A Fun Memory


Making an Izannah Walker type pattern has been an interesting process. In the making of the pattern, I realized that I was trying to recapture the feel of this little original Izzy. I was so thrilled to look at and get to hold this doll. It was definitely a moment when the clouds parted and the sun broke through the clouds. I can see it on my face. I look different now - my hair is much more gray and longer, and I have different glasses. Seeing this doll set me on an Izannah quest.

This quest has made an impact on my husband and sons and even extended family members. Enough that my young son and nephews were talking about it one day a few years ago. I was working in my workroom, within hearing distance, while they were playing in the playroom.

My son said, "Yeah, my mom really likes to make Izannah Walker style dolls. She sells them."

His cousin said, "What's an Izannah Walker doll?" You could hear the question in his tone.

My son answered, "Hmmmmmm. How do I explain Izannah Walker to you?"

They were 7 at the time and were playing something totally male like Batman or Pokemon or Ninjas or something. That cracks me up.

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