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.