Monday, April 28, 2008

A Gift of New Izannah Walker Doll Pictures

Imagine my thrill when I opened my e-mail up and attached to the e-mail were these wonderful pictures of an original Izannah Walker doll costumed as Little Red Riding Hood? Thanks so much to the private collector who sent these pictures along and gave permission to share them here with you all. The owner says, "Little red riding hood was made after she applied for her patent. Her label is under her shoulder plate. Despite being later you do not see many of them."

Look at those green boots!

Interesting shoulder plate compared to the others in the sidebar.

Not your typical side curls hair design.

Isn't she so sweet and sincere?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Free Izannah Walker Doll Template Pattern

UPDATE - Since I offered this free pattern I had the chance to study many Izannah Walker dolls closely. I developed a pattern that is based on those studies which can be taken as a workshop. If you'd like to know more about this pattern which is very true to the original dolls, then go to
Hi, Folks - I gave this free pattern a while ago on my Northdixie Designs blog to use in making a small Izannah Walker doll, so I thought I would put it here to share as well. I used this pattern for the Izannah Walker doll I made pictured above. I added paper clay on top of the head and shoulders. Finished, it made up a doll was around 15" tall, depending on how you attach limbs, etc. I've become better at dressmaking since I made this doll. It's still one of my favorites.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Little Fun - Izannah Walker Doll to be sold by Bertoia Auction House

Addendum: This doll sold for $5,000 to a floor bidder.
I wonder who it was?

The Bertoia Izannah will be auctioned
off on the 19th of April....

Check out the boots -
I've never seen boots like this
in pictures of Izannah Walker Dolls.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Results from the Withington Auction of the Izannah Walker Doll

Larry, from Withington Auction, Inc., said that this Izannah Walker doll sold for $4, 700 at the auction in Nashua, New Hampshire last week.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Are You Watching the Izzy Auctions?

The Withington Izannah will be auctioned
on the 10th or 11th of April.......

And the Bertoia Izannah will be auctioned
off on the 19th of April....

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Beautiful Izannah Walker Inspired Dolls

This doll is by Jackie Hendricks, Plain-n-Simple, who is making the doll for a group challenge for Coffee with Tea. The challenge we have is to make an Izannah Walker inspired doll that is less than 8 inches tall. Check out this amazing doll by Jackie! It is inspired by Izannah Walker and Frozen Charlotte dolls.

Izannah inspired doll by Jackie Hendricks, Plain-n-Simple

A Closer Look at an Izannah Walker Doll

The pictures that Mary of Bertoia Auctions sent were of such great pixel size that I'm able to take some crops to see the details of this doll. I just love doing that. Wonderful pictures! Isn't it amazing how simply the eyes are painted and yet they have such expression! And for all you dollmakers - did you notice that the right eye is smaller than the left eye? ;-)

Don't forget that this Izannah Walker doll will be auctioned April 19th by Bertoia Auctions. Call your bank to get a second mortgage! :-)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Thank You, Jim from South County Museum!

Jim Crothers, the director of the South County Museum in Narragansett, Rhode Island, graciously took some pictures of the Izannah Walker doll owned by the museum to be posted here. Thank you, Jim! The South County Museum is an open campus style museum with over 20,000 artifacts honoring Rhode Island's rural, village, and maritime legacy. If you live within driving distance, please check it out. And all you Izannah Walker Doll lovers - a donation to the museum would be nice, too!

A Pictorial Directory of Dolls<br> Featured on the Izannah Walker Chronicles

My mission for this blog in 2008 was to create the site I wished existed - a site for doll makers and collectors who love Izannah Walker dol...