Welcome...........Here you will find Early English Wooden dolls from 1680-1780 as well as Izannah Walker dolls from 1850-1875 that I reproduce. I hope you enjoy my Journey and Passion of making dolls! Come by often and see what I am working on or email me to see what is in the works here email@example.com
Meet Adelaide Higgs. She is completely hand carved has real personality. I have not made one of these 1680's Higgs for quite a while. This is a copy of a swivel head Higgs. I have not made one of these before but she is made exactly to the old Higgs that I owned and sold. She is lovely to pose.
Adelaide Higgs is SOLD.
For a number of years I have wanted to make a really huge Queen Anne doll. I am so proud of this doll in every way. For months I have been dreaming about making a big wooden doll. Well, this is about as big as they get! Constance is 29" tall with her hat on. She is really a huge doll with such presence. Her head is about the size of a small grapefruit. That should give you the idea of her size (without me having to but the Coke can in the photo! LOL)
She is dressed in Silk and her petticoat, which is very full and simple but wonderful, is made from some early whites from the UK. Of course she has silk shoes and stockings, which I love to make. She has lead strings as well that match her silk gown. Her body is fully jointed and she sits well if you have a large chair!
Her eyes are antique black glass pupiless eyes and her patina is so much more wonderful than you are seeing in these photos.
What a job she has been. When I set out to make a "big" doll I had no idea the work it would be. This doll has taken me weeks to make and finish off but she is now complete, including her flat hat made of antique silk and she is looking for a good home for the Holidays. I hope you enjoy seeing her. If you have any questions just let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Honey! She is Sugar's sister. She is 9 1/2" tall and hand carved from basswood. Honey is dressed in early turkey red calico. Black dolls are so hard to photograph. She does not have a shine to her head or hands, that is my flash! She has little silk shoes and a wonderful petticoat. Her face is so sweet!
Honey is SOLD.
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You might remember George, the wooden man that I made a while back. This is his daughter, Sugar.
She is darling and I just had to share some photos with you, even though she is sold.
I just thought I would share a photo of the face of the Queen Anne that I am working on. She is delightful and has that just found in and English attic look!
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Claire is 14" tall and so sweet! She is dressed in antique silk. Her legs are fully jointed and of course she has little silk shoes. She reminds me on a "young" lady of her time.
Enjoy the photos.
Claire is now SOLD. email@example.com
Below is a photo of Claire when I first finished her face.
I just have to share some photos of this little Prudence Queen Anne doll. I was inspired by some photos of an old Queen Anne doll that I love. She is a bit fierce looking but in a gentle way. Small but mighty! She has beautiful detailed hands and is totally hand carved by me. She is dressed in amazing early embroidered silks and wonderful old metallic trim with natural patina. Every stitch on her cap is hand done and such tiny stitches they are.
Follow her progress............................
I will post more photos later.
She is SOLD.
17" Mae is fully jointed and all hand carved from Basswood. She has Antique black glass eyes and wonderful patina. Her face and body have a light flesh tone. She is fully dressed in very early fabrics right down to her silk shoes. The colour of her dress is a very faded Madder colour and not nearly as bright as it looks in these photos. I have posted quite a few photos of her so you can see all the very simple detail to this doll. She is even nicer in person.
If you have questions or would like more photos just email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mae is SOLD.