Do you remember paper dolls from your childhood?
They were printed on thin card . . . and came with paper clothes. . . with those cute little tabs.
Paper dolls have been around for over 200 years and even though I had a bedroom full of baby dolls and assorted Barbies when I was growing up, I still liked those pretty paper dolls too.
I was one of those arty craft kind of kids. . . so I liked to make my own paper outfits for my paper dolls to wear. I could spend a whole afternoon of creative and imaginative play, designing, colouring, cutting and making my own line of designer clothes.
By the time I had my own children, paper dolls had become a thing of the past.
The modern world had given us ugly Bratz dolls with outrageously large heads and thin bodies, Barbies with like a gazillion wardrobe changes and Baby Born’s that mimicked all of our bodily functions.
There was little likelihood that a simple paper doll would excite the Generation Y’s.
But, I fondly remember those ‘good old days’. . .
When a child could spend a whole afternoon playing with a simple paper doll.
And. . . maybe even as a grown-up, the little girl in me can revisit this simple past time in a new guise.
Meet Pearl . . . a sweet little doll cut-out made from a vintage paper doll graphic.
I think she if the perfect addition to my button collection in the studio.
Pearl will be hanging out at this week’s link parties and with these friends: Inspiration Exchange, Live Laugh Rowe, The DIY Dreamer, Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits, Blissful White Wednesday, Transformation Thursday, French Country Cottage, The Vintage Farmhouse, 36th Avenue, Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground.
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