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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:
Justine sits or stands well........


She needed a pocket and Chatelaine with a pinball!


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


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!
Merry Christmas and all the very best for the upcoming year.


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



She has the sweetest little face

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

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:
She is SOLD.

This face would make anyone SMILE



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:

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:
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
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,

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.
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


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:
She is SOLD
More photos............


Thank you!!

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.
If you have any questions or would like more photos just email me: