The dolls are overjoyed that one of their older sisters has come to join the family of Izannah Walker dolls that lives here with me! This very early example of Izannah Walker’s work has spent all of her long life in Rhode Island. She is from an estate in Coventry, RI, which is about 31- 1/2 miles from Central Falls, Rhode Island, where Izannah Walker lived and worked; and 35 miles distant from Bristol, RI where Izannah was born.
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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2 thoughts on “The Dolls Welcome a New Sister to Their Family”
Paula, how nice it is that your collection of Izannah’s is growing so well.
They couldn’t be in a better place. Is Miss Anna behaving herself? She is
well known for making mischief, all on her own.
Mary, how lovely to hear from you. Thank you for such a wonderful compliment! I do try my very best to care for them and give them a loving home. Yes, Miss Anna is being the perfect house guest! I think that the older girls have been keeping an eye on her. Anna wants very much to impress them, so she has been showing off her “company” manners! She and Izzybelle have been doing quite a lot of gigging and whispering when the bigger girls are busy with other things…