Monday, September 30, 2013


Here is a lovely black and white post card from Judy's Place by the artist Judy M Johnson.  It is dated 1977.  I recently purchased several back issues of OPDAG Newsletter, starting at issue 2.  This item was included in the bundle lot. I have a busy week ahead and may not post often. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Lalaloopsy Little Request

Here's a request from Mandi Sales, a doll of her son Lucas and his dog a French Mastiff.  "Hi Missy, could you do this one for me? Name: Little Lucas Brave Heart (little brother to Megan Big Heart) Date: June 26 Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Pet: French Mastiff Lucas is a busy boy, who loves his pet Mastiff. He sometimes pretends to be a brave knight and rescues his big sister when she's in peril. His big sister is his very best friend"  Hope this fits your requirements, Mandi!  I have a list of Lalaloopsy Little ideas but haven't had time to work on them.  Also, my Adobe Illustrator program has gotten into the habit of freezing/closing when I'm in the middle of doing something. :( I'm due for a new computer but cannot exactly afford one.  Good thing I have most things backed up! 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Little Kitten

Here's an adorable kitten from the set "Little Kitten to Dress" 1942.  I cannot recall at this time what publishing company this doll is from.  I have 6 hats and 6 outfits but I do not believe it is a complete set.  I do not have a lot of vintage animals in my collection but I found this little kitten quite adorable.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Character doodles

Gretel and Muffet

Bo and Mary

Alice and Dorthy

Heidi and Red

Jill and Goldie
I've been doodling a lot lately and drew up these character designs based on classic Fairy Tale characters.  I may be getting sick (the flu?) but it could just be really bad allergies.  I have a stack of projects to work on but no motivation....  So for now, just unedited, uncolored doodles.  Enjoy.

Monday, September 23, 2013

paper doll studio news

Here's a lovely cover of Paper Doll Studio News from OPDAG featuring a Civil War doll by the artist Ralph Hodgdon in black and white.  I have another busy week ahead of me and may not post as often or may just have short post.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Badgett Quadruplets


I am more familiar with the Dionne Quints and the various paper doll sets that were produced but was surprised by this set of the Badgett Quadruplets, which includes 4 dolls: Joan, Joyce, Jeraldine and Jeanette. This set was originally produced by Saalfield in 1941.  Full set is not shown here.  The lovely reproduction available from nuts4paperdolls on ebay

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Bunny Boy newspaper doll

Here's Bunny Boy and His playmates Prize cut-outs paper doll printed on newspaper.  I am missing the other bunnies to this set but have some duplicate outfits (not shown)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Poor condition mystery set

missing parts

some items may not go with set

some items may not go with set

doll head and items may not go with set

don't point guns at your head!

missing half of outfit!

my favorite outfit
So here's probably the most beat up set in my collection. These pieces were part of a lot and some items may not go together.  It is a very large doll (well no doll, just clothes and a head that may not be the right one).  I have no idea what to do with some of these clothes because they are so beat up.  I am thinking of framing some of the nicer outfits for a bit of pop art and maybe using the rest for a collage.  I do not know the date or name of this set but I think it's 60s and possibly Japanese.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Glamour Girl

Here is a cut version of Queen Holden Glamour Girls 973 which features 4 lovely ladies and lots of wigs and clothing. I am missing many of the shoes that went with this set.  I have an extra set of the dolls which I did not scan (it was hard enough scanning one set because they are so large)