Monday, March 15, 2010

Martha and her little itty bitty Izzy

I found online a daguerreotype of a child believed to be Martha Chase holding her own Izannah Walker doll. I was inspired by this image to make my own with her own itty bitty Izzy!
Because I do not have the right to use the image of the dag, I cannot post it here. But it can be seen on the Dolls of Yore Izannah Walker picturetrail. It's adorable! She's got fat little cheeks, sausage curls and pale blue eyes. Her doll is pretty awesome too!
So I thought I'd make my own little version. My Martha has pale eyes too! She's 15 inches tall, and her dolly is 6 inches tall. They're both made of cloth with paperclay heads, handsewn of early 19th century reproduction fabrics.
If you'd like more information on little Martha and her dolly, please visit my ebay listing. They'd really enjoy a new home...preferably one with a nice tea set, because they love little tea parties.


  1. They are so cute! You do beautiful work!

  2. Beautiful! Who picked the fabric this time ;-) ?

  3. Too two 2 Sweet!!!!! Love them both Robin!


  4. Amazing perfection in these two.....wonderful!


  5. They are beautiful. Your work is amazing. Good luck on the auction.

  6. Well, they are beyond stunning!


    Christine (AKA - Zwee!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  7. Oh Robin...what beauties!Just exquisite, they have the sweetest expressions.
    Thank you for your comments!

  8. Robin, I just saw your two dolls on ebay! They are amazing! You are so talented and I love seeing what you are up to. Keep up the great work and best of luck with your sale on ebay. I hope she and her doll find a great home and someone to love them and pass them down through generations.
    Kathy Patterson

  9. Hi Robin,
    They are both the most BEAUTIFUL little ladies!!!!. How truly blessed the woman will be who get these!!!
    IN AWE!!!