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SOLD Meet Hannah! She is Available for Sale & Looking for Her Very First Home…

 I would like to introduce you to my latest reproduction of Hannah. She is a reproduction Izannah Walker doll, a bit shorter than some of her sisters at just a hair over 17 inches tall. Hannah has a wavy hairline, with two ringlets in front of each ear, and five more at the nape of her neck. Her second skin is pale pink linen. She has bare feet with tiny stitched toes, dusty pink stockings, and red leather shoes. Her wardrobe includes a chemise, pantalettes, a petticoat, a dress with an extra full skirt, a false hem, contrasting waistband lining, and velvet ribbon trim. Her second dress is also made with extra fabric for a delightful fullness in both bodice and skirt, has a growth tuck, and contrasting fabric on the neckband, waistband and sleevebands. Her wardrobe also includes a pinner apron and a pink bone bead necklace. All of her clothing is made from antique fabrics, laces, milk glass buttons and other antique notions using some of my favorite dressmaking techniques. ❤ 

Hannah – $2150. SOLD

All of my dolls are sold on a “first come” basis. Email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com to purchase. Paypal, credit cards, checks or money orders accepted for payment. Free priority mail shipping & full insurance to any U.S address. International orders ~ exact postage + $10 handling fee to help off set the extra time required for international shipping ~ check with me to make sure your international address is one I ship to. No shipping to Russia. No handling fee for Canada.

Thank you so much for dropping by to visit here at my Izannah Walker Journal. I hope you enjoyed meeting this newest version of Hannah! ❤

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One New Doll Available to Welcome August! Posting for Sale Tomorrow August 1st at 7:00 Eastern Time

If you follow me on Instagram, then you have probably seen all of the detail photos I have been sharing as I’ve put all of the finishing touches on my latest reproduction Izannah Walker doll. This very special doll, made from the mold of my antique Izannah Walker doll Hannah, has a wardrobe that includes two dresses, both with extra full skirts and lots of special dress making details, a bead necklace, handmade leather shoes, and a pinner apron ❤

Please join me here on my Izannah Walker Journal tomorrow evening, August 1st at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, when I will be introducing Hannah’s latest little sister and offering her for sale.

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Introducing My Newest Lizzybit ~ She is looking for a new home to call her own… SOLD Miss Lizzybit is heading for Canada to live with one of her sisters.

Now SOLD thank you! This morning I would like to introduce you to my latest reproduction of Lizzybit. She is a reproduction Izannah Walker doll, just 16 inches tall from the top of her head to the bottom of her heels! Lizzybit has a wispy hairline, with five ringlets at the nape of her neck. Her second skin is pale pink linen. She has scallop topped painted boots. Her wardrobe includes a chemise, pantalettes, a petticoat, a dress with an extra full skirt and a false hem, which is one of my favorite dressmaking features, plus a pinner apron and a pink bone bead necklace. All of her clothing is made from antique fabrics, laces, milk glass buttons and other antique notions 

Lizzybit $1725. SOLD

All of my dolls are sold on a “first come” basis. Email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com to purchase. Paypal, credit cards, checks or money orders accepted for payment. Free priority mail shipping & full insurance to any U.S address. International orders ~ exact postage + $10 handling fee to help off set the extra time required for international shipping ~ check with me to make sure your international address is one I ship to. No shipping to Russia. No handling fee for Canada.

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SOLD Meet My Latest Reproduction of Isane! ~ One Doll Plus her Wardrobe Available for Sale This Evening

Welcome to this very special evening edition of my Third Thursdays! Tonight I would like to introduce you to my latest reproduction of Isane. She is an 18 inch tall reproduction Izannah Walker doll. Isane has a wavy hairline, with two long ringletts in front of each ear and five more at the nape of her neck. Her second skin is pale pink linen. She has scallop topped painted boots with a thin salmon pink stripe around the top of each scallop. Her wardrobe includes a chemise, pantalettes, a petticoat, three dresses, plus a pinner apron and a pink bone bead necklace. All of her clothing is made from antique fabrics, laces, milk glass buttons and other antique notions ❤

Isane & Her Wardrobe – $2125. SOLD!

All of my dolls are sold on a “first come” basis. Email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com to purchase. Paypal, credit cards, checks or money orders accepted for payment. Free priority mail shipping & full insurance to any U.S address. International orders ~ exact postage + $10 handling fee to help off set the extra time required for international shipping ~ check with me to make sure your international address is one I ship to. No shipping to Russia. No handling fee for Canada.

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One Very Special Doll Available for Sale June 17th, 2021

You are cordially Invited

 to the Unveiling of Paula Walton’s latest

reproduction Izannah Walker doll!

She will be posted for sale on izannahwalker.com

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

At 8p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain,

and 5 p.m. Pacific)

This wonderful painted cloth girl is made from a hand crafted mold of my antique Izannah Walker doll Isane… She has an endearing waved hairline, two long ringlet curls in front of each ear and five more across the back of her neck…

A very special doll with an extensive wardrobe and accessories.

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A Sweet Remembrance Autumn Newsletter

Tilly J. Lamb and I are both spending our days making dolls in preparation for our annual Izannah Walker Birthday Celebration on September 25th & 26th, 2020

I haven’t sent out a newsletter in quite some time… the one overwhelming thing I most want to say is that I hope you, your families and loved ones are safe and healthy. This has been such a very sad and difficult year for our world.

I debated with myself about whether or not to write my annual Autumn Newsletter, but in the midst of such very unsettled and stressful times I find that I need a few happy, fanciful things to think about. Tiny bright spots that make life feel a bit more normal and remind me of better days. So I decided to go ahead and write, hoping that you might feel the same and be interested in a bit of studio news and upcoming events.

The dolls and I are busy making plans to celebrate Izannah Walker’s 203rd birthday on September 25th I started writing my Izannah Walker Journal ~ Paula Walton’s Doll-Making Notes blog in January, 2009. The little Izzy’s and I have been celebrating the anniversary of Izannah Walker’s birth on my blog for ten years! Since my first birthday post on September 25th, 2010!

I’m getting a rather late start on preparations this year. I have to admit that since March I have been feeling much too antsy to make dolls… I have needed to do more physical, less detailed work. To be up and moving all the time rather than sitting…  I have been throwing myself into taking care of my little remnant of an 18th century farm. My life is going through a lot of changes at the moment and one of the things I am exploring is the feasibility of farming on a very small scale, so I have been growing a few experimental crops and trying out new plants. I’m not at all sure that farming is in my future, but it has made for an interesting, busy, exhausting spring and summer. I have also been concentrating on taking care of my family and making things for them. I have made masks, masks, and more masks. Not nearly as many as some people I know, who have been donating them on a large scale, but I have still made a fair number  ~ about 75 so far, with more requested and on my to do list. My concentration on family has included making toys with my granddaughter and sewing clothes for her first year of school.

Now, just finally, I am feeling as if I can return to making dolls, creating spun cotton fancies, and all the other art and handwork that I love. Apparently I am not alone in this, as I have recently been seeing comments and posts from other artists and craftspeople remarking that they too have not been able to work on their art and creations for months…

So please come join me at www.izannahwalker.com on September 25th, 2020 as the dolls and I celebrate Izannah Walker’s 203rd birthday! We will come up with something fun and festive to mark the occasion and I will be introducing my very first reproduction dolls of Sarah Alice, the latest antique Izannah Walker doll to join my Izannah family. There will be more details to come posted on www.izannahwalker.com , https://www.facebook.com/ASweetRemembrance , and https://www.instagram.com/asweetremembrance/?hl=en

In the meantime, if you would like a bit of extra Izannah Walker fun, you may want to watch a few of my videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/asweetremembrance/videos .

Other Studio Happenings

I am very, very honored to once again have been selected by Early American Life as one of their top traditional craftsmen in 2020. This marks the 41st time I have been juried into their prestigious Directory of Traditional Craftpersons. One of my dolls was featured in their August 2020 issue.

Reminder

Both the Spun Cotton Ornament Class and Izannah Walker Doll Making Class member help sites have moved to private facebook groups. If you are a member of either class and would like an invitation to the group please email me. You must be a member of facebook to use the private facebook group.

In Closing Thank you all for your interest in my work for all these years. I have enjoyed getting to talk or correspond with so many of you! Knowing you has enriched my life. I hope that I have been able to add just a bit of fun, whimsy and knowledge to yours!

I’d like to leave you with this recipe for Birth-day Pudding. It is the recipe that the dolls and I baked for our first Izannah Walker Birthday Party in 2010, and what we will be making again to celebrate this year. It is very easy and quite delicious! You don’t even have to be a doll lover to enjoy it ~ lol!

Wishing you and safe and happy autumn!

Paula

www.asweetremembrance.com

Birth-day Pudding

Butter a deep dish, and lay in slices of bread and butter, wet with milk, and upon these sliced tart apples, sweetened and spiced.   Then lay on another layer of bread and butter and apples, and continue thus till the dish is filled.  Let the top layer be bread and butter, and dip it in milk, turning the buttered side down.  Any other kind of fruit will answer as well.  Put a plate on the top, and bake two hours, then take it off and bake another hour.

This receipt (aka recipe) is from Miss Beecher’s Domestic Receipt-Book by Catherine E. Beecher.  Catherine Esther Beecher was born in 1800 in East Hampton, Long Island.  She founded the Hartford Female Seminary in 1823 as well as other schools for young women in Ohio, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.  She wrote A Treatise on Domestic Economy (1841) and Miss Beecher’s Domestic Receipt-Book (1846).

Notes:

After buttering my dishes I dusted them with sugar, before layering in the bread and butter.

I cut the crusts off my bread, as the pudding was for a special occasion, but you certainly don’t have to.  I saved the crusts as a treat for the wild birds in my yard.  You may also save them to make  stuffings, bread crumbs, or croutons.

I chose cinnamon, mace and nutmeg as my spices.

I baked my doll sized pudding in a custard cup, which would also be nice if you want to bake yours in individual portions.

I preheated my oven to 350 degrees and baked my puddings for 15 minutes, then I reduced the oven temperature to 250 degrees and continued baking for the remaining 2 hours and 45 minutes.  I removed my doll size pudding from the oven after 30 minutes of total baking time.  Your baking time is going to depend a lot on the size of your dishes and the thickness of your pudding, so check your oven fairly frequently.  It’s also a good idea to put a cookie sheet under your dish, because my pudding bubbled over as it was baking.

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I’m Very Honored to Announce That I Have been Selected For The 2020 Early American Life Craftsman Directory

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I’m very pleased to let you all know that I have been juried into the Early American Life Craftsman Directory for the 41st time.  It is always a real honor to be included in this prestigious group of the finest craftspersons in the United States. About a month ago I was asked to send a doll in for the directory issue photo shoot. So I am looking forward to seeing the August 2020 issue!

Early American Life is publishing on schedule even through these current challenging times. This is their statement about the August issue: “To insure the safety and health of our staff and that of North Augusta’s Living History Park in light of the coronavirus pandemic, we have put our visit to the Park on hold. Circumstances may prevent us from photographing the finest work of the artists selected for the 2020 Directory of Traditional American Crafts at the park. This change does not affect the appearance of the Directory in the August 2020 issue of Early American Life nor our featuring the Park in that issue. We are working on a creative solution that will help prevent the spread of the virus.”

In the mean time while we all wait for EAL’s August issue, here is a glimpse of what goes into making my reproduction Izannah Walker dolls. ❤

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The Twins Welcome March ~ SOLD

IMG_9508 (2)The March wind roars
Like a lion in the sky,
And makes us shiver
As he passes by.

When winds are soft,
And the days are warm and clear,
Just like a gentle lamb,
Then spring is here.

The first day of March and the boys have taken over the parlor… March is blowing in on cold winds, which has kept the twins indoors. So they have spent the day making a secret stronghold out of two chairs and a quilt, constructing a kite to fly just as soon as the winds turn warm, and working on a puzzle. Meanwhile the cats are staying warm and toasty near the wood stove… It’s been a cozy, dreamy beginning to the new month. ❤ 

 

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SOLD Both boys are available for sale, seperately or together, for $1250.00 apiece. The twins are dressed in chemises, short sleeved dresses, with split skirts and black braid trim, over matching pantaloons. Their painted boots are the same dark green as the original doll their mold was taken from. They are being sold on a first come basis. The price of the dolls includes free shipping to any United States address. International shipping is exact postage plus a $10 handling fee to help offset the additional time required for customs forms. Checks, credit cards, Paypal accepted. I’m also happy to offer a six month lay-away plan. Email paula@asweetremembrance.com to purchase or with questions ❤ 

Twin A – $1250.00 18 inches tall SOLD

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Twin B – $1250.00 18 inches tall SOLD

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Homeward Bound ~ Carole’s Isane

IMG_8499 (2)This has been a busy week here in my studios, with a flurry of shipping activity as several new dolls have packed up and left on their journeys to their new homes ❤

Today Isane’s youngest sister is leaving. Her pressed cloth head was made using the mold of my antique Isane. Safe travels!