Thursday, September 17, 2009

Paper Dolls, My New OCD!











It all started so innocently. I have always loved paper dolls, as a child one of my favorite memories is when my Mother would get her McCall's magazine issue & I would get my new Betsy McCall paper doll. Carefully I would tear out the page & sit on the floor with my scissors & cut out Betsy or one of her friends & a bevy of cute outfits for her to wear...what a sweet & simple joy. Well, I recently joined an 'Alice in Wonderland' swap & it happens to be for a paper doll. I have never actually created my own paper doll, but I felt I was up to the challenge because of my general knowledge & experience in this area, LOL. OK...I'm hooked!!! I'm in love with making paper dolls! I can't get enough of them. The search for the perfect face or dress or tights is all consuming, everything must wait until I find the perfect pair of wings. So now, at 53, for hours, I sit on the floor with my scissors & obsess & cut out & play with my paper dolls & it is still such a sweet & simple joy! Here are a few of my new creations..I adore them!

5 comments:

Le_Vintage said...

Ohhhhh thanks for the input it's all that creativity that helps make these swaps amazing- making 2 characters would be lovely! Remember- this is not an ATC swap, it is a Tag swap so be sure to look up the difference =]

I'll be posting again soon

xoxo
Le Vintage

Juls~ said...

Suuuuusie! They are all adorable! Love the blushing cheeks, riding on the little birdies backs and, most especially, the striped tights! They just made me smile :)

What's a tag swap, anyways??? <:-O

If I'm *it*, you can send them all to me!

;)

Juls~

Terri said...

You Really did go to town making these cute dolls. Great job!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I'm not sure how I lost you on my followers list but i'm glad I have you back!! Wonderful artwork as always my friend. Just beautiful. I love these in black, white,greyscale. Very pretty. Tammy

Lisannerosalie said...

Oh how adorable! :) I just love them!