An Izannah Walker Inspired Doll from the 1980's

I was searching through antique doll items on Ebay and happened across this antique inspired doll made in 1983 by NIADA artist E. SZUKI.  

Doll makers of that time making antique inspired and Izannah Walker inspired dolls were Helen Pringle, Edyth O'Neill, Judi Tasch, and Kay Cloud.  We who make antique inspired folk dolls are part of a large parade of creatives. 

I asked permission to share this doll here for those of you who enjoy Izannah Walker reproduction dolls.   You can see visit the auction here for more pictures.  

A Sheppard or Philadelphia Baby Doll

I've started making a Philadelphia Sheppard Baby Doll Pattern.  You can follow the progress on my personal blog at Northdixie Designs.  

These dolls, like some Alabama Baby Dolls, fall in the "so ugly they are cute" category for me. There is a sweetness and a homeliness about them.  The light shines through a window, revealing the beauty of a worn antique doll of days gone by. This Philadelphia (Sheppard) Baby is enjoying a moment in the sun.  


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