Saturday, June 15, 2019

Jane's Wardrobe

This is another Jane Arden paper doll from a later date.  This pose was used a lot during this era.  She is dated 3-11-56.  she has one dress.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Jane Arden's Wardobe

This newspaper paper doll features Jane Arden, with four lovely and colorful outfits.  she is in a walking pose, not as common as some others.  she has a white top with blue skirt, a lovely button green dress, a plaid top with white skirt (possibly a dress) and a dress with jacket.  this is dated 4-11-1937.  Even her swimsuit is super cute.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

100 Days

Continuing the 100 days project an Instragram challenge to do something crafty each day.  Instragram @missmissypaperdolls. Other artist art also participating so check out the #100daysofpaperdolls  Here is Day 56 through Day 65.  It's easier for me to just scan when the page is full.  Included are 2 hairstyles, 2 tops, two bottoms, two pairs of shoes, two purses. This is inspired by punk rock style

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Button Art Dress

My first button art craft project.  This is from a crafternoon program at my local library.  I created a cute pink dress.  Nice to try new crafts.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Movie Dressograph Marie Dressler

It's not often you see paper dolls of older women.  Here's another paper doll from the Movie Dressograph series published by the St Louis Dispatch.  Featured in this single page newspaper is Marie Dressler with 3 outfits, two jackets and two hats.  It is dated April 10, 1932.  The paper has aged.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Collaborative Project 2019 May MerMay

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Wow, somehow it's the end of May!  This month's theme was MerMay (mermaids).  Above are three tails and three hair styles.  The first is very plain and simple.  The second is shell bra with pearl accents.  The third is a star fish top with a more sea creature tail and accents.

Please note I will be signing all my art as Melissa Pepe now.
 Make sure to check out the other blogs/artist to see what they have designed for this theme

Paper Doll School here
Paper Thin Persona here
Pop Culture Paper Dolls  here

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

PåLægs chokolade


Here's another paper doll from PåLægs chokolade Danish Spreads chocolate. It features a baby boy and girl (twins?) with outfits taht can fit both dolls. A bed and bath are also on the boxes.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

100 Days

Continuing the 100 days project an Instragram challenge to do something crafty each day.  Instragram @missmissypaperdolls. Other artist art also participating so check out the #100daysofpaperdolls  Here is Day 45 through Day 55.  It's easier for me to just scan when the page is full.  Included are 2 hairstyles, 2 tops, two bottoms, two pairs of shoes, two purses and some gloves.  This is inspired by Pastel Goth style,

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Movie Dressographs Sally Eilers

Here's another newspaper sheet from the Movie Dressograph series featuring the movie star Sally Eilers with four outfits and two hats and extra shoes. From the St. Louis Post Dispatch.  Dated March 20 1932.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Fashion of February 1848

This single sheet paper doll is in black and white, great for coloring.  I don't know where it came from, the paper is yellowed and think and is signed by the artist, Diane Albland.  I have no more information, she came with a group of paper dolls from various newsletters and catalogs. No date either!  She has two outfits and two hats

Monday, May 20, 2019

Mother Goose Jointed Toy

Another single page jointed paper doll from the Mother Goose Jointed Toy series.  This is Sing a Song of Sixpence

Sing a song of sixpence,
a pocket full of rye,
four and twenty blackbirds
baked in a pie.

the full rhyme can easily be found online


Saturday, May 18, 2019

100 Days Project

Continuing the 100 days project an Instragram challenge to do something crafty each day.  Instragram @missmissypaperdolls. Other artist art also participating so check out the #100daysofpaperdolls  Here is Day 37  through Day 45.  It's easier for me to just scan when the page is full.  Included are 2 hairstyles, 2 outfits, 2 purses.  These fashions are inspired by Country Lolita.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Mother Gooze Toy- Simple Simon

Another jointed paper doll sheet from this series, this features Simple Simon.  The artist is Bess Bruce Cleaveland. I'm not too familiar with this rhyme.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Tribute Giraffe with Attendant Painting

I had to do a project for my Art history class. We had a choice of either writing an essay or making a copy of a work of art.  I had to write an essay for another class, so I chose to recreate an artwork.  I chose the painting titled "Tribute Giraffe with Attendant" which used to be attributed to Shen Du from 1414.  You can see it on wikipeida link here link

The painting is on fabric, but not silk because of the cost and the availability.  The pictures are cut off, it was a little too large for my scanner and too hard to photograph.
1st attempt

2nd attempt

Angel Babies

Paul




Paula



I'm stuck at school today until midnight so I had some free time.  I recently bought a small lot of cut paper dolls and used some of my spare time to scan them.  Here's Paul and Paula, twin babies I belive the art is by the artist Louise Rumley.  This set is known as Angel Babies and is missing 12 smaller baby dolls.  Oringally published by Merrill in 1955.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Mother's Day Cards

To Mommy, on Mother's Day

For A Mommy Who's Dare
And As Sweet As They Come
This Brings Lots of Love
A Hug and Kiss
From Sharon

A Volland Message

Happy Mother's Day, Mommy

You play with me,
read to me,
sing to me, too
Gee-but I'm lucky
My Mommy is You
Donald

American Greeting Card

For Mommy on Mother's Day

There are lots and logs
of mothers
North and south
and east and west
But Mommy, you're so good to me
I know that your'e the best
That's why I think
it's lots of fun
To send a card like this
and to wish you
"Happy Mother's Day"
with a great big hug and kiss!
XO
Sharon and Donald
Here are three various mother's day cards that to me, look like reused Easter cards!  Scanned backs if any information was on back regarding maker, but last one just had numbers.  No mother's day paper doll this year from me, just not any time. 












Wednesday, May 8, 2019

100 Days Project

Continuing the 100 days project an Instragram challenge to do something crafty each day.  Instragram @missmissypaperdolls. Other artist art also participating so check out the #100daysofpaperdolls  Here is Day 28  through Day 36 (incorrectly labeled as 35).  It's easier for me to just scan when the page is full.  Included are 2 hairstyles, 2 outfits, 2 purses, 2 pairs of shoes, and some bracelets.  This fashion is inspired by Fairy Kei style, a pastel kawaii look from Japan.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Mother Goose Jointed Toy Tom Tittlemouse

Here's another page of a jointed paper doll.  This one features Tom Tittlemouse (not familiar with that rhyme). it is signed Bess Bruce Cleaveland. It is black and white, meant to be colored and needs brads for assembly.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Mother goose jointed toy Little Jack Horner

This sheet features a jointed doll of Little Jack Horner from Mother Goose Rhymes. I don't know much about this, but I have a few of these characters.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Collaborative Project 2019 April Fandom/Cosplay



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Can you believe it's almost MAY! Been very busy with school, almost over only two weeks left.  Above is my very crowded page of clothing for this months theme.  I did a lot of mix and match pages.  For fandom, I decided to focus on graphic tees and printed bottoms of popular fandoms such as: Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, DC comics, Mario(video game leggings), My little Pony (looks bootleg) and a Sailor Moon inspired print skirt.  for the cosplay outfit, I chose the character Sakura from Card Captor Sakura anime.  

Please note I will be signing all my art as Melissa Pepe now.
 Make sure to check out the other blogs/artist to see what they have designed for this theme

Paper Doll School here
Paper Thin Persona here
Pop Culture Paper Dolls  here

Sunday, April 28, 2019

100 Days

Continuing the 100 days project an Instragram challenge to do something crafty each day.  Instragram @missmissypaperdolls. Other artist art also participating so check out the #100daysofpaperdolls  Here is Day 19 through Day 27.  It's easier for me to just scan when the page is full.  Included are 2 hairstyles, 1 dress, 2 purses, 2 pairs of shoes, a top and a skirt.Some easter inspired and candy inspired lolita wear

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Dolls and their Dollies

look-alike dress alike clothes and hair- dos
I and Ida Me and Mimi

Punch-out Hair-Dos to fit on dolls and their look-alike dolllies and you change their dresses

these are our party dresses ($25-)

our warm winter clothes

and now it's sleeptime zzzz

I' a fairy princess Let's make believe I'm a little scarcrow I'm a gypsy

These are our school dresses

These are our sports clothes
I do believe this book has a few variations around.  This version is called Dolls and Their Dollies.  look-alike dress-alike Clothes and Hair Dos Doll Book.. Only 29 cents. Number 2749.  This is copyright James and Johnathan Inc from 1961 and Printed in the USA. Published by Lowe.  It includes 4 punch out dolls, 36 cut-out dresses and 8 punch out hair dos.  The girls are I and Ida and Me and Mimi, and feature a big and small version of each doll. Each page includes lovely illustrations filling the background and a bit of text.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter Cards

To my wife in your Easter bonnet

You'll knock 'em all dead, honey! Happy Easter

Buzza Cardozo Heart to Heart cards

Happy Easter Brother

In case it isn't clear to you,
Or settled in your mind,
I'm writing Happy Easter to
the best egg I could find.
Happy easter

Wishing a Great Big Happy Easter

For a Mighty sweet Little Girl!

Heart to Heart Buzza Cardozo

Happy Easter to a Fine Son

For many loving wishes,
for a certain little son,
to hope that Easter's
going to be
his very nicest one.

Ambassador Cards

Happy Easter Granddaddy

it's time for colored eggs
And Easter bunnies too
And that's the time to say
Happy Easter to You!

Buzza  Cardozo Heart to Heart cards

Happy Easter Son

It's fun to hunt for
colored eggs
and fine them one by one
but you wont' need
to hunt for this-
a Happy Easter
Son!

A volland Card (this card is flocked!)

Happy Easter Son

To a very
Dear Son
This card comes today
To wish heaps of joy
for his Easter Day!

Wishing Well Grettings

To Greet a Dear Daughter at Easter

"Then Said Jesus unto them. Be not afraid" Mathew 28:10
If all the loving wishes Dear,
For Easter and all other days,
Come true, your heart would overflow,
with joy and happiness always

Wishing Well Grettings

Happy Easter Auntie

To a very nice Auntie
on Easter Day
this little greeting
comes to say
A Happy Easter
just for you
and a wonderful time
all the day through!



Happy Easter to a nice Cousin

Hope your Easter's happy
as a little bird's song
Cause your such
a Nice Cousin
All the year long!

Wishing Well Greetings

To wish You Happy Easter Brother

With some mighty
warm affection
and some hearty wishes too
This is sent in the direction
of a perfect Brother-
YOU!

The Wishing Well
I went to the antique store yesterday with my mom and to my surprise I found these NOS (New old stock) Easter cards for just fifty cents each!  Additional bonus, the booth was 20% off, so they were even less then that.  I bought one of each design I could find.  I scanned the backs to most, but some had a blank back or just numbers, so I didn't include those ones.  Some have foil that did not scan very well, too shiny I suppose.  Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!