Sunday, February 7, 2010

Beatrice

I'd like to introduce Beatrice, my newest little Izannah Walker inspired doll.
Beatrice is named for Beatrice Harraden, a writer born in London in 1864. Her debut novel, "Ships That Pass In The Night" was published in 1893. A love story set in a tuberculosis sanatorium, I imagine to be quite the tear jerker...a 'la "Love Story." Not certain I could get through reading it. Beatrice wrote 11 novels, and was heavily involved women's rights, publishing her work in the suffragette paper "Votes For Women". She passed from this world in 1936.

My little Beatrice is made from paperclay over a cloth body, is handsculpted and wears a completely handmade frock of glazed cotton in a lovely deep shade of madder red.


She's got a lovely petticoat with tiny pintucks and lace, drawers (what self-respecting little gal wouldn't?) and painted striped stockings with little handsculpted balmoral boots.



Beatrice is for sale on ebay, and if anyone cares to give her a good home, she'd surely appreciate it! She's all dressed for Valentines, so she is of course under the impression she's going to some big fancy party... so I hope someone takes pity on her and she doesn't suffer the horrific dreaded female condition of 'all dressed up and nowhere to go'. Besides, if she doesn't sell, I'm just gonna stick her in a drawer and forget about her. I tend to be rather neglectful of little dolls who, through no fault of their own remain trapped in my nest.




http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP.dll?ViewItem&item=180466741111...



Thanks so much for looking, and please, as always...pardon my incredible lack of photography skills.





16 comments:

  1. She's lovely, and I adore the petticoat!

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  2. Hi Robin,
    She is BEAUTIFUL!!! and truely looks just a real Izannah walker doll!!!
    Julie

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  3. Robin, I love everything about this little lady - from her name to her exquisite undergarments! Wonderful!


    Sue

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  4. Ooh Robin I just love the color!!!!!!!!! I do want to try stockings on my next Izzy as well! She is so lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love Beatrice's petticoat too!!!!!! WOW! So gorgeous!!!! I have to wipe the droul off of my chin now!
    Many Hugs,
    Jackie

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  5. Robin,

    A true master piece! She is beautiful. Also another wonderful story about an inspirantial woman.

    Thank you.

    Donna

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  6. How beautiful! I'm always so jealous of your clothing, it's masterful.

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  7. You have such an amazing talent Robin!
    She is simply exquisite!

    Nan

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  8. Gorgeous!! I LOVE your work!! :o)

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  9. That's my favorite red, and I like the stockings!

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  10. I totally love your blog and your dolls! and we have a lot in common when it comes to dolls and everything Victorian..."Cranford" is also a favoriteof mine from Masterpiece Theater. I would love it if you visited my blog,and care to follow it.
    I think you will like it. "Dolls from the Attic"
    http://dollsfromtheattic.blogspot.com
    Marta

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  11. Thank you for following my blog...You are very talented! I enjoy your blog very much.

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  12. You are beyond amazing. She is so beautiful; just like your name. I treasure visits here.

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  13. Thanks so much everyone for your uplifting and wonderful comments, I really appreciate it!

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  14. hi Robin - this doll is just the most wonderful thing !!! Glad you got such a good price for her !

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  15. What a beautiful site. It was such a pleasure to visit and view your wonderful work.

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