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A Custom Painted Head for Happy

Remember the Izannah Walker Doll Making Kits that I posted for last week’s Third Thursday? This is one of the papier-mache heads that comes with the kit. The custom painting is one of the options you can choose. This particular head is on her way to her new home, where she will be getting her body and wardrobe. ❤

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Welcome to my Third Thursday for March ~ Celebrating the Joy of Creating!

Paula Walton's Izannah Walker Doll Making Kit
The perfect spring project ~ create a sweet reproduction Izannah Walker doll on the days that April Showers keep you inside, out of the garden ❤  Gather up your favorite fabrics, buttons and trimmings! I have several kits available to ship now, so that you can begin painting and sewing right away. 

I’m doing something a tiny bit different for this month’s release of new dolls… This month I’m focusing on something for those of you who long to experience the pleasure of creating an Izannah Walker doll yourself ❤ I’ve made up a bunch of my Izannah Walker Doll Making Kits and a few extra papier-mache heads, in case anyone who already has a kit, or my Izannah Walker Dollmaking Class, needs an additional head. Normally I make the kits one at a time, after you place your order, so there is a wait of at least 5 weeks before they ship.

I have four full kits and three extra heads that can ship out on Monday. After those are gone any additional orders will be made to order and won’t ship out for at least 5 weeks. If you want me to paint your papier-mache head it will take at least 2 additional weeks, but may take more because I’m just swamped with orders at the moment, and I have a few surprises in the works too!

Paula Walton's Izannah Walker Doll Making Kit
pretty maids all in a row… ❤

You may order and check out below. If it turns out that I’ve already sold the kits and heads I have on hand, I’ll email you and you can decide if you’d like to wait for me to make you a kit/head, or if  you’d prefer to cancel your order. If you want to place a kit/head on lay-away email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com.

 

Izannah Walker Doll Making Kit

Have you always wanted to try your hand at making a reproduction Izannah Walker doll? If so, this kit is for you! My kit will enable you to make a faithful representation of an 18 inch antique Izannah Walker doll. This new kit is less challenging than my Izannah Walker Doll Making Class, which teaches you to make Izannah’s traditional pressed cloth heads. Instead, the kit comes with a molded composition head, cast in a mold made directly from Isane, an antique Izannah Walker doll in my collection. Also included in the kit are patterns for the doll’s body, under garments and two dresses plus a 31-page instruction booklet filled with detailed color photographs. This kit is suggested for experienced seamstresses who are also well versed in painting with oils. KITS WILL SHIP FROM MY STUDIO APPROXIMATELY 5 - 9 WEEKS AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER.

$200.00

 

 

Izannah Walker Doll Making Kit with Painted Head

If you do not feel confident enough to paint the doll’s head yourself, you may commission me to paint it for you. This will require at least an additional two weeks. SHIPS FROM MY STUDIO APPROXIMATELY 7 - 12 WEEKS AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER.

$375.00

Additional Molded Composition Heads for use with Izannah Walker Doll Making Kit

Want to make another doll?  Buy a second head to use with the patterns and instructions in your kit. If you would also like me to paint the head, at least two more weeks will be required.

Only available to customers who have already purchased the full kit.

Specify:

I will paint the head myself $165.00
Approximate Shipping Time: 5 – 9 weeks
Have Paula paint the head $340.00
Approximate Shipping Time: At least 7 – 12 weeks
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Happy 198th Birthday Izannah Walker – Part 9 – In Which We Come to the End of Our Story & Say Farewell

“Thank you for coming to our party!” “We’re so glad you could be here.”
“I’m going to miss you!” “Promise me you”ll write.” “I will!”
“Good-bye!” “It’s been such fun!” “We’ve enjoyed having you stay here with us!” “Write to tell us you got home safely!” “Thank you for everything!” “This was the best party ever!”
“I’m going to miss everyone.”
“Me too!”
“I’m sad to see them leave, but it feels so good to put my feet up!”
“At least Lily isn’t leaving yet.” ❤
“I may stay in bed ALL day tomorrow…”
“I’m just going to stay right here on the floor!”

WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW

Anna is busy packing. She will be leaving here bright and early on Tuesday morning for her new home.
Anna is busy packing. She will be leaving here bright and early on Tuesday morning for her new home.
Billie's doll is ready for her dress fittings and will be leaving here very soon. Look for her upcoming farewell post.
Billie’s doll is ready for her dress fittings and will be leaving here very soon. Look for her upcoming farewell post.
Sharon and I are still talking over the details of this young lady's wardrobe. She'll be happy to model it for you before she goes home. <3
Sharon and I are still talking over the details of this young lady’s wardrobe. She’ll be happy to model it for you before she goes home. ❤
Lily #1 has picked out her dress and jewelry and is patiently waiting for me to make them so that she can go home with her older sister. They plan to quilt together during the winter.
Lily #1 has picked out her dress and jewelry and is patiently waiting for me to make them so that she can go home with her older sister. They plan to quilt together during the winter.
Hannah #1 has found a new home! She will be helping me look through my fabric stash for just the right material for her dress. Once she is finished she will be going home just in time for Christmas. <3
Hannah #1 has found a new home! She will be helping me look through my fabric stash for just the right material for her dress. Once she is finished she will be going home just in time for Christmas. ❤
Hannah #2 Is still available for sale and at this point you may still choose her clothing fabrics and styles. <3 $1250.00 fully dressed with free shipping in the U,S,
Hannah #2 Is still available for sale and at this point you may still choose her clothing fabrics and styles. $1250.00 fully dressed, with free shipping within the U. S. ❤
Lily 2 is also still available for sale. If you love early, worn and primitive then Lily may be just the reproduction Izannah you have been longing for... $1250.00 fully dressed, you may still pick out her clothing if you purchase her now.
Lily 2 is also still available for sale. If you love early, worn and primitive then Lily may be just the reproduction Izannah you have been longing for… $1250.00 fully dressed, you may still pick out her clothing if you purchase her now.
A full instruction book + patterns comes with each head. The unpainted head/kit is $200 and the painted head/kit is $375.
2 Izannah Kits finished and ready to mail – 1 painted & 1 unpainted. A full instruction book + patterns comes with each head. The unpainted head/kit is $200 and the painted head/kit is $375.
Zanna & Izzybelle are still having their tag sale through midnight tonight. ((/27/15)
Zanna & Izzybelle are having their tag sale through midnight tonight. (9/27/15) shop here
and Izzybelle is still to tired to move!
and Izzybelle is still to tired to move!

Thank you for coming to celebrate with us!

Love ❤

Paula, Zanna, Isabeau, Isane, Izzybelle, Ismay, Hannah, & their Providence Cousins

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Happy 198th Birthday Izannah Walker! – Part 4 – Party Favors

A small Izannah love token. I just have one of these, as it was a sample I made as a project idea for my Izannah Walker doll class members. $32 plus free shipping to any U.S. address. <3
A small Izannah love token. I just have one of these, as it was a sample I made as a project idea for my Izannah Walker doll class members. $32 plus free shipping to any U.S. address. ❤

It was quite late last night, when I was writing up the first of this year’s birthday posts, so it totally slipped my mind that I was supposed to put these two items on the “what’s for sale this weekend” post. 🙂 Better late than never!

This is how I have the tiny hand displayed in my studio. The little white drawers are filled with buttons.
This is how I have the tiny hand displayed in my studio. The little white drawers are filled with buttons.
A different version of love token, framed in a miniature 4 inch square grain painted shadow box. $44, plus free U.S. shipping.
A different version of love token, framed in a miniature 4 inch square grain painted shadow box. $44, plus free U.S. shipping. OOAK
Other items newly posted for sale include this aged and beloved reproduction doll made from my Anna mold. SShe is such a wonderful doll! It doesn't show up well in her photos, but her body is so fantastic. Her arms and legs hang just right! As if they had lived through countless years of play time and naps. She is $1250 and if you buy her this weekend she comes with a tiny miniature antique tintype photograph. Scroll down the page to see many more images of this Anna.
SOLD Other items newly posted for sale include this aged and beloved reproduction doll made from my Anna mold. She is such a wonderful doll! It doesn’t show up well in her photos, but her body is so fantastic. Her arms and legs hang just right! As if they had lived through countless years of play time and naps. She is $1250 and if you buy her this weekend she comes with a tiny miniature antique tintype photograph. Scroll down the page to see many more images of this Anna.
Hannah #1 is one of the dolls I am currently working on and is for sale. AT this point you may choose all of her clothing options and her 2nd skin color. $1250 with free U.S. shipping. As a birthday special this weekend only she will include a reproduction quilt top and backing...
NOW SOLD Hannah #1 is one of the dolls I am currently working on and is for sale. At this point you may choose all of her clothing options and her 2nd skin color. $1250 with free U.S. shipping. As a birthday special this weekend only she will include a reproduction quilt top and backing…
Hannah #2 Is also for sale with all of the same features as Hannah #1. You may see more photos for the Hannah's in my 1st birthday party post from midnight last night :)
Hannah #2 Is also for sale with all of the same features as Hannah #1. You may see more photos of the Hannahs in my 1st birthday party post from midnight last night 🙂
Lily 2 is the third doll that I'm working on that is still available for sale. If you love early, worn and primitive then Lily may be just the reproduction Izannah you have been longing for... Scroll down for additional photographs and information.
Lily 2 is the third doll that I’m working on that is still available for sale. If you love early, worn and primitive then Lily may be just the reproduction Izannah you have been longing for… Scroll down for additional photographs and information.
Zanna wants me to remind you that she and Izzybelle are still manning the tag sale and that all of the doll furniture will be 10% off through midnight on Sunday!
Zanna wants me to remind you that she and Izzybelle are still manning the tag sale and that all of the doll furniture will be 10% off through midnight on Sunday!
And last, but not least... two Izannah Kits are finished and ready to ship. One with a painted head for $375 and another with a unfinished head for you to paint for $200.
And last, but not least… two Izannah Kits are finished and ready to ship. One with a painted head for $375 and another with a unfinished head for you to paint for $200.

If you have been dreaming about a special reproduction Izannah Walker doll, I would be very happy to help bring your dreams to life.  I am currently booking custom order dolls for July 2016 and beyond.  You may call or email with questions about custom orders and to discuss all the details.  860-355-5709 during east coast business hours, or paula@asweetremembrance.com anytime.

Here is a link to the doll furniture tag sale. Click here to see more photos of Anna, Lily and Hannah. And this final link will take you to my Izannah Kit page on Paula Walton”s A Sweet Remembrance.

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A Few Tips for Those of You Using My Izannah Kit to Make a Doll

Photo of an uncleaned, unpainted  composition head mounted on a stuffed body with custom fitted shoulders.
Photo of an uncleaned, unpainted composition head mounted on a stuffed body with custom fitted shoulders.

In November I started selling an Izannah Walker Reproduction Doll Making Kit, in addition to my existing Izannah Walker Doll Making Class and my fully finished reproduction Izannahs with authentic pressed cloth heads.  My kit makes it possible for those of you who do not want to sculpt and make your own molds to try your hand at making a reproduction Izannah Walker doll. ❤

Is it just the same & every bit as good as an all cloth reproduction Izannah?  No it’s not, but it is easier to make and it does cost less. 🙂 So that makes it a great alternative for some of you!  My kit isn’t for beginners.  It’s a simpler method of making a reproduction Izannah Walker doll, with an appearance that is faithful to that of the original dolls, but is still a challenging and rewarding project!

If you have already purchased a kit, here is a video with a few additional helpful tips.  If you have been thinking about buying a kit the video will give you a good look at what is included, and what your options are.  If you just enjoy seeing some of my reproduction Izzys then you will also want to take a peek.  And for those of you who’d like to see what my office looks like, the video has you covered too! 🙂

If you have any questions about my kits, classes or dolls please feel free to contact me at 860-355-5709 during east coast business hours or email me anytime at paula@asweetremembrance.com.

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More Photos of the Two Painted Composition Heads I Currently Have Available for use with My Izannah Walker Doll Making Kits

painted composition doll heads to use w/my izannah kit www.izannahwalker.com3/11/15 2nd update – both heads are now sold.  Thank you!  The sun is being much more cooperative today and providing nice soft light, just perfect for taking photos!  Photos have been something of a challenge for me lately, due to the 2+ feet of snow cover outside my door.  Not only has it made it impossible to take outdoor photos, but I can’t even open the barn door that I would need to walk through to get to all of my lighting equipment! Yes, I do actually own professional photography gear 🙂 , even if my photos don’t look like I do! – LOL

painted composition doll heads to use w/my izannah kit www.izannahwalker.com

Sooooooooo, a few minutes ago I took additional photos of the painted heads that I posted yesterday.  I wish I could show them to you in person, because they look so much richer and more vibrant when they are right in front of your eyes.  They have a very subtle aged paint surface that does not show up well in photographs.  Actually the best way to see the paint surface is to go over to my eBay auction and use the zoom feature on the first photo of doll head #2.

HEAD #1 SOLD

Same information as yesterday’s post: If you are interested in purchasing this head please email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com or call me at 860-355-5709 during east coast business hours.  The head sells for $375.00 with the full kit or $340.00 if you already own one of my Izannah kits or classes.

Here is my painted composition head #1 sitting next to the real Isane.  This composition head was formed in a mold that I made directly from Isane, who is an authentic antique Izannah Walker doll in my personal collection.
SOLD Here is my painted composition head #1 sitting next to the real Isane. This composition head was formed in a mold that I made directly from Isane, who is an authentic antique Izannah Walker doll in my personal collection.
I am excessively fond of the way this head turned out!  I debated long and hard about whether or not I should paint her and if I did, if I should offer her for sale, since technically she is not a perfect reproduction of the original Izannah Walker doll I made her mold from.  I’m extremely glad that I decided that a little variety is sometimes a very good thing. To enhance the baby like look of her face, I chose a rather uncommon Izannah hair style for her.  The Carmel Doll Shop once had a magnificent antique Izannah Walker doll with hair painted similarly.  If you frequent their website, you may remember her.  She was dressed in an amazing off white dress with a great deal of white braid work trim and she wore a necklace of white beads.  This hair style has very short wispy center parted bangs, with little fringes of hair at the temples brushed towards the face and six ringlets at the back of the head.  Six is a very unusual number of long curls for an Izannah Walker doll, it is much more common to see five or seven.  The large Izannah that I reproduce has nine.
SOLD I am excessively fond of the way this head turned out! I debated long and hard about whether or not I should paint her and if I did, if I should offer her for sale, since technically she is not a perfect reproduction of the original Izannah Walker doll I made her mold from. I’m extremely glad that I decided that a little variety is sometimes a very good thing.
To enhance the baby like look of her face, I chose a rather uncommon Izannah hair style for her. The Carmel Doll Shop once had a magnificent antique Izannah Walker doll with hair painted similarly. If you frequent their website, you may remember her. She was dressed in an amazing off white dress with a great deal of white braid work trim and she wore a necklace of white beads. This hair style has very short wispy center parted bangs, with little fringes of hair at the temples brushed towards the face and six ringlets at the back of the head. Six is a very unusual number of long curls for an Izannah Walker doll, it is much more common to see five or seven. The large Izannah that I reproduce has nine.
Here is another view of Isane and my painted composition head #1.  The oil paint does look a bit differnet on the composition than it does on the pressed cloth heads, but the composition is still a nice alternative if you want to use my kit to make your own Izzy, rather than buying one of my more authentic all cloth reproduction Izannah Walker dolls.
SOLD Here is another view of Isane and my painted composition head #1. The oil paint does look a bit different on the composition than it does on the pressed cloth heads, but the composition is still a nice alternative if you want to use my kit to make your own Izzy, rather than buying one of my more authentic all cloth reproduction Izannah Walker dolls.

painted composition head #1 to use w/ my Izannah kit www.izannahwalker.com

painted composition head #1 to use w/ my Izannah kit www.izannahwalker.com

HEAD #2 SOLD

I’ve listed this head as Buy It Now on eBay.  Click here to view my auction listing.  SOLD

Composition head #2 is painted with the same hair style as the original Isane.  Isane is the antique Izannah Walker doll that I used to make the molds for the composition heads I sell with my Izannah Kits.  She lives her with me and all of her sisters that make up my collection of antique Izannah Walker dolls.
Composition head #2 is painted with the same hair style as the original Isane. Isane is the antique Izannah Walker doll that I used to make the molds for the composition heads I sell with my Izannah Kits. She lives her with me and all of her sisters that make up my collection of original Izannah Walker dolls. SOLD

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Another view of Isane and her young descendant.  You may purchase this painted composition head on eBay, or order one painted especially for you, with any hair style you prefer, by contacting me directly.
Another view of Isane and her young descendant. You may purchase this painted composition head on eBay, or order one painted especially for you, with any hair style you prefer, by contacting me directly. SOLD

If you would like to see more photos of these two composition heads, simply scroll down the page to the previous post.

UNPAINTED HEADS

If you are feeling adventuresome, I have one Izannah Kit, with an unpainted head up for auction on eBay and I also have another kit with an unpainted head in stock and ready to ship immediately that may be ordered through my website.