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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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Happy 198th Birthday Izannah Walker! – Part 1

Meet Anna. She is available for sale and would be thrilled to come join your doll family.
SOLD Meet Anna. She is available for sale and would be thrilled to come join your doll family.

Welcome to my annual Izannah Walker birthday party!  This year the dolls and I have a fun filled three day celebration planned. We are so pleased that you could come join us for the start of the party.  I will be posting throughout the day today, with additional posts at 9:00 a.m., noon, and 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.  Come back tomorrow and Sunday for new posts at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

1 Finished Doll For Sale – Now SOLD – Thank You so much for looking!

Anna www.izannahwalker.com

Anna www.izannahwalker.com

Anna www.izannahwalker.com

Anna www.izannahwalker.com

Anna www.izannahwalker.com

Anna www.izannahwalker.com

Anna www.izannahwalker.com

Anna www.izannahwalker.com

Anna www.izannahwalker.com

Anna www.izannahwalker.com

Anna www.izannahwalker.com

ANNA IS NOW SOLD. I have one doll made from my Anna mold available for sale.  She is a very sweet, worn and well loved doll.  Just the right size at 17 inches to be a little sister to other Izannahs in your collection.  She has short wispy hair framing her face and tickling the nape of her neck.  This Anna is dressed in an amazing antique red print fabric that  I found in Brimfield in May.  The fabric had never been washed until yesterday and even after one gentle washing still retains it’s crisp sizing.  All three pieces of her undergarments are trimmed in tatting.  Her short black scallop topped painted boots are embellished with a red scallop outline.  As a birthday special she comes with a tiny antique tintype image of a young girl.  When you imagine the story of Anna’s life, perhaps this little girl will become her original owner…

Anna can be yours for $1250.00, which includes free insured shipping to any U.S. address.  Actual shipping charged to other countries. As always you may place Anna, or any of my dolls on lay-away.  Call me at 860-355-5709 during normal business hours, or email me anytime at paula@asweetremembrance.com if you have any questions about this doll or would like to purchase her.

Introducing Two New Reproduction Izannah Walker Dolls

I am very happy to tell you that I now have two more molds!  I made these molds, just like all of my others, directly from original antique Izannah Walker dolls.  This means that I can offer you  ten different authentic, all cloth,  historically accurate reproduction Izannah Walker dolls!

Pictured below are the four dolls that I will be working on during the next three days as part of my Izannah celebration.  After all what better way is there for a doll maker to mark the birthday of her very favorite doll maker than by paying homage to her by reproducing some of her amazing dolls! If you’d like to follow along with my progress you can check in at my facebook page to see the dolls coming to life.  Click here to visit A Sweet Remembrance in facebook.

Lily

I am able to offer you reproductions of Lily due to the amazing generosity of my friend Susie, who owns the real Lily.  I am currently in the midst of doing restoration on the original Lily and Susie very kindly told me that she wanted me to make a mold from her while she was here.  I’ll be chronicling Lily’s restoration journey here in the upcoming weeks. Lily has a very classic Izannah head and at 17 inches is the middle stair step between my  Isabeau and Izzybelle.

This first Lily will be going home with her older sister and namesake ❤

Lily #1 www.izannahwalker.com

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A Second Lily

This Lily will be available for sale for $1250.00 when she is completed.  She will come with a full four piece wardrobe which includes a chemise, pantalettes, peticoat and a dress, with painted boots.

Lily 2 will be available for sale.
Lily 2 will be available for sale.
Lily 2
Lily 2
Lily 2
Lily 2

Hannah

Hannah recently came to join my Izannah family from the collection of another of my dear friends, Edyth. ❤  I’m honored that she has entrusted me with one of her treasures.

Hannah is 18 inches tall and has such a sweet expression.  Just like Lily #2, both of these Hannahs will be for sale once I have finished them.  Yes, they also cost $1250.00, have painted boots and come with a full set of clothing made from antique fabrics and notions. 🙂

Hannah #1
Hannah #1 SOLD
Hannah #1
Hannah #1 SOLD
Hannah #1
Hannah #1 SOLD
Hannah #1
Hannah #1 SOLD
Hannah #1
Hannah #1 SOLD
Hannah #2
Hannah #2
Hannah #2
Hannah #2
Hannah #2
Hannah #2
Hannah #2
Hannah #2

If you have any questions about these dolls, or would like to purchase one of them, please call me (860-355-5709 during east coast business hours) or email me (paula@asweetremembrance.com anytime).  As a special birthday treat Isabeau, Zanna, Ismay, Isane, Izzybelle and the original Hannah have been busy piecing together quilt tops to go along with the Lilys and Hannahs that are purchased during this three day weekend.  More about their quilting party later on… Just one more reason to keep checking back in through out the next three days 🙂

Feeling Creative?

For anyone who has the urge to try making an Izzy of their own I currently have two of my Izannah Kits ready to go.

A full instruction book + patterns comes with each head. The unpainted head/kit is $200 and the painted head/kit is $375.
A full instruction book + patterns comes with each head. The unpainted head/kit is $200 and the painted head/kit is $375.

Izannah Kit www.izannahwalker.com

Notice all of the paint texture of the original antique doll is captured in this composition head.
Notice all of the paint texture of the original antique doll is captured in this composition head.

Furniture Tag Sale

The girls were all very enamored of the article they read in Antique Doll Collector about an Izannah Doll House. So when I asked them what they would like to include in our birthday weekend they all resoundingly said “Let’s have a tag sale of all of the doll furniture, so other Izannahs can furnish a doll house too!”  Consequently all of my antique doll furniture is on sale at 10% off from  9/25 – 9/27. The sale price does include free shipping to U.S. addresses. Click here to shop the furniture sale.

Zanna is in charge of setting up the tag sale & Izzybelle is helping tie on the price tags!
Zanna is in charge of setting up the tag sale & Izzybelle is helping tie on the price tags!

Furniture Tag Sale www.izannahwalker.com

Furniture Tag Sale www.izannahwalker.com

Furniture Tag Sale www.izannahwalker.com

That’s All For Now…

Come back to see us at 9:00 a.m. eastern time for our continuing birthday party adventures.

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Melissa’s Doll

melissa's doll www.izannahwalker.com

I’d like to introduce you all to Melissa’s doll.  She is a wonderful example of one of my custom ordered reproduction Izannah Walker dolls.  Melissa requested a doll with a very thin neck and downward tilted head, that had an appearance reminiscent of one of her favorite antique Izannah Walker dolls (a doll that was previously part of the Popp collection and later owned by R. John Wright).  She asked me to give her doll a pale complexion, but one without the grey tint that many antique Izannahs have.  Melissa also wanted a paint surface that showed some moderate wear and age, but preferred her doll to have a “perfect” nose.  She chose the antique blue paisley print dress fabric from my fabric swatch book and found a photograph of a dress she loved in a museum collection for me to use as a reference.

Melissa's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Melissa's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Melissa's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Because the dress Melissa wanted for her doll was of a slightly earlier style than those worn by  most Izannah Walker dolls, the two of us created our own imagined history for the doll and her dress.  We decided that the grandmother, of the little girl who first owned this doll, sewed a dress for the doll just like the dresses that she had made for her own daughter.   As I sewed on this dress I daydreamed of a grandmother taking apart a worn out dress that she has made many years before, when her daughter was a young girl.  She set aside all of the best pieces of fabric, then carefully cut them out in a miniature version of the original dress.  Then as she sat sewing all the pieces together, she told her granddaughter stories of how much the little girl’s mother had loved the dress and the things she did when she was a child.

Melissa's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Melissa's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Melissa's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Melissa's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Melissa's doll www.izannahwalker.com

I’d like to thank Melissa for sharing her vision of her dream Izannah with me, and giving me the opportunity to bring it to life.  I also have to thank her for having the patience of at least two saints, and not minding how long it took me to make this doll!  ❤

Melissa's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Melissa's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Melissa's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Melissa's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Melissa's doll www.izannahwalker.com

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Christmas Dolls

One of the best parts of doll making is getting the chance to plan and make dolls for wonderful people. These dolls were ordered as special Christmas presents from loving husbands… ❤ ❤ ❤

 Merry Christmas Susie!

Surprise!!! Two sweet sisters under the tree...
Surprise!!! Two sweet sisters under the tree…

 

Susie's Dolls www.izannahwalker.com

Susie's Dolls www.izannahwalker.com

Susie's Dolls www.izannahwalker.com

Susie's Dolls www.izannahwalker.com

Susie's Dolls www.izannahwalker.com

Susie's Dolls www.izannahwalker.com

Joyeux Noel Suzanne!

Suzanne's doll has a wardrobe of four dresses, so that she can dress for any occasion!  Not shown are her warm winter wool petticoat and summer sunbonnet.
Suzanne’s doll has a wardrobe of four dresses, so that she can dress for any occasion! Not shown are her warm winter wool petticoat and summer sunbonnet.

 

Suzanne's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Suzanne's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Suzanne's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Suzanne's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Suzanne's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Suzanne's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Suzanne's doll www.izannahwalker.com

Suzanne's doll www.izannahwalker.com

I finished her last dress late at night, so she posed under my Christmas lights.  Bright and early the next morning she was off on her journey to her brand new home just in time for Christmas!
I finished her last dress late at night, so she posed under my Christmas lights. Bright and early the next morning she was off on her journey to her brand new home just in time for Christmas!

 

❤   One of the things I found quite touching is that both of these dolls had dresses ordered from two of the same fabrics.  That just seemed meant to be, as they were both presents from husbands to their very sweet wives.

* you may click on any of the smaller size photos to enlarge.

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A Look Through My Fabric Swatch Book

September 17th update:  Fabric #6 is SOLD OUT.

This is the tiny antique fabric swatch book that I put together for the UFDC convention.  I thought everyone might enjoy looking through it.  Especially those of you who have ordered custom dolls and are in the process of picking out your dress fabrics 🙂   I have many more one of a kind fabrics that aren’t in the book, so don’t worry if none of these are the perfect fabric for your doll.

antique fabric swatch book www.izannahwalker.com IMG_2418 IMG_2419 IMG_2420 IMG_2421 IMG_2422 IMG_2423 IMG_2424 IMG_2425 IMG_2426 IMG_2427 IMG_2428 IMG_2429 IMG_2430 IMG_2431 IMG_2432 IMG_2433 IMG_2436www.izannahwalker.com

 

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A Fond Farewell…

Today the dolls and I have had to bid farewell to Cindy’s doll.  The girls were all sad to see her go, especially her older sister Isabeau…

" Did you remember to pack everything?  Have you got your red dress... and both of your shoes?"
” Did you remember to pack everything? Have you got your red dress… and both of your shoes?”
"Is this box comfy enough?  It's going to be a long trip!"
“Is this box comfy enough? It’s going to be a long trip!”
"What do you suppose it's like in Minnesota?"  "I've heard that it gets very cold there, so promise me you will wrap up well & keep warm."
“What do you suppose it’s like in Minnesota?” “I’ve heard that it gets very cold there, so promise me you will wrap up well & keep warm.”
"I'm going to miss you!"  "Me too!"  "Promise you'll write?" "Everyday, I promise!"
“I’m going to miss you!” “Me too!” “Promise you’ll write?” “Everyday, I promise!”
"I love you!"
“I love you!”

Even though Isabeau found it hard to say good-bye she knows in her heart that her younger sister is going to a good home where she will be loved, especially after I let her read the letter that I just received.

“Dear Paula,

The best surprises are those that unfold gradually.  The process of making “Cindy’s Doll” has been all I imagined and hoped for when I first called you last November.  Once I’d set things in motion I watched with much satisfaction as Cindy studied her choices, showed them to (our daughters) and me, and after due consideration, settled on one or another. 

When “Cindy’s Doll” is actually here in hand she will become part of a loving family.  I will be sure to let you know when Cindy has chosen her name.  We’ve had several discussions of names, but need to hold her and know her to find out which name is really hers.

To you I extend my compliments on your skill and creativity. To take an almost forgotten art and bring it back to life as you have, mainly by just “figuring it out” with hand and eye and inner motivation is a gift, and I thank you for sharing it with us.

We are so excited to meet our doll, to have her join our family, to give her a name, and to cherish her.”

What more could a loving big sister or a doll  maker ask for…  ❤ ❤ ❤