Friday, April 21, 2017

Swedish-Style Buttonsand Bows cutouts

This single page paper doll is from Golden magazine and is dated 4/1967.  It features a boy and girl, each with one outfit.  The artist is Neva Schultz. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wedding Cards

a Doehla Fine Arts Card Made in USA

Please Come! Greetings Inc L331 Made in USA

Hallmark 10 GE436-2 copyright Hall Brothers Inc 

Hallmark 10 W4-4 copyright Hall Brothers Inc

I've been collecting vintage wedding cards in hopes of displaying or using them somehow in my own wedding.  Maybe place mats? Or table numbers?  Or banners?  I love the old artwork, especially brides and grooms.  I don't care if the cards have been signed, as long as the card is in good condition with nice colors and no rips or tears.  I've also collected some anniversary and wedding shower cards that fit the bridal theme. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Paper doll

I'll admit, this year I am lazy.  above is a single page Easter doll designed by me.  I borrowed the outfits from a old Betsy McCall paper doll and edited them.  Colored with colored pencil on top and black and white lines on bottom.  Name?  What should she be named?  Hope everyone has a Happy Easter.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Troll

Here are two magazine pages from Children's Playmate Magazine dated 07 1939.  The art is by Fern Bisel Peat.  Mr and Mrs Troll look pretty cute for trolls.  The lady has 3 outfits with two hats. The man has 3 outfits, a jacket and 3 hats along with a neckerchief/scarf.  I scanned the art of one of the back of the pages, which features a lovely illustration also by Fern Bisel Peat

Thursday, April 13, 2017

This two page paper doll is by Karen Reilly and features a Lenci doll with 3 dresses and 2 hats along with an adorable dog.  Scanned from inside the magazine, I may try to just remove it and scan it again for better edges. This is from May 2006 of Doll Reader Magazine.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Feathered Splendor

No internet at home for the last few days, so bit late posting anything.  Above is not quite a paper doll but a cut out set featuring birds.  I believe this are from Good Housekeeping magazine and have a written date of March 1968.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Paper Doll Gazette Number 69

Your Dress and Dolly's

Three Little Kittens

Betty J Rotent
Here are a few paper doll pages scanned from the Paper Doll Gazette Issue 69 Number 4 1989 Volume XIV.  All pages are in black and white.  Not all pages or paper dolls from the issue are shown here.  The Paper Doll Gazette features vintage paper dolls as well as paper doll artwork and articles related to paper dolls. 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Future Fashion

This month's theme for the paper doll collaboration project is Future Fashion.  I was very inspired by Retro future, like Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and the Jetsons cartoon.  I love geometric shapes in futuristic designs. I image these outfits in metallic colors with bright neon accents, maybe holographic print. I designed the hair to look like it was floating, it would be some bright unconventional color, perhaps a galaxy purple?  My lines aren't as neat this month, I do not currently have access to my drawing tablet.

The doll and her outfits can be found here

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Winnie Winkle




not dated

Sorry I have not been posting as often, busy unpacking boxes and settling in to the new house.  Some things don't always scan well, like these newspaper sheets above.  The paper they are printed on is so thin, you can see through it!  Winne Winkle Fashion Cut-outs are by Brenner and usually have 2 outfits and a few hats.  These are from 1935 but not all are dated.  Probably from the same newspaper as well, judging by the paper quality. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tommy Lane

Here's a handsome fellow from the Jane Arden's Wardrobe newspaper comic.  His name is Tommy Lane and he has 2 full outfits along with 2 jackets and 2 hats. This sheet is from 10-31-1937.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Dolly Dingle's World Flight in France

Full page Dolly Dingle paper doll with 4 outfits and 2 hats.  The artist is Grace G Drayton.  The date is June 1923.  From the Pictorial Review Magazine.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Little Louise's Friends- Cinderella

Alright got the computer set up in my new place (in the living room right now... but hey)  So here's another sheet from Good Housekeeping of one of Little Louise's Friends... This time, it's Cinderella!  The storybook character is shown here with her rag outfit, golden ball gown, pumpkin, and even fairy godmother.  Published around 1909.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Little Louise's Friends-Rastus

This single paper doll sheet features a black child holding a large sunflower.  He has 4 outfits. To some this paper doll may be considered offensive, but I love the artwork.  It's of the times, this was published around 1909.  I looked up the boys name Rastus, which is pretty much a term for "happy black man" character.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Little Louise's Brother Ned

Good Housekeeping paper doll featuring a boy with 5 outfits and 4 hats.  This was published in 1909.  The artist is Cushman Parker.  Smaller magazine page, measures about 6.5x9.5.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Adventures of Dolly Dingle Paper Dolls


This is another book featuring reprints of the antique Dolly Dingle paper dolls.  This one has many of the "Dolly Dingle Takes up Grand Opera" sets.  Not all of the pages are shown here.  This is published by Dover from 1985.  The colors are bright and the pages are smaller then the orignal magazine dolls published from the Pictorial Review.  The artist is Grace G Drayton.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dolly Dingle Paper Dolls Dover


Dover has published a few Dolly Dingle Reproduction books. This one is published in 1978 and features many Dolly Dingle sheets from the around the world dolls.  The main difference between the orignal sheets and the reproduction is the size.  These are 12x9 while the vintage magazine sheets are around 14x10 or so.  Also the color of the reproduction tends to be brighter, especially the white background paper.  I did not include scans all the pages of this item.  the artist is Grace G Drayton.