Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Miraculaous Journey of Edward Tulane doll

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My best friend since the 5th grade, lent me one of her most cherished children's books,("The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane") and I must say it moved me in more ways than I thought possible. It is the sweetest story about a favorite, spoiled toy rabbit learning to love, and to appreciate the ones who love him. Do yourself a favor and find this book to read and pass along. I think children would really benefit from it too.
Of course I just had to bring him to life ,...may I introduce, Mr. Edward Tulane !

click here if you'd like to visit one similar to him on ebay!

SOLD!!! If you'd like to be notified when another Edward becomes available please email me at: Papernan@msn.com

Monday, November 24, 2008

Winter Whites in Wonderland!!!

I usually don't put up my Christmas tree til just
before the big day. But I do like to bring out my other decorations a bit earlier. So
with that in mind I created a tree topper that can also be
displayed on her own stand. She is quite the versatile gal, hee hee!

She can be seen here
(I apologize for the Charlie Brown Xmas Tree. I had to make do for her photo shoot!)

Thursday, November 13, 2008


There is just something so very charming about the old lithograph/printed dollies and
stuffed animals... These were once printed onto fabric panels in the early 1900's, to be cut out, sewn and stuffed at home. I can just imagine a little girl creating her very own doll! I cannot think of anything more fun than that!!! I've created my own 7 inch version with her pug companion. My spoiled Lucy (an old composition dolly) was pleading for a dolly of her own to hold, so I obliged!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (Now your Dolly can adopt one of these printed dollies too! I made an extra, click here!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Queen Ann ` Anne

She is being rather shy at the moment, but if
you'd like to get a closer look at her, she will be
on ebay this evening! Hopefully by then
she will be feeling a bit more social ;-)
Thanks for visiting!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

~~Latest on Ebay~~

In between all the chaos, I managed to get this
little one all dolled up for her adoption! I
even managed to make her a travelling box covered
in fabric... see the auctions here
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Eve's family is growing

UPDATE: August 24

Eve's black sister shall be named "Ruth" (Thankyou Joee!)
and the other "Sophie" (Thankyou Zwee!)

And again thanks to all for your wonderful suggestions and
will keep them in mind for future dollies :-)

~Ruth listed on Ebay Aug. 31~~~~Sophie to be listed Sept. 3

Eve has been blessed with yet another sister. (I should have warned her to be careful what she wishes for, lol)

Thankyou all so much for the wonderfull name suggestions! Since I cannot
seem to choose, I'm going to pick them out of a hat. I'll keep ya
posted and please keep em coming! I'll be choosing Sunday evening.
Thanks again and have fun weekend!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Eve's black sister

I wanted to create a sister for Eve,(see 2 posts prior to see a pic of her) so while browsing
through my folder of "faces" (faces I've compiled, find interesting and hope to draw or paint someday), I was inspired by this particular face and she happened to be black. Eve is thrilled to have a black sister!
Her hair is a touch unruly but I'm kinda liking it that way so it may just stay as is.
We need a name now... any ideas???
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 11, 2008

~ Good-byes ~

This 18" Izannah is a special order I just finished up and saying my "good-byes" to.
I just loved the vintage dotted swiss fabric used in the dress. If you haven't already, you must check out the pictures of authentic Izannah Walker dolls taken from the Stong Museum.
Dixie took these and has generously shared them here ----- but be warned... you too
shall fall under their spell, lol.

And I've decided to put this little one up for adoption on Ebay... click here to see if you'd like..

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hold on to your hats!

Finally finished up a couple of lasses and wanted to share.

Remember the doll that couldn't decide on hair or not? Well she decided she
wanted hair, but in a lighter shade. She got her wish, and a lovely straw hat to top it off.
I've named her "Eve".
She is quite pleased with herself, can't you tell by that expression?
She will be listed this evening on Ebay.

And ya know I just had to make a couple more Itty Izannah Walker style dollies... These will be going up for adoption on my "Picture Trail" on Aug. 5 Click HERE if interested in purchasing one

I sure hope everyone is having as much fun in the sun this summer as I am!!
Thanks to a generous sister and Brother-in-Law who
own a condo at Lake Michingan. I am so blessed!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Her Highness......

She is spoken for and has been named Queen Gertude. We are packing her tiaras and then headed for New York, yeah! She is quite pleased with both her new name and home and has promised to write.

Finally, as a momento, she has allowed me to take a photo of her...(goodness, you'd think
I was a paparazzo or something!)

Have a Super Sunday!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Stepping out of the box, NOT!!! ;-)

A doll group I belong to, CWT (Coffee with Tea),
is having another doll challenge.
To create an itty Izzy (Izannah Walker style) of less than 8".
We do these as a way of challenging ourselves to
think outside of our boxes. I just can't
seem to free myself from mine tho, and either
can this poor wee Izzy from hers!
Here she is, all 3.5 inches of her!
They will be on ebay this evening so make sure to
check all the other tiny Izzys from this
very talented group of ladies.

Monday, May 12, 2008

ready to find new homes

They have waited far to long for their dresses,
but at long last they are presentable....
You can find them on my Picture Trail....

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Maiden ~Oil Painted Doll

My sewing machine is on the fritz!
I cleaned, and oiled it the other day and now
it won't work properly.
Thats what I get for being nice to it!!

Well I made the best of it, and worked on
my dolls hair. First I made her a wig (hand-sewn
and not by choice, lol)
She seems to me a young maiden with this do.

I also tried my hand at painting her hair. I
can't seem to get the right... "highlighting"?
Like I said, I'm a novice at this so I might, and really should
buy a book on oil painting-
A much more sophitsticated look tho don't you think?
It just amazes me what a difference hair styles can
make to the actual doll itself! Hmmm. Which do you

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Bald and the beautiful......

Just started dabbling in oils for the first time ever! I think I like it, but it takes some getting use to that is for sure! The dry time is much longer for one thing, but thanks to some very smart gals, I am now clued in on how to change that for next time. Thanks sweeties,( you know who you are)

Now I just need to decide what type hair to do... Should it be simply painted on ? Or maybe adding some dimension with clay? Or even maybe some mohair? I 'd love your opinion if you wouldn't mind?
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

On Holiday!

Finally getting away for a while to a warmer climate!
Yippeeee! We are headed South to Florida for some fun in the sun!
I shall miss my bloggy friends, and promise to take a picture or two!!!
(Should be back around Apr. 21)

See ya soon, Nan

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A little birdy named Edyth gave me this idea , Thanks sweet Edyth!!!
I'm going to start selling dolls on my PictureTrail.
Please go check it out if you get a minute.
Right now I've only got the one tiny Izannah gal
up for adoption but do plan on getting some more
finished soon! Yeah right!
I'd appreciate any input or advice on this new venture!
Happy Spring!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Spring Ahead Bunny !!!

An Explosion of pastel Polka Dots is what this Lop eared Bunny reminds me of!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Anne's Sister

Queen Anne's sister.

I guess that would make her a princess?

Not really sure how all that works.
For sale on Ebay tonight.

Sunday, March 2, 2008


Just this tiny, teacup size Izannah Walker Style doll.
Smaller is better. I just love everything and anything in miniature.

If you'd like to learn more about Izannah Walker dolls click here and visit Dixie. She has a wonderful blog dedicated to this doll.!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Princess Anne

Well guess who couldn't tolerate "Little Miss Red Riding Hood" getting all the attention this week!?

Yep, her Royal Pain, oops, I meant Royal Majesty.

She was putting up such a fuss, I decided to list her early.

If you happen to bump into her on ebay, please tell her how pretty she is....

it will make my life sooooo much more pleasant for about a minute. Click Here

Friday, February 22, 2008

Little Red Riding Hood

Click here to see all the Little Reds on Ebay in the challenge

The Little Red Riding Hood Challenge that I mentioned in previous post is going on right now on EBay...

There are some amazing artists that belong to this group (CWT), so please be sure to check it out by typing in, Little Red CWT into the description box. You wont be dissappointed I guarantee ya!

Here is my offering.... and Yes, this is a different doll than I had planned on using, but some things are just out of my control. This little gal is much more befitting the part, so she says anyway.

(click on pictures to enlarge)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Double Trouble and then SOME!

No, you are not seeing double. It is just that I have done it again... I couldn't stop at just one you see, she needed a sister. So I obliged. I'm a softy when it comes to these Queens. They can be quite persuasive.

And while I was at it, this shy little girl seemed to appear out of almost no where and ever soooooo quietly. I do believe she desires to be a "Little Red Riding Hood" but I am not quite sure she could handle going off into the woods alone and coming upon a Big Bad Wolf, hmmmm.

The gals in the wonderful group, CWT are having a Little Red challenge soon, and I hope to have one done for that. More about that later!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Queen Bee

Want a little peek of what I'm working on this afternoon?
Another Queen Anne... ho hum. I'm sorry for being so redundant,
but I just have so much fun making them!!!
These wonderful glass eyes came in the mail recently,
and I just couldn't wait to get my hands on them!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Sense & Sensibility

~ SOLD ~ A Big "Thankyou" to Sharon from Virginia

Straight out of a Jane Austin novel...
Well, not quite. As this little lady is still drying from a sixth coat of sealer, lol.
Oops, I now see after snapping this photo that she could really benefit from some under garments too! She is quite embarrassed (see her blushing?)
I will get those made for her right away!
I'd like to have her on Ebay by Sunday Evening. That's the plan anyway, unless someone must have her before than.
Thanks for dropping by!
(click on picture to enlarge) SOLD