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February 23rd – Two New Dolls Available for Sale – 2/24 – Both SOLD Thanks So Much for Looking

Both of the dolls I’ve been working on from my latest mold are finished and ready to find new homes.  This is a long post with many photos, so scroll down to see them all.  You can enlarge  any of the photographs by clicking on them.  If you are interested in buying either doll they are both posted for sale on my website Paula Walton’s A Sweet Remembrance – Plain & Fancy Hand Wrought Goods, or you may email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com or telephone 860-355-5709.

2/23/14 doll for sale www.izannahwalker.comIsa #1 has been SOLD.  Thank you so much for coming to see her.

2/23/14 doll for sale www.izannahwalker.comIsane 2 has been SOLD.

The original Isane  or Isa for short.  Isane has a German origin and means "strong willed".  I bought this antique Izannah Walker doll from Edyth O'Neil, a charming strong willed woman, who lives in an area of Texas that was settled by German immigrants, so the name just seemed to fit her.  Edyth called this doll Patience, but that is the name of one of our family cats, so a new name was in order.
The original Isane, or Isa for short. The name Isane has a German origin and means “strong willed”. I bought this antique Izannah Walker doll from Edyth O’Neil, a charming strong willed woman, who lives in an area of Texas that was settled by German immigrants, so the name just seemed to fit her. Edyth called this doll Patience, but that was the name of one of our family cats, so a rechristening was in order.

ISA #1 – SOLDIsa #1 www.izannahwalker.comSOLD

The paint on this doll’s face has the aged, worn look that you will sometimes see on the paint of certain papier-mache, wooden and cloth dolls.  The base skin paint is intact and smooth, but the the paint on the lips, cheeks and hair has rubbed away from a lifetime of play, and dust and dirt have collected in the depressions and corners of her features.  No doubt left over from her adventurous days of making mud pies.  I was trying for a very refined look of age on this doll.  I know for certain that the original Isa had very little paint remaining on her face before one of her recent owners  covered her with brand new paint (prior to when Edyth – then I bought her) .  I wanted to acknowledge her worn and rubbed off paint.  I also decided to use the Izannah owned by the Worthington Historical Society* as my inspiration for what her paint could have looked like when it was intact.  When I combined those two themes, this is what I got!

Isa #1 www.izannahwalker.com                                                                                                           SOLD

Isa #1 www.izannahwalker.com                                                                                                          SOLD

Isa #1 www.izannahwalker.comNOW SOLD -Isa #1 is wearing a plum and white print dress made from antique cotton.  The dress has full gathered sleeves, and double, graduated, growth tucks.  It fastens in the back with a drawstring at the neck and an antique plum colored milk glass button at the waist.  Her underwear consists of matching split pantalettes,  a long chemise and a petticoat, all with scalloped hems.  The tops of her black painted boots are also scalloped.  Tiny delicate tatting edges the neckline and sleeves of her chemise.  To protect her fair complexion from the sun, while she is picking strawberries in the garden, Isa is wearing a sunbonnet made from a piece of antique plum colored fabric that has never been washed.  I decided to not to clean the fabric so that it would retain the original sizing, which adds stiffness to the bonnet.  Her hair is painted in ringlets, two in front of each ear and five along the back of her hairline.doll for sale www.izannahwalker.com 2/23/14                                                                                                         SOLD

Isa #1 www.izannahwalker.com                                                                                                          SOLD

Isa #1 www.izannahwalker.com                                                                                                          SOLD

Isa #1 www.izannahwalker.com                                                                                                           SOLD

Isa # 1 www.izannahwalker.comIsa #1 looks ever so much nicer in person.  Her delicate coloring and very old looking paint do not show up all that well in photographs.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about her.  She is $1350.00, which includes her bonnet and free, fully insured, postage within the United States.  She may be placed on lay-away, or she is ready for immediate shipment.  ISA #1 HAS FOUND A WONDERFUL NEW HOME.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE A SIMILAR DOLL, YOU MAY PLACE AN ORDER FOR ONE.  ALL ANTIQUE FABRICS ARE ONE OF A KIND.

ISA # 2 SOLDIsa #2 www.izannahwalker.com

SOLD Isane #2 is a very sweet girl with the look of a younger child.  Izannah Walker’s dolls were usually painted with very pale, almost white, skin or with a warmer flesh colored paint.  I decided to paint this doll with the darker coloring.  I left tiny, subtle bits of her stockinette visible on her face.  The weave of the stockinette can only be seen upon close inspection and I love the way it looks.  Being able to see the weave of the fabric reinforces the fact that this is an all cloth doll and it is one of the details I love seeing on some of Izannah Walker’s original dolls.  You will see areas of worn and rubbed paint, as well as subtle variations in the paint color that denote places where the oil from tiny hands would have touched her during her imaginary past life.  This version of Isa has short wispy hair around her face, with a close cropped fringe at the nape of her neck.  Isane #2 www.izannahwalker.com

Isane #2 www.izannahwalker.com

Isane #2 www.izannahwalker.com

Isane #2 www.izannahwalker.com

Isane #2 www.izannahwalker.com

She is dressed in a wonderful thin olive brown and Prussian blue cotton print dress.  The dress has one growth tuck in the skirt, and two tucks in its sort frilled sleeves.  Antique cotton tape forms a drawstring at the neck of the dress and the waist is closed with a mid-19th century, blue painted, milk glass button.  Her chemise and pantalettes are made from antique lace trimmed linen and her petticoat was fashioned from an unworn baby’s flannel petticoat with embroidered, scalloped edges.  I had been looking through scores of images of antique Izannah Walker dolls prior to painting Isa #2 and some of those photographs showed dolls wearing blue shoes.  I took a bit of license and used the inspiration of those blue leather shoes when choosing the color for Isa’s painted boots!   Isa #2’s bonnet is made from a wonderful antique brown and white print cotton fabric.  I’m making the bonnet optional on this doll because I have many other brown dress fabrics that it would also look great with.  Around her wrist is a tiny chain that keeps her sewing scissors near, so that she can always find them when she needs to snip a thread.  She is priced at $1250.00 and you may add the bonnet for an extra $100.00.  Free, insured shipping to any U.S. address is included and of course she can be placed on lay-away if you need to.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you have about this doll.  You may purchase her by calling 860-355-5709, emailing paula@asweetremembrance.com; or fastest and easiest of all, by clicking here and going through the automatic checkout on my website.Isane #2 www.izannahwalker.com

Isane #2 www.izannahwalker.com

Isane #2 www.izannahwalker.com

Isane #2 www.izannahwalker.com

Isane #2 www.izannahwalker.com

Isane #2 www.izannahwalker.com

Isane #2 www.izannahwalker.comIsa #2 is really much better looking in the flesh… or should that be cloth???  🙂

A Few Additional Notes

bonnets www.izannahwalker.combonnets www.izannahwalker.comBefore anyone asks again, no I don’t have a bonnet pattern for sale.  🙂  I cut both of these bonnets free hand.  The plum colored bonnet comes purely from my imagination, aided by years of collecting antique bonnets and looking at even more examples in photos, at antique shows and shops, and in museum exhibits.  The brown bonnet is based on a tiny antique doll’s bonnet that I purchased last year.  When making bonnets I take into account the amount of antique fabric I have available, then hold the material up to the doll and start snipping away with my scissors!

Why all of the petticoat scallops?  It’s been cold and snowy here in Connecticut, which has made me long for red flannel petticoats.  A week or two ago I brought out my favorite example, which has a scalloped flounce around the bottom, and that along with the contents of my antique white linens bin inspired the scallops on the girl’s underthings.red flannel petticoat www.izannahwalker.com

*If you would like to read more about the exquisite Izannah Walker doll in the collection of the Worthington Historical Society I suggest you peruse the article about the museum in the February 2013 issue of Antique Doll Collector magazine.finished dolls www.izannahwalker.com

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Easter & April Fool’s Day Celebration Sale!

Count your pennies - SALE! www.izanahwalker.com

Today at my house we are celebrating Easter.  Tomorrow the festivities will continue as we party in honor of my middle son’s birthday!  I’d like to share a bit of our celebrations with you by offering you 10% off on every single item I sell at Paula Walton’s A Sweet Remembrance!!!

This includes all classes, all dolls – even new custom orders -, all bears, all reproduction clothing, all antiques – carousel horses & cooking items -, literally everything!  There is free shipping within the United States on all purchases, except carousel horses & you may place any item on lay-away, with terms to fit your budget 🙂

The coupon code for the sale is ” peeps”.  Enter the code when you check out today or tomorrow using the secure shopping cart at A Sweet Remembrance and 10% will automatically be subtracted from your total.  Email or call me to buy the antique cooking item shown at Paula Walton’s 18th Century Home Journal,  to order a custom made Izannah Walker reproduction doll, or to set up lay-away payments.  Paula@asweetremembrance.com 860-355-5709.  I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the sale or any of my work.

Wishing you a Happy Easter and an amusing April Fools Day!

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SOLD -True Blue and Her Wardrobe are Available for Sale

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY TO MEET TRUE BLUE.  SHE HAS BEEN SOLD AND WILL BE GOING TO A WONDERFUL NEW HOME 🙂                                              True Blue, who is pictured in the August issue of Early American Life magazine, is now available for sale.  You can read all about how she came into being and her journey to and from the Early American Life photo shoot in this post.

I have always loved antique dolls that have acquired a myriad collection of possessions throughout their long lives.   I have endeavored to give True Blue  a good start on a hope chest of her own, one that can be added to for generations to come.  She is true blue through and through with a blue second skin made from antique glazed cotton.

Her undergarments consist of a long lace trimmed chemise, pantalettes, and two petticoats trimmed in blue crocheted lace and tatting.  In her antique trunk she has four hand made dresses, a tiny antique tintype photograph, a chatelaine to keep all of her sewing essentials close by, a vintage silk flag to wave at the 4th of July parade and a miniature feather tree to help her celebrate Christmas. She also owns two necklaces to wear on Sundays and to parties, as well as two aprons to keep her clean while doing everyday chores. Rounding out her possessions are a signed copy of August 2012 Early American Life and an Early American Life Craftsman Directory recognition tag. Her adoption fee is $2900.

All of her dresses are made from antique fabrics.  The first is a wonderful indigo print cotton, with a banded neckline and sleeves and two growth tucks in the skirt.  The second is a lively red and blue paisley print, with short straight sleeves, a deep hem and two growth tucks.

Her third dress is a very early Prussian blue and brown cotton paisley that almost, but one quite as sheer as gauze.  It has tucked and gathered sleeves and a banded neckline.   The fourth dress is True Blue’s wardrobe is a very sheer woven cotton fabric, that is reminiscent of cheese cloth in its open weave, with woven white and blue “dots”.  It has a very full bodice, skirt and sleeves, with bands of cotton tape at the sleeves, neckline and waistband.

All of True’s possessions fit neatly into to her fabric covered trunk.  The trunk itself is not perfect.  It shows signs of having been lovingly played with over the years.  I think that it fits very well with the amount of “aging” that True exhibits.  I came across this trunk in Brimfield in May.  At the time I bought it, the trunk was lined with a modern “country” print wallpaper.  I have swapped out the lining for some much older vintage wallpaper that I just happened to have in my stash.

If you’d like to add more items, such as additional underwear, dresses, bonnets, etc.  I would be happy to make them for her.  Just inquire at paula@asweetremembrance.com for prices.

To purchase True Blue, please visit my website where you can check out through the secure automatic shopping basket.  Or if you prefer, you may call 860-355-5709 or email me paula@asweetremembrance.com.  I accept Paypal, checks, money orders and offer lay away.

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Fresh Out of the Molds!

I just finished taking these two heads out of the molds and thought I’d post a quick photo before I start sewing the fronts and backs together.  Removing the pressed cloth heads from the molds is one of my very favorite things!  I am always constantly amazed that it is possible to actually make fabric do this!!! It is just like a small miracle every time.  I rank it right up there with seed germination :), another of my own personal favorite small miracles.

One of these heads is already spoken for, and will soon be fashioned into a custom doll for Denise B.  The other is available at this time.  If you think that you would like to reserve it for a custom made doll of your own, you may call me at 860-355-5709 or email paula@asweetremembrance.com.  I can tell right now that both of these heads are going to turn into really wonderful dolls!

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One New Doll Added to My Website – Now SOLD

This doll has double ringlets in front of her ears and short cropped hair in back.

This doll has been sold, thank you for coming by to look at her.  We’ve just added these one new doll to my website.  Please visit A Sweet Remembrance to read all about her.  If you have any questions about this doll please feel free to call me at 860-355-5709 or email paula@asweetremembrance.com .

If you would like to be notified whenever I have new Izannahs for sale, please email paula@asweetremembrance.com.  This is a different list from my regular mailing list, you are welcome to sign-up for both or just one, as you please.

A wool felt hat and scrap of cobweb lace are all she needs to be ready for All Hallows Eve.
See her red scallop topped boots showing out from under her dress.
Her linen chemise is edged with a delicate hand gathered lace frill.
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BOTH OF THESE DOLLS HAVE BEEN SOLD – September 1st – Fall is Approaching – A First Look at Autumn Works from My Studio

"Double double, toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble." These Izzys are dressed for a girl's night out on October 31st.

These two dolls have already found new homes.  Thank you for dropping in to see them!  Just for fun, the girls are dressed in antique mourning print fabrics and wool felt hats to celebrate All Hallows Eve.  Pack their hats away after Halloween and pose them with antique daguerreotypes or tintypes for a stunning monochromatic year round display.  Check back soon to see additional pieces in their wardrobes.

If you would like more information on these two dolls or others that I am currently working on, please call 860-355-5709 or email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com .

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Dolls Fresh Out of My Studio and Available Now

These are the dolls I have available for sale at the moment.  Please feel free to call or email me if you are interested in buying one of them, or if you have any questions or would like to see additional photos.   860-355-5709 paula@asweetremembrance.com   Click on any photo to enlarge.

SOLD 16 inch tall reproduction Izannah Walker boy. Made with a pressed cloth head, just like Izannah Walker made her dolls. The mold for this doll was taken directly from one of my original antique Izannah Walker dolls. $1250
SOLD Another view of 16 inch reproduction Izannah Walker boy. He is wearing a pleated linen tunic and trousers, plus a linen chemise.
SOLD Here is how he looks underneath it all. Notice his red topped painted boots and vintage red polished cotton second skin.
18 inch reproduction Izannah Walker doll. An all cloth doll, made with a pressed cloth head, just like Izannah Walker did. She is filled with organic cotton stuffing, which is equivalent to that used in the originals. $1250
Full view of 18 inch Izannah Walker reproduction doll. She is wearing a dress made from antique “double pink” calico. Underneath her dress is a chemise, patelettes, two petticoat and painted shoes.
Detail of 18 inch reproduction Izannah Walker doll’s hand.
SOLD 18 inch reproduction Izannah Walker doll dressed in unused antique indigo calico dress. This sweet dreamy girl wears a strand of red coral beads around her neck, underneath her gown she is dressed in a lace trimmed chemise and pantalettes, plus an antique petticoat. All cloth construction, with pressed cloth head made in the manner that Izannah Walker made her original dolls. $1250

SOLD Close-up of reproduction Izannah Walker doll in indigo dress.
SOLD Detail of curls and the back of her head.
SOLD Painted boots with scalloped tops, trimmed in red.

Design Your Own Doll

I have one doll that is ready to be dressed.  Here is your chance to pick and choose amongst my antique fabrics to get just the right outfit for the Izannah that you have always wanted!  You may select the fabrics, style of dress, chemise, pantalettes and petticoat.  Additionally you may choose the color of her second skin and pick between bare feet and painted boots.  $1250 complete.

If you love making your own doll clothes, it would be possible to purchase the finished doll without clothing and with a copy of my Izannah Walker Doll Clothes Pattern.  Call or email me to inquire if you are interested in this option.

18 inch reproduction all cloth Izannah Walker doll, with pressed cloth head. All ready for you to choose her finishing details. You pick her clothing fabrics and styles.
Reproduction Izannah Walker doll with two curls in front of each ear and short cropped hair at the nape of her neck.

A Fantastic Deal

Here are two wonderful black reproduction Izannah Walker dolls.  I enjoyed making these doll immensely, but sadly they have turned out not to be  as popular as I had hoped.  Apparently there must have been a reason that Izannah Walker made so few black dolls :) These two young ladies are looking for a new home and to speed them on their way I’m offering them to you at half the cost of their sisters.  This is a wonderful chance to get a very special doll at a very good price.

SOLD Black reproduction Izannah Walker doll. 18 inches tall, all cloth, fully dressed.
SOLD 18 inch black reproduction Izannah Walker doll. Fully dressed, all cloth doll without the bonnet.

You may also commission custom made dolls, call or email to discuss all of your options.

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You Are Invited…

Less than two weeks to go until my 1st Online Show.  Join me on Friday June 24th, 2011 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time for the opening night of my web only show and sale.

There will be  dolls, antique bears and toys, vintage and antique cooking items, small handcrafted treasures plus a few surprises for sale on a first come basis.  So don’t be late!

The show will be posted on my blog, www.paulawalton.com.  You will be able to view the show by visiting paulawalton.com from 8 p.m. Eastern Time on June 24th through 10 p.m. Eastern Time June 26th.   If you see something you would like to buy, you can either email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com or call me at 860-355-5709, please no phone calls before 9 a.m. or after 10p.m. Eastern Time.   I will be accepting checks, money orders and Paypal for payment.  You may also place items on lay away.  If you would like to pay using Paypal, I will invoice you.  If you wish to pay with a credit card, you may do so through Paypal as a guest – you do not have to open a Paypal account.

As always everything, except carousel horses and large pieces of furniture, will include free shipping.  If it is possible for you to come pick your purchases up in person, then I will subtract a bit from your total 🙂

Want to make sure that you don’t forget to come to the show???  Sign up for my mailing list and I will send you a reminder

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“Say Cheese!” and “Smile for the Camera” – SOLD

This doll has been sold.  If you love her and would like to order a similar doll, I would be happy to make one especially for you.

Let’s try this again!  My photography skills dramatically improve in the daylight hours.

To read more about this doll check out my previous posts about her,

Just Finished and Available For Sale &

Today’s Doll .

If you would like to purchase this doll, please visit my website A Sweet Remembrance, or simply call (860-355-5708) or email (paula@asweetremembrance.com) me.

Here she is in her pantalettes and chemise.
Her petticoat is an antique that I cleaned and altered to fit her.
She is wearing a simple white dress with a tucked skirt and sleeves.
Over her dress she wears a lace trimmed apron
In good company with her much older sisters (my original antique Izannah Walker dolls).