Sunday, 19 March 2017

New Little Hamptons Art Dolls. Antique style with Paper clay over cloth.

Meet My 2 Newest Girls Adelaide and Esme. 
Addie has since been sold but Esme is in my Etsy shop.

A front view of Esme wearing her pretty outfit that I have made for her from antique fabric & lace. 

Close up of her carefully painted face, giving her an antique look.

Side view, note the sculpted ringlets 

Back view showing the ringlets all around the sides and back. Her dress fastens with antique glass buttons and her apron ties at the back.

The following pictures are of Adelaide who has already been sold.

Addie is sitting with one of my Izannah Walker reproductions dolls made from the Patience mold.


Monday, 27 February 2017

Antique style jointed mohair aged artist bears by Hampton Bears.

 In my Etsy shop

Clown bears that I have given that special Hampton Bears aged look. For sale in my etsy shop. I've made them both a ruffle and a hat. Look just like early bears from the first half of the 20th century.
Lots of pictures to follow.


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Black reproduction of Patience an antique Izannah Walker doll. By The Little Hamptons.


A new Patience is finished and dressed. Sorry but she is already sold, but I'll be making another soon. She is about 18" tall.  I made her an outfit consisting of a second skin, chemise, bloomers, half slip, skirt, blouse and hat. The skirt is made from a gorgeous blue antique fabric. The underwear and shirt are new cotton voile that I have hand dyed to look vintage.  Lots of pictures to follow.


Saturday, 28 January 2017

Hampton Bears Sewing pattern for jointed March Hare Bunny,( based on Alice in Wonderland hare).

New Pattern for a March Hare.

PDF Pattern available in my online Etsy shop or you can order directly from me by contacting me by the email link on the right hand side of this page.
Here is the Etsy link.

 The PDF pattern is for a very well dressed 11" March Hare. He is based on the March Hare from Alice in Wonderland with straw in his hair.

A quote from Alice by the author Lewis Carroll “that’s the March Hare with the long ears, and straws mixed up with his hair. The straws showed he was mad–I don’t know why. Never twist up straws among your hair, for fear people should think you’re mad!"

He is 11" tall to the top of his head, fully jointed and my choice of materials is a medium length , medium density mohair. I go into quite a bit of detail in this tutorial and there are many helpful pictures in the 23 pages of instructions. There are also 7 pages of the pattern for the hare, his jacket, trousers, and neck tie. I also show how I shaded the fur, made the headpiece from string and more.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

SALE!!! NOW ON 20% Dicount on Hampton Bears and The Little Hamptons antique style artist bears & Izannah Walker Repro. Dolls, patterns and kits.

Sale with 20 % discount, now on in my Etsy shop until the end of December. 

I have patterns for bears and  doll clothing, kits and completed Izannah Walker reproduction dolls as well as a good range of my Hampton Bears antique style teddies.
They are all available at this discounted price until the end of December.
Here is the link to my Etsy shop.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Hampton Bears Antique Style artist teddy Bears on Bearpile. New 13" aged teddies.

I have just finished making three little teddy bears, with their mummy mended look, including obvious stitching and wool and button stitched eyes. Poor little bears may be minus an eye and had a few worn out paw pads, but they are  full of character with their antique cotton covered paw pads and worn and shaded mohair . They are all for sale in my Bearpile shop. Here is the link.


Saturday, 1 October 2016

Izannah Walker Reproduction Doll of the antique Eliza, by the Little Hamptons. 19 1/2"tall.


Eliza has been quite popular this month, so I've created another sweet girl.  I made the dress from a very old mid 1800s fabric. I love these old fabrics. They have a special feel about them. If you'd like more information or would like to purchase her, you may contact me via the email link on the right hand side of this page, or buy her from my etsy shop. Here is the link.

Eliza is a 19 1/2" reproduction of an Izannah Walker doll. She has a composition head and shoulders that I made using the mold taken from the original antique Izannah Walker doll named Eliza. I carefully paint and give these dolls a nice antique look. The bodies are made from cotton fabric and stuffed as the originals were, with cotton stuffing. I have also painted and aged the arms and legs, to look just like their antique sisters.
These reproductions show the detail of the original antiques.

She is just over 19" tall and dressed in a pretty outfit that I have machine and hand sewn from vintage and antique mid 1800s fabric and newer cotton voile for her underwear. All the clothing is removable and has hand sewn button/buttonhole or loop fastenings.

This doll has a very authentic aged look. I have painted the ringlets at the sides and at the back.

She's wearing a chemise, undies and petticoat, dress and a capelet in a woolen fabric with cotton lining that matches her dress.
I have painted her boots directly onto her feet.

She is signed and dated on the back of her shoulder plate and she has signed and dated swing tags.

Lots of pictures below, showing this Eliza wearing her pretty brown dress and capelet.