Friday, November 24, 2017

Paper Doll Collaboration 2017 - Our Heroes

Can you believe this is the 11th installment of the paper doll collaboration project?!  I am so happy to have worked with these fantastic artists for nearly a year! It's been a fun project and (I know I say this every month) I really look forward to it every month.

This month, our theme is Our Heroes (Real or Imagined). Much as I love superheroes, etc, I really wanted to highlight a real hero. For me, scientists are truly heroes.

Scientists are remarkable.  I'm lucky enough to be married to one, and most of our friends are scientists.  These people are brilliant and literally saving the world.  Inventing medicines, saving the planet, visiting other worlds -- scientists do all of this and more in ways I can't ever hope to understand.  I admire them for their dedication to their craft and to bettering all of us.  So today I have a scientist.  And before a real scientist calls me out on it, I know that those shoes are DEFINITELY not lab approved!!

Go visit Paper Thin Personas, Pop Culture and Paper Dolls, and Miss Missy's Paper Dolls for more heroes!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Sarah's Simple Wardrobe - Set 6 Color

Are all of my American readers ready for Thanksgiving?  Let me tell you, I am not!! I'm not hosting it this year but I still have plenty I need to do.  I'm bringing wine from a local vineyard, picking up pies at a local farm store, and grabbing the turkey from the local turkey farmer.  I'm doing one task each day (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) and my boys have a half-day of school on Wednesday.  Even though it's busy, it'll be fun!

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I went with a lot of pink this week! I like it and I think the stockings will mix well with previous pages.  It's not the most complex sheet and it doesn't have a ton of pieces, but I like how it came out.

Next week we'll have another collaboration set ready to go.  I may not have another Sarah until January.  I'm just not sure yet.... Anyway, have a happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Sarah's Simple Wardrobe - Set 6 Black and White

Today's wardrobe for Sarah is a little bit smaller and less mix & match on its own, but mixes well with other sheets.  I had a little less time to work on Sarah this week -- we found out that it takes most of a day to cut up a sixty foot fallen tree! But that's over and done with so no excuses now!

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The shorts and stockings look amazing together! Hopefully over one of the school vacations I'll have some time to print and cut out Sarah.  I love this little set! I'm still thinking about an alternate color set for Sarah if I get around to it.

I'll have this in full color for Friday so come back for that....and it's closing in on December and we all know what that means!! I'll have some Little Ladies ready for December!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Sarah's Simple Wardrobe - Set 5 Color

I think I'm just about caught up on post-storm chores. We finally got to go Trick-or-Treating (it was rescheduled to Saturday, November 4th).  I still have a massive tree in my yard but we'll deal with that eventually.

There's my tree.  Well, the front anyway.  The roots pulled out of the hillside and it's a mess, but we'll get to it. Hopefully before it snows. I'm incredibly thankful that there was no damage to my house!!

And now that I've complained about my tree again, here's Sarah's wardrobe!

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I really like the crazy patterned shirt!  Every sheet coordinates well with the previous sheets & I really should print these out and see how they look! I'm also thinking about creating an alternative set of colors.  Maybe a doll with different hair, skin, etc.  Maybe in January!!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sarah's Simple Wardrobe - Set 5 Black and White

I was not sure I'd get this post up in time.  We still have a rather large tree taking up most of our side yard and our furnace needed to be repaired twice.  Overall, though, we've been much luckier than a lot of people in the Northeast so I really can't complain.

We're pretty much back on schedule here, thankfully.  My kids have two days off this week, though, so it's definitely going to be a bit loud!  My grandmother has settled in nicely & seems very happy in the chaos of my house!

So today Sarah gets a fall wardrobe.  This sheet is a bit more crowded than I had intended.  I really can't put two long-sleeved shirt on one sheet!

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I'm still drawing the December paper doll set...which is coming along well but not quite fast enough! For now, though, Sarah's set will be in color on Friday, so look for that!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Sarah's Simple Wardrobe - Set 4 Color

First of all, I hope everyone in the Northeast has recovered from the recent storm.  We lost power around midnight Sunday night/Monday morning and finally got it back Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, again, around midnight.  We have a tree down that missed the house & landed in an empty spot in our yard!! And this was after we spent the weekend moving my grandmother from Vermont to my house in Massachusetts! It's been a long week, to say the least.  If I'm a bit behind on my posting next week, it's because we're still sorting things out here.

Everyone is safe and warm, and really, that's all that matters!

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Today Sarah has a casual wardrobe, in full color.  I went with a lot of neutrals so that all of these pieces will work well with previous wardrobe sheets.  I really like the grey & I hope all of you do, too.

I'll try to have another sheet up on Monday, so check for that!