Showcase Update!

Wow, it has been forever since I have updated the Showcase. Sorry about that, but it just keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the ever growing To Do list. I feel bad about that, because I know people taking the time to send me their creations are being so kind and I love seeing them.

Anyway, let me show a few things which were sent to me recently. There’s a few more on the Showcase page from my more prolific readers.

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Florence, aged 9, from Bristol sent me this wonderful photo of her paper doll wearing a dress she colored.

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Jill C’s husband is a band director, so she colored the majorette set in the colors of his school for her daughter. What an inspiring idea, I think.

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Melinda has sent me so many wonderful versions of the paper dolls, I couldn’t put them all up here, but I wanted to share two of my favorites. These are Marisole paper dolls with outfits Melinda designed herself based on people she knew and activities she enjoys like Zumba.

This is really wonderful for me to see.

Why?

Because when I was kid, this is what I would do with my favorite store bought paper dolls. I would design them dresses and add them to the set. This is one of the magic things about paper dolls.

They can literally be anything you want, because all you need is a pencil and paper.

I am sure there are Showcase pieces that I missed in my first search through my email. I’ll do another one soon to try to catch anything I missed. Plus there will be another post this week about a really cool project one reader has been doing with the paper doll designs.

Edit: The Showcase no longer updates. Now, you can see creations by readers on my PTP Paper Doll Sightings Pinterest board devoted to just that. 🙂 Check it out!

4 comments

  1. I keep meaning to send you a few things, but I can’t decide what it should be. Either the outfits I drew for Ethan or the Mini Maidens I’ve colored. Is there one you’d prefer?

    1. I always recommend people send whatever they like the most. 🙂 And have patience which how long it sometimes takes me to respond/post whatever they have been kind enough to send.

  2. Thank you so much for posting my doll creations. The one on the left is based off of my favorite Zumba instructor, Jenny and is inspired by a parade she actually did in 2011. Click name for link.

    The doll on the right is based off of me and the fact that I will dance anywhere, anytime–being an instructor myself.

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