Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Reproduction of Eliza, an Antique Izannah Walker doll. 19 1/2"tall.


 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 with trims and bows. I have machine and hand sewn the clothing from vintage and antique fabric and cotton voile for her chemise. All the pieces, including her second skin have been aged slightly by dyeing and tea staining just a little. 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 a short wispy look at the back.

She's wearing a chemise, undies and petticoat, dress and an over skirt 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.
If you have any questions or would like to contact me about buying her, you may contact me via the email link on the right hand side of this page or click on the link below, which will take you straight to my Etsy shop.
Lots of pictures below.



Saturday, 17 September 2016

A Reproduction of Eliza, An Antique Izannah Walker Doll in the making. By The Little Hamptons

Soon to be finished and for sale: Eliza with a nice aged look. She really looks like an antique doll. I have spent hours on the painting and ageing of the shoulder head, and will make the body and clothes over the next week. She will be about 19"tall once finished.


Friday, 16 September 2016

18"-19" Kits for reproductions of antique Izannah Walker dolls, with painted heads by The Little Hamptons.

Now Available!!! Painted heads for kit making. I have painted some larger heads that make full size reproduction Izannah Walker dolls for you to put together in kit form. These are available from my Etsy shop.
I have carefully painted and aged the doll heads, that are made from composition. The kits consist of the doll head and PDF files for patterns for the body and underwear, as well as instructions for making them. The kits are available from my Etsy shop or you can contact me by using the email link on the right hand side of this page.  

Three of the doll heads ready for sale in kit form.

Pictures of Hannah doll. Ive painted some back curls on this one. She has a soft look and is the least aged of the three. She makes a 19" doll.

Patience is the most aged of the three and has a sweet childlike face. She has just the side ringlets and wisps at the back. She makes an 18"doll.

Eliza makes a 19"doll and this girl has a short hairstyle at the back, with side ringlets.  She has red lips and some aging as you can see in the picture. Just like the older dolls she looks to have some slight wear to the edges of the lip paint.