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



Saturday, March 28, 2015

17" Hand Carved Wooden English Queen Anne Doll and Baby...........................SOLD

............more photos just added!

Doesn't this look like an English Nanny and baby or child?
The Larger doll, Ellen, is 17" tall and fully jointed.  The Sliver Sister Baby is 7" tall.  Both are dressed in antique fabrics.  Ellen's dress is early cotton with a bit of wool in it I believe.
If you would like more photos or info just email me:
toysintheattic@sympatico.ca

17" Ellen is SOLD........

The Sliver Sister baby is SOLD.
I could make another one though if anyone should want one.



Baby is SOLD

 



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Thursday, March 12, 2015

17 1/2" Laura, A Hand Carved English Wooden Doll..........................SOLD

Meet Laura.  She is so delightful!  Laura is all hand carved and jointed and fully dressed in antique fabrics and lots of hand stitching.  Her shoes are silk and she has an amazing petticoat with very tiny hand stitches.  I made her a matching pocket to compliment her gown.  She sits and stands well.  If you would like more photos just email me.  The sun streaming in here today was making photos difficult and she is so much nicer and more serene looking than in these photos. I have added some "in the works" photos for you to see as well from when I was working on her.
If you would like more info, just email me:  toysintheattic@sympatico.ca
Enjoy!



Laura is on the left is SOLD
The other doll on the right, Annie, is SOLD



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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Annie, 18" Hand Carved, English Wooden Queen Anne Style Doll........................................SOLD

For those who have been asking what I have been up to, here she is!  Meet Annie.  She is 18" tall and hand carved with Basswood that grows here on our 200 acres.  She has such great patina and I can't resist showing you her body as well while I was working on her.  Annie is so much nicer in person but I have put a lot of photos on here for you to see.  She has Antique black glass eyes and such a sweet little mouth and some attitude!  Her cap is amazing.  The stitches are so tiny and the pieces that I used to make it are from the mid 1700's.  She has a lovely petticoat with again very tiny hand stitches and a bum roll that gives her that nice wide hip area so that her dress sits well on her hips.  Those tiny ruffles on her cap and neck area are all hand stitched with the tiniest of stitches.  I hope she gets a good home.
Annie is AVAILABLE
I hope you enjoy seeing her.  If you have questions or would like more photos just email me: toysintheattic@sympatico.ca


ANNIE IS SOLD











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ANNIE IS SOLD





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I must post the following lovely email that I just received:
Annie arrived safely to her new home in New Jersey.  I think she has just the right amount of attitude to fit in here : - ).
You are so special.  I don't know if you are reincarnated or what, but you really feel the dolls.  I know I see it all the time on your site about the pictures not capturing the true essence of the dolls.  I generally think - they look great to me...what could be better?  Well, as I've seen in many of the comments, the doll in person is better - truly unbelievable.  Annie is so great to hold and everything about her is perfect.  The bonnet, as you said is amazing - are your eyes bionic?  I've only seen work like this in antique items.   I love Annie - she has touched my heart.  She has, as you said attitude, but I can see an amazingly quick wit and a very sincere soul in her face. My boyfriend who does his best to understand my antique dolls noted that she looks very "Colonial", which is right on track!  I will send you some photos once I've gathered some gifts for her.  I want to know if you think they are suitable and appropriate.  On my wish list are....a doll like  9" Sugar or Honey, a small sliver sister baby and my favorite of your dolls (next to Annie) - Beatrice - listed in 2011.
With Sincere Thanks
 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

14 1/2" Jenna, Hand Carved Fully Jointed Wooden Doll....................SOLD

I am so pleased to show you my first doll of 2015.  She actually was started long ago but I thought it was time to get her dressed for you to see.
Jenna is 14 1/2" tall and has antique black glass eyes.  She has such personality!!
Her dress is very fine sheer fabric that is very early and suits her to a "T".
Her apron is cotton and removable.
Black dolls are VERY hard to photograph as you will see.  She has such nice fine detail which I hope you can see.  The Camera is making it look like she has a shine to her face, she does not.
If you have any questions just email me:  toysintheattic@sympatico.ca
Jenna is SOLD.



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Ignore the shine on her face, that is caused by my camera.







Jenna is SOLD


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Thanks for dropping by.
Enjoy!!
 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

15 1/2" Justine, an English Wooden Queen Anne Doll...............................SOLD

Meet Justine.  She is fully jointed and hand carved by me.  Her eyes are antique black glass pupiless eyes.  She is wearing a fabulous full antique silk gown with embroidery in shades blue/greens and gold and wonderful tarnished metallic threads.  Justine's shoes are silk and have silk bows and tarnished antique buckles.  She has a mischievous little smirk that is so endearing!  She is very dainty and looks like a young lady of the mid 1700's.  Her patina is amazing.  Justine is so much more lovely in person.
I hope you enjoy seeing her.  If you would like more photos or have questions just email me: toysintheattic@sympatico.ca
Justine sits or stands well........


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She needed a pocket and Chatelaine with a pinball!


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Justine arrived at her new home in Australia today.
I must share the lovely email that I just received:
 
Kathy, there was great excitement when I went to the PO late yesterday afternoon. There was a special delivery awaiting collection.  Hmmmm i wondered... what it could be??? I couldn’t remember ordering anything,, and I certainly didn’t expect it to be from you, not this quick! But... then I spotted your signature doll sticker and I let out a tiny squeal.. ohhhhh what a wonderful surprise!!!
It was all a bit of a mad rush to get home and unpack my dear little Justine, before heading down to Melbourne, for a family dinner. It was a combined b’day dinner for my eldest son’s girlfriend, as well as a farewell dinner for my daughter, Jade who came home for Christmas and is jetting back to London UK, on Saturday.
OMG I don’t know anyone who wraps better than you!! Layer upon layer of bubble wrap, not to mention all the sticky tape LOL!! Believe me, I'm glad you do!!!
I finally released her from her bubble wrap, ever so carefully... and there she was, my sweet little Justine... beautiful beyond words!! Oh Kathy, you’re so right, she is so much nicer in person, quite unbelievable really!!! She has the sweetest angelic face, and I love her wispy hair peaking from her little lacy cap. Her eyes are captivating, they really draw you in.. it’s quite mesmerising, and I love her delicate silky hands.. I can’t stop stroking them, they feel so soft and smooth. I am in awe of you beautiful craftsmanship, how do you do it??!! I would love to spend a day with you in your studio, just to sit and watch you work.. what a treat that would be!
Kathy, Justine’s outfit is divine, the antique silk is exquisite.. I've never seen anything like it!!! The petticoat is adorable.. the attention to detail is mind boggling!! All the teeny tiny stitches... and oh my, that adorable little pocket.. and her delightful shoes.. I'm in awe!!! You’re amazing!!!
Words cannot describe how happy and grateful I am to be the lucky owner of one of your amazing Queen Anne dolls... my very own QA Justine, she’s a little treasure and I LOVE her so much!!
I can’t wait to introduce her to the Sliver sisters, and the Izannah sisters.. I'm sure they’ll love her too!!

 Thank you....

Marian x


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
ALL THE BEST IN 2015
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TO MY FAITHFUL CUSTOMERS AND FOLLOWERS, I THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO DOLL MAKING IN 2015
 

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

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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

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 SOLD 
 
 
 Rose is SOLD





 







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She has the sweetest little face





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