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Pop Up Shop!!! ~ Antique & Handmade Goods to Welcome St. Nicholas!

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Welcome to my December 2nd Pop Up Shop, with offerings themed especially for St. Nicholas Day! Many years ago, when my sons were quite young, we lived in Minnesota where my children’s nursery school and many of our neighbors celebrated St. Nicholas Day on December 6th. On the evening of December 5th the children would put their shoes by the front door and leave carrots in the shoes for St. Nicholas’ horse. In the morning they would discover that St. Nicholas had filled their shoes with small toys and treats. ❤ My boys always loved this early December celebration, which heralded in the Christmas season. It was one of my favorite things too… after all what could be better than a holiday celebration in which shoes play a major role? You can probably guess that means I am extremely partial to shoes, which I freely admit 🙂 Doll shoes, baby shoes, new shoes, old shoes… I love them all! So in honor of St. Nicholas Day, and shoes, I am offering the following items for sale.

St. Nicholas Day Pop-Up Shop
Before and After… a decorating idea ❤ Antique Baby Shoes w/ handmade spun cotton carrots to leave out for St. Nicholas’ horse on the night of December 5th, displayed with antique toys, small treats and a spun cotton Santa to depict the items children find left in their shoes. Antique baby shoes and spun cotton carrots sold as a set. Spun Cotton Santa sold separately. All other items are for display purposes only and are not for sale.

It’s a busy day in the doll’s house, as the dolls decorate the parlor and set out their shoes for St. Nicholas. Down in the kitchen freshly baked gingerbread has been left to cool, before being made into into houses…. Drawn by the irresistible smell of their very favorite food, a trio of bears have come to call & made themselves at home.

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Almost everything is one of a kind. If you are interested in purchasing an item, or items, please email me at p.walton.asweetremembrance@gmail.com. In the case of more than one person wishing to buy an item, it will go to the first email received. If for some reason the transaction isn’t completed then I will contact the 2nd person in line and ask if they would like to buy the item in question. Everything includes FREE PRIORITY MAIL through USPS to any Untied States address. International Orders  will be charged exact postage + a $10.00 handling fee for all international locations, except Canada, to help off-set the time it takes me to deal with customs forms – and in many cases the requirement that I actually take the package to the post office rather than scheduling it for pick-up. Canadian orders will be charged exact postage.

Payment: Paypal – I will send you an invoice – please provide me with the email address you use for your Paypal account. Credit Cards – If you want to use a credit card, but would rather not go through Paypal, I will be happy to process your credit card. I will call you to get your credit card number, expiration date and security code. Please provide your telephone number. Personal Checks –  Payable to Paula Walton and sent to 172 Aspetuck Ridge Road, New Milford, CT 06776-5611. Lay-away is also available to fit your budget. A deposit will be due now with equal monthly payments to follow.

Shipping ~ If you order before 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Sunday 12/2 and pay with Paypal, I will make sure that your order ships out on Monday morning! Depending on where you live, this may make it possible for your items to get to you by Wednesday, December 5th, just in time for St. Nicholas Day… fingers crossed! Although if you are like me, I keep my St. Nicholas themed decorations out until after Christmas.

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Handmade Spun Cotton Carrots
* A note about all of the spun cotton items * I hand spin loose cotton fibers in the traditional antique manner to create all of my spun cotton ornaments. Then I hand paint each one. The larger carrots are accented with antique rayon seam binding and the doll size carrots are topped with silk ribbons. Each bunch of carrots has a handwritten note to St. Nicholas ❤

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December 1st Pop-Up Shop Offerings

IMG_7202 (2)Doll Size Spun Cotton Carrots for your dolls to place in their shoes. $29.00 per bunch. I have 9 0 bunch available. Each bunch comes tagged with a note to St. Nicholas ❤

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Little Spun Cotton Santas $25.00. I have two  one blue and one red available. Red Santa is sold.

Hanging Glass & Tin Display Cases Large $69 Small $49. I have eight of each  6 small and 7 large available. I love these little cases! They are perfect to show off and protect all kinds of small treasures. I like to keep tiny doll accessories in mine, so that I can admire them while keeping them safe from kittens and little hands.  Lovely with found bird’s nests, antique Christmas ornaments, or little St. Nicholas Day displays.

The large cases are 12 inches wide x 9 inches high, with 3 equal sections that have interior glass dividers. The small cases are slightly less than 5 inches wide x 9 inches high.

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The Lamb Sisters.

IMG_6065 (2)Miss D. Lamb SOLD, seated on the left and Miss A. Lamb SOLD, standing on the right, are both looking for new homes of their very own ❤ 20 inches $1575.00 each

Read more about them in this post – https://izannahwalker.com/2018/09/27/tilly-j-lamb-two-of-her-younger-sisters-are-available/

A $ 85.00  SOLD Amazing shoes to display at Christmas with spun cotton carrots and to use for doll shoes the rest of the year! ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B – $78.00 Tiny high button baby shoes w/ spun cotton carrots, just the right size for larger dolls. ❤

 

 

 

 

C – $75.00 Sweet early baby shoes made from faded red and black leather, with brass buttons and spun cotton carrots. One button is missing. Perfect for a large papier-mache or china doll, display or as study shoes for making doll shoes.

 

 

 

 

 

D – $95.00 Adorable white button baby shoes and spun cotton carrots. These shoes originally had something glued to the front of them, I have no idea what that was as nothing but a trace of glue remained. I’ve made them crepe paper rosettes, but you could certainly remove the rosettes and add your own trimmings. These shoes close with white mother of pearl buttons, two of which are missing. If you would like replacement buttons, I can add two antique buttons, but I don’t have an exact match.

 

 

 

E – $70 Pale blue and black button up baby shoes w/ spun cotton carrots.

 

 

 

 

F – $75 Little black leather button baby shoes & spun cotton carrots.

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G – $45.00 White button baby shoes.

 

 

 

 

H – $45.00 White button baby shoes.

 

 

 

 

I – $30.00 Mid- 20th century lace up “Roman Sandal”  baby shoes. I love this type of shoe on a large teddy ❤

 

 

 

 

J – $30.00 Embroidered ankle strap leather shoes. Another pair that would be very sweet on a large teddy bear.

 

 

 

 

These next seven pairs of shoes are very worn children’s shoes that I stockpiled when I was making very big bears. I dressed the bears in vintage 1920’s – 1940’s romper suits and dresses with these shoes on their feet ❤ I still love that look! Adorable on teddies, or cute displayed in prim rooms!

K – $22.00

 

 

 

L – $22.00

 

 

M – $22.00

 

N – $22.00

 

 

O – $22.00

 

 

 

P – $26.00 Girl’s red leather double buckle shoes w/ one buckle missing.

 

 

 

Q – $14.00

 

 

 

R – $14.00 Tiny Grey Cowboy Boots!

 

 

 

 

S – $27.00 Size 6A Women’s Black 1940’s Flexi-Walker Peep Toe Heels ❤

 

 

T – $38.00 Sled Ice Skates w/box!!!

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U – $27.00 each Three pair of doll size lace up boots w/boxes from The Country House.

 

 

 

V – $25.00 Vintage Doll Skis! Great for Christmas or to accessorize a doll.

 

 

 

W – $11.00 Vintage Doll Ice Skates!

 

 

 

X – $3.00 if purchased with another item. Single Vintage Doll Ice Skate. Cute Christmas ornament!

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Gingerbread Color Vintage Mohair Bears

Y – $54.00 Large Fully Jointed Vintage Mohair Bear. Soft, cuddly bear, big enough to give you a “bear hug”! Some moth damage, especially on the paw pads. Wearing vintage baby shoes and mittens made from hand dyed red wool.

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Z – $44.00 Unique Vintage Baby Bear. I’ve never seen a bear like this before. She wears a pink oil cloth bib and has a hinged metal mouth, with a hole that leads to her “tummy” which is accessed via a zipper in her back. I’m assuming that the idea is that a child could “feed’ her, then the “food” could be removed by unzipping her back. Sewn joints, considerable moth damage, but still very cute in a zoomy kind of way 🙂 To top everything off she is wearing pink shoes!

 

 

 

AA – $35.00 Happy, Hug-able, Vintage Mohair Bear w/Velvet Paw Pads. Cute fully jointed bear. Some moth damage and a loose neck joint which makes it possible for the head to crock to one side and nod, which is actually very charming. ❤

 

 

 

BB – $95.00     Handmade fully jointed bear, antique white mohair, rod jointed arms and legs, disk jointed neck, glass eyes. My own original design ❤

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Thank you for coming to my December 2nd Pop-Up Shop ❤

 

 

 

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Humid & Sticky …

94% humidity today and my paint is not drying… so rather than stressing about it I am just going to go with the flow.  After all this is August in New England and you can just count on hot, sticky and humid a  lot of the time. 🙂 SO, this weeks 3rd Thursday is going to be a clothing event!!! ❤ Come by at noon (eastern time) on Thursday for a fashion show.  I’ll have some dresses and accessories available for immediate sale.

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Third Thursdays Start This Month ~ Mark Your Calendar! Then Come Back On Thursday To See This Month’s New Dolls For Sale

New Dolls For Sale on the Third Thursday of the Month
Third Thursdays start this coming Thursday, July 20th! I be posting a new doll or two for sale on the third Thursday of almost every month.

I’m starting something new! On the “third Thursday” of each month, with only a couple of exceptions, I’ll be posting a new doll, or two, or three for sale! Some months there will also be clothing and accessories too. ❤

Third Thursdays should be fun! The dolls will be posted at 12 noon Eastern Time here on izannahwalker.com and sold on a first come basis.  If you wish to purchase a doll or other item, simply email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com.  If more than one person emails about a doll, the email with the earliest time will take precedence.  Once a doll has found it’s new home, I will immediately mark it SOLD. If a doll or accessory doesn’t sell on “Third Thursday” then it will be posted on my regular website www.asweetremembrance.com, where you’ll be able to buy it and use the automated secure checkout.

So mark your calendar and come back to visit on Thursday. If you have signed up for my “new dolls” mailing list you will receive an email reminder. 🙂

Third Thursday August 17, 2017
The 2nd Third Thursday will be on August 17th.
No Third Thursday in September
No Third Thursday in September. It’s going to be an exception month. Instead of new dolls being posted for sale on 9/21, they will be for sale on September 25th as part of my annual Izannah Walker Birthday celebration!

 

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Happy 199th Birthday Izannah Walker Part 1

Zanna and Isabeau have asked Cloe to help them get ready for today’s party.  They may have gotten a bit more “help” than they anticipated…

Click on any photo to see it enlarged and to read the caption.

Don’t worry! In spite of the sound effects, no dishes were harmed in the making of this video.  As Isabeau always says, “there is a reason that babies only get to use the everyday china”! 🙂

Thank you for coming!!! I hope you have enjoyed this glimpse into some of our party preparations. Here is the schedule for today’s celebration events, I will have additional posts at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 10:00 pm Eastern time. My 7:00 pm post will feature several dolls for sale, because what would an Izannah Walker Birthday Celebration be without at least a few new reproduction dolls for sale? 🙂  The dolls will only be posted here on my blog.  If one or more of them tugs at your heart strings and you’d like to purchase her, you may email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com. If more than one person is interested in buying the same doll, the email with the earliest time will get preference.

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Just Three More Days Until Our Big Izannah Walker 199th Birthday Party!!!

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Don’t forget! Only 3 more days until it’s Izannah Walker’s 199th birthday. My dolls and I will be hosting an all day online celebration 🙂 Please come join us! We’ll be sooooooo sad if you can’t come 😦

 

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At 10:00 a.m on Sunday September 25th stop whatever you are doing, run to your pc and come right over to http://www.izannahwalker.com for the beginning of our birthday fun!!! ❤
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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!

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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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Happy 196th Birthday Izannah! My Celebration SALE Starts Now!!! (this year’s sale is over ~ thank you !)

Today marks the 196th anniversary of Izannah Walker’s birth.  She was born in Bristol, Rhode Island on the 25th day of September in 1817. You may read more details about  Izannah’s life in this post.  I wish I could invite you all over to my house for cake and silly party games, but since I can’t, I’m doing the next best thing and having a SALE to celebrate the occasion and to say thank you for being such wonderful customers, students and friends.  It is such a great pleasure to know other people who love Izannah’s dolls as much as I do!

From 9/25/13 – 9/29/13 all of my reproduction Izannah Walker dolls, additional custom made dresses and accessories for your Izzy, Izannah Walker doll clothes patterns and Izannah Walker Doll Making Classes are 10% off.  This sale applies only to items ordered from September 25th through September 29th, 2013, the discount is not available on prior orders.  As always, all items may be placed on lay-away with terms to fit your budget and shipping is free to any United States address.  I generally just have two sales per year, my Izannah Walker Birthday Sale and my Christmas Sale 🙂  So don’t let this one pass you by.

3 Dolls available 9/25/13 www.izannahwalker.comThree Finished Dolls Available

I have three very special dolls available for this years Birthday Sale.  One of them is created from a brand new mold that I made from my friend Mary’s Izannah Walker doll, Anna.  Thank you Mary!!!  Anna is 17 inches tall, so she is a smaller size than my other dolls and has the look of a younger, chubbier child.  All three of these dolls have very aged appearances, befitting young ladies that were made early in Izannah’s doll making career.  They each come with two elaborate dresses, full of wonderful little details to delight the heart of any dress maker, a chemise, pantalettes, petticoat and necklace.

Isabeau #1 SOLD – Thank you so much for stopping by to look at her!  Please contact me if you would like to order a custom made doll similar to this one.

Isabeau #1 comes with a necklace made from hand strung pale pink bone beads.
SOLD Isabeau #1 comes with a necklace made from hand strung pale pink bone beads.
Her dress made from antique pink and black print fabric is adorned with rows ans rows of black velvet ribbon.
SOLD Her dress, made from antique pink and black print fabric is adorned with rows and rows of black velvet ribbon.
Isabeau #1 wearing her winter white antique wool dress.
SOLD Isabeau #1 wearing her winter white antique wool dress.  I made this dress from an antique unfinished, so never worn, wool baby’s petticoat.
A surprise sentiment hides inside the waist band of her dress.
A surprise sentiment hides inside the waist band of her dress, which fastens with hand carved bone buttons.
Details of the antique trims used on the sleeves of Isabeau's embroidered wool dress.
Details showing the antique trims used on the sleeves of Isabeau’s embroidered wool dress.
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Isabeau #1 Wardrobe
SOLD Isabeau #1 Wardrobe

Isabeau #2 – SOLD Thank you!

Isabeau #2 shows off her hand strung real coral beads.
SOLD Isabeau #2 shows off her hand strung real coral beads.
Isabeau #2 is wearing a dress that I made for her from a mid-1800's brown "coral" pattern print fabric.  The dress has full gathered sleeves, two growth tucks in the skirt and a deep 3 inch hem.
SOLD Isabeau #2 is wearing a dress that I made for her from a mid-1800’s brown “coral” pattern print fabric. The dress has full gathered sleeves, two growth tucks in the skirt and a deep 3 inch hem.
Isabeau #2 in her black party frock.  The dress fabric dates to the late 1800's.  Rows of antique black velvet ribbon encircle the sleeves, waist and hem of the dress.
SOLD Isabeau #2 in her black party frock. The dress fabric dates to the late 1800’s. Rows of antique black velvet ribbon encircle the sleeves, waist and hem of the dress.

Isabeau #2 www.izannahwalker.com

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Isabeau #2 wardrobe
SOLD Isabeau #2 wardrobe

Anna #2 – NOW SOLD  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LOOKING.  Even though this one is sold you may order a custom made Anna style doll, and if you love these dresses I have enough fabric to make another set just like them.

Anna#2 wears a tiny golden thimble on a chain around her neck.
SOLD Anna#2 wears a tiny golden thimble on a chain around her neck.
Anna #2 is shown here wearing her dress made from a very early c. 1830-1840 cotton gauze paisley print.  The green, red, brown and ivory fabric is perfect for late fall and the upcoming Christmas season.  The sleeves and skirt of the dress have graduated growth tucks.
SOLD Anna #2 is shown here wearing her dress made from a very early c. 1830-1840 cotton gauze paisley print. The green, red, brown and ivory fabric is perfect for late fall and the upcoming Christmas season. The sleeves and skirt of the dress have graduated growth tucks.
Anna's black dress is made from another very early cotton print fabric.  The neckline of the dress is trimmed with antique ivory cotton ribbon, plus a row of antique silk velvet ribbon.  Her chemise is trimmed in tiny waved braid (aka rick rack in modern terms).
SOLD Anna’s black dress is made from another very early cotton print fabric. The neckline of the dress is trimmed with antique ivory cotton ribbon, plus a row of antique silk velvet ribbon. Her chemise is trimmed in tiny waved braid (aka rick rack in modern terms).

Anna #2 www.izannahwalker.com

Anna #2 wispy locks www.izannahwalker.com

Anna #2 Wardrobe
SOLD Anna #2 Wardrobe
Isabeau #2 & Anna #2 show off a little Black Magic for All Hallows Eve.  Black dresses are one of my favorites year around because they are a neutral accent in any room and the dark color will draw your eye to the doll and make her painted features "pop" and glow.
Isabeau #2 & SOLD Anna #2 show off a little Black Magic for All Hallows Eve. Black dresses are one of my favorites year around because they are a neutral accent in any room and the dark color will draw your eye to the doll and make her painted features “pop” and glow.

Are you wondering where Anna #1 is?  In the very near future she is going to be living with Mary, her older sister Anna and all of her Walker cousins in Vermont.  Members of my Izannah Walker Doll Making Class may read about my adventures in making Anna #1 in a continuing series of posts on the class member site.

To see photos of the original Miss Anna, follow these links:

Photos to Share of Mary’s Antique Izannah Walker Doll

A Visit with Anna

I am a much better doll maker than I am a photographer.  All of the girls look so much nicer in person.  If you would like to see more photos of any of the dolls before placing an order, just ask.  To purchase any of these dolls please visit my website ASweetRemembrance.com or alternately you may email paula@asweetremembrance.com or call 860-355-5709.

Time worn, well loved dolls are the ones that kindle the fiercest love in my heart, but I know that some of you dearly love newer, more pristine dolls.  Don’t despair, I would be happy to make you the Izannah Walker doll that inhabits your dreams and has captured a place in your heart.  Call or email me to place a custom order, 860-355-5709 ( 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time) or paula@asweetremembrance.com.  I do have a bit of a waiting list for custom work, so the sooner you order the better.

Click here for a quick guide about my three different styles of dolls.

Custom Made Dresses and Accessories For Your Doll

Email (paula@asweetremembrance.com) or call me (860-355-5709) about prices and available fabrics for custom made doll clothing and accessories.    Simple dresses made from antique fabric start at $200 apiece.  More elaborate dresses with a greater number of tucks, fuller skirts, rows of ribbon or lace trim, embroidery or more costly antique fabrics run from $250 -$275 and may go upwards.  Handmade leather shoes are $75.  Any custom order is 10% off during the sale.  Scroll up to see the new style of dress that I made for Anna #2.  The fully lined dress has a slim cut bodice and sleeves, with a cartridge pleated skirt and velvet ribbon trim.  The cost of an identical dress is $295, if the dress must be fully lined, or $275 for one with a lined bodice.

Patterns and Classes

If you would like to order a pattern for a full set of clothes to fit one of my 18- 1/2 inch Izannah Walker dolls click on this link.

I don’t have a pattern available yet for smaller size clothing to fit Anna.

To read more about my Izannah Walker Doll Making Class by Mail follow this link to my website, where you may also order the class.  The class comes with unlimited support, plus a class member only discussion site that features extra bonus material and patterns, including five different flat faced heads that work with the rest of your Izannah class patterns so that you can create a variety of different cloth dolls as friends for your Izzys!  Sophie and Mae, two of my dolls that I made using the flat faced patterns will be featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Prims magazine.

Time For A Party

Happy Birthday Izannah www.izannahwalker.comAfter trying on all their new clothes and posing for their photo shoot, the girls and I spent some time in the kitchen baking Izannah a birthday cake.  We all agreed that it was the perfect treat to celebrate the birthday of our very favorite doll maker!

The recipe for the cake came from The Best of Shaker Cooking by Amy Bess Miller and Persis Fuller.  I chose this recipe because it is one that would have been in use during Izannah’s lifetime and is filled with apples, the perfect seasonal fruit for an autumn birthday.  I picked apples to use from our oldest apple tree.  It is a very firm, late season cooking apple that I have never been able to positively identify.  We grow our apples organically, so they are not picture perfect, but I’m sure apples just like these would have been a familiar site to Izannah.

IMG_5135Apple Cake

from Shirley Shaker Village

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1/3 cup butter

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1-1/3 cups flourIMG_4939

1/4 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp. vanillaIMG_4949

3 apples, peeled and chopped

1/4 cup currants or raisins

powdered sugar

ground cinnamon

Cream butter and gradually add 1/2 of the sugar, beating well.  Beat egg with remaining sugar, add to first mixture.  Sift in flour, salt and baking powder alternately with the m ilk.  Flavor with vanilla.  Add apples and currants or raisins.  Beat well to mix and turn into a well-buttered 9 inch cake tin, square or round.IMG_4956

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon, and bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 30 minutes.  Makes 1 cake.

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