Monday, May 7, 2012

Paper dolls

Inspired by the amazing exhibiton of maquettes on Clive Hicks-Jenkins blog and Chloe Redfern's horses on her blog I found a pattern on the internet for a jointed paper doll. (The pattern I used was from here. I printed it onto some sturdy watercolour paper.)  On the weekend the granddaughters and I had a lovely time colouring the dolls and giving them some hair. They did the colouring, I did the cutting out and they managed the little brass split pins after I made the holes with a big needle. We had a lot of fun! I think we'll try these again, perhaps with paints next time to get darker colours, and some paper clothes.

I have added more letters to my alphabet over on ALaW blog. There are some amazing artworks being made. Do go and have a look. I have really enjoyed making these little stitched pieces. Now I have to work out how to put them all together!


  1. So glad that you were inspired to have a go at making some maquettes! :) And thank you for your kind comment on my blog :)

  2. How splendid. I wish I'd had these for the original five-post online exhibition. Nevertheless I shall grab them and set them aside in my Maquetteers Folder, and if another post orin-the-future exhibition manifests itself, then I shall ask your permission to show them. In the meantime, if you develop these ideas, then do stay in touch and share them with me.

  3. Hi, Deb,

    Your jointed dolls are so cute -- I love the pony tail! Thank you for sharing them with me. It's always so incredibly heartwarming to know I have, in some small way, inspired creativity!