Two New to Me Dolls - Martha Chase & Elaine McNally

Doll by Elaine McNally
using the Izannah Walker Workshop pattern

I was lucky enough recently to become the proud owners of two dolls. One is beaten up and dirty and falling apart, and the other is newly made. I love them both.

First up, I will show you the Elaine McNally doll I am the proud owner of. I sent Elaine a pattern for a Columbian doll that I knew I wasn't going to get around to, but knew she would enjoy it. I also included an extra copy of a book and some lace in the package. She offered to pay me for the pattern but what I wanted more than money was one of her dolls. And I said so. So guess what I got in the mail? This wonderful doll that she made in my first Izannah Walker Workshop. I love Elaine McNally's dolls! Elaine recently made a Little Red Riding Hood and a Wolf using the Izannah Walker Workshop pattern. I'm lovin' seeing these Un-Izannahs as well. :-)

using the Izannah Walker Workshop pattern

And here's my (ahem) "new" Chase doll

In this picture below you can see
what the paint color was when new.

She (he?) will be fun to study!
These beaten up old dolls give a lot of clues
as to how they're constructed

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden


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