Oh my goodness; I am so behind lately. So much to do and I just can’t seem to get to my blog as often as I would like. I have not made my rounds to my favorite blogs either. Summer is winding down and hopefully I can find a more suitable schedule to allow for my online blog work.
I have recently finished another large Izannah Walker inspired doll. She is 17″. Her name is Rosie.
This doll was made using Dixie Redmond’s pattern. I took her wonderful class last year and really enjoy doing these dolls.
I have only two more large bodies sewn up. I am all out of my bodies for the tiny 7″ dolls. I will be spending the next week or so at the sewing machine sewing up more bodies. I do have another 7″ doll I just finished, I will do a blog post on her in a few days.
Rosie’s dress is wonderful reproduction civil war fabric in a yellow print. She has pantaloons, chemise, petticoat and then her dress with bodice. All her clothes are removeable.
She is listed in my Etsy Shop, stop by to see her.
I have finally finished a 17″ Izannah Walker inspired doll. She was a long time in the making. She is a soft body cloth doll with sculpted head/shoulders.
Lately I have been making the small 7″ dolls and after finishing Molly I really appreciate the size difference! I love both sizes and really enjoy alternating between the small and the large ones.
You may view all her FLICKR Photos Here
The creation and assemblage of these dolls maintains many similar construction qualities of an original Izannah Walker doll. No corners were cut on her creation and she includes a second skin covering under her clothes. She is stuffed with pure wool.
Her clothes consist of a chemise, pantaloons, petticoat with ruffled edge, bodice with full skirt.
She is listed in my Etsy Shop
This one is a little different than my others and I had decided to sculpt her hair.
I only have one more small body sewn up and ready to go! So after that one I will take some time to sew up more bodies. So any new ones will be not forthcoming for a few weeks while I hit the sewing the machine!
Her dress is cotton with a netting over skirt. The netting has also been added to her sleeves. I love this netting and I dyed it for a more vintage look.
She has vintage lace trim in delicate rose color weaving. I have had this trim for so long waiting for the right doll deserving of it. She was the one!
Her little black boots are sculpted and then painted with bow design.
She is listed in my Etsy Shop.
I have am offering another little Izannah Walker doll in my Etsy Shop another little Izannah Walker Inspired Doll. So far, she’s my favorite. I love her dress. It is getting me anxious for spring. I worked real hard on this one and I just love how her face turned out and her cute pouty lips.
Her soft cloth body is stuffed with pure wool and her head/face and shoulder plate are hand sculpted of paper clay. Sanded, softly hand painted, and then distressed to give her an vintage appearance.
Her dress is a beautiful zig-zag pattern in a light teal color. Delicate lace is around her neckline. I gave her skin tone a nice warm color.
Her little boots are sculpted over the cloth and then painted a beautiful honey brown color. They are also painted with the sweet little bow and lace design.
I love this little one and hoping that she finds a loving new home.
Another snow day here in NJ makes me a productive gal.
I have completed another small Izannah. I really love this one due to how I antiqued her face. Her dress fabric is so pretty on her in this soft gold color as it is very warm color.
Her hair is painted in the wavy/whispy style which looks so cute on her.
Her little pantaloons are tissue linen and slightly aged. Little petite lace around the bottoms. Her boots are black with gold buttons and the painted bow and lace design.
Come Visit her in my Etsy Shop.
I am happily sewing away on my machine, stuffing doll body parts, and painting doll faces. Making little and big Izannah dolls. Ohhhhh what fun I am having.
I have another little Izannah in the works.
We are getting another storm here in NJ. I am not wanting more snow again, but I must say it forces me to sit at my sewing machine and art table so I get a lot done during these storms. Usually our location is prone to power outages with heavy winds and this storm is bringing winds with heavy wet snow.
If the power goes out I am prepared. Not with food or blankets, but with extra doll bodies sewn up!! I can at least get some doll art done and will stuff body parts by candle light if I have to. 🙂
Here is a WIP image of her face from sculpting to painting and antiquing. You can click on the image for larger view.
She is dressed and she just needs a few more things and she is ready for a photo session. More photos to come tomorrow.
I just love these little girls!
I have just added to Izannah Walker inspired dolls to my Etsy Shop. They are both 7″. They are both so darling in this size. I love holding these little ones in my hands. They are cloth dolls with sculpted head and shoulders and stuffed with pure wool.
Abagail is dressed in blue and gold pattern dress which is so darling on her. Her clothes are hand stitched off her body then she is dressed. She has little pantaloons trimmed in lace. Her little black boots are hand painted with the bow and lace design.
View Her Etsy Listing Here
This is Hannah. When I spotted this fabric I had to use it for her. I love cherries and oh how I wish I could have a dress for me in this cherry pattern!
Her little boots are hand painted in green and painted in the bow design. Her pantaloons are tissue linen edged in lace trim.
View Her Etsy Listing Here
I am well on my way to making more little Izannahs. I also have another 17″ one in the works.