Thursday, March 16, 2017

"Lady Adela" Queen Anne Wooden Doll....SOLD


Exquisite hand-carving and period clothing.
Lady Adela is  23.5 inches tall.

SOLD

Any questions or comments,
 please email me at soniakrausedolls@gmail.com





Her dress is made of a beautiful, early example of 
         French Block Printed and Resist Dyed Textile, dating from the 1800's. French examples of these early textiles 

were made using a technique called "picotage", a method of printing dots using carved wooden printing plates studded with metal nails or tacks.








Cloth Pocket: 18th century textile, linen embroidered with silk threads ( Hertfordshire, UK)

SOLD

Here is a close-up of her corset, entirely lined.
Gorgeous 19th c. English silk with lovely embroidery work.











 
My doll has beautiful inset black pupiless glass eyes,
ca. 1880's



 Lovely Lady Adela is wearing a double bustle pad sewn in the 19th c. style, it will help her skirt hang and drape nicely. 





 Petticoat:  Victorian Era English trim with a lovely spider web pattern.



SOLD




Sunday, February 12, 2017

"Sojourner Truth" Negra Wooden Doll.....SOLD

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♥ THANK YOU RHONDA FOR ADOPTING SOJOURNER TRUTH AND FOR SHARING WITH US YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT YOUR DOLL

Hi Sonia,

Today I safely received Sojourner Truth and was so excited to open the box!  The doll is absolutely stunning, both in costuming and in her look.  She is such a grand size, and I also love how you have affixed her hair.  I took some time also to look at your older posts and I am VERY sure she will not be the last of your dolls I bring home!  As a doll maker also I certainly understand and can see the care and time that have gone into her creation.  

Thank you again for the opportunity.  I am grateful in many ways to have her.  

Rhonda


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" FEBRUARY IS A MONTH TO CELEBRATE THE NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY"

This event has inspired communities nationwide to recognize the central role of African Americans in our country. To celebrate this important event I wanted to create
a special doll, inspired for the history of a woman 
that was born into slavery. "Sojourner Truth
was a Fighter for Freedom" 1797-1883.  If interested about her biography, please read the following link :


I named my doll after her.

"Sojourner Truth" is a fine wooden doll

The hand carving and clothing are exquisite.

SOLD



Any questions or comments,
 please email me at soniakrausedolls@gmail.com






She is a large 24 inches hand carved wooden doll.





She is jointed at shoulders, elbows, hip and knees.
All of her clothing is made from antique fabrics.




Her shoes  are quite lovely. Fully lined, leather soles.

19th c. Silk, Blue and Floral Brocade.



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Her apron is a 19th century hand made Brussels net lace in off-white. Another exquisite piece of her clothing that she will use in special occasions.




She has pierced ears. I made her earrings and necklace specially for her. The necklace is made from
Victorian jewelry, silver and a beautiful stone that
combines nicely with the soft colors of her clothing.





Material: Fine example of an early textile, dating from
the Civil War Era. The color of the silk is more like
a pale blue- grayish.



Here is a close-up of her corset, entirely lined.
Gorgeous 19th c. OTTOMAN silk and metallic
embroidery work.

Two-pc. gown. This lovely silk is so very light in weight.



SOLD



Double cloth pocket:  19th c. OTTOMAN silk and metallic embroidery on natural homespun cotton.




Sunday, January 8, 2017

IZANNAH WALKER REPRODUCTION DOLL....SOLD




Happy New Year!

Dear Friends,

I hope you all had a Wonderful Christmas.  I am happy to return to work after such a enjoyable and restful vacation.
May this New Year treat you well, keep you healthy and most of all that our lives are filled with PEACE all year long.
Sonia
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  Emilia is a reproduction of a beautiful 21" Izannah Walker Doll. She has painted six ringlets across the back of her head and two more on the sides. Lovely eyes and wonderful patina.

TWO DOLLS ARE SOLD



Emilia is wearing a dress made from an early
calico fabric.




Her undergarments include petticoat, chemise and bloomers.
All made from antique fabrics.







The "second skin" is antique cotton fabric, late 1800's


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THANK YOU CAROL!


♥ I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS LOVELY EMAIL I JUST RECEIVED ♥


Good morning Sonia!

My lovely Krause dolls have celebrated Christmas and are ready for their long winter's nap!  I thought you might enjoy seeing the girls another  time!  

They are so lovely, each and every one!  I can't begin to tell you the joy they bring me....such lovely dolls, exquisite workmanship, such charm!  careful choice of fabrics....period clothing paired with complementary  pieces of period cloth....perfection!!!

I couldn't pick a favorite as each is special in her own way!  Sonia has been here the longest and little Faith is my newest addition.  She has attached herself to a BFF Hitty and the two of them travel everywhere with me!  I wish my pictures did these girls justice.....

Thank you so  much for your gorgeous creations, I check your web site frequently to enjoy the newest latest doll you have made.....I'm never disappointed except that I can't have them all!!!!!

Love,  Carol



                                                 Margarita in blue, Sonia in red


Phyllis and "friend"!

Precious Faith


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lady Mary Elaine, Queen Anne Reproduction Doll....SOLD

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♥ THANK YOU CHRISTIANE FOR LET ME SHARE YOUR KIND WORDS ABOUT LADY MARY ELAINE ♥

Hi Sonia,

Your beautiful doll safely arrived this morning, right to begin her new life in southern France.
(It was delayed for one week in Roissy airport, I don't know why, as the USPS tracking said it arrived in Paris on the 23rd.)

I am delighted with her, eyes, face, size, fine clothes, all of the doll is exactly as I expected.
I am very thankful, you are very talented.

As I told you on the phone, I collect bisque head dolls from the end of the XIX century up to WW II, mainly French and German. I don't buy reproduction or replica. BUT when I saw your work (on Pinterest), I enjoyed it very much and was lucky enough to find that you had one doll available at once. It was kind of love at first sight. I especially also like your black girls (Marianne; Harriet; Antonia...).
In my view, your dolls belong to a totally different kind: personal artistic interpretation of dolls that couldn't be seen elsewhere that in Museums (and, even, very few Museums in the world) and, as such, unabling a doll lover to admire and own some piece of beauty. As says the poet "a thing of beauty is a joy forever, its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness"...

Best wishes for a lovely year full of blessings for you and family.

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I carved this doll inspired by a beautiful example of 19th c. wooden doll. Lady Mary Elaine is dressed in antique textiles, the graceful design and colors of her clothing highlight her beauty and the exquisite hand-carving. She has a wonderful patina with just the right amount of wear. I hope you enjoy viewing the pictures of this amazing doll!

SOLD

If you have questions or comments,

 please email me at soniakrausedolls@gmail.com





Hand-carved from linden wood, she is jointed at the hip and knees so she can sit nicely.



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She is wearing a two-piece gown, consisting of bodice and skirt. The stomacher is made from a lovely Victorian ivory silk brocade textile.  19th c. Mechlin lace applied to the sleeves and top of stomacher.


She is full of detail and her clothing is stunning!



A close-up of this is mid 19th century quilted  roller printed cotton. It dates to around 1850s. This beautiful textile was printed in France using hand carved wooden blocks. The hues of blue, fuchsia, pink and brown colors have  aged
to lovely pleasing pastels colors......time bestows to beauty!



CLOTH POCKET: Amazing and rare  OTTOMAN silk  and metallic embroidery on linen. Northern Epirus,
today part of Albania, 18th-19th c.



      

My doll's apron is gorgeous. This Victorian Era textile is a combination of silk and lace in a beautiful ivory color!


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And last but not least, Lady Mary Elaine's slippers are quite lovely! Material: 19th c. silk brocade.