Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday No. 155...The Paperdolls Have Moved In!

Somedays, your workdesk is your world. Right? I am really, once again, enjoying the weekly WHAT'S ON YOUR WORKDESK WEDNESDAY posts. To join in, just visit here. It is so fun to go down the list and see what's on everyone's workdesk, worktable, kitchen table, potting will see a lot of fun variety from our lovely hostess at Stamping Ground. The WOYWW third anniversary is coming up, and there is a fun ATC exchange going on in conjunction, so check it out.

Last Wednesday, I had just started a new paperdoll project. So excited about reliving my childhood with these dolls! Well, I did make it to Hobby Lobby, and got my wooden circles to support the heads, craft sticks, extra strength glue stick, and glue dots. Oh my goodness--I'm in love with glue dots!!!
 The top picture is what my worktable was looking like last night--and above is a handy dandy workbasket. When I have a craft-in-progress (CIP) I like to keep the goodies I've pulled out of my stash all in one workbasket so that I don't get too spread out. This project is so much fun because it is mixed media, and you can use up some of your scrapbooking papers you even forgot you had (like me) plus lovely ribbon, buttons, bows, broken jewelry and whatnots.
Before I put this all away, I hope to have made at least six paperdolls--I love these girls, I think they are really cute. When they are all finished, I will have all the photos and details.


My first doll, with the orange flowered dress, was a learning experience--and I already like my second doll (with my grandma's head) much better. I think my grandma would have loved it. Julia had commented last week that  she received some paperdolls, and some of them were mermaids! I can just imagine the fun of creating a mermaid pattern for this and all of the fun embellishments you could do! I am just now beginning my third paperdoll maiden. 

This past week, and this month for that matter, has been filled with ceremonies and banquets leading up to my daughter's high school graduation. It has been a fun whirlwind, but I think things should settle down now for a while! 
She is a precious girl who received wonderful awards, and we are so very proud of her accomplishments, and feel blessed to have her in our lives. She is a real doll! 

Now, we will all move ahead to the next chapter, and look forward to more special times!
How to water your cat

When I am looking for calm in the center of everything, I like to sit on my greenhouse, or my deck, watch the cats, drink my morning coffee and do a little dreaming.

Eat something good for you...Write the future...Dream of the past...Stitch something now.


  1. These paper dolls are delightful...and take me for a stroll down memory lane..#148 corrected

  2. Beautiful girls, both the paper dolls and your daughter, congratulations to her on her graduation, you must be very proud of her.

    Ann B

  3. Those dolls are relly cute! Maybe I'll try my hand at something similar...

    Have a happy WOYWW!

    Zildara #161

  4. I always loved paper dolls and these are so cute. If I had a granddaughter I would make some for her, but I only have 2 grandsons. :)

  5. Those paper dolls do look fun. Congrats to your daughter on her graduation and winning awards! Very cool.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay #141

  6. love your latest works and I am always inspired by paper dolls!!! well done!!!!

  7. Super dolls & great pics. Take care & enjoy WOYWW, hope your Thursday is a lovely one. Zo xx 80

  8. Those dolls are just lovely!! What a wonderful idea! Your daughter has beauty and brains - great job, Mom!

    Jeannie #75

  9. Sandy, your dolls are Just Gorgeous!!Paper Dolls, what fun.
    I had to laugh at your cat!!Our does exactly the same thing.I have water in buckets and watering cans, and puss drinks from those.She has her own water bowl which I clean and refill every 2nd day.Does she drink from it? Noooo...she finds the most difficult to reach water and drinks from that bowl or container.Kev saw her lapping the pavers after rain the other day!!Silly cat.
    Thanks for your e-mails.If you ever want to do a doll swap let me know!! That would be fun.
    Judy xx

  10. What gorgeous paper dolls! I'm just discovering mixed media and having such a great time playing with everything. Thanks for sharing : ) Liz at 131 x

  11. So stylish! follow each other sweetie?:X

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    have a nice day!