing You Easter Joy!

•April 15, 2017 • 4 Comments

Happy Easter from Paula Walton’s A Sweet Remembrance ❤

Some Good News to Share

•April 14, 2017 • 8 Comments

Last week I received some very good news.  Early American Life magazine called to tell me that my work has been juried into four different categories, Toys & Dolls, Clothing, Miniatures, and Holidays, in their 2017 Directory of  Traditional American Crafts!  I feel extremely honored.  These four new entries will mean that I have been included in their Directory 38 times.  Thank you Early American Life!!!

Here is a glimpse of my work in the Clothing catagory ❤

New Frocks for the Twins

•March 31, 2017 • 2 Comments

Some of you may remember the twins, sweet Annabelle & Annalee 

I’ve just finished new dresses for both girls, to help fill their trunk and give them new outfits for Easter and warm summer days. ❤

A Gentle Bit of Amusement…

•March 25, 2017 • Leave a Comment
my Izannah newly made reproduction Izannah Walker doll inserted into an antique photograph

This is a photograph I first shared in February, 2012 ❤ It shows a reproduction Izannah Walker doll that I made, photographed, and then talked one of my sons into inserting in a copyright free antique photo. ❤ ❤ ❤ Every now and then this photo pops up in my Pinterest and facebook feeds. It always makes me smile when that happens… especially when people have added inaccurate captions because they think the doll in the photo is an original ~ not realizing that it is an altered photograph… It’s original caption having been lost when the photo was shared, then shared again… like playing a visual version of “telephone” 🙂

If you’d like to go back and see the post where this photo originally appeared here is the link

It’s funny, the altered photo is no longer in it’s original post, having fallen victim to one of my infrequent photo storage deletion sprees… as storage space here on my blog is always an issue 🙂  However I did leave a couple of color photographs of the doll and a short video of her in the original post, which you might  enjoy seeing!

This is the unaltered copyright free Dover image we started with to create the final photo.

This is the unaltered copyright free Dover image we started with to create the final photo.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day

•March 17, 2017 • 2 Comments
Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Eliza Jane and Hannah wish you a very happy St. Patrick’s Day!  This morning, to celebrate, Hannah baked Irish Soda Bread for breakfast, which made all her sisters quite happy indeed ❤

Hannah’s favorite recipe comes from The Society for the Preservation of Irish Soda Bread. She prefers the recipe for White Soda Bread.  She did stray from tradition and add raisins, which would actually make her bread “spotted dog”.  Hannah is quite fond of both raisins and dogs… ❤