Thursday, March 28, 2013

This doll seams like a cross between an Izannah Walker doll and a Chase doll. Interesting the arms and legs remind me of Izannahs. The head seems  more like the Chase dolls. This doll was sold at auction as a Chase Style doll.
Chase is reported to have owned an Izannah as a child and that influenced her doll making.  I would love to know this dolls secrets.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Tilly is the name pinned on her red dress. I purchased her in Indiana, from an Ohio dealer who bought her on Cape Cod.
She is wonderfully constructed and has inked and painted eyes.  I thought she was a one of a kind made by a talented mom.
The doll below was recently sold on Ruby Lane,  When I saw the doll I was surprised her head and eyes look like my Tilly's.  She was also found in the Cape Cod area. I wonder if they were made by the same hand and are there more out there. If it wasn't for the Internet I would not be wondering if Tillie has a sister.  This makes collecting all the more interesting.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I made a pattern from my 1880's rag doll to make this doll.
The pattern is very unique it is a one piece body head and legs combination. The arms are separate, not the easiest pattern I have every made,  I was surprised at how well it went together. I oil painted the face copying the original face from  my 1880 doll. She now lives in Chicago with my daughter.

Monday, August 13, 2012

                                          Hooked this rug in 03 my own pattern.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Found this little lady at our local farm flea market. She is just 15 inches tall and in her original dress, under garments and little shoes with blue bows that match her dress trim. I did dare to wash her clothes in Orvis soap. I let them soak for about one hour and was happy with the results. I had my fingers crossed at all times.