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Kathy’s Doll

Pretty in pink ❤ A very special order doll for Kathy…

Kathy's Doll
Kathy’s Doll ❤
Kathy's Doll
Kathy’s Doll

 

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Susan’s Sweet Little Izzybelle

Susan's Izzybelle
Izzybelle is modeling one of her two dresses. This one is made from a lovely c.1850 double pink printed cotton. It has a deliberately mis-matched “make-do” sleeve, fashioned from a different antique double pink fabric. The sleeves of her chemise peep out from below the tiny puff sleeves. The skirt of the dress has one growth tuck, so that Izzybelle can continue to wear it even if she should have an unexpected “growth spurt”. Pink stockings and red leather shoes complete her ensemble, which is the perfect play wear for an adventuresome young doll!

This tiny Izzybelle is all ready to head off on her lengthy voyage to her new home. ❤ She is terribly excited, and simply can’t wait to meet her new family, especially her big sister Isabeau! Bon Voyage Izzybelle!!!

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A Sweet Note & A Fond Farewell

Emmaline says goodbye
Emmaline took time to say farewell to some of her older relatives before packing her bags for her journey home…

I just want to take a  moment to say that one of the most rewarding parts of being a doll maker is the receiving all the lovely notes from the doll’s new owners.   All of them touch my heart and make the many hours I spend working on each doll worthwhile.  Thank you!

I’d like to share just a bit of Emmaline’s farewell note…

“Hi Paula,

She’s gorgeous!  The whole package works, I love the way all the colours complement each other.  I searched long and hard before I ordered this girl, without really knowing which one, although Anna is a favourite.  As this is likely to be the only one that I own made using original methods I wanted a very traditional Izannah.  You have made just that.”

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Emmaline
Emmaline’s paint is a bit shiny and new now, but over time as her paint oxidizes, it will look more and more like her antique sister’s…
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Jane’s Doll Is Ready To Travel To Her New Home

Jane's Doll
Meet my version of Emmaline. This is my first reproduction from my mold of Emmaline.

I’ve just finished this sweet custom made doll especially for Jane.  She is the very first reproduction I’ve made of Emmaline, an amazing Izannah Walker doll that I restored last year.  Emmaline’s owner has very generously allowed me to reproduce her and share her with other Izannahphiles ❤ ❤ ❤ Which has earned her my everlasting thanks!

So without further ado I’d like to introduce you to my version of Emmaline.

*Click on any photograph to enlarge it and read the captions.

To read about Emmaline, the original antique Izannah Walker doll click here.

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Creating a Doll for Jane; An Extraordinary Adventure in Doll Making

This post is especially for Jane.  Filled with many photographs to help her make the final wardrobe selections for her doll ❤

Jane's Doll
Jane’s doll, a work in progress..

Body covering fabric selections in the desired color range… (click on any photo to enlarge)

Jane's Doll
Shoe leathers.

Hmmmmmm… Ribbon trim, plain, or tucks?

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Ismay and Isabeau, Two Dolls for Connie

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Two sweet sisters all ready to to begin life in their new home.  Very special custom order dolls for Connie made from my Ismay and Isabeau molds.

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Connie’s Isabeau and Ismay have matching chemises, pantalettes, a petticoats, all made from antique white cotton fabrics, lace and buttons.

Isabeau is showing off her extra petticoat, made from hemstitched antique linen.

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Because sisters love to raid each others closets, I made sure that their dresses will fit both dolls ❤
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Trading dresses!

I love both of the dress fabrics that Connie chose.  Both dresses have extra fabric, for fuller skirts, a deep hem on the paisley dress and two growth tucks on the double pink dress. ❤

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