Monday, December 31, 2007

Two sweet dollys............

This is Anna Elizabeth, a special Queen Anne doll I sculpted in memory of my Grandma Ioerger that passed away on the 3 Nov this year. Isn't she just pun intended
My Hannah Pippin loves her too. Why make dollys and not let my wee ones play with them? Often all they hear from me is 'No touching~ NO touching!!!!'......but how can I say no to "Peease Peease Mommy...dollee dolleee peeeeeease"? Pippin is so careful~ its really surprising how gentle a 2 year old can be. I snapped this picture of them both in front of the little tree here in the gallery this morning..right before Anna got a big kiss from Hannah!
Pippin thought Anna might like a pony ride on the cast iron horse keeping watch over the tree.... I think she did enjoy herself immensely

Anna is 18.5" tall, hand sculpted mache. She wears antique linen stockings and reproduction shift, with bonnet made from precious lil bits of early 19th century embroidery and lace. Her eyes are c1840 pupiless black........ One can't help but wonder over all the Christmases past they have seen
If you look closely you can see the rising sun I used for my makers mark this past year~ Anna is the last, out with the old, and in with a new mark for '08. I have so many wonderful things planned for this year. I hope everyone who makes time to come and visit the Blog has a wonderful New Year, filled with much happiness, and health. I just cant thank you all enough~ it means so much to me to be able to share the art & history I love so much with others~
God Bless~


Barbara said...

How fitting that Hannah should be the one to hold "Anna Elizabeth", since Hannah was born on the real Anna Elizabeth's birthday! Mom would be so proud to have one of your dollies named after her.
Have a Happy New Year and watch all your "ladies" that they don't get carried away celebrating and all have hang-overs tomorrow! You don't want any dollies with "big heads"!
Love you, Mom

Bluejean Primitives said...

Rachael... you've done it again. I LOVE your Dolls! This one's eyes just make her. And her Bonnet is perfect.... I think Pippin is cuter though... :) Happy New Year! 2008 is going to be great. Smile

SweetAnnee said...

LOVe them
your sweet little daughter!!
fondly, deena

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

The dolls are beautiful, Miss Rachael....Anna and Pippin. I can't wait to see what wonders you will share with us in 2008.

Wishing you happiness and peace in the New Year.


Lana said...

Rachael ~ your dolls are pure joy to behold. I love each and every one of them! Pippin is a real doll herself!

Christine LeFever said...


This one is my favorite, so far! She is impeccably like an early one. Of course little Hannah Pippin is a dear dolly too! You are a good Mama to let Pippin play with her. And, your maker's mark is a lovely symbol.

Just Between Us Girls said...

oooH MY GOSH! Your Hannah is beautiful and so are your dolls.
Just lovely and such sweet photos.

lovetheprimlook said...

Your doll is just amazing !!!