Thursday, October 23, 2014

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

I have just finished this beautiful young Lady and she is AVAILABLE.
Any questions or comments about this doll, please email me at

Griselda's clothing are quite lovely! All of her clothing are made from antique
fabrics. These are all removable. She comes with her cotton petticoat, quilted bustle pad, chemise, corset, beautiful embroidered net-lace apron and bonnet, cloth pocket, skirt, jacket and her teeny tiny shoes.

I love her skirt, I think it is simply lovely! A wonderful example of the finest Victorian silk textiles, lightweight , with à charming pomegranates pattern.
Griselda is wearing a lovely corset made from a fragment of an early 19th century French double-sided boutis.  It is a wonderful and rare textile. The gorgeous floral pattern was block printed onto the fabric. The colors are stunning!  

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

This  late18th century textile that I used for making her cloth pocket is fine linen embroidered with silk threads.( ca. 1780- 1820, Hertfordshire, UK)

          Her apron is divine!

 She is wearing an antique quilted bustle pad support with cotton tape waistband that ties in the front. It helps her skirt hang and drape beautifully.          



 Here she is sitting nicely, resting after an hour-long session of photography. I have been so enjoying taking photos of  Griselda, even when I wanted to capture the image of her face, it was hard to photograph because of the brightness caused by my camera. This doll has a wonderful black painting with a soft, matte finish. And it is not shiny as shown in the photos. Photos are not as good as I wanted, she is much more nicer in person.

....her teeny tiny shoes are made from the same old French 
brocade fabric that I used to make her jacket. They have leather soles and a cotton lining.