Friday, August 11, 2017

Summer Fun - Coloring Sheet 2

At the moment this posts (sometime around 5am, Friday), I'll be loading up my car and heading on a roadtrip to Pennsylvania. My husband is attending his graduation at Penn State and I could not be more proud! He just wrapped up a Master's degree and spent a ton of time working on it (while also working full-time and being a generally great dad).

So congrats! I'm ready to celebrate!

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For today, I have another coloring sheet for the Summer Fun set.  I'm still working on coloring this one and assembling it into a book.  Speaking of... I decided to make the At The Beach paper doll available on Amazon, etc. As soon as that's all live, I'll let you know.  For now, it's still available on Lulu.com.  It's a really cute book and I'm eager to add the Summer Fun paper doll to this fledgling series...

...hopefully in September, when I have time again!!!

I'll be traveling for a bit and I'm leaving my computer at home.  Til then, enjoy this set!! 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Summer Fun - Coloring Sheet 1

I didn't get a tween paper doll set completed for today.  Every time I start a post lately, it starts with "I haven't had time....".  And that's true.  But it feels lame.  September is coming soon and I *should* have more time then to devote to projects.

I've got whiteboards for organizing them and everything.

So today (and the rest of the month), you're getting coloring sheets!

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This is a coloring sheet of the companion doll I'm working on to go with At The Beach.  I love these paper dolls! I'd really like to make a whole series around them. 

Anyway, enjoy coloring this and the other pages in this set.  If you're anything like me, August is going to be crazy busy & we all could use some downtime coloring!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Eclectic Wardrobe of Joesphine - Page 19

First, can you believe that this is the 19th (actually, 21st, if you count the Paper Doll Studio pages) Josephine?! I'm just about finished with a book of Josephine's contemporary fashions so there will be more on that soon.  And then I want to do a fantasy book, maybe a historical fashion book.... we'll see.

Second, happy August! How did it get to be August?!  We have lots going on in August so I already did most of the back to school shopping for the boys.  We have a soon-to-be Kindergartner and I am very exited about that!

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I saw an off-shoulder top and crazy print pants on Pinterest, so that was the inspiration for most of today's set.  I really want to print and cut all of Josephine's sheets & see what the mix and match options are! Autumn aspirations :)


Friday, July 28, 2017

Paper Doll Collaboration 2017 - Music

The end of July snuck up on me! I just finished peeling wallpaper off in yet another room of my house.  This summer we have: built a deck, painted a bathroom, painted a bedroom, bunked the boys (which involved peeling wallpaper, painting, and redecorating), and peeled the wallpaper off the last bedroom.  Painting is forthcoming.  Aside from this, the kids and I have been having a blast.  My husband is super close to finishing his Master's degree so he's been pretty busy, too.

I'm barely keeping up with the blog!!

This month for the collaboration project, the theme is music.


I enjoy music but I'm not a musician.  And I really can't stand classical music.   I've tried.  It just is not for me.  Regardless, I saw this belt and needed to draw it! And I thought a retro 40s-ish hairstyle had a nice curl that resembled the violin belt.

For more music inspired fashions, check out Paper Thin Personas, Pop Culture and Paper Dolls, and Miss Missy's Paper Dolls!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Eclectic Wardrobe of Joesphine - Page 18

Today's another installment of Josephine.  I'd like to say I have some grand inspiration for this set. I don't.  There was a stash of fabric swatches on my computer that I had forgotten about & that was the inspiration for this set.

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My other inspiration was the apple set from a while back.  In putting the Josephine book together, I'm trying to add more mix and match options.  Some pages have been easy, others have not.  I have one more page to add and then I'm going to print the book & see how it looks.  I'm also still picking away at the At the Beach companion book.  It's slow going....





Friday, July 21, 2017

Tween Fashion Friday - Faye

I cannot believe how fast this summer is going by!! It's already time to start shopping for school supplies....

We live in Massachusetts and there's a group here called the Highland Street Foundation that sponsors free Friday programs all summer. It's a great way to sample the rich cultural experiences here in MA.  The boys and I have been to several museums (we're here today) and it's been great!


Today I have a spring/summer-ish set. I love pink & blue together like this! I really wanted to draw some ruffles so I threw that in there.

Tuesday should be a Josephine, barring any catastrophes this weekend!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Ecclectic Wardrobe of Josephine - Page 17

Anyone else watch Game of Thrones?  My husband and I watch it (so do my parents).  I read the first few books and encouraged my husband to watch it. Took a couple of tries, but now he's hooked, too.

Today's set is not specifically a Game of Thrones set but definitely inspired by it.  I'm totally on Team Daenerys :) The costume designers for Game of Thrones are amazing, but the costumes for Daenerys and her inner circle are far and away my favorite.  In the season premiere, Daenerys and her translator/friend/etc Missandei are gorgeous AND practical!! (You can see some images here -- I didn't check for spoilers, so enter at your own risk.)

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So Josephine isn't Daenerys.  But she'd fit in just fine!

Another influence for this week is the new Wonder Woman movie.  I enjoyed it; my husband did not.  I do have to agree with him that it was a bit over-hyped, and yet there's something about it that I really loved.  She's a super hero with heart, which sounds really trite and condescending and that's not what I mean at all. She cares.  It's about resolving conflict not seeking glory and I loved that.

Anyway, today's Josephine is all practical armor.  And I thought rose gold would be a nice change from shiny silver.

Let me know what you think! This one was fun -- it also took WAY longer than I anticipated so it's going up a little late today.  Look for more on Friday!