Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas "Paper" Dolls

Hello, and happy new year everyone!
I am late here again, there is never enough time, but I wanted to share something I made this Christmas.

The inspiration for the paper dolls set comes from here.  Make sure to check it out, this girl has the cutiest blog.
I found the fabrics on e-bay, for a very good price.
I made some changes on my set (in reality I made two sets - one for Brenda and one for her best friend).
Here is one set with all the parts. Five girls, seven outfits and nine hair accessories/hats.
A close-up of some of the girls and some more pictures of the set.

I used spray starch and heat n' bond ultrahold to make the fabric stiff enough to cut all the parts.
I used a normal iron on by the yard for the case. I got everything at Joann's, including the polka dot fabric. Only the two paper dolls fabrics were from e-bay. I got one yard each, one with the girls and one with the clothes and acessories.  I believe I have leftover fabric enough to make another set with less pieces.
I think it came out pretty cute, and the girls love it! Paper dolls are really fun!

Since I am talking about Christmas, I will share some new ornaments we got this year.
I finally have Elvis!
 We got a Fancy Nancy ornament too. I made it from a fabric scrap and some fancy trims.
German toadstools.
A gnome.
A dessert stand.
We gave Brenda a piano ornament to celebrate her first year taking piano lessons.
That's our tree. From baby Jesus to annual pictures of Brenda,  we have it all. It is a tree of memories and things that we love.
And here is my girl, waiting her granparents to arrive for Christmas dinner.
 And here reading a Fancy Nancy book to her great grandma.
And opening a present.
Well, that's all for now. A big Christmas post in January!
Thanks for stopping by!

Ana Paula.


  1. Have decided that your paper dolls will be my project for my great niece for next Christmas.

    Once you had the parts cut out, did you do anything else to them?

    Also, do the tabs actualy wrap around the doll to hold everything on?

  2. Awwww, I LOVE the little packet for the dolls, Ana! I'm sure Brenda and her friend felt so special getting such a thoughtful gift! Thank you for sharing it with me!


  3. Looks like you had a lovely Christmas! Those paper dolls sure bring back memories--when I was a little girl they used to sell booklets of them and we would cut them out and play with them for hours! Your little packet that you made for them is wonderful, too.

    Nice to see some of your special ornaments--I used to collect gnome things and just bought a very similar gnome baker ornament when we were in Germany in May!

    Happy New Year to you and your family, Ana Paula!!

  4. Dearest Ana Paula,

    You have had a lovely family time, which is so important for the children especially.
    Love to you,