Friday, December 28, 2018

Paper Doll Collaboration 2018 December Ugly Sweater

This month's theme was ugly sweater.  This is the last theme for the 2018 collaboration project, as the month is December and the years is ending.  But worry not, we will be doing another project in 2019 (details still in progress).  For this theme, I drew my own sweater vest that I've had since I was a kid, it's the one on the right, with gingerbread man buttons.  the second outfit is a reindeer with Christmas lights, I imaging this would light up when the nose is pressed or something.  Trying to work on a New Years doll, but may not be done in time.  Thanks to Julie and Rachel for all the wonderful outfits they designed this year and agreeing to go another round!

Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this collaboration project.


Sunday, December 23, 2018

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings

My second Christmas season paper doll this year, and in color!  This doll was inspired by this card on pinterest here.  She has 10 outfits, all with matching hats/head wear including a Santa suit, an Angel costume and a Christmas tree dress along with some caroling garb and warm winter coats.  This will be my last post until Christmas is over. 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays card

This year I designed this card, inspired by a certain famous fashion doll and her holiday outfits.  The first page is the front cover and back of the card with the second page placed on the back side of the first, with each  of the other pages on top of it (does that make sense!?).  It would be folded in the middle and stapled together. She has 9 full outfits and 3 bottoms for the outfit she is wearing, along with 3 pairs of shoes, 7 hair pieces, a few purses and lots of tiny accessories.  The inside reads "Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a joyful holiday season.  May your days be filled with magic and cheer!" with enough room to sign and leave a message of your own.  I don't know if I will have time to color this, I'm working on another paper doll as well right now!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

For You Nana at Christmas

I don't collect Christmas cards... but I found this one at a store last year and had to have it!  This adorable card is from American Greeting.  No date.  The front says For you Nana at Christmas with a darling illustration of a little girl caroling, she has a flocked outfit.  Inside the card is another drawing of the little girl on the left, under it is written PS where's my bag of cookies Nana, huh?  The right side has the saying "Wishing you a Christmas day that you'll spend happily 'cause you're the nicest Nana there ever, ever could be!" and it is signed.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Mary Christmas

This cute 2 page paper doll set is from Sew Beautiful Magazine, dated Holiday 1991 (probably a special issue/December) It features a lovely girl with 4 outfits and hats.  Her bear has 2 outfits as well. The artist is Theresa Borelli.  The doll is named Mary and was born on Christmas

Monday, December 17, 2018

Posable Holiday Elf

I created this two page posable pantin paper doll last year for Doll Castle News November December 2017 issue. The doll has interchangeable parts, including 3 head styles, 3 sets of hands, and 3 sets of feet along with an extra page of clothing, hats, and accessories. inspired by the classic knee hugger/posable shelf sitting elf dolls.  Included here is the colored version and black and white. You will need 13 small brads to assemble the puppet.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Father Christmas Paper Doll

This two page paper doll is by Sandy Williams and features Father Christmas with 3 outfits.  This is dated 1981 but I don't know much about it.  It's black and white, with descriptive text under each outfit.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Christmas morning

This cute 2 page paper doll set is from Sew Beautiful Magazine, dated Holiday 1990 (probably a special issue/December) It features a very adorable baby with 6 outfits.  His bear has 2 outfits as well.  Lots of accessories too and a beautiful Christmas tree.  The artist is Theresa Borelli.  The doll is baby Casey, baby brother of Lacey, probably part of a series.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Merry Christmas

Here is a two page paper doll from Peggy Jo Rosamond.  This is a reprint  from Doll News from 1979 but I don't have the reproduction date on it.  Perfect for Christmas time with 5 outfits and lots of accessories.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

2018 Wishlist

Christmas time again?  Here's another holiday wishlist

1. Kitchen Kitsch paper dolls by Julie Mathews, such a cute set!

2. Some Korean paper dolls

3. Retro Movie Starlet Paper Dolls by David Wolfe
Retro Movie Starlet Paper Doll - Click Image to Close

4. Cute Paper Doll Necklace from PraireMoonCraft on Etsy

5. Japanese puffy dress up stickers (lots of kawaii ones!)
6. Just more Japanese paper dolls!
here and here

And of course, vintage paper dolls are always wanted!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Toe Dance in Your Doll Family

This black and white newspaper paper doll is by the artist Laura Brock.  The fairy ballerina doll named Greta has one outfit with a matching hat.  The panel is discolored from age.  No date, but around 1930's, possibly a winter month.  One more week of school and I'm done with that for a while (til Jan 22)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Sis Fashions

This is from the Katy Keene comics and is the character Sis made by Bill Wogan.  No date on this.  She has 4 outfits and a crown.  School is ALMOST over... but the last weeks are busy so I might not post for a while.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Paper Doll Collaboration 2018 November Military

This month's theme was military.  I decided to draw a realistic modern version of the cameo uniform on the right and a more 'hollywood' interpretation on the left aka what I think of when I think of a soldier; a tank top, cameo carpis, dog tags and combat boots.  I drew these at school, with the new Adobe CC, but when I got home, Adobe CS5 could not correctly open the file, so I couldn't modify them at all.

Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this collaboration project.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Birthday Card

Add your own text to this cute Birthday card.  Could be an invitation to a birthday party as well.  Made by me using Adobe Illustrator (for my birthday yo).  Cute cupcake cutout with frosting toppings/decorations.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Copies from Brenda Starr Newspaper Comics

Some time ago I acquired a large lot of newspaper comic paper dolls.  These sheets were part of the lot but they are only black and white copies of the originals. These are from 1947 and 1948.  Might be fun to color.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Your Dress and Dolly's

Here's a page from Child Life magazine dated November 1926.  The paper doll has two outfits and a hat.  I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Jane Arden's Wardobe

This newspaper panel is from Jane Arden's Wardobe series and features 4 fabulous outfits.  It is dated 11-7-1937.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Little Owl and His Friends

This is a copy from Jack and Jill magazine featuring 2 pages stitched together. I'm not sure of the issue or year.  The pages have a native american named Little Owl along with a canoe, teepee, and little animal friends.  This is not quite a paper doll, more of a cut out assembly toy.  The artist is Peggie Geiszel.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Beaver Tooth and Snow Bird

Here is a sheet of black and white paper dolls to be colored.  The paper has yellowed with age.  This page includes two paper dolls of Native Americans. The pair each have an outfit and accessories. This is from Children's Activities and it is dated November 1936.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Priscilla and Allan

This paper doll sheet is from Children's Activities magazine.  It is a single sheet featuring a boy and girl in black and white to be colored.  Each doll has one outfit with cape and hat themed for Thanksgiving.  This is dated 11/1953. The artist's is Davi Botts.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


This newspaper panel is from the artist Laura Brock and features a doll named Lois along with two outfits and a hat in black and white to be colored.  The newspaper has aged and discolored. I believe this is from the Seattle Star newspaper.  It is dated November 5, 1933.

Monday, November 5, 2018


To Paaklædningsdukker: Aage og Else. This old newspaper sheet is Danish.  It features a boy and a girl.  The girl has 3 outfits, the boy also has three outfits along with hats.  It is two colors, red and blue along with black.  It is from 1919 (07?) Some paper damage along edges but overall nice quality

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Last Inktober 31

Inktober is now over. Day 31 was a Free spot, to do any theme desired.  I did goth lolita inspired mix and match pieces. My next project?  Perhaps a Thanksgiving paper doll?  I have to work on school stuff though.  Had fun with this challenge and plan to do this next year too

My prompt list for the month can be found here.

More outfits

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Inktober 28 29 30

Inktober is just about over. Can't believe it's HALLOWEEN!  Day 28 theme was mermaid.  I tried to make it different from the sea nymph I made for the mythical creature theme.  I tried to create some mix and match options and also did a scallop mermaid gown (pain to draw). Day 29 was zombies, so lots of torn clothing and blood stains.  Again, focused on mix and match features.  Day 30 was vampire.  I kept drawing spider webs for some reason...  Mix and match tops and bottoms along with a blood stained dress.  Today is a mystery/free theme.  Can you guess what I'm doing? It will be posted sometime tomorrow or Friday.

My prompt list for the month can be found here.

More outfits

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Inktober 25 26 27

Still going!  October is almost over and I managed to keep up with this project so far. Day 25 was Super Heros.  I decided on a star theme.  The first hero is Atomic Star, a classic super hero.  Then the second is Star Dust, a more modern slightly sexy hero, and finally is Secret Star, a spy like super hero similar to Black Widow.  Some boots and a mask to complete the set.
For  Day 26 elements theme I did a fire dress, a leaf/wood nature dress with bark corset, a periodic table of elements shirt, a pair of capris with clouds for wind, and a raincoat with rain print for water along with rain boots.
Day 27 was Zodiac so I included a dress with zodiac symbols, a shirt with the zodiac circle, a pencil skirt with the constellations and another top with the Libra symbol (I'm a Sagittarius but Libra seemed like the easiest to draw).  Also included is a Chinesese style dress called a cheongsam with the Chinese characters for the Chinese Zodiac (I traced these so they would be as accurate as possible), as well as a pair of baggy bell bottoms with stylized animals of the Chinese Zodiac.  Finally I'm not sure about the last dress because it's based on the Zodiac Killer symbols, might be considered tasteless but I feel like it would be something sold at Hot Topic around Halloween.  She also has a pair of slippers.

My prompt list for the month can be found here.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Paper Doll Collaboration 2018 October Halloween Costumes

Halloween is next week!  But Christmas stuff is everywhere in stores right now... Poor Halloween!  I drew three classic Halloween costumes.  A witch with broom, hat, and pointed boots, a vampire with cobweb accents, and an Egyptian with wig/crown.  Overall I like how these turned out.  I'm surprised how quickly I was able to finish these, considering I've been focusing on my Inktober Project.

Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this collaboration project.