Monday, January 14, 2019

Muny Opera Dressographs Hannah Toback

Here's another newspaper sheet from the Muny Opera Dressograph series published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.  This one is of Hannah Toback and features 3 outfits along with hats.  It is dated July 23, 1933.  School starts next week and I have a pretty packed schedule, so expect less blog activity.  Dealing with issues regarding financial aid too :<.  Also start back up on working two jobs, so I'll be busy.  

Friday, January 11, 2019


This week went by quickly!  I've been busy at home cleaning up after the holidays.  Getting ready to go back to school soon.  Above is a newspaper doll named Marge.  This paper doll has two gowns and two hats.  It's black and white but aged over the years.  The artist is Laura Brock. It is dated 3-25-1934.  This is from the LA Times Syndicate newspaper

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Kellogg's Krumbles Portugal

Kellogg's Krumbles was a cereal that no longer exist (as far as I know).  This is from the back of the box and features two cut out figures with traditional outfits from Portugal.  The boy has 1 outfit with a hat.  The girl has three outfits. It says "Portugal is the land of wine and olives. Its children have appealing beauty. Their costumes flash with many attractive colors."  This one seems to be in full color.  These are from around the 1940s

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Spring Gardening

This paper doll from Jack and Jill magazine includes a boy and a girl with 1 outfit each along with a flower garden with cut out flowers.  This one is from March 1966.  by Roberta Fairall but drawn by Audrey Walters

Friday, January 4, 2019

Jane's Wardobe

This later Jane Arden paper doll from a newspaper.  She has 1 doll with 1 outfit, a black dress with pinkish/reddish accents by Glen Huser from Alberta.  This is dated 1-19-1957.

other Jane's Wardrobe with similar pose  here

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Unfinished Project: Mom

This project started out as a mother's day paper doll.  The idea was to make a base with changeable heads inspired by vintage housewives.  The outfits were going to be days of the week (baking, mending, washing, ect) but I never finished the project.  I thought it relied too much on tracing and decided not to finish it.  Here's the base and heads I did finished, (planned on seven) followed by the references I used (all from pinterest)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year 2019

I was hoping to post this yesterday but I finished it last night. (no color again...!)  The idea was to make dresses/outfits inspired by cocktails.  So here's three, the top is champagne, the one under it is martini and the one on the bottom is red wine.  Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!