About me

My name is Paula Walton, as I mentioned in “About this journal”. 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, 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 here in Connecticut.

house-snowMy family and I live in a very old house, filled with old things, that sits on ten acres and is surrounded by even older barns. Are you beginning to see a theme here?

I have a husband, three sons, cats, antique dolls, and more gardens than I can possibly take care of, not necessarily in that order. Top billing changes from day to day. If you’d like to see more of my work or read a more detailed resume, please visit www.asweetremembrance.com.

6 Responses to “About me”

  1. Love your articles on the dolls and love to see your reproduction!
    cheers Janene

    • Thank you, I’m so glad you like what I’ve managed to post so far. Once I actually get to the point where I can start testing out my patterns there will be scads of photos.

  2. You need to edit “About Me” to include your new granddaughter!

  3. What a good idea! I hadn’t even thought about that 🙂 Obviously it takes an experienced grandmother to point these things out! ❤

  4. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the restoration of Lily. How old do you think she is…….your work is absolutely well done. Many thanks for sharing the story of Lily..

    • Thank you Anne! Lily is probably from the late 1850’s or early 1860’s. She is not quite as old as some of Izannah Walker’s earliest dolls, which have a different look, but she does have a linen second skin which is an indication of the pre-Cival War time period of Izannah’s doll making.

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