Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Paper Doll Page 2

Here are some more Halloween Costumes for Pumpkin.  There is a nurse, an Egyptian, a fairy and a witch.  I am still working on more outfits.  I have not tested these outfits to see if they fit well but I will later and fix anything if necessary.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Barbie Halloween Card

I love the idea of a Barbie Paper Doll card.  Here she is for Halloween with a few costumes.

Description:paper doll card
Name: Barbie Halloween Date: 1989 Publisher: Gibson
Condition: uncut internet photo

Monday, October 29, 2012

Vampire Paper Dolls

I did not post the whole set because it is still rather new, published by Dover, artist is Tom Tierney.  I was pleasantly surprised by the set, which had a nice mix of pop culture vampires and traditional vampires. I thought it would be appropriate to post this for Halloween.

Description:vampire paper dolls
Name:  Vampire Paper dolls Date: 2012 Publisher:Dover
Artist:Tom Tierney
Format:5 pages from larger book
Condition: uncut

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 8.5 the faces are a little scary
Clothing: 9 lovely range of costumes and characters
Accessories: 8.5 faces for costumes are cool
Cover: not shown, 8 cover is various dolls from the book
Color: 9 skin tones are well done
Shading/Texture: 9 good details and patterns
Overall:8.6 of 10

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Little Orphan Annie's doll

This little tiny doll is from the set, Little Orphan Annie and Mickey Cut-Out paper doll book from Whitman 1931.  I have the rest of the set, but Annie is too tall for my scanner so it will be a while until I scan the whole set.  The set I have has duplicate accessories, including another set of this doll.  Her clothes match Annie's outfits.

Description:doll accessory
Name: Little Orphan Annie and Mickey  Date: 1931 Publisher: Whitman
Format: doll and clothes
Condition: partial set, accessory

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 8 off cut, lots of red on left side
Clothing: 9 outfits match Annie dolls
Accessories: 7 a few hats, doll is an accessory to larger set
Cover: N/A
Color: 9 good range of colors, lots of yellow
Shading/Texture: 8 clothes are a little flat
Overall:8.2 of 10

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Card

Here is another Halloween card.  This one has four costumes; a black cat, a gypsy, a princess, and a witch.  I am still working on more clothing for my Halloween doll Pumpkin.  Til then, enjoy this card and other post.
 gift, automatic 10 of 10

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Paper Doll

Here is the first page of my Halloween Paper Doll.  Her name is Pumpkin.  She has four costumes, a super hero, a princess, a jack-o-lantern, and a cave girl.  More costumes will be coming soon, (hopefully before Halloween!).  For more Halloween paper dolls click here
Description:computer drawn doll
Name: Pumpkin  Date:2012 Publisher:none
Artist:Melissa Smith aka MissMissy
Format:single page (more costumes available)
Condition: uncut

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 8.5 not totally happy with pose, exaggerated
Clothing: 9 cute costume options
Accessories: 8 go with costumes or are props
Cover:  layout 8 could use a backdrop
Color: 8 some too bright colors
Shading/Texture: 7 lazy gradient shading
Overall:8 of 10

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Doll News Breanne

Here is a very cute girl from the magazine Doll News drawn by Maryanne Oldenburg.  She is going to a wedding. I have a few other magazine paper dolls I may post later.  Most magazine paper dolls I've seen are two pages.  This one has 3 outfits and hair accessories along with an extra set of shoes.

Description:magazine doll
Name: Breanna 
Date: 90s
Publisher: Doll News
Artist: Maryanne Oldenburg.
Format:2 page magazine spread

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Jenny doll Dressing

This is a Belgian paper doll, date unknown. This doll came with a story.  I changed the dog's name to Spot because his name was a slang word for 'black' but the book was older so I'm sure it was not controversial when it was written. The typos and grammatical errors are as they are in the book.

Description:book paper doll Name: Jenny Doll Dressings  Date: 60s Publisher: Belgian
Artist:unknown Format:doll with book
Condition: uncut, opened from package, comes with scissors
Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 6 flat long limbs
Clothing: 7 simple clothing
Accessories: 6 simple accessories like hats and purses
Cover: 8 interesting artwork
Color: 8 nice range of colors
Shading/Texture: 6 flat clothes, some texture details
Overall: 6.8 of 10

Here is the story:

Jenny Doll Dressings
One day Jenny was very upset.  She went upstairs and downstairs, into one room and then another, opening and shutting doors.  Finally she went into Daddy’s study. “what do you want?” he asked.  “Do you know where Mummy is?  I’ve lost something.”
            But Daddy didn’t know so Jenny went into the kitchen and looked under the table and chairs but still she couldn’t find what she was looking for, so she went out into the garden and started looking along the path and in the flower border.
            Can you guess what Jenny was looking for?  It was her dolly’s shoe!  Francine, her doll, had only one shoe on – it was a dainty little white shoe with black laces but one little shoe is no good.  Jenny simply couldn’t take her doll out with only one shoe.  But what could have happened to it?  It couldn’t have flown away- it didn’t have any wings.  Perhaps the wind had blown it away- but there hadn’t been much wind lately.  What if Spot the big black dog had eaten it!  Jenny looked at Spot and Spot looked at Jenny, but she couldn’t tell if he had a doll’s shoe inside him and Spot couldn’t tell her.  Perhaps her pussy-cat had taken it, thinking it was a mouse!
            “You’ll find it,” said her mother.  “Don’t worry- it’ll turn up.”
            And Mummy was right- because, all of the sudden, Jenny cried out excitedly.  She’d just seen something white by the edge of the path- it was Francine’s shoe, rather damp with dew, but otherwise quite all right.  And Jenny was just in time because a large snail was coming towards It and he might have made a dirty mark on it.  Jenny ran back to tell Francine the good news and before long her doll had both her little shoes on and was fit to go out once more.
            Francine had come to Jenny in a very special way.  One day Jenny and her mother had been going shopping and they went past a large toyshop.  In the window was this beautiful doll with her arms stretched out.
            “Oh look, Mummy!  Isn’t she adorable!” exclaimed Jenny.  “I’d love to have her!” Mummy just smiled.  Next to the doll was a printed card which said”
            I am called Francine
I have real hair
            I open and close my eyes
I can be bathed
            She was just like a real baby.  “Oh if only I could have her!” said Jenny.
            “Very well, Jenny,” said Mummy. “You may have Francine on one condition.  You must do better at school and bring home some good reports instead of the bad ones you’ve been getting lately.”
            Jenny had been rather naughty at school.  She was quite a chatterbox and teacher had to keep telling her to stop talking during lessons.  When she still went on talking teacher gave her a bad mark and her parents were very cross.  “Oh Mummy- I will try to be better,” said Jenny: “I promise you- I’ll bring home a good report.”
            “Well you must do your best,” said her mother: “Remember Francine is waiting here for you to collect her but you can’t have her until you improve at school. It’s not too difficult surely to keep your tongue still during lessons.”
            One day when Jenny went past the toyshop she was dismayed to see Francine had gone out of the window.  Oh dear!  What if someone had bought her?  She would never see Francine again.
            At school Jenny continued to try hard and she was so successful that one day the teacher said” You are a different girl, Jenny.  You don’t talk in class, you pay attention and even your handwriting has improved.  You are one of the best in the class.”
            That week Jenny took home a splendid report. “Ten marks out of ten!”  exclaimed her father when he saw it.  “I can hardly believe it.  Well done, Jenny!  Go and show it to Mummy.”
            “This is marvelous!” said her mother.  I knew you could do it if you tried.  Come and give me a kiss.”
            Then her mother told her to come into the other room and see what was waiting for her.  Can you guess?  Of course- it was Francine.  It was Jenny’s mother who had bought Francine and she had put her away until Jenny deserved to have her.
            So that was how Francine came to Jenny and she was such a pretty doll with her real hair, pink cheeks and sweet smile.  Jenny made a big fuss of her, bathing her and combing her hair.
            One day she said to her mother, “I think Francine could do with some new clothes.  I’m learning needlework at school so, if you could give me some spare material, I think I could make her some dresses, jackets, and coats.”
            “What a good idea!” said her mother, so between them they began to make a complete outfit for Francine.
            First came a light coat, prettily trimmed with green and red, then a cosy dark blue coat with a deep collar.  Francine even had a new hairdo!  Sometimes Jenny made her doll’s clothes to match her own and once, on her birthday, Francine was given a dark skirt with jacket to match, with two rows of buttons and revers and a collar made of leopard skin.  With a little piece of leopard skin left over Jenny’s mother made a handbag to match.
            Another outfit in which Francine looked very smart was a striped skirt and beautiful pink blouse with full sleeves and buttoned cuffs.  In Francine’s little white wood wardrobe there still seemed to be plenty of room so Jenny planned to make several more outfits.  First there was a blazer, then a waterproof anorak and a pair of blue slacks and a green pullover.  For special occasions there was a fancy black and white dress which was the latest fashion and Francine also had a beige leather handbag with two compartments in it, one for her diary and one for her handkerchief.
            Jenny was so proud of what she had down that she showed her father Francine’s different outfits and he said, “My goodness! She is well off for clothes.  And it’s all due to you!” “Don’t forget! Mother had helped me quite a bit too,” said Jenny.
            “There’s just one thing,” said her father, “Francine doesn’t seem to have any night-clothes!” Jenny was very surprise! Of course- she’d forgotten all about them.  However she set to straight way and started to make a beautiful yellow dressing-gown and some pyjamas trimmed with black ribbon. She even made a little sleeping-cap to match.
            When Francine went tot bed that night she wore her new nightclothes and spent a very comfortable night.

Four Titles in the series: Sandra, Jenny, Sally and Julia

Monday, October 22, 2012

Elaine Stewart

I do not know who she is!  If you know the name of this doll, please let me know.  Cut set, bought from ebay with a few other items.  I am currently working on a few projects, like my Halloween doll (will post soon), Lalaloopsy paper doll, and sorting through three boxes of vintage paper dolls I purchased (mentioned in previous post) I have 100 items cataloged from that purchase so far, not including all the misc. items and smaller sets.  I still have a box and a half to go!  I will start scanning after I am done cataloging, some very cute and exciting sets!

Edit: Thanks to Retha from paperdollsandtoys for helping identify the celebrity as Elaine Stewart.  The set is from 1955.

Description:celebrity doll
Name: Elaine Stewart Date:1955 Publisher: Whitman
Format:2 dolls 3 pages of clothes
Condition: cut incomplete

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 9 it looks a lot like her, great poses
Clothing: 8 good range of costumes
Accessories: 8.5 cute hats
Cover: N/A
Color: 9 nice variety of colors
Shading/Texture: 8.5 good patterns and textures
Overall: 8.6 of 10

Friday, October 19, 2012

Dress Me! Cut Out- dolls

Here's the girl from Queen Holden's 1943 set, "DRESS ME! Cut-out Dolls"  published by Whitman.  Also some BIG news!  I recently bought three boxes of paper dolls from the collection of the late Alma Carmichael.  I will be sorting and scanning these dolls soon and will try to post pictures as quickly as possible.  I am very excited to be the new owner of this wonderful paper doll collection.

Description: toddler paper doll
Name: Dress Me! Cut-Out Dolls  Date: 1943 Publisher:Whitman
Artist:Queen Holden
Format:1 large doll 6 pages of clothes
Condition: cut incomplete set

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 10 she is too darling, not a thing I would change
Clothing: 9 very adorable outfits
Accessories: 8 attached doll accessories are cute
Cover: N/A
Color: 9 nice variety of colors
Shading/Texture: 8.5 good textures and detail
Overall:8.9 of 10

Thursday, October 18, 2012

4 girls paper dolls

I got these lovely girls from Ebay along with another few sets.  I haven't been able to find any information about them as far as name of doll, date, or publisher.  If anyone has any information about this set, please let me know.  The dresses have letters representing each doll that are G L A M, so I like to call the set GLAM dolls.

Edit: I found half these dolls in a set called Bonnie Lassie, still not sure a date or publisher.  The girl with the hearts is named  Lynette and the girl in yellow is named Maureen.  still not sure who G and A are.

Ok this is called Garden Party Paper dolls or Petticoat Girls the girls are Gayle, Lynette, Maureen and Amy. 

Description:children paper dolls
Name:  Garden Party Date: Publisher:
Format:4 girls and 6 pages of clothes
Condition: cut some bends on dolls

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 8.5 love the petticoats, girls are charming
Clothing: 8 good range of dresses, but just dresses
Accessories: 7.5 a few hats and purses
Cover: N/A
Color: 9 nice range of colors good use of pinks
Shading/Texture:  8 nice prints, could use a little more shadows
Overall:8.2 of 10

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sleeping Beauty Part 2

part one  I bought a second set on ebay for just $0.99 and shipping.  This set came with more clothes, more dolls, and the folder.  Still no prince!  Whitman 1959.

Description:Disney princess paper doll
Name: Walt Disney Sleeping Beauty Date:1959 Publisher: Whitman
Artist: unknown
Format:cut with tri folder
Condition: cut, incomplete set

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 9.5 the dolls are lovely, I like that she is not exactly like she is in the movie
Clothing: 9 lovely range of beautiful gowns
Accessories: 8.5 hats to match outfits
Cover: 10 the cover is beautiful drawing of the Prince dancing with Aurora
Color: 9 nice range of colors
Shading/Texture: 9.5 great textures, shading, and patterns
Overall:9.25 of 10