Wishing everyone a very special Christmas to remember & a bright and shiny new year!
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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
2 thoughts on “Merry Christmas!”
Love the photo. Who are these dolls? I love the looks of them.
The two large dolls riding the rocking horse are actually child size manikins that I made to display the reproduction children’s clothing that I make. They are holding two common linen dolls that I made as examples for the article I wrote for Early American Life about Miss Leslie’s Common Linen Dolls. There is a c. 1850 milliner’s model on the mantle, dressed in cotton net and Dresden paper trim, as well as three of my tiny hand sewn bears and an antique French chalkware Father Christmas.