Monday, 20 October 2014

My journey continues using the molds taken from original Izannah Walker Dolls


I am fortunate to have acquired the molds, of three different antique Izannah Walker dolls, from the very talented artist Kathy Patterson of  "Babes From The Woods".  Although Kathy will no longer be reproducing the Izannah dolls, she will continue to make her amazing  reproduction English Queen Anne wooden dolls and offer them for sale.  www.babesfromthewoods.com

For the past couple of years I have been making and successfully selling my Izannah Walker inspired dolls. They have found homes with collectors around the world.

 I am delighted that I now have the opportunity to create and pass on to the collector exact copies, capturing every detail of the old but still charming dolls.  These reproductions show every detail of the original antiques, including the scuffs, the general wear and tear of the originals and even the finest detail such as the texture of the stockinette fabric.

Please visit my site often, as I will be showcasing  and offering for sale, my latest reproduction Izannah Walker girls.


Milly is 16" tall. She comes wearing her chemise, petticoat, underwear, dress and a stunning bonnet with ribbon trim. All of her clothing is made from antique cotton fabrics. I just love this blue 19th century material that I used for her dress. It suits her so well.


More pictures of Milly.



 Milly without her bonnet

Milly has 5 sausage curls at the back

 Two sausage curls either side with a few tendrils for a nice soft look.

 A closer look at her side curls
 Milly has such a sweet temperament and just loves cats

 Nice lacy petticoat and an "IW" label sewn to the hem of her dress. Her bloomers have a draw string and all her other clothing has button fastenings.

 Comes with her signed and dated swing tags

If you have any questions about Milly please contact me via the contact form on the right hand side of this page.






Friday, 10 October 2014

MARY-ANNE


Mary-Anne is one of my Izannah Walker inspired dolls .I have given her a particularly aged appearance using certain painting techniques. She comes with her cotton outfit, consisting of bloomers, petticoat and dress and like all my Izannahs, has a second skin. She is 19"tall. Mary-Anne is for Sale on my Etsy site along with a few other girls.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/206703796/the-little-hamptons-izannah-walker-style?



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Saturday, 4 October 2014

LUCY AND ELLIE

                                                FOR SALE: LUCY

 Lucy is one of my Izannah Walker inspired dolls and is 19 1/2" tall. She is one of my barefoot Izzie girls. She's made from cotton fabric and stuffed with cotton, just like the early dolls. She has a paper clay head that I have made from my hand sculpted mold. The head is over a stuffed cloth . I have covered her head with stockinette fabric and I have made her ears from the stockinette and stitched and glued them in place and added some modelling clay. I have carefully painted her arms, legs, feet and head/ shoulders with artist oils and then aged her slightly.


She comes with her attached second skin, underwear, petticoat that I have especially made for her using vintage cotton fabrics that I have made to look old. Her petticoat and chemise have hook and hand sewn loop closures , her dress both button and hook/loops and her bloomers have a drawstring. Her clothes are machine and hand sewn.

She is signed and dated her on the back of her second skin as well as coming with her Little Hamptons swing tag.

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                                                 FOR SALE: ELLIE

 Ellie is one of my Voit inspired dolls which was a German company making dolls in the mid to late 1800s and is 20 1/2" tall. She's made from cotton fabric and stuffed with cotton, just like the early dolls. She has a paper clay head and sausage curls that I have sculpted from paperclay. I have carefully painted her head/ shoulders with artist oils and then aged her slightly.


She comes with her underwear, petticoat , dress, pinafore, shoes and socks that I have made especially for her from vintage and new cotton fabrics, her dress and pinafore are new but old design fabric.

She is signed and dated her on the back of her body as well as coming with her Little Hamptons swing tag

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Thursday, 2 October 2014

My Izannah style girls


                                               SOLD:    GRACE
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                                                 SOLD : ANNIE
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                                                   SOLD:   LOTTIE
 Lottie is one of my Izannah Walker inspired dolls and is 17" tall. She's made from cotton fabric and stuffed with cotton, just like the early dolls. She has a paper clay head that I have made from my hand sculpted mold. The head is over a stuffed cloth . I have covered her head with stockinette fabric and I have made her ears from the stockinette and stitched and glued them in place and added some modelling clay. I have carefully painted her arms, legs, shoes and head/ shoulders , giving her a slightly crazed/crackled look and then aged her slightly.
She comes with her attached second skin, underwear, petticoat that I have especially made for her using both vintage and new cotton fabrics.. Her petticoat,chemise and dress have hook and hand sewn loop closures and her bloomers have a drawstring and her apron is tied at the back. Her clothes are machine and hand sewn. i have based her apron on some of the early styles using permanent ink for the design. I have given the clothes an antique look with some dying and staining.