post script: Edyth, Thankful is in the ad on pg. 11. Patricia, your new doll is also in the ad, both dolls dressed in whites to go with the Christmas color theme. Charlotte, both of your dolls are in the top row of thumbnail photos in the ad. Evelyn, your doll is in the top row too. Mary’s doll is in the third row of thumbnails, along with Edyth’s and Patricia’s dolls again.
Susie, Suzy Belle is in the article on page 20, along with Charlotte’s Savannah and Kathy’s True Blue. Suzanne there are two photos of Charlcie on page 27.
p.p.s. – I forgot to say that the magazine is currently in the mail to subscribers and will be for sale in shops and on newsstands on 10/22/13…
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.
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11 thoughts on “The December Issue of Early American Life is Here!”
Hi Paula! Congratulations on the cover!!!!!!!!! It’s the most beautiful cover they have featured yet! It’s very easy to see why they chose a picture of your beautiful home! That’s just tremendous! Can’t wait to see the inside feature! Love, Susie
Thank you! We are thrilled and a bit stunned to be on the cover 🙂 It’s a nice article. They did a great job!
Hi Paula, I’m sending my husband right out today to buy me a copy. Hope we can find one. If so I’ll bring it with me to the Jenny Lind doll show and have you sign it, if you wouldn’t mind. Thanks for letting us know about it. Fondly, Mary Goddard.
Darn, I knew I was forgetting something… Don’t send him out yet, the newsstand date is 10/22! The magazine is currently in the mail to subscribers and won’t be in stores until next week.
I’ve got to go add that to my posts!
Paula, I also meant to congratulate you on the cover. I remember you telling us about all the hard work it was for you to ready the house for the photos. Your house looks so beautiful and the end result was well worth it don’t you think. Fondly, Mary Goddard.
Thank you 🙂
Enjoyed your lovely house and beautiful dolls in Early American Life. I am looking forward to reading your blog and hearing more about your charming girls. Dolls do have personalities, don’t they!
Yes they do 🙂
Hi Paula! I was in the area of Barnes and Noble last night, and so I popped in just in case to see if they had put out the latest issue of Early American Life, and they had! I was so excited to see it! The cover looks great, and I think they just really did an amazing job on the photography of your house! Your house looks so beautiful, and you did such a good job of decorating it for Christmas. All of your displays of dolls were such fun to see. The trees looked beautiful – I just can’t say enough about the whole article! The article content, the pictures – just everything about it was perfect! I loved the part where Brian said regarding your purple pie safe, that “you just had to have it.” It does look perfect. When I showed the cover to Denny, he took one look at it and said, “wow, and just think, that’s where you got to go for a doll retreat!” I do feel very lucky! He just loved your house also, and wants me to try your recipe that was with the article. The walls in the main floor bedroom turned out spectacular! All of your hard work was worth it. You and Brian have really done a beautiful job of restoring your amazing house – you definitely picked the right one, even though you had to make a quick decision. It was meant to be! Love, Susie
Thank you! I’m glad you could find a copy. We think they did a good job on the article too 🙂 Did you see Suzy Belle under the living room tree? She had just come back from Prims a few days before.
I have to admit that I had a lot of help getting the house ready. We worked on it from the time the retreat ended until 3 a.m. the day of the photo shoot.
I couldn’t have done it without family and friends pitching in.
I think you and Denny will like the steamed cranberry pudding. It’s easy. You can really use any kind of dried fruit you like and you can use different “spirits” too, even though the brandy is more traditional.