Welcome to My Red Cape. Long ago in another time my husband Jack and I lived in a little old red house. It was the stuff of dreams to us for the few years that we were there. I live there still a number of hours every day in imagination, with old dolls and paintings and fabrics and feather trees. I draw inspiration and happiness from the memories of that space in time and share some of it here with friends who remember how to step with Alice through the looking glass and take delight in whimsies and antiquities.

For more than sixty years I have studied, collected, repaired, and bought and sold antique dolls. They have been back ground music in my life at every stage, sometimes louder, sometimes subdued, but always there with me. To see only the posts about dolls on this blog, click the banner on the right titled Dolls for My Red Cape. Keep clicking “Older Posts” to see more. Some of the posts featuring rug hooking are gathered under the banner For Cathy. From time to time items are offered for sale under the banner “O’Neill’s Antiques” which was our shop name for many years. ~Edyth O’Neill

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

A Fairy Among the Pumpkins

Some years ago, sweet friend Jan Conwell gave me this little nine inch doll to paint, I love to paint them and have never really modeled any myself but my large drape mold back about 1990. Jan does a fantastic job making Izzies. Thought you might like to see her playing among my pumpkins. Thank you Jan!  e

This 26 inch one I made in1990 before Dixie published her Izannah Chronicles. I had no great Izannah faces to study, and had never held one in my hand.  I had seen some in collections of friends and in museums.  She has a stiffened cloth head made over a sculpy drape mold of my own making. This doll and her sisters were all sold, then years later I bought her back from the collector friend in California.  e


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