Monday, July 5, 2010

Izannah Walker small 7" Companion Doll with 2 Dresses

She S O L D on Ebay with two dresses
pantaloons and petticoat
including a small doll stand and
Hand painted round Canvas Rug.

She is traveling to her new home.
Thank you kindly and EnJoY!


Friday, June 25, 2010

A new Red Dress~ Izannah Walker inspired Companion Doll

Just finished this dress yesterday.
Love the material and it is Reproduction Civil War fabri

Sunday, June 13, 2010


The Crackle was a near disaster ...
Tamar is antiqued ... that is it.
Now I am assembling the body parts hoping to finish in a few days.

The finish is NOT what I had hoped for... she looks very aged and I Like it.
She is done!


Friday, June 4, 2010

To CRACKLE ... or NOT ?

Tamar  is painted ... 
my new dilemma is whether or NOT to give her a crackle finish.  
My inclination is YES, go for it.   

Either way she still needs to be antiqued and
then add those body parts like arms and legs.

I streaked her hair as my children's hair does the same thing
just from being out in the sun. 
  It will be toned down when she is antiqued.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Inspired by Izannah Walker Dolls 
and using Dixie Redmond's 'Just for Fun' pattern
given to us in her Workshop ... 
Here She is ...

Birth date is May 29, 2010 ...
You name her when you adopt her.

Sooo Tiny ... just 7" tall.

A Fabric and Clay Doll. 
I Used Civil War Reproduction fabric 
and the petticoat is Vintage Swiss Batiste eyelet trim.

Contrasting fabric used on her sleeves and neckline.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tamar Angevine ~ Izannah Walker inspired.

I do believe she is ready to start the final sanding 
and then painting. 

I sure hope so cause I am getting impatient.

After several coats of Gesso ...
she is looking much better.


Friday, May 21, 2010

My First Companion Doll is finished.

Inspired by Izannah Walker Dolls 
and using Dixie Redmond's 'Just for Fun' pattern
given to us in her Workshop ... 
Here She is ...

Birth date is May 21, 2010 ...
You name her when you adopt her.

I used Civil War Era reproduction material.

Contrasting fabric for sleeve and bodice trim.

I also sewed the very commonly used growth pleat to the skirt
False hem is a contrasting fabric.

Pantaloons and boots ... 
Painted Brass Buttons on her boots.

I will be listing her on my ETSY Shop ...

... S O L D ...


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Izannah Walker small Companion Dolls

I am starting two of the "Izannah Walker inspired Companion Dolls".  

WIP UPDATE ~ 5-17-2010:
001 & 002 (Bethiah Storm) and their companions ...
One with a petticoat and the other with pantaloons.
Those pantaloons were a booger to make as I wanted the
eyelet pattern to be symmetrical & balanced.

I attached their limbs, then making dresses. 
They are 7" to 7-1/2"  or so tall.

I have antiqued them and now making dresses.

Left Doll has not been antiqued YET ... that is the next step.
Right Doll has been crackled and antiqued ...

These will then be offered up for adoption.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Izannah Walker Workshop Doll ~ Tamar Angevine

Not much to look at ... but, I have finally started the doll pattern provided in Dixie Redmonds Workshop.
Am using Wool Roving for stuffing and can't wait to start sculpting.  
Again, these will be named after a very distant relative ,
and will make two just in case I need spare parts
Tamar #001 & Tamar #002


Have had a change of heart.
Typically me.
So scratch #002.

Tamar Angevine-Moseman
April 22, 1811  ~  September 13, 1881 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bethiah Storm ~ I.W. inspired Doll

Bethiah Storm #001
An Izannah Walker inspired Doll
Created in 2010 

I decided to make two at the same time ...
thus #001 & #002

Much of the same info applies to both of these dolls.
But, she was NOT crackled and I did not spray with 1311.
So she has more of a satin glow to her rather than a matte finish.


Bethiah Storm ~ My inspired I.W. Doll

Bethiah Storm #002
An Izannah Walker inspired Doll
Created in 2010 

She is sewn of muslin.
The head is sculpted of paper mache.
Painted with Acrylic paints, crackled and then antiqued.
Her striped stockings and shoes were also hand painted.



Bethiah's dress is sewn from reproduction Civil War Era fabric.
The embroidered lace trim is a vintage find.
Her pantaloons are made from vintage Swiss Eyelet Trim.