Lynne & Michael Roche
Dolls from the 2011 Collection are no longer available, This page has been retained as a reference archive for our collectors.
This year we present the twins Heidi and Henry, they have a smaller toddler, lime-wood body of just 10”. They are the younger sister and brother of Rose and Arthur our dolls for 2010. All editions of Heidi and Henry are presented with a delightful roly-poly bear by Stella Topping. Each doll is a limited edition of 20 pieces and each can be combined with a wheeled rabbit or duck car to ride in.
Also new for 2011 is Olivia, a 17" doll with an articulated lime-wood body, porcelain head and hands, glass eyes and mohair wigs. She is available in 3 editions.
Our new Little Friend for 2011 is May. She is an all bisque 7" articulated doll, with wood ball joints. May is available in two editions.
Winter Henry & Pixie Heidi.
Henry is dressed for Winter in Pure wool fabric, yarn and felt and decorated with wooden beads. He has strawberry blond hair and brown glass eyes. Henry comes with his roly-poly bear by Stella Topping.
Heidi wears a pixie suit, made from vintage Liberty fabric, knitted all-in-one suit and an embroidered waistcoat with matching hat. She has pale strawberry blond hair and blue glass eyes. Heidi comes with her role-poly bear by Stella Topping.
Both Winter Henry & Pixie Heidi are an edimation of 20 pieces each.
Circus Henry & Summer Heidi.
Henry at the circus, I found a wonderful piece of fabric from the 50's with delightful circus images, each little outfit has a different circus picture. Henry has blond hair and blue glass eyes and comes with his role-poly bear by Stella Topping.
Heidi is wearing a delicate pink and yellow summer dress made from a cotton silk combination she also has a little beaded bag. This Heidi has blond hair and blue glass eyes and comes with her role-poly bear by Stella Topping.
Both Circus Henry & Summer Heidi are an edition of 20 pieces each.
Olivia in Green is wearing a green silk dress and a yellow print jacket made from a lovely 40's cotton. She has strawberry blond hair and brown glass eyes. Olivia comes with a little bag , inside she carries her lovely little hand knitted dog.
Olivia in Pink wears a pink and grey outfit using a mixture of lovely vintage fabrics. She has bond hair and blue glass eyes. Olivia comes with a little bag , inside she carries her lovely little hand knitted dog.
Both versions of Olivia are an edition of 20 pieces each.
1850's Olivia with her Izannah doll. Olivia was inspired by a mid 19th Century painting that Michael and I bought earlier this year. She is dressed in a wonderful dress of antique wool and slippers of antique silk. She has mid-brown hair and blue/grey glass eyes.
This edition of Olivia comes with a tiny Izannah doll.
I have been intrigued by these wonderful dolls and recently took part in an online Izannah Walker workshop and subsequently given a workshop here at the American Museum along with EJ Taylor.
The little Izannah head is made of paper mâché with cloth stretched over and then oil painted. The body is cloth with separately stitched thumbs. She wears a dress made from antique cotton fabric.
Olivia with her little Izannah is an edition of only 12 pieces.
Little Friends- May. Our new little friend is May. She is available in a choice of two flowery dresses, pink or pale lilac. May comes with either a blond or strawberry blond curly wig.
Both versions of May are an edition of 20 pieces each.