Monday, January 24, 2022

11" Blue-Eyed painted Wooden Queen Anne Style Doll....SOLD


                             

This doll is my representation of a British young lady from the early 19th century.  All of her clothing and accessories are made with early materials and textiles; they are removable. If you are interested in purchasing this doll, please contact me at:  soniakrausedolls@gmail.com


SOLD


This is a lovely photo of her entire wardrobe. 
Completely hand -sewn!


She is 11 inches tall. Hand carved and hand painted in beautiful detail



Her wig is antique English mohair in a lovely blonde color



Here she is wearing her shift (or chemise as it was later called)


She wants to show-off her cozy cotton stockings and silk garters.  This beautiful diminutive silk ribbon was made for AU BON MARCHE Department Store in Paris, France around 1890



The height of her elaborate hairdo is emphasized for her lovely bonnet 





Double cloth pockets: 18th century French Silk Beauvais Embroidery. The embroidered Fern leaf stems are tiny, and the pastel colors are beautiful.



She is wearing a bum-roll in the 18th century fashion (revival style)


Two-piece gown. Delightful brocade textile: probably Italian, second half 19th century. Her skirt has pocket-slits so she can reach to her secret cloth pockets!









Shoes: Early 19th century silk brocade.

Friday, December 31, 2021

Welcome 2022!!


Happy New Year!!
        All the best to you,
       Sonia

Saturday, December 25, 2021

11" Wooden Queen Anne Style Doll......SOLD

 

On Christmas morning this little girl is sending you warmth Christmas Greetings from Mrs. Krause House 🎄
Her name is Mary. She will come to you with her underclothing
 and accessories as pictured below and a special present
 that Mrs. Krause made for her.

SOLD




Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas!

 


May this Christmas bless your home and bring hope to those who most need it, hope to many displaced people, children, adults and elderly from this beautiful country and the whole world.

Merry Christmas and all the best wishes

from 

Sonia Krause

Saturday, December 4, 2021

17.5" Black Wooden Queen Anne Style Doll.....SOLD

 

 

I am pleased to introduce you this lovely wooden doll dressed head-to-toe in historical clothing!  17.5" wooden doll carved from basswood. Beautiful ebony-black complexion. She is my representation of a British lady from the late 18th century.  Her dress is inspired by a museum example of the remarkably popular English gown (Robe à l'Anglaise, in French). All her clothing and accessories are super detailed, made with early materials and textiles, they are removable. She comes with an extensive wardrobe, hand-made and historically accurate. If you are interested in purchasing her, please contact me at:

soniakrausedolls@gmail.com


SOLD


Here is a photo of her clothing and accessories that I custom made for her.


Here she is wearing her shift (or chemise as it was later called) and dickey petticoat. The shift plays an essential role because not only does it protect her clothing from the body moisture, but also will protect her from the roughness of some elaborate textiles, some of them were composed entirely of metal threads. So luxurious!
I love her jewelry set made with glass seed beads from the Victorian Era.



Making miniature pair of stockings is something that I enjoy very much every time I start the design of the historical reproduction clothing for my dolls. As you know, the earlier dolls had fine carving legs, which I love to reproduce.

Dainty antique French silk ribbons are tied tightly around her legs, just above the knees, to hold up her cotton stockings.



It's time to lacing her stays!
 They are of silk brocade, dating from the late 18th century.
I made a teeny-tiny needle to lace her stays.







Double cloth pockets: early Ottoman embroidery with silk and metallic threads


She is also wearing another layer of petticoat or underskirt made of cotton, it has pocket- slits as well, so she can reach to her secret pockets!


Many centuries ago fashionable women were super creative to get their desired silhouette, these 
false bum rumps would help to emphasize their tiny waist and accentuate their butts and hips.
False rumps were usually stuffed with cork, feathers, cotton, horsehair. Most of them have attached a cotton or linen panel to protect her from the roughness of these materials, so clever!


Before I started working on this project, it happens that I had the opportunity to purchase a collection of antique textiles from a textile collector and I immediately fell in love with this red cotton satin fabric and I envisioned to make a garment for one of my dolls. I think the red color of her skirt blends beautifully with the colors of her gown.



Robe à l'Anglaise: this gown evolved from the mantua. It also has similar details in design with the Robe a la Francaise, but the key difference is the back. The robe à l'Anglaise was never formal enough to be an official court gown. It still has the tight back which makes a fitted bodice.
 In my opinion it's practical, elegant and I love how it's designed. Her gown is made of a beautiful cotton fabric from the Victorian Era.




The bonnet, fichu, frills and apron are made of a lovely antique lace. It dates from about 1920's, made in France.




I made her chatelaine with the essential tools for her sewing chores: it has a pinball, a roll up sewing housewife and a pair of antique miniature scissors. Super cute!
Entirely hand made with early textiles and accessories.





Her brocade high heel shoes in the 18th century 
style finishes the look! Made of silk brocade dating from the late 1700's


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

11" Black Wooden Queen Anne Style Doll....SOLD

                 


                   
11" wooden doll carved from basswood. Beautiful ebony-black complexion. She is my  representation of a British young girl  from the 18th century.  Her dress is inspired by an Italian-style gown that dates about 1770-1780. All her clothing and accessories are made with  early materials and textiles, they are removable.

If you are interested in purchasing her, please contact me at:

soniakrausedolls@gmail.com


SOLD


A 18th c. teens' wardrobe: It's just how she wants to dress, like an adult woman!

Here she is wearing her knee-length shift and her 
cotton stockings.


Early 1880's calico textile with tiny leaf, floral and geometric pattern, lovely!








After I added the cuffs and neck ruffles, I started working on her apron (same lace as her day cap).
Her chatelaine consists in one pinball  made with a beautiful brocade that dates back to late 18th century.









Shoes: Late 18th century brocade.