Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Paper Doll

After viewing the Diva's challenge for this week the song "Paper Doll" has been rumbling through my brain.
I'm gonna buy a paper doll that I can call my own (Nat King Cole). When I was much younger, I loved playing with paper dolls. You know the kind that were cardboard and had the clothes with the little tabs you could wrap over the doll so they would stay on. I would spend hours playing with those and always got excited when I got a new one. I originally started my tile as a paper doll but ended up making a coat and tights for a paper doll instead.

Tangles: Aquafleur, Plaid, Gingham, Knightsbridge, Bilt, MacDee (Annele Van Dam)


Inchie - xenon






Twinchie - Advent


43 comments:

  1. JL, great fabrics you created for your ZIA; love all your patterns and colors! Arent' you as glad as I am that the "X" words are done with for the inchies? Have a brilliant day! c

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  2. It sort of looks like a straw dolly too, which works well. Anyway, she's all dressed up for winter and I like her a lot.

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  3. Your drawing is adorable. Especially love your doll string tile!

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  4. I remember those dolls! Love yours here. Axxx

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  5. Looks like she is all bundled up and ready to go play in the snow! What a fun piece.

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  6. Nice work. I love your paper doll. I used to trace the clothes for my paper dolls and then design my own clothes for them. Looks like that's what you did. Fun!

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  7. Cute zia. I played around with the tabbed idea, but nothing jelled. Glad I'm not the only one that remembers those.

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    1. Thank you. It seems there are quite a few of us who remember.

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  8. love all your work this week, but I adore the paper doll. As a kid I would get them as well and I would be so excited to play with them that I always tore the tabs off! I love it!

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    1. Thank you. I would be very upset when the tabs came off (then I discovered a wonderful invention called tape. Who knew? :)).

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  9. All amazing. Your artwork is always special

    I just got my inchie image from Google so no fancy writing from me.

    Love Chrissie x

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  10. It looks like your paper doll is wearing 'real' clothes, well done!

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  11. Wonderful tile, I know the exact type of paper doll you are talking about. We used to actually cut the clothes out with scissors and sometimes women's magazines (Good Housekeeping?) would have a page to look forward to cutting out. It was a process...do they still have paper dolls? Builds manual dexterity I think. Thanks for taking me down memory lane...love your creations each week.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, those are the ones. I don't think they still have those.

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  12. I like your paper doll and the colour in it, very nice :-)

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  13. A very creative post. Love your 'All Dolled up' Tile. Beautiful selection of patterns and delightful design. Very well done.

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  14. Love your doll, and the way you made her head reminds me of the candy sticks one can hang in the christmastrees. Would be a great ornament for your christmas tree :)

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    1. Thank you. I didn't even think of that.

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  15. love your paper doll. Xenon was a tough one wasn't it. The periodic table was what I did too.

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  16. This is delightful. And thanks for the memories of paper dolls will tab fold on clothes. I loved them too.

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  17. I love your doll! The color adds so much, and the striped head part reminds me of old hand made pioneer dolls. And thank you for the mention of that Nat King Cole song - one of my favorites.

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  18. Thank you and you're welcome. Such a smooth voice.

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  19. I love your doll's outfit. I used to play with paper dolls a lot too, especially Betsey McCall in McCall's magazine. Each month my mom would let me cut her out and make new clothes for her. She would have loved this one. Great tangle work!

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  20. She's so fun! I love her Aquafleur head and all of the patterns you selected for her attire. They truly look like textiles. I hope you had fun with her. Thank you for playing with my challenge this week. :-)

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  21. Thank you for your comments and for your challenge. This was a fun one.

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  22. Your doll is lovely!! :) :)
    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/12/diva-dolled-challenge-entry

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