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The Dream Continues…

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More cloth dreams…  My winter issue of Doll News arrived today and low and behold there is another article in it about the UFDC special exhibit on American cloth dolls at the 2015 convention!  So while the winter winds blow and rattle all the old windows in my house, I plan to snuggle in my bed under a mound of hand pieced quilts and read more about all of these glorious cloth dolls and their makers.  Sweet cloth dreams are sure to follow…  Sleep tight!

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American Women Dream in Cloth…

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American Women Dream in Cloth…  don’t you just love that title?  The January issue of Antique Doll Collector magazine contains this very intriguing article, about the special exhibit on cloth dolls that was at the UFDC convention last summer.  It was the perfect reading for a cold and blustery winter’s day.

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So while the baby napped, this American woman filled her head with daydreams of glorious cloth dolls, both past and future…

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Look closely.  Do you see anything unexpected???
Look closely. Do you see anything unexpected???

 

Apparently not only American women, but small cats have a fondness of cloth.  Sadie was captivated by the fabric of this antique baby dress <3
Apparently not only American women, but small cats have a fondness of cloth. Sadie was captivated by the fabric of this antique baby dress ❤

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Sadie and I are both looking forward to next months issue so that we can continue our cloth dreams by reading the second half of the article. 🙂

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Day Dreams for a Snowy Winter Day… A Moravian Cloth Doll to Fill Your Thoughts

Moravian Church Doll 500Just a little something pretty to dream about as winter storms bring mountains of snowflakes swirling down.  Photos of a beautiful antique Moravian cloth doll to muse over next to a roaring fire…

Moravian Doll www.izannahwalker.com

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Moravian Doll www.izannahwalker.com

Moravian Doll www.izannahwalker.com

Moravian Doll www.izannahwalker.com

Moravian Doll www.izannahwalker.com

Moravian Doll www.izannahwalker.com

Moravian Doll www.izannahwalker.com

Moravian Doll www.izannahwalker.com

Moravian Doll www.izannahwalker.com

Moravian Doll www.izannahwalker.com

Moravian Doll www.izannahwalker.com

This doll is part of the New Milford Historical Society Museum collection.

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The Christmas Issue of Early American Life is Here and So Are Both of My Prototype Rag Dolls

Paula Walton's rag dolls from Christmas 2014 issue of Early American Life www.izannahwalker.com

These are the two dolls I designed for my how-to article in the Christmas issue of Early American Life. The issue has been mailed out to subscribers and  is currently on newsstands.  My prototype dolls have come back home from their photo shoot at the Early American Life  offices and they’ll be listed for sale later today on my website.  The dolls may be purchased via the secure checkout at ASweetRemembrance.com, or in the mean time you may call me at 860-355-5709 or send me a note via email at paula@asweetremembrance.com.

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This link will take you to my website where you can buy this doll and read more of her particulars.  She can be yours for $115.00!

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The Christmas issue of EAL also contains their Holiday Directory.  I’m very pleased to have been juried into this years Holiday Directory!!!

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If you enjoyed this post you may want to check out this one too!

https://izannahwalker.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/2014-early-american-life-directory-of-traditional-craftsman-plus-a-sneak-peek-at-my-doll-pattern-for-the-eal-christmas-issue/

 

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2014 Early American Life Directory of Traditional Craftsman plus a Sneak Peek at My Doll Pattern for the EAL Christmas Issue

My doll posing with her photo in the Early American Life Craftsman Directory.
My doll posing with her photo in the Early American Life Craftsman Directory.

I am very pleased to announce that I have been juried into the 2014 Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Craftsman!!!  This is the 30th time I’ve been listed in the Directory 🙂

I’ve also been working on a special project for Early American Life.  Tess Rosch, EAL‘s publisher called me a couple of months ago and asked me to design, make, draft patterns and write instructions for a cloth doll which is to be featured in their Christmas issue this year.  She wanted it to be a doll that “anyone could make”.  I’ve just finished the doll and thought you’d all like a glimpse at how she turned out.  The Christmas issue of Early American Life will be on sale September 9th.

My newest dolls get lots of tips from their older cousin about posing for Early American Life!
My newest dolls get lots of tips from their older cousin about posing for Early American Life!
Same pattern, two different versions.  <3
Same pattern, two different versions. ❤
I love the way this painted face turned out!
I love the way this painted face turned out!
Even though this doll isn't as fancy, her simple pencil sketch features tug at my heartstrings...
Even though this doll isn’t as fancy, her simple pencil sketch features tug at my heartstrings…
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Sophie and Mae Are Back Home From Their Visit to Prims Magazine & Are Now SOLD

Sophie and Mae have the same bodies as my Izannah Walker dolls, so all the girls can share clothes.
Sophie and Mae have the same size bodies as my 18 – 1/2 inch Izannah Walker dolls, so all the girls can share clothes.

Thank you so much for coming by to see Sophie and Mae.  Both of them are now sold.

Sophie and Mae, the two portrait face New England rag dolls that were in my article in the Winter 2014 issue of Prims are back home, in all their Sunday finery, just in time for Easter!  Sophie and Mae are two of the five flat face head variations that I made for my Izannah Walker doll making students.  Class members can use the five different heads with their Izannah class patterns.  The bonus patterns are available to class members through the class discussion site free of charge.  Follow this link to read more about my Prims article.

Now that the girls are back from California, they are ready to find new homes.  I’ve just listed them for sale on my website.  If you are interested in buying either of them you can go through the secure automatic checkout at http://www.asweetremembrance.com or you may call me 860-355-5709 or email me paula@asweetremembrance.com.  Shipping is free to any US address and lay-away is available with terms to fit your budget.

Sophie

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Sophie shows off her magazine debut.
SOLD Sophie shows off her magazine debut.

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SOLD Sophie is dressed in a pink and black print dress made from antique late 19th century fabric, a petticoat with lavish pink crochet trim and a cap made from antique crocheted cotton lace.  Her face, head and shoulders are painted with artist’s oils.

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Mae

Mae and her photo spread.
SOLD Mae and her photo spread.

SOLD Mae’s face, head and shoulders are painted with artist’s oils.  She is wearing a silk plaid dress with cartridge pleated skirt and velvet ribbon trim, a white scalloped petticoat, black hand knit socks and handmade brown leather shoes with purple silk laces.

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Sophie, Mae and I Wish You a Happy Easter!

"This would be a good hiding place for the chocolate eggs!"
“This would be a good hiding place for the chocolate eggs!”
"I wonder where Sophie hid those eggs???"
“I wonder where Sophie hid those eggs???”

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*** The girl’s dresser is also for sale, click here to read all of it’s particulars.