Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Your Dress and Dolly's

This single sheet paper doll is from Child Life magazine.  The doll has two dresses, one salmon color with black bow and peter pan color and the other a light pink with floral print detail.  she is wearing a green dress with black shoes paired with white socks.  she is holding a pink purse and a small bouquet of flowers.  Her brown hair is short with a flip and a black bow.  The design are from Chiquet and available as patterns to buy at the time.  This is dated June 1930.

The text reads:

Beth is ready for her first party and expects to have a wonderful time! If a pretty frock will help, she will indeed.  It is made of crepe de chine with a high waist, scalloped skirt, and a bateau neck.

But one cannot always be dressed for parties, so for less festive occasions Beth has two other dresses- a flowered crepe with a round yolk which extends in the front and forms a panel and a handkerchief linen with pleats in the front and back for fullness, a round collar and a perky bow, just the thing for joyful romps.  Are your dresses ready for the happy June days?
These patterns will help you if they are not.

then it list the patterns and sizes and years ect.  Patterns were just 20 cents!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Jane Arden's Wardrobe

Here is a newspaper panel from Jane Arden's Wardobe. The paper has discolored and at some point the page had been folded over right on her face!  She has 4 outfits; a blue dress with flower and ribbon, a yellow dress with buttons and pocket along with matching yellow shoes, a white nautical dress with skirt under and a small white hat to match., a white top with mustard pair of pants and matching  hat. Jane is shown in profile with her dark hair in a bun.  This is dated 8-22-1937.  I try to keep track of which ones I've posted but I'm not always sure. 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Tillie the Toiler Fashion Parade

This early newspaper panel is from Tillie the Toiler.  The paper has discolored with age.  Note the print is in only black and yellow ink.  The doll has an unusual stand.  She has one long dress and one fur coat w/ plaid skirt along with a hat and scarf.  This is dated January 28 1933.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

This is Dickey Brewster

This single page paper doll is from the children's magazine Wee Wisdom.  This boy is named Dickey Brewster and I'm going to pretend he's related to Punky Brewster from the old tv show.  the page features limited color of black, grey, brown and red.  I have noted that this is from April but no year.  He has 4 outfits, 2 jackets, 3 shirts, and 2 pairs of shorts along with a couple of hats.  lots of mix and match options. 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Carol Ann's Mother

This two page centerfold magazine paper doll is from Jack and Jill. Carol Ann's Mother has a lovely long yellow dress, a black textured coat with pink gloves and matching hat , a pink and black stripe apron (or very short skirt!) a pale blue suit with top, skirt, purse and hat with pale yellow accents, and a pink house dress with belt.  I do not have a date on this.  The artist is Elsa Scheuerman.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Collaboration July Ballerina/Dancer




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July is almost over.  Back to school soon!  lots of stuff happening at work.  Busy busy.  It's hot here!  Anyway, this month's theme was Ballerina/Dancer.  i pretty much just stuck with ballerina.  I can't say I've seen many ballets, because I usually fall asleep but I love love love ballerina costumes.  And a few of my favorite movies involve ballerinas (The Red Shoes, Susperia, Black Swan).  As a kid, I loved ballerina paper dolls.  Wait, I still do! 

Included are lots of tutus, including Odette from the Swan Princess.  Three sets of ballet shoes, and three hair styles.

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

Saturday, July 20, 2019

short hiatus

quick break from the blog. will not be posting for a while.  need to rest.  be back soon

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

100 Days finished

Days 95 through 100!  I decided to do two wedding gowns, 1 hairstyle and 1 hat/veil.  2 bouquets, one with gloves.  some lace detail.  project is now over!  It is possible!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Your Dress and Dolly's

A single magazine page from Child Life featuring a beautiful little girl with a flower basket.  she has two dresses, one red with polka dots and one green.  these are based on patterns, the number for the pattern is listed on the tabs and under the doll.  It is dated May 1929.  Some discoloration from age.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Nora and Tilly

Here's another Nora and Tilly paper doll. This paper doll sheet is from Woman and Home magazine, but I do not have a date.  It features two girls who are twin sisters and includes a little story.  Each doll has a outfit with a red shirt and green plaid pants and a winter coat.  Matching outfits are too cute!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Nora and Tilly

This paper doll sheet is from Woman and Home magazine, dated April May 1956.  It features two girls who are twin sisters and includes a little story.  Each doll is wearing a night gown and has a night robe/coat.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

100 Days project



Days 87-94 featured here.  Two hair styles, one dresses, two pairs of shoes, one top, one pair of pants, and one purse.  I could not fit as much on this page because of the long hair styles.  This was boho chic inspired, kinda ended up more hippie fashion.  Almost done!  

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

4th of July Paper Doll


I did it. I managed to finish this BEFORE the holiday!  The base is from a pinup found here.  She has 6 stylish red white and blue outfits.  The fonts used are Stars and Stripes, Look of America, and fireworks, all from dafont.com.  She was colored using various pens and markers. (sharpie, prismacolor ect)

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Collaboration 2019 June Beachwear

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How is it the end of June!  Above is a very crowded page for this months theme, beachwear.  I did just swimsuits, lots of swimsuits.  10 total!  Also a summer hat, sunglasses and a pair of wedges.  Be sure to check out the other blogs.
(please not mislabel as June.  This was July!)
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

Saturday, June 29, 2019

100 Day Project

Days 77-86 featured here.  Two hair styles, two dresses, two pairs of shoes, two purses, a top and capris.  i tried to squeeze three outfits, but it gets a little crowded.  Almost done with the 100 days!  This is inspired by rockabilly style,

Friday, June 28, 2019

Tillie the Toiler

Newspaper doll dated 2-10-1935 with two outfits and a hat.  Seems to be dual color (blue and red)

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Chubby the colossal Cut-up

This single page paper doll features a Katy Keene character named Chubby.  he has 3 outfits, a pair of shoes, and a hat.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

100 Days 66-76



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 66-76.  Two hair styles, two tops, two skirts, two pairs of boots, two pairs of gloves, and two purses.  This is inspired by steampunk style,

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.