7.08.2009

still a paper doll girl....



my absolute love of magazines comes from my mom
and when i was little,
the magazine of hers that i loved, loved, loved
was mccalls
...only because of the betsy mccall doll in the back
of most of the issues
( and let me say, it was a sad month when there wasn't a doll to be found!)

anyway.....i was thrilled when mer mag
featured printable betsy mccall pages that can be found here

my daughter is now too old for paper dolls
(and i am sad to say,
she never really loved them the way i did, anyway)

but.......i may just print some for myself :)

15 comments:

cindy : quaint said...

they would look sweet framed. i love the illustrations.

Kylie said...

I have a thing for them myself! Wonderful find Michelle - thanks for the link! How gorgeous are they?! My girls were never really into them either. Thanks for showing this. :) K

erin said...

so sweet!

blossom said...

these are so cute.....xx

bkh said...

lol - so cute!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

i get a wee bit teary eyed seeing these ...
when i was little, my neighbours were a large family with many girls and being an only girl, i was so drawn to being with them and kinda getting 'lost' in the mix.
we spent hours and days making our own cut out dolls and clothes ...
thanks for bringing back warm, wonderful memories ~
prairiegirl

Munted kowhai said...

ooo how cute!
mum used to draw girls and cute clothes and cut them out for my sister and I to play with.I have very fond memories of that. We got to colour in the clothes which made it more fun!
I made my own paper dolls up until I was 17!!!
wow...

blue moss said...

Ohhh I used to make them too.... :)

glam.spoon said...

I used to love the McCalls magazine... how did I miss the paper dolls in the back?? maybe my sister got to them first.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

must admit I love paper dolls also. Miss Mary Englebreit's magazine where she had a new paper doll each issue, sadly no longer being published. wonderful post!

lynette said...

what is it about paper dolls?
i love the beautiful simplicity about them. and i guess they bring back memories of my old collection.

LornaSmithStudio said...

Happy days...in the UK we had Twinkle and always had these cut out dolls. Loved them.
L xx

Amanda Nicole said...

My sister and I used to LOVE paper dolls! We even traced our paper dolls to make our own clothes for them. Because dressing and re-dressing your doll is the best part of having one ;)

blue moss said...

i miss mary englebreit's mag and the paper dolls, too....

Rachel Follett said...

So adorable! I love the vintage feel to these. I would love to add them to my inspiration board. :)