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Happy 202nd Birthday Izannah Walker!

Today is the 202nd anniversary of the day Izannah Walker was born on September 25th, 1817.

Every day for the next week all of my Izannah Walker dolls and I will be celebrating Izannah’s birthday. Today the dolls woke up early to bake a birthday cake, so that it will be ready in time for their tea party at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time today. While they wait for it to bake, Ismay has gathered her sisters together. She is reading them a story to pass the time…

Izzybelle and the Runaway Tomatoes 

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, there was a little girl named Izzybelle. She was a very helpful little girl and one of her very favorite places to help was in the garden. Izzybelle liked everything about gardening, planting, watering and even weeding… but her most favorite thing of all was when it came time to pick the juicy colorful tomatoes!

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One of Izzybelle’s chores is to pick the tomatoes.

One day when Izzybelle was bringing the tomatoes in from the garden, a few of the pretty little tomatoes rolled off of her cart… Izzybelle stopped and picked up the red egg shaped tomato, then she searched until she found the roly poly purple tomato, but she just couldn’t find the teeny tiny yellow tomato, no matter how hard she looked.

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oh dear…

While Izzybelle was hunting for the other two bigger tomatoes, the littlest yellow tomato rolled… and rolled, and rolled some more for good measure. Finally the little yellow tomato came to a stop, right in front of a small, brown striped chipmunk. The chipmunk was so surprised that it had to leap a bit in fright! Seeing the chipmunk startle in fear, the tiny yellow tomato began to quiver back and forth, because now it was afraid too! Before you know it all that quivering made the small tomato start rolling all over again. Eventually it tumbled over into a flower bed, where it was found by a mama bird. “Oh look, a small yellow tomato!” said Mama Bird. “It is just the right size to fit in my beak” she said to herself. “I shall take it home to feed my babies”.

So Izzybelle was never able to find the littlest yellow tomato, and over the winter she forgot all about it, until spring came… Then surprise!!! Her friends the birds had planted the seeds of the small yellow tomato all over everywhere!

The End

Izzybelle’s sisters are all strongly suggesting that she should confine her tomato gardening to pots in the greenhouse next year… 🙂

To read about the beginning of little Izzybelle’s adventures with the tomatoes, please click here to be taken to a post from last year’s Izannah birthday celebration ❤ 

What a good story….  Mmmm, I think I smell something delicious! The cake must be done! Time for the dolls to stir together the icing and set the table for our birthday party

The birthday tea party is starting at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time this afternoon. We’ll save you a chair ❤ ❤ ❤

 

 

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You Are Cordially Invited to My Annual Online Izannah Walker Birthday Celebration September 25th – October 1st, 2019

Happy 202nd Birthday Izannah Walker!
Please come help us celebrate Izannah Walker’s 202nd birthday, September 25th – October 1st, here on http://www.izannahwalker.com

I’ve been working away here in my studios, preparing for one of my favorite times of the year, my annual Izannah Walker birthday celebration. It is always a special event here in the doll’s house, as the dolls and I make time to simply play and enjoy the very special dolls that Izannah Walker created.

My Izannah birthday celebration changes a bit from year to year, but always features my collection of antique Izannah Walker dolls, plus some of the dolls I reproduce from her originals.

This year there will be a bit of make believe, a scoop of education, a cupful of beautiful photos, and a pound of fun, all stirred up with a pinch of magic! … oh yes, and cake, lots and lots of cake! ❤  Introductions to some of the new dolls I’m making, just for this celebration, will also be sprinkled in throughout the week, just like decorations on top of a birthday cake ❤

So please come visit everyday next week as the dolls and I share our birthday party with you!

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Behind the Scenes at Today’s Third Thursday

I really love the idea of having one specific day each month when people can expect to see my newly made dolls that are available for sale.  That said, some months it is a bit of a challenge to make “Third Thursdays” happen. This was one of those months! 🙂

Here is the story of Today’s Third Thursday.

To start with you’ve probably noticed that today is August 15th, that means it feels like it’s way to early in the month for it to already be the third Thursday!  I know, technically no matter what day of the month the the third Thursday falls on, it’s been close to 30 days since the last one… but it just feels wrong!

Next, August in New England is almost always HUMID! My gardens are pretty happy about all that rain and humidity, but oil paints just don’t feel the same way!

Then there is the fact that August is the last month of summer… and there are all those things that need to be done while there is still a bit of summer left. At my house that means gardening, gardening and more gardening, plus most importantly ~ spending time with my granddaughter before preschool starts up again.

Which brings us to this morning…

This is what the doll house looked like when I opened up the painting studio at 7:30 this morning…  during the past few weeks this studio has been more play house than studio…

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Furniture out of the kitchen and dolls all lined up and ready to play…

 

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… apparently the letter of the day is H 🙂

 

This is what has been going on between all the doll making and gardening ❤

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This is the music that has been playing in my studio while I painted this week ❤

Once the studio was opened up the race was on! The doll dress, which was still damp after washing, went in front of a fan. Doll parts were checked to make sure they were dry. Preliminary photos were taken, doll parts were sewn together, a drawstring was run through the neck of the dress. The doll house was tidied, more photos were taken, videos were made. Then a rush to upload videos and photos, write descriptions and post it all online. Sweet relief! The post went up right at 12:00!!

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Ta-da! Another Third Thursday has come and gone & little Miss Lily has a brand new home!

Now it’s time to get busy working on next month’s offerings, which will debut during my annual Izannah Walker birthday celebration on 9/25/19…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to My Third Thursday ~ August 2019

Good Afternoon and welcome to my (almost) monthly Third Thursday. I hope you enjoy seeing what I have finished and available for sale today!

Lily – $1250 SOLD

A petite little 17 inch miss, with delicate face and stature.  Lily comes with one dress, a chemise, pantelettes & a petticoat.

Lily is SOLD she was offered for sale on a first come basis. The way it works is simple. If you would like to purchase her, please email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com. I’ll go by the time stamp when I receive your email to determine whose request is first.

Lily’s price includes free shipping to any address in the continental U.S. Dolls are mailed via USPS Priority Mail and are insured for their full value. International Orders  will be charged exact postage + a $10.00 handling fee for all international locations, except Canada, to help off-set the time it takes me to deal with customs forms – and in many cases the requirement that I actually take the package to the post office rather than scheduling it for pick-up.

Payment may be made via PayPal, credit card, layaway or personal check. Sales tax is 6.35% if I am shipping to a Connecticut address.IMG_4827IMG_4834IMG_4836IMG_4841

 

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Isane – $1300 (with one dress & apron) or $1500 (with 2 dresses & apron)

Isane is currently a Work in Progress. She should be finished next week. If you are interested in reserving her please email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com. I’ll go by the time stamp when I receive your email to determine whose request is first.

Isane’s price includes free shipping to any address in the continental U.S. Dolls are mailed via USPS Priority Mail and are insured for their full value. International Orders  will be charged exact postage + a $10.00 handling fee for all international locations, except Canada, to help off-set the time it takes me to deal with customs forms – and in many cases the requirement that I actually take the package to the post office rather than scheduling it for pick-up.

Payment may be made via PayPal, credit card, layaway or personal check. Sales tax is 6.35% if I am shipping to a Connecticut address.

 

Papier-Mache Heads for Izannah Walker Kit

Perfect Head w/ Booklet – Full Kit – $200

Seconds – Reduced! – Head w/ Booklet – Full Kit –  $115

Perfect Head – Head Only for those of you who already have a kit instruction and pattern book – $165

Seconds – Reduced! – Head Only for those of you who already have a kit instruction and pattern book – $80

First come on these! These are the last I’m making for 2019! Email paula@asweetremembrance.com to purchase.

 

In September my new doll offerings will be released during my annual Izannah Walker Birthday Celebration on September 25th! So no Third Thursday in September 🙂

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I’m Extremely Honored That I Have Been Juried Into the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts for the 40th Time

I’m so pleased to announce that I have been juried into the Early American Life Directory of Traditional Craftsmen for the 40th time! It’s an incredible honor to be included with such a prestigious group of artisans. Thank you Early American Life!

It’s been a busy summer here, so I’m a bit later than usual in mentioning the Craftsman Directory. I’m sure you all know how that goes… but today I am slowing down a bit and spending the afternoon reading in honor of Book Lovers Day. I hope you are all having a wonderful summer and enjoying a few long, lazy, laid back days filled with dolls, good books and dear friends ❤

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No “Third Thursday” this Month

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Orders have been pouring into my inbox….

Thanks to all of you, orders have been flooding my in-box ever since last month’s Third Thursday! So I’m not having a “Third Thursday” for July. Instead I’m going to concentrate on finishing up existing orders and getting them shipped and on their way! I hope you are all having a lovely summer and that you’ll join me here next month on August 15th for my “Third Thursday” in August release if new dolls and accessories ❤