I can remember going shopping when I was six-years-old with my Mom, my Aunt, and my Cousin. I desperately wanted a new book of paperdolls, but I decided to share my one dollar bill with my Cousin...thereby not being able to afford the paperdoll book I wanted which held beautiful fairy princess paperdolls.
But, the paperdoll fairy was watching over me because in the next store, there was a beautiful paperdoll book for only fifty cents! I was happy--Mom or Aunt Margaret covered the taxes, and all afternoon I played paperdolls with my Cousin, Bobby. He was almost exactly my age...a sweet little blonde boy...and he was always willing to play paperdolls, Barbies, house...whatever I wished. Lord knows why!
So today, on WOYWW #154, I'm sharing what's on mine--a new project: making a beautiful paperdoll! I have only just begun this project--my paperdoll will be made with a base of foam core board, and completely embellished with beautiful scrapbooking papers, ribbons, buttons, and glitter. I can't wait!
I still have to make a trip to Hobby Lobby for some double-stick scrapbooking tape and wood circles. For this first paperdoll, I'm going to make a copy of a photo of my grandparents, and then glue Grandma's head to the wood circle for the doll's head. I know--that sounds awful, cutting out and gluing my Grandma's head! But, as I remember when I was little, my Grandma was lots of fun and very huggy--and I think if she were here, she'd love it! Why can't Grandma's live forever?
|This is my crafting-sewing-writing headquarters and what it looked like last night|
So how did I get this paperdoll inspiration? First, I saw the idea on a scrapbooking show--however, they did not offer up the pattern on their website, and they really skipped over some of the crafting details--so I filed that idea in the back of my head. And then, last night, I was cleaning out my closet, again, and ran across my huge basket-o-pencils, markers, scissors and pens. I decided to clean it out--but that didn't really happen because I started thinking about that paperdoll!
So the next thing I know, I'm drawing up my doll pattern, and picking out papers. Today, I'm off to buy a few more supplies, and if this all goes well, I'll be making lots of these adorable paperdoll princesses!
You're never too old to play with paperdolls or wear your hair in braids!
Eat, Write, Dream, and Stitch Happy!