Friday, November 16, 2018

November Paper Doll - Set 2

The holiday craziness has already begun.... I'm really hoping to get another page posted next week. Not a great time to fall behind! I'm writing this just ahead of our first snow storm of the year so I'm not sure if the kids are going to school or not. I'm hoping they do!!

My layout is all over the place and doesn't actually follow the list in order.  First is "glow" which I turned into a sort of glowing, bright ball gown.  "Book" goes well with the "handwriting" jacket from March.  For "gadget" and "shoes" I went with a little bit of a steampunk feel -- what says "gadget" more than steampunk?! "Veteran" is a Marine Corps woman's uniform - my grandfather was a Marine, so that was the branch I wanted to illustrate. This uniform is based on an illustration on Wikipedia from the 1980s so I'm not sure it's current.  But I liked it and I followed the illustration faithfully!! Finally, "begins with M" is a maxi dress with a pretty pumpkin print.

I'll get to work on the next set -- stay safe & warm if you, too, are dealing with snow!

Friday, November 9, 2018

November Paper Doll - Set 1

Happy November! The end-of-the-year spiral has begun.... November & December are always crazy months around here. Holidays, birthdays, school activities....It's nutty but fun.

November also means that the doodle-a-day paper doll project is starting to wind down.  There's this doll and December and that's it.  I plan on finishing strong!!

Here are the November themes. If you'd like to follow along, I'm using the drawing suggestions from @ellolovey on Instagram and she's on Facebook, too.

First up, the theme is "sky" and I made a shirt with a sunset color and cloud motif with a sweater vest.  "Theatre" is a dramatic pantsuit perfect for a night out. "Camp" was tough - I went with a buffalo checkered jacket (I have a vintage one that I love) that made me think of hunting camp.  "Market" is a repeat theme and this time I made a mustard colored cozy sweater and canvas bag.  "Breakfast" is another cozy sweater with a t-shirt that has a tea graphic. And finally, "inspiration" is a graphic long sleeved shirt with "New England" on it because I draw a lot on inspiration from my very beautiful part of the country!

I tried to make the background on this one a little lighter than October.  I've been posting these on Pinterest & it's really cool to see them all together!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October Paper Doll - Set 5

The time has come to end October. Boo..... I love October, I love this set of themes, and I really love this paper doll! It's tough to end this month's set but there's still November and December to look forward to!

This last set of outfits has ALL the Halloween! For "monster" I went with a Frankenstein's monster jacket & makeup that pairs well with jeans or the orange pants from a previous October sheet. Next, "cat" is a headband and matching cat face top.  "Costume" was tough only because October has had a lot of costumes. I went with a Day of the Dead inspired top, skirt, and face makeup.  "Moon" is a star covered dress with a moon necklace. It's a repeat theme and I have several star or moon outfits already.  "Spooky" is a skeleton top.  And "jack-o-lantern" is a retro circle skirt.

I haven't seen the themes for November yet but I can tell you that it'll be the March paper doll.  Two months left!!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Paper Doll Collaboration 2018 - Halloween

The last Friday of October is here.  Unbelievable..... My sons are attending the annual Halloween party at their school tonight so that'll be fun. And Halloween looks chilly so we plan on bundling up for that.

And since it's so close to Halloween, that's out theme this month!

I have two outfits.  First, a big witch ballgown.  It's not perfect but that's alright. I didn't have any time period or anything in mind. Just "big" and "fancy"!  There's a hat to go with that or with the other outfit - a starry top and jeans with a trick or treat bucket full of candy!

Check out Paper Thin Personas and Miss Missy for more spooky costumes for our doll!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

October Paper Doll - Set 4

October is flying by!! We're all getting excited for Halloween.  My oldest is dressing up as a video game character (Genji from Overwatch for anyone who knows what that is!) and my youngest wanted to be a scary pumpkin. We found a mask & a robe and we're DIYing it.

Very scary if you ask me!

Speaking of scary... I am loving the spooky themes this month!

The themes for this set are so fun! First up is a "bat" skirt. "Treat" is a candy corn patterned apron for baking.  "Band" is a sparkly skeleton band on a t-shirt. "Spirit" is a Victorian ghost costume with matching white hair. Because I love to mix-and-match, the parts of the costume would work with other wardrobe pieces, too. "Brew" is a cauldron of witches' brew. And "light" is a moon and star themed tunic.  There's a black top and leggings to mix and match.

One more set to go for October. And only two more months to go! There's also going to be a collaboration set so look for that, too.

Friday, October 19, 2018

October Paper Doll - Set 3

Sometimes the stars align! Today (the 19th) is the last day of prompts on my paper doll page today.  Yay!! That rarely happens...

I really like the themes for October.  Some are a little random, but most are pretty great.

First up is "dream" and I made a set of retro pajamas with the fall leaf motif on it from set 1. "Gate" I made a graphic tee with a cemetery gate on it. "Spider" is sparkly spider web leggings with spider web accented shoes. "Owl" is a Halloween owl applique on a sweater. "Pasta" is another graphic shirt.  "Vehicle" is a goth's dream - a tee with a hearse on it.  And there's a hairstyle with spider web earrings, a pair of orange jeans, and a black skirt for mix-and-match options.

Next Friday is another collaboration sheet but I'm hoping to get another October sheet up before then!

Monday, October 15, 2018

October Paper Doll - Set 2

Things are getting chilly in New England! Both of my boys are playing soccer this season and it has been chilly.  We're also gearing up for Halloween - we have three parties and trick or treating. On different days, thankfully!

Today's set has a lot of fun seasonal themes!

For "basket", I made a flannel shirt and basket of apples. "Cool" is a warm sweater for cool days.  "Under the bed" is a monster printed top.  "Begins with W" had to be a witch!! "Farm" is a set of overalls. And finally, "game" was tough so I made harlequin patterned leggings, maybe like a playing card joker.

I'm still not thrilled with the lack of contrast - I'm going to leave it for now but I may adjust the background in the future. Set 3 is coming soon!