Monday, March 16, 2020

Sweet Little Poppy, British Wooden Doll Reproduction....AVAILABLE

Dear friends,

I believe this is the moment we need to be strong and look forward with hope, even though it seems difficult now.
I want to send to all of you my best wishes and well-being from the bottom of my heart!

Sincerely, 
Sonia


She is AVAILABLE. Please send your inquires to:
soniakrausedolls@gmail.com


Poppy is my latest wooden doll reproduction. 
She stands at 11 1/2 inches tall.


Her big eyes and shy smile will captivate your heart
 and make you smile too!



She is dressed in early textiles dating back to 19th century.

Her bodice is of rich French brocade. Her quilted skirt is made of early 19th century block printed textile, possible printed in India for the British market...delightful pattern and colors!

Cloth pocket: 19th century Ottoman, embroidery 
in silk and metallic threads

Victorian red stockings and garters

Poppy loves her shoes!



She is holding a nest with tiny speckled eggs I made for 
her to welcome Spring.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

"Catalina" 18th Century Queen Anne Wooden Doll Reproduction...AVAILABLE



Do you remember this face? 
Catalina is a reproduction of one of the most distinguished wooden early Queen Anne Dolls made around 1720 ca. in Great Britain. My doll stands 20 inches tall, exquisite 
wood-carving and she is dressed in textiles dating back to mid 19th century. I have posted many pictures of Catalina,  if you are interested to see more, let me know. I also want to share with you a picture while I was carving her beautiful face ( linden wood one-piece head and torso, fully jointed body)
Enjoy it!

If you are interested in purchasing this doll, please 
contact me at: soniakrausedolls@gmail.com





Under her bonnet, she is wearing a black cotton skull cap, just like the original doll


Her quilted petticoat is made from a beautiful early example of 19th century French block printed  and resist dyed textile



Bodice: early calico, probably imported from 
Europe in the 19th century.







Delightful French silk brocaded textile dating about 1840's




Apron: French lace from the Victorian Era





Her chatelaine is lovely!, it has a needle case and pincushion that I made from a 19th c. resist dyed print cotton. The pincushion comes with tiny sewing pins! The brass-silk button and petit stork scissors are antique accessories dating from the Victorian Era. 










Victorian Silk Stockings in old-yellow and
French ribbon garters.



Last but not least, her high-heel brocade silk 
lace-up boots, with leather soles, I made them 
from a late 18th century Italian brocade



Catalina was in my project board for a few weeks, I have put several hours to make a replica
of the original doll, she is finished now and I am thrilled with her........I think it was worth the wait!

Monday, February 3, 2020

"Charlotte", 18th Century Queen Anne Wooden Doll Reproduction....SOLD

This outstanding 18" wooden doll is a reproduction of a mid 18th Century English Wooden Doll. She is fully jointed and has beautiful antique glass eyes. Her clothing is made of exquisite early textiles. 



Bodice: Late 18th century brocaded textile, origin: Italy



Skirt: Early 19th century English opulently brocaded textile with silver metallic thread work




Charlotte loves the chatelaine that I made for her!
The pincushion is made from antique brocade silk and it comes with tiny sewing pins!





Cloth Pockets: 19th century Ottoman embroidery

Her shoes with leather soles, early brocaded silks and accented with lovely Victorian shoe buckles, complete the outfit !

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a joyful Christmas  and  my very best for the New Year 2020 !
Sonia

Photo: Courtesy of Sharon T.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Lady Eleanor, 9" Wooden Queen Anne Doll...SOLD


I am so pleased to share some pictures of Lady Eleanor with you, she is even better in person. She stands 9 inches tall. I have been reproducing early English wooden dolls and very rare I make smaller size reproductions. This little girl was in my projects board for quite some time, so she is finished now and ready to go to a new home. 

SOLD


Lady Eleanor is fully jointed and seats well. She has antique pupil-less glass eyes and finely painted dotted eyebrows

Her clothing is inspired on a 1760's court mantua, this fashionable style of gown was worn between mid or late 17th century and beginning of the 18th century, its skirts were worn over wide hoops and it was adorned with fashionable accessories. Lady Eleanor's gown is made of an early 19th French brocaded, the skirt and bodice are decorated with a fabulous French torchon silver trim. Her clothes are non-removable. Please scroll down to see more pictures of this doll. 

                         


Her stomacher is a embroidery textile, Ottoman, early 19th. century

The sleeves have beautiful antique French lace ruffles

Headdress:  French lace, metallic trims and silk flowers


Last but not least, her teeny-tiny shoes, 19th c. silk brocaded textile in copper color (Italian in origin), adorned with vintage French ribbon bows in a beige color.