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Pamela’s Doll

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A sweet little Izannah for Pamela, made from my mold of Anna.

I’ve just finished a very special reproduction Izannah Walker doll for Pamela. I was fortunate enough to get to  meet Pamela at the 2014 UFDC convention, where we had a great time chatting and planning all of the details for this doll.  She is  made from my mold of Anna, an adorable little antique Izannah Walker doll that belongs to my friend Mary.

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Pamela’s doll in progress. I love her tiny smile 🙂
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Pamela asked for blue painted boots to match the prussian blue in her doll’s dress.

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Blue embroidery edges the hem of her petticoat…

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Details… Cording piping and cartridge pleating at the waistline of her dress… individually hand stitched fingers and applied thumb…
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The original antique Anna just happens to be visiting here at the moment and was happy to pose with her newest little sister ❤ (Pamela’s doll on the left and the antique Anna on the right).
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Old & New ❤
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Sharing secrets… the original Anna (right) and her newly made companion (left).

 

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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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Trick or Treat

"It's time to get ready for trick or treating!"  "What are you going to dress up as?"
“It’s time to get ready for trick or treating!” “What are you going to dress up as?”
"Sadie wants to go trick or treating too!"
“Sadie wants to go trick or treating too!”
"I'm going to be a cat, just like Sadie!"
“I’m going to be a cat, just like Sadie!”

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"Emeline we are so happy you are going trick or treating with us!"
“Emeline we are so happy you are going trick or treating with us!”

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"Poor Sadie! She's sad because she doesn't have a costume too !"
“Poor Sadie! She’s sad because she doesn’t have a costume too !”
"We'll share our treats with her!"  "Hurry and get dressed"
“We’ll share our treats with her!” “Hurry and get dressed”

The dolls and I hope you all have an enchanting All Hallows Eve ❤

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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 8 – Wake Up Sleepy Heads!

“Good Morning!” “Time to wake up!”
“Come on sleepy heads!”
“What time is it?”
“Hannah, why are you up so early?”
“We need to go out to the garden and pick huckleberries for breakfast.”
“Huckleberry pancakes???”
“Oh no Hannah!” “You woke up the kittens too!”
“I suppose we might as well get up…”
“I think Sadie wants huckleberry pancakes too!”

and so the dolls got up and walked out to the garden…

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where they picked huckleberries…

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carried them back to the kitchen…

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made pancakes, and enjoyed the beginning of a wonderful day!

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Jack eventually came out from under the bed… captured a few stray huckleberries and gaily chased them around the kitchen floor!

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Happy 198th Birthday Izannah Walker – Part 7 – In Which The Party Continues & Games Are Played

“Tag!” “You’re it!”

“Too much running… I’m losing my shoe…”

“Let’s play hide and seek”

“Isane you’re it!”

“Alright… One… Two…”

“Anna, give me your hand and I will help you up.”
“Isabeau, can you give me a boost from behind?”
“Plenty of room for two of us!”
“When we duck down, will you shut the drawer?”
“I’ve found my hiding place.”
“If I bend my knees I think I can fit!”
“Izzybelle, we can still see you through the glass.” “Find another hiding place.”
“How about now, can you see me now?” “Yes, we can see you!” “No more glass doors!” “Find a new spot!”
“I don’t think Izzybelle really understands how to play this game. Do you?”
“and what on earth are those cupboards for anyway???” “Haven’t you heard? They are going to hang on the walls and be high rise efficiency apartments for the Queen Annes…” “I don’t think I’d like apartment living…”
“I think we have found the BEST hiding places!”
“I think so too!” “I’m all set, how about you?”
" Yes, I'm all set too."
” Yes, I’m all set too.”
"Come on Lily, I'll find us the perfect places to hide!"
“Come on Lily, I’ll find us the perfect places to hide!”
"You hide behind the bears..."
“You hide behind the bears…”
"...and I'll duck down beneath the other dolls."  "Just pretend I'm not here."... giggle...
“…and I’ll duck down beneath the other dolls.” “Just pretend I’m not here.”… giggle…
"Hurry Isabeau, we need to hide!"
“Hurry Isabeau, we need to hide!”
"I am hurrying!"
“I am hurrying!”
"Just don't forget to let me out if Isane doesn't find me..."
“Just don’t forget to let me out if Isane doesn’t find me…”
"How about now, can you see me now?"  "Is THIS a good place?"
“How about now, can you see me now?” “Is THIS a good place?”
"How ever did she get up there???"
“How ever did she get up there???”
"... 98 ... 99 ... 100!"  "Ready or not, here I come!"
“… 98 … 99 … 100!” “Ready or not, here I come!”