Philadelphia - Sheppard Baby Doll Pattern

I saw my first Philadelphia Baby dolls at the October 2010 auction held by Withington's.  I went to see the Izannahs they had (three!) but while I was there got to see all kinds of beautiful antique folk art dolls.  And there were two Philadelphia Baby dolls there as well.   Recently I was able to purchase a very beat up Philly Baby (see below) which I am using as a resource in designing this pattern.  

I am working through some of the design issues of creating the pattern while finishing some other dolls.  I'll be sharing the journey as I make prototypes.  I went over all my work I did for the Izannah Walker Workshop, and it showed me I can do what needs to be done.  I am in a learning curve which means making lots of mistakes.  But Artis Corwin said my own words back to me - as long as I am learning, they are not mistakes.  ;-)  Learning is never a mistake.  


Simply Shelley said...

You will make a beauty to be sure! I can't wait to see...I love baby dolls of all kinds....blessings

Susie McMahon said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with, Dixie! Artis is a real "glass half full" person, isn't she? She always finds the positive!

Dixie Redmond said...

Artis, like you, is a joy. I am so happy the internet has given me connextions with so many wonderful people like you both.

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

John Wooden