Email me to see what doll I am working on!!

Don't forget to click "OLDER POSTS" at the bottom of each page to take a tour through several years of dolls that I have made.


If you would like to know more about the dolls I am working on now, just email me: toysintheattic@sympatico.ca



Saturday, December 20, 2014

Playing with dolls as they should be............

Do take a look at this link!  This is what playing with dolls is all about.  Thank you to Peggy for showing us how it is done!
http://peggyflavin.blogspot.ca/2014/12/deck-halls-and-tis-season.html
Merry Christmas and all the very best for the upcoming year.
Kathy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

11" Rose, an Amazing Little English Wooden Queen Anne Doll Dressed in 1700's Silk....................AVAILABLE

I am thrilled to offer you Rose.
She is all hand carved by me, using basswood that grows here on our 200 acres.
Her eyes are antique black glass pupiless eyes and her face is so sweet.
She is small but amazing.  Her patina is so wonderful, you would swear she is old.
Rose is dressed in some fabulous 1700's silk and metallic trim from the same era.
Her tiny shoes are silk as well
 
Rose is AVAILABLE and I have just put lots of photos of her for you to see.
There is still time to have her shipped out in time for Christmas, so if you are interested or have questions just email me:
 
 
 Rose is AVAILABLE





 







AVAILABLE



She has the sweetest little face





Rose has a lined detachable train that hooks on the back of her gown.
Rose is AVAILABLE

Sunday, December 7, 2014

6" Sliver Sister Pincushion doll...............SOLD

Here is the latest Sliver Sister Pincushion doll.  She is only 6" tall and dressed in some marvelous small Jacobean linen. 
If you have any questions or would like more photos just email me:  toysintheattic@sympatico.ca
She is SOLD.


This face would make anyone SMILE

SOLD


 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

23" Lady Eloise, A New Hand Carved Queen Anne Wooden Doll................SOLD

LADY ELOISE.............SOLD
Here is the lucky doll that I hinted about yesterday.  She is the one to wear the silk slippers shown below.  Lady Eloise is 23" tall and fully jointed and quite amazing, if I do say so myself!  You will see......scroll down, I have posted LOTS of photos but she still is so much nicer in person.  Lady Eloise is hand carved by me from Basswood that grew on our 200 acres here and has fully removable undergarments and accessories that I made just for her  If you are interested in a large hand carved wooden Queen Anne Doll, and like to sew, she would be a wonderful doll to make a trousseau for.  If  you would like any more photos, just email me and I will send some:  toysintheattic@sympatico.ca


Note:  I do have a 2 piece gown available for this doll, scroll down and you will see.
Just email me for more photos.........


 
Antique chemise
Hand stitched antique petticoat which ties in the back
.............and a pair of hand quilted antique pockets

                                                                Red/coral glass beads
Hand stitched mop cap


Antique black glass pupiless eyes



SOLD .....Lady Eloise sits or stands well 

This is Lady Eloise in her fabulous 2pc gown that laces up the back with tiny hand stitched lacing holes.


 

If you have any questions or would like more photos just email me:
 
I hope you have enjoyed seeing Lady Eloise!
She is finished and SOLD
 
 
 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

11" Pricilla, A Handcarved English Wooden Queen Anne Style Doll.....................SOLD

Meet Pricilla!
She is 11" tall and so sweet.  She is dressed in panels of antique and vintage silk fabric and wears a wonderful antique very full petticoat beneath her gown.  Her tiny shoes are also hand made of silk.  She carries her tiny masquerade mask as well. Her eyes are antique glass black pupiless eyes and her lids and brows have the tiniest dots.  She is a very dainty doll and her patina is really wonderful and so much nicer in person than in these photos. 
If you would like more photos or have questions just email me: toysintheattic@sympatico.ca
Pricilla is SOLD.
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PRICILLA IS SOLD


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

As Promised...........................

I promised last week that I would reveal the person that is taking over my Izannah Walker doll molds.  It is Lynda Hampton of Kangaroo Island, Australia.  Her site is www.thelittlehamptons.com
Do take a look!  She has now finished her first small Izannah Walker doll since receiving the molds and supplies from me. 
Lynda is very excited with this new venture and I wish her all the luck in the world as I know how exciting it was for me to paint that first head!!  I know she is working on more Izannah Walker dolls so do check her site often.

All my best,
Kathy
 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

19 1/2" Izannah Walker Doll............................SOLD

I am so pleased to show you my “LAST” Izannah Walker doll.  She is now SOLD.  There will be no more from my hands.  This doll is 19 1/2” tall and has 3 pieces of antique undergarments and her dress is hand made by me using Antique Calico from about 1870.  Her bonnet goes with her as well.   toysintheattic@sympatico.ca
More on the closing of this chapter of my doll making below.................
Keep scrolling down to find out why this is my "LAST" Izannah Walker doll
.......SOLD......




SOLD

Read below...........
 

To all of you who have been on this Izannah Walker journey with me and have followed my progress and purchased my dolls, I humbly thank you. 

I made the decision a while ago to let go of the “Izannah Walker Doll” part of my doll making business.  My heart truly is in making English Wooden Queen Anne style dolls so that will be my main focus now.  For several years now I have made Izannah Walker dolls and loved every moment of the sewing, painting and making those 1850’s little dresses! 

I think I have a achieved what I set out to do, and that was to be able to make Izannah Walker dolls that looked like Izannah’s dolls.  I went to the very expensive task of making molds off of 3 of the 6 antique Izannah Walker original dolls that I sought out, purchased and studied.  Just to be able to hold the originals and study how they were made and feel the history in my hands gave me all the inspiration I needed to make Izannah Walker dolls.  The journey has been wonderful and fulfilling and a great creative challenge for me.  For this, I thank Izannah Walker for showing the world her amazing talent in the field of early doll making through her portrait dolls. 

I will be disclosing in a week or so the person that is taking over my molds, patterns, and tips.  She is as equally excited to be making these dolls with my original molds as I was when I made my First Izannah Walker doll.  I will be happy to share this info and a link to her site just the moment she lets me know I can share the secret!!

If you have questions or would like more photos of my “LAST” Izannah Walker Doll just email me: toysintheattic@sympatico.ca
She is SOLD
More photos............



SOLD









Thank you!!
SHE HAS NOW FOUND A HOME
SOLD
 
 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

7" Hand Carved Wooden Sliver Sister Pincushion Doll.................SOLD

7" Sliver Sister Pincushion Doll reminiscent of the tiny 1790's wooden dolls.  She is hand carved and has wonderful tiny wooden hands......check out those little fingers!  The faces of these dolls would make anyone smile.  She is dressed in very early faded cotton and has her tiny brass scissors ready to help.
She is AVAILABLE.
If you have any questions or would like more photos just email me:  toysintheattic@sympatico.ca
Enjoy!
SOLD





SOLD
 

Monday, September 15, 2014

9 1/2" Hand Carved Wooden Black doll.......so sweet! .........................SOLD

Here she is!  It is so hard to take photos of black doll without getting a shine on her face.  She has such a sweet little face.  Her head is only about the size of a large grape.  Her fabrics are all antique and quite faded but in the photos they look bright.....they are not.
She is so much nicer in person.  I had started her quite a while ago but thought I best get clothes on her this past weekend so she can find a home.
See her sweet little carved fingers!  She is jointed at the hips but has little straight legs.  I have her standing on a tiny doll stand which can go with her as well if you need one.

If you would like more photos or have questions just email me: toysintheattic@sympatico.ca

SOLD








SOLD

Her apron will come off should you like her just dressed very simple!
SOLD