Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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a hobby a day keeps the doldrums away ~phyllis mckinley

Who remembers paper dolls?
I  do!

I remember cutting up Sears catalogs for the pictures of clothes to put on my paper doll.  Occasionally I'd have a real actual paper doll book (about the size of a coloring book but thinner).  I'd very carefully cut the dolly out and all her pretty outfits.  The hats, purses, or muffs were the trickiest because you had to cut a slit in it just right so the dolly could hold or wear it.

Joan Walsh Anglund's drawings are so sweet.  I love all the little easter outfits available for this little doll.  Too cute!

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  1. I found some magnetic paper dolls for the grands and they do love to play with them. I remember Betsy McCall from the old McCalls magazines in my childhood. And yes, I cut many a paper doll from the Sears catalog.

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    1. Betsy McCall rings a bell but I can't quite picture her. I bought some American Girl magnetic paper dolls (with the historical girls) with hopes of having a granddaughter one day. ♥

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  2. Oh my paper dolls, now that brings back some goo memories for me. I loved them and enjoyed creating outfits for them as well! Hope you have a lovely day!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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    1. Jill, sometimes it is just the simplest of things that can entertain a child for hours.

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  3. she is too cute, oh yes I remember paper dolls :) Do kids play with them anymore? I wonder?
    I never thought of using the sears catalog though

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    1. Connie, I don't know if kids play with them. As I mentioned to Arlene, I too bought some magnetic paper dolls. I will say that at least the paper tabs won't fall off! xo

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  4. Paper Dolls were my favorite. I had was lucky enough to have enough to put in old shoe boxes. To this day I enjoy cutting out things because it reminds me of playing with paper dolls.
    That is a really cute set.

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    1. Linda, I kept mine in.a shoebox too. We had to be very careful with them or the paper might rip. :-)

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  5. Oh yes, I do remember the cut-out dolls! I had Laura and Mary from Little House on the Prairie, and my sisters and I had so much fun with it! Thanks for bringing back those memories today :)

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    1. Marilyn, I've seen those paper dolls in a book. Too cute! Have a lovely evening!

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We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter