Friday, October 29, 2010

Etsy shop and Knitted Queen Anne Style dolls

I've decided to start an Etsy shop. I'm not sure what I'll put in it but some of it will be dolls and dragons. Like everything it will need to be organised: my downfall. I shall link the blog to the shop and keep people informed of new stuff in the shop.

I have been looking at some wonderful things on other people's blogs and in their shops, so inspiring!
At the moment I am in love with Queen Anne style dolls from several centuries ago. There seems to be a resurgance of interest in them and some people are making gorgeous replicas or modern takes on them.

To join in I am busy designing a knitted version, no one else seems to be doing that.

This is my first attempt , the poor naked thing. I think I will dress her in fabric clothes rather than knitted.

I am now making a second version who will be dressed in black as she is in mourning. I will post her up when she is ready along with this lady when she has some finery on.

Izannah Walker style cloth dolls

I have also been looking at some cloth dolls I did some time ago. They are painted to look like early cloth dolls, Izannah Walker inspired dolls. Izannah was a 19th centruy cloth doll maker in America. She patented her dolls I believe.

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