A Sweet Note & A Fond Farewell

•May 5, 2017 • 2 Comments
Emmaline says goodbye

Emmaline took time to say farewell to some of her older relatives before packing her bags for her journey home…

I just want to take a  moment to say that one of the most rewarding parts of being a doll maker is the receiving all the lovely notes from the doll’s new owners.   All of them touch my heart and make the many hours I spend working on each doll worthwhile.  Thank you!

I’d like to share just a bit of Emmaline’s farewell note…

“Hi Paula,

She’s gorgeous!  The whole package works, I love the way all the colours complement each other.  I searched long and hard before I ordered this girl, without really knowing which one, although Anna is a favourite.  As this is likely to be the only one that I own made using original methods I wanted a very traditional Izannah.  You have made just that.”

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Emmaline

Emmaline’s paint is a bit shiny and new now, but over time as her paint oxidizes, it will look more and more like her antique sister’s…

Jane’s Doll Is Ready To Travel To Her New Home

•May 4, 2017 • Leave a Comment
Jane's Doll

Meet my version of Emmaline. This is my first reproduction from my mold of Emmaline.

I’ve just finished this sweet custom made doll especially for Jane.  She is the very first reproduction I’ve made of Emmaline, an amazing Izannah Walker doll that I restored last year.  Emmaline’s owner has very generously allowed me to reproduce her and share her with other Izannahphiles ❤ ❤ ❤ Which has earned her my everlasting thanks!

So without further ado I’d like to introduce you to my version of Emmaline.

*Click on any photograph to enlarge it and read the captions.

To read about Emmaline, the original antique Izannah Walker doll click here.

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 https://izannahwalker.com/2016/10/19/annabelle-annalee-are-homeward-bound/ 

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. ❤