I’ve finally finished Maxine’s doll! The last stitches are in place, her clothes are freshly laundered, and her photographs have been taken and are on the way to Maxine for her approval. I’m really pleased with the way she turned out, I hope Maxine is too! Due to one thing and another she took me 125 hours to complete, which is much longer than the 80 to 100 hours that most of my dolls average. I think that the extra time was worthwhile. I love the look of depth in her paint. It has a wonderful appearance in person that I wish I could capture with my camera, but I’m not that expert of a photographer.
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My name is Paula Walton. I’m a working craftsperson. I’ve been self-employed since 1986, when I started selling the items that I make under the name A Sweet Remembrance. Among other things, I am a doll maker, a dressmaker that specializes in reproduction women’s and children’s clothing, maker of spun cotton ornaments and holiday figures, and a freelance designer. Upon occasion I write magazine articles and am a Craftsperson in Residence. I teach and do demonstrations quite frequently, plus I was previously the director and curator of a small museum in Connecticut. View all posts by paulawalton