1. the sarahs, 2. Easter Bunny, 3. 1:1 Strawberry Shortcake, 4. 2:3 Strawberry Shortcake clothes, 5. Vintage Gingham, 6. Old Holly Hobbie-1
Today's inspiration is in the form of paper dolls! Here are some super cute, vintage ones.
There are amazing examples of paper dolls from every era, (probably since the invention of paper), but I chose this selection from the 80s, my own childhood! I especially remember loving those Gingham Girls! They were my all time favorites. :)
1. Playing with dollies <3, 2. tree/deer and mushroom paper doll, 3. Mimi Paper Doll :), 4. rva*paper*dolls, 5. Blog Post: Enchanted Doll paper dolls, 6. vintage paper dolls
It seems hand made paper dolls are making a comeback! Here are a few new ones designed by artists I admire.
I made these two myself, awhile back. They are hand cut from watercolor paper, painted and jointed with rivets.
Have you made your own paper dolls before? They can be as simple or complex as you like. This weekend, maybe grab some girl friends, (young or old), some paper, scissors, paints, fabric or whatever else you like, and go to town. :)