Lynne and Michael Roche Dollmakers

 

Our 2012 Collection

This year we have created Emila who is 20" and an older child doll, the same size as Lillian, one of our most popular dolls from the 1990's. Emilia has a hand carved articulated, lime wood body, porcelain head and hands, glass eyes and mohair wigs. She is available in 3 editions.

Also this year we introduce an entirely new toddler doll, Gertie. She is 11" and has a firmly stuffed cloth body, jointed at the hips and shoulders. Gertie scales beautifully with Bonnie Baby our little cloth bodied baby. Bonnie Baby is just 9" tall and was first introduced in May 2011 (Bonnie Baby in pink or blue) as the yearly special for members of our Collectors Club. Gertie and Bonnie are available in 2 editions each. They have hand painted eyes and mohair wigs.

The Favorite Bear- Emilia and Toby. In this very special edition Emilia is dressed in a lovely 40’s fabric skirt with knitted jumper and embellished felt waistcoat. She sits with her favorite bear Toby, on a wonderful hand painted seat with lovely vintage fabric cushions. Emilia has pale strawberry blond mohair wig and blue glass eyes.

One of my favorite bear artists is Paula Strethill-Smith and we were delighted when Paula agreed to make Toby for us. Edition of just 10 pieces.

Emilia in Lilac is a very gentle and wistful edition of Emilia,  dressed in a wonderful dress made from mid 19th century cotton. Over this she wears a pretty lilac linen waistcoat with peplum. Emilia has a pale blond mohair wig and blue glass eyes. Edition of 20 pieces.

Winter Emilia is dressed warmly for winter. She has a flannel skirt and blouse. Over this she wears a uniquely designed space dyed felt coat and knitted pure silk mittens and scarf.  She has a fair mohair wig and brown glass eyes. Edition of 20 pieces.

Gertie in Floral wears a sweet 40's flowery print cotton dress with a lovely yellow felt waistcoat. Gertie is 11" tall, she has a fair mohair wig and brown hand painted eyes. Edition of 20 pieces.

Gertie in Pink wears a sweet 40's flowery print cotton dress with a lovely yellow felt waistcoat.  Gertie is 11" tall, she has a fair mohair wig and brown painted eyes. Edition of 20 pieces.

Bonnie baby in Lacy Knit. This lovely traditional layette is knitted in the softest shade of pale turquoise wool.  Bonnie has blue hand painted eyes and blond mohair wig. Edition of 20 pieces.

Bonnie baby Winter is dressed in a lovely 40's cotton print skirt and little check blouse. Over this she wears a felt coat and hat. She has brown hand painted eyes and a dark blond mohair wig. Edition of 20 pieces.

The Favourite Bear- Emilia and Toby
The Favorite Bear - Emilia and Toby
Toby by Paula Strethill-Smith
The Favorite Bear - Emilia and Toby
Emilia
The Favorite Bear - Emilia and Toby
 Emilia in Lilac
Emilia in Lilac
Winter Emilia
Emilia - Winter
Gertie in Floral
Gertie in floral
Gertie in Pink
Gertie in pink
Gertie in pink
Bonnie Baby in lacy knit
Bonnie Baby - in lacy knit
Bonnie baby Winter
Bonnie Baby - Winter
Here you can see our two Bonnie Baby editions together.
Bonnie Baby - Winter