Monday, March 30, 2015

"Lady Mary" Queen Anne Wooden Doll Reproduction....AVAILABLE

 
"Lady Mary" is my latest reproduction of 18th c. English Style
 Queen Anne Wooden Dolls. I have posted many photos so you can see all the details in this doll.
Any questions or comments,
 please email me at soniakrausedolls@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
I made her clothing from antique and vintage fabrics. Lady Mary is wearing
 a  two-piece gown in red- ruby tones. Her open-front bodice is made
of a 1950's vintage silk-taffeta and the skirt is a 19th c. Silk Damask.
One of the things I enjoy in the design of my doll's clothing is to use solid colors to compliment the wonderful patterns and prints of the early textiles. I love  how it all came together!
 
 
 
 
Rare and beautiful example of 19th century textile, French  Scrolled  Silk  Damask, dates from around 1850's.
 
 
 
 
 
Whites: Made from 19th c. textiles. She is wearing a quilted petticoat,
corset with lace-up back, two hip pads that will help her skirt hang

and drape nicely, French lace embroidered bonnet with delicate and wide ribbon ties.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
She has a wonderful patina.
 
 

 Hand-carved from linden wood, Lady Mary has a one-piece carved wooden head and torso, fully jointed. Here is a photo when I just started working on my doll's hair.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Her cloth pocket and shoes are made of 18th c English embroidered
silk. Her shoes have leather soles and cotton lining.
She is wearing Edwardian wool stockings and silk-taffeta garters.
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

" BEATRIX " Queen Anne Wooden Doll Reproduction....SOLD

 
Beatrix is SOLD
 





Beatrix is a Wooden Doll Reproduction.  She is my representation of a
12 year old British girl wearing a dress with leading strings. In the 18th c. the use of these long fabric strings were very popular on the dresses of older girls, the use was symbolic of a girl's need for parental guidance. The term "leading strings" was replaced for "leading reins" at the beginning of the 19th century and it became very popular and fashionable on the lady's dresses.
 
 

 
Beatrix is wearing a 2 pc silk gown.  The 19thc. green silk is  stunning!. this picture shows the actual color, it is a light green, so exquisite and rare to find.
 


 
SOLD
 
 
 
 
A close-up of the beautiful silk and metallic embroidery
 
SOLD 
 
 
The textile I used for making her cloth pocket is
a 18th c. linen embroidered with silk threads.
 
 

All of her clothing is made from antique textiles.

Embroidered cotton petticoat. Chemise with 3/4-length sleeves
and underarm gussets. Her  antique quilted hip pads will help her
skirt hang and drape gracefully.

 
 
 
Hand-carved from linden wood, Beatrix has a one-piece carved wooden head and torso, fully jointed. She has finely carved hands. She has a wonderful patina, so much nicer in person!
 
 
 
Her stockings and shoes are made with textiles dating around early 1900's.
 
 
 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

19" IZANNAH WALKER DOLL " ROSITA " ....SOLD


 
 
 

 
Rosita looks like a doll that has been handed down
through many generations. She is beautifully dressed in
19th c. textiles

 
.A close-up of her Civil War era fashion bonnet. Off white pleated cotton,
 decorated with delicate lace and wide ribbon ties.


 

 Rosita is wearing a beautiful dress, the skirt has a nice drape.
  The printed blue fabric is one of the earliest calicos that were imported
into the Americas in the early 1830's. The skirt is  printed cotton, dating
 to about 1900's -1910 (Edwardian Era). These wonderful timeworn
textiles are fragile, but quite good for textiles so old.



I love her tiny hands..


 
 Petticoat and Bloomers: I made for Rosita this lovely 2-pc undergarment set, these are fine cotton fabrics from the Victorian Era. The petticoat has a beautiful pattern.
 


                                                             
                                                              SOLD


                        The "second skin" is a fabulous antique cotton fabric.



                 Beautiful hairstyle with two side curls, and five more curls
down the nape of the neck.


                                                                 SOLD


Friday, January 2, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

                 ~ THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL 2014 ~

         I wish you a great, healthy, promising New Year  2015 !!

        Sonia


Friday, December 26, 2014

"Faith" 18" Queen Anne Wooden Doll Reproduction....SOLD


 
 
 
 
All of her clothing is made from antique textiles.


 
Embroidered cotton petticoat. Linen chemise with 3/4-length sleeves
and underarm gussets.
 
 
SOLD 
 
 
 
 
The quilted bustle pad is made of a 19th C. resist dyed textile.
It creates a beautiful drape. The fullness of the skirt is all at the back.
 
 
 
Faith is carrying some of her small possessions in her cloth pocket,
 made of a 19th century brocade textile (England, Ca.1840)
 
 
 
Her apron and bonnet are made from a exquisite 19th C. English hand
 embroidered net lace.
 
SOLD 


 
 
Faith is wearing a beautiful two-piece gown. It is a 19th C. French linen and cotton, wonderful timeworn textile with Indienne pattern.
 
 
SOLD 
 
 
 
 
Faith is wearing antique cotton stockings and garters, in a lovely ruby color. These contrast nicely with all of her clothing. Her shoes are made from the English paisley textile I used to make the corset. 
 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS !


Before my little one eats them all, I want to share with you this photo with the cookies that we made early this morning......she decorated them so nicely.....later I realized there were many gingerbread men cookies without
the frosting.........I wonder why?
I wish you a wonderful Holiday Season filled with beautiful moments and cherished memories. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Grace 16" Queen Anne Wooden Doll........SOLD



 
 


 All of her clothing are made from antique fabrics. These are all removable.
She comes with her cotton petticoat, chemise, quilted bustle pad, corset, beautiful embroidered net-lace apron and bonnet, cloth pocket, skirt, jacket, stockings, garters, brocade shoes........and earrings! Please scroll down to see more photos of Grace.


 Beautiful 19th century French wood block printed fabric.
 The colors and floral pattern are beautiful.

 
 
Hand-carved from linden wood, Grace has a one-piece carved wooden head and torso, fully jointed. She has finely carved hands.

 
Grace is wearing a corset made from a fragment of an early 19th century English brocade textile. It is a wonderful and rare textile.
 
                                                                  SOLD


 Her caraco/jacket: silk, ca. 1840, three-quarter sleeves, fitted to the waist.
 



 
The textile  I used for making her cloth pocket is
 wood block printed quilted cotton, 1850 c.
 

 
She has pierced ears and she is wearing tiny lovely earrings.
You would enjoy making a new pair of  earrings for her!
This doll has a wonderful black painting with a soft, matte finish. She is much more nicer in person. ( A few weeks ago I had  a hard time taking photos of a previous Black Queen Anne Doll that is already sold, but THANKS to a lovely lady that told me about the tips and tricks of photographing a black doll,
it  helped me to capture nicely the image of her face,  without the brightness caused by my camera *)


 
 
 
 
 
Her shoes are made of a 19th c French brocade fabric.
They have leather soles and a cotton lining.
She is wearing Edwardian wool stockings and silk garters.