Sunday, April 25, 2010

Paper dolls

Over a decade ago, I saw this idea in an English magazine, way before I had children, or even knew any. I tore it out and somehow managed to keep it for all this time, despite now living on the other side of the world. I don't think I've seen it or thought about it in all that time in between, but I came across it a few weeks ago whilst tidying some drawers out. Just in time for my niece's birthday.
Paper dolls, joined together with paper clips, with moveable arms and legs. The original idea used tissue paper skirts, but I thought using some of my collection of cupcake cases would be cuter. The bodies, arms and legs were all painted with watercolour on watercolour paper,

cut out, pieced together using tiny paper fasteners and then the cupcake paper skirts attached. A pretty little paper doll garland for my neice's bedroom. I think I may add some wings to turn them into fairies before I send them off to her tomorrow...

Looking at this one, I think you can tell that I've been obsessively watching all 3 seasons of Mad Men in the last few weeks....


  1. these are totally delicious! So pretty and cute!! xxxxx

  2. Wow, those are so pretty. I am haing my students maker paper dolls of themselves in my digital arts class (age 6-8). They love it.

    beautiful work.

  3. These are so sweet! I'm going to try something like this if you don't mind for my little one and hope I don't botch it up ha!
    Littlest M is getting so big!

  4. They are the most beautiful little paper dolls I've ever seen. There's a market for those FOR SURE.

  5. Oh my gosh I wish I had one! So adorable! DO you have any extras for sale? ;)