It was my birthday this week. I'm an adult (well, marginally....I mean I still play with dolls!!) so the day was rather uneventful. My sister took me out for coffee & my family took me out for dinner. Rather a nice way to spend a day, honestly.
I try to make a birthday edition paper doll. Last year, I featured a commission. In 2014, I created a Deanna Troi paper doll and in 2013, I made a series of Star Trek uniform paper dolls. And in 2012...well, I started this blog in June of that year so no birthday doll then. Despite all of these projects, I've never actually made a birthday themed paper doll!
I've been creating patterns in Illustrator like crazy lately. (You can see an overview of one way that I make patterns here.) So for this doll, I created a balloon pattern. I was a bit stumped about colors until I searched ColourLovers. This palette popped up & it's amazing!! I named her Maybelle because I wanted to incorporate the word May but not just call her May. It seemed like a cute little name, so I went with it.
When I get a minute, I might make a boy birthday doll. I've been loving the toddler dolls lately and that'll probably continue for a while...