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Joyous Wishes for a Happy 2016!

Wishing upon a bright and shining star that your new year will be filled with health, happiness and great joy!
Wishing upon a bright and shining star that your new year will be filled with health, happiness and great joy!


On this New Year’s Day my hope for each and every one of you is that 2016 will bring you a year full of peace, happiness, and well-being! May your days be filled with simple pleasures and quiet beauty.

My new year’s reflections upon the waning 2015 are filled with gratitude. I am so thankful that I am able to spend my days creating dolls and other works that I love. It brings me great happiness and quiet contentment to bring to life the Izannah dreams of such wonderful group of collectors and fellow Izannahphlies.

As a few of you know, this year has been a bit of a challenge for me.  My father died during the summer and I have had Lyme disease for about 5 or 6 months.  I am overwhelmingly grateful for the amazing graciousness, tolerance and understanding of everyone who has had a custom ordered doll or restoration work scheduled during 2015.  You have been unfailingly kind and supportive when I have fallen behind on the scheduled completion dates for your dolls.  Thank you!!!  I am currently feeling better than I have for months and am so looking forward to this new year and being able to get caught back up on my work  load.  I love all of the dolls that are currently in my studio and I look forward to sharing them with you in the upcoming weeks and months!  Happy New Year to all!!!


4 thoughts on “Joyous Wishes for a Happy 2016!

  1. Dear Paula, Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year.
    I’m so sorry about your illness hope you get well.

    I’m sorry about your dad, it’s so hard to loose a parent that was a great father.

    I had a bad fall this year, fell down a flight of stairs, I had a reverse shoulder replacement and I have plates in the radious and ulna bones ( the ulna had to be operated on twice the second time the Dr. did a bone graft and plate.
    I was in the hospital for a month and I’ve been in therapy since Oct. and it will take more therapy before things are straight. However I still won’t have full use of my arm.

    I hope you feel better soon.

    God bless you and your family.

    Suzanne Blakeslee

    1. Suzanne,
      Thank you so much for your good wishes! I’m hoping the same for you 🙂

      You’ve had a much worse year than I have! I’m so sorry. I hope you continue to heal and that your physical therapy does wonders.

      Wishing you all the best!

  2. Paula, I’m grateful for all you have taught us Izannahphlies. Today I was holding the little doll you made me from my Anna doll. She is so sweet to hold. The doll you have shown on this post pulls at my heart strings. There’s something about her. I can’t imagine the pain you have from the lime disease. I hope you will in time have some relief from it. I think I’ll save the photo of the doll you posted, she’s so special in her silent beauty.
    Happy New Year to you and Brian. May it be a painless and fruitful year for you.

    1. Mary,

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you are enjoying your new(ish) little Anna. She is such a sweet size to cuddle. I’m actually working on four little reproduction Annas at the moment. 🙂 The doll in this photo is Hannah, my newest antique Izannah, purchased this summer. She is a very dear girl.

      A very Happy New Year to you and Chris too!


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