Monday, 4 April 2016

The Little Hamptons, reproduction of Eliza, an antique Izannah Walker doll. by Lynda Hampton


"Eliza" a 19" doll, is made from the mold taken from the original antique Izannah Walker doll, from the 1800s,also named Eliza. She has a composition head and shoulders. 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 dressed in a pretty dress that I have machine and hand sewn from a really sweet small print antique cotton fabric. I have made her a hand drawn her apron with permanent ink to look like an antique doll apron from the 1800s. The underwear is made from a newer cotton voile, with antique lace trim. All the clothing is removable and has hand sewn button/buttonhole or loop fastenings.

Eliza has a nice aged look. I have given her ringlets at the sides and the back.

The doll has a second skin, chemise, undies and petticoat and apron.
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.

For sale in my online Etsy shop :

or you can contact me via the email link on the right hand side of this page.


Sunday, 3 April 2016

Hampton Bears Pattern for Leticia, an antique style teddy bear, for sale on Etsy.

 I have made a nice big very dark brown bear from the Leticia pattern which is for sale in my Etsy shop. By using a different mohair you can  make a handsome male bear as a companion for Leticia.
Here is the link for my Etsy shop where you can purchase the pattern.

  The pattern makes a 21 1/2" tall, fully jointed bear and my choice of materials is a medium length , sparse mohair. I go into some detail on the aging process I use and there are helpful pictures in the 9 pages of instructions plus the pattern. The pattern is for the bear only. I have dressed Leticia in an antique baby dress and lace shawl for you to see how pretty she can look.
E-Pattern is presented in PDF format and contains instructions, pattern, material list necessary for making a bear and aging technique.Patterns are for personal use only and not to be reproduced for commercial purposes.Upon payment the files for the pattern will be immediately available to you to print on A4 size paper which is 11 1/2" x 8 1/4" or if in the US you can print on legal paper which is 8 1/2" x 14" .