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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6 thoughts on “Shirley’s Doll”
Shirley’s doll is perfect as can be! She will be thrilled for her I’m sure! And a new house for the dolls? How exciting!!!!!! I can’t wait to see more pictures! Keep us posted, and I’m looking so forward to seeing it all complete! What lucky dolls! Love, Susie
Thank you Susie! I hope she is 🙂 I will keep you up to date on the doll’s house. Wait till you see it – it is 9 feet tall!!! With a little luck I may be able to get the inside walls primed this weekend. My carpenter is working on the last of the floorboards today and tomorrow he is going to start on the two glass doors for the front. I’ll need to get the inside painted fast, so that he can attach the floors. We decided it would be too hard to paint once the flooring is in, because I would have to reach in from the outside, which is a little tricky when you are standing on a ladder and stretching in 32 inches! 🙂
Shirley’s doll is so pretty love both dresses and of course her little red shoes.
Thank you Suzanne! I think she turned out really well and thankfully so does Shirley 🙂 she be heading to her new home soon ❤
Hi Paula, such a beauty is Shirley’s doll. Her red shoes compliment the two dresses so nicely. Shirley will love her new/old doll.
Will you still have your painting studio along with the dolls house?
I’m sure your home is getting a bit over stuffed with all the dollies multiplying as they are. I can’t wait to see pictures. Hope your weather will hold out for you in CT. It’s sunny, and in the 80’s here in Florida.
The doll’s house is in my painting studio. It will give my antique dolls a place to hang out when they are visiting the studio and be somewhere for the new dolls to stay while I am working on them 🙂