Sunday, July 28, 2019

Collaboration July Ballerina/Dancer

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  She was colored using various pens and markers. (sharpie, prismacolor ect)