Sunday, April 25, 2010

Itty Bitty Izzie Sissy's

Here are my two newest Izannahs. They are sisters, and itty bitty creatures they are. I made them simultaneously, and they refuse to be separated. They're pretty demanding.

They are approximately 5.5 and 6 inches tall.

They have taken some sort of oath of silence and absolutely refuse to tell me their names.

All I really know about them is that they are completely hand made from cloth with hadsculpted paperclay heads (and I only know this because I made them), and are wearing handsewn Civil War reproduction fabric cotton dresses (scraps I had lying in my drawers that I loved too much to throw out), and undergarments made from vintage fabric.

These teensy tots are a little high maintenance...they want a new home with better furniture than my circa 1976 Ideal* cheap plastic Jody Victorian Doll set. Even though I repainted the tacky purple plastic sofa that had lost nearly all of it's 'velvet' flocking for these picky gals, there was a diminutive revolt. Early this morning, I stepped on a straight pin that had been strategically placed in the rug impaled through a tiny note...with little words cut out and pasted on it. They must have gotten into my cabinets and excised the tiny words from various jars and bottles that I need a magnifying glass to read.

You should have seen their list of demands: Wooden four poster bed with quilt AND linens

Velvet settee

Table and chair set

China tea set


Preferably... Greek Revival, but Queen Anne will suffice as a second choice.

Are they kidding? Don't they understand the California real estate situation? A Victorian doll house is a huge money pit. Pretty pricey to furnish. Furthermore, if I HAD the money for a Victorian house, I really must insist upon being able to fit inside of it.

How greedy of them. With their champagne appetites on my vintage cheap plastic budget.

I politely informed them that if they don't appreciate the facilities here, they will have to leave. They wholeheartedly agreed.

They are now available on ebay!


  1. LOL! Your darlings are demanding. But they're cute enough to get away with it.

    I hope they find a lovely Victorian home soon.

  2. My goodness! They don't ask for much do they!...
    These two princesses are adorable, and the story is just too cute..
    Beautiful Izannahs..

  3. hee, methinks these little gals are spoiled - as they should be, they are beautiful!


  4. Hi Robin,
    They are BEAUTIFUL!!!!indeed.

  5. They are just wonderful Robin!!!!!

  6. It's no wonder that you want to sell them, Robin. They're extremely demanding. Luckily, they are gorgeous, so they'll find a new home quickly!

  7. 只用微笑說話的人,才能擔當重任. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  8. Nothing short of sociopaths! NOT! So adorable, and of course, you DO need the Victorian house for you. Your little girls will go live in a perfect setting, for they are following their own practice of intending and willing and attracting ad all that rot regarding what they want! I say, happiness to you and your dear little girls!