Thursday, December 14, 2006

Thank you for sharing your paper doll memories...

Rachel: "My brother, Rueben, and I would like to thank the ladies that shared their paper doll memories for the December 1st Issue of PJ's Paper Doll Memories eNewsletter. These ladies will receive a hard copy of the eNewsletter. We would like to share those paper doll memories with you:

"Your paper dolls always bring back such memories for me, particularly of Betsy McCall. I always looked forward to cutting her outfits out of the magazine." Rosemary, also know as, Dirty Butter maintains not only a Top 100 Site called BLOG VILLAGE, but keeps up with 3 blogs: Plush Memories, Day by Day with Parkinson's Disease and Peripheral Neuropathy, and my favorite...Yesterday's Memories. Comment on PJ's Paper Doll Cut Outs blog.

"I can't even remember the last time I played with paper dolls but I do remember that when I did, I would do so for hours! I would even design my own outfits and use grocery bags, back when we could get paper, and white lunch sacks to cut out the patterns and color on the designs. Sometimes I wish I was still a little girl or at least had one for a child, but I would not trade my son for the world. I guess I will just have to continue to play with paper dolls in my memories." Treva Clark Lewisville, Texas Guestbook comment on PJ's website

"My paper doll memories go back to the fifties and sixties. I haven't thought about paper dolls for years but floods of happy times are coming back to me. If I have time I would like to recollect them for you. Good blog." Jan - The Poodle (and dog) Blog Comment on PJ's Paper Doll Cut Outs blog.

"Thank you for your kind words on my blog. When I was a little girl I loved paper dolls and often made my own, or made clothes for the punch-out ones I had!" JillBeth - The Broken Cup: Christian Poetry blog Comment on PJ's Paper Doll Cut Outs blog.

"My sister Jean was born in 1934 and I was born in 1937. We spent many hours playing with paper dolls. We dressed them up and had them going to parties, etc, but we also made more clothes for them. I don't say they were designer clothes, they were done on the Big Chief 5 cent tablet paper and colored with color crayons. We were not artistic, but we could draw around the paper doll and make the tabs to hold the clothes on, then it generally turned out they had big full skirts, because we could draw them easier than any thing else. I don't remember the names of any of the paper dolls we had, although it seems they might have been named after Movie Stars. When we got paper dolls, they came in a booklet form with light cardboard for the doll, with the picture printed on the cardboard cover of the booklet, and the clothes on the paper pages inside. We tried to take good care of them, because if we didn't, we wouldn't have any. It wasn't something you could throw away and get new ones, you had to wait sometimes a long time to get new ones. Sometimes the tabs that held the clothes would tear off and we would try to tape them on so they would still work. My kids didn't seem to have an interest in paper dolls, and I don't know if my grandkids did. My sister and I spent hours with ours." Karon...keeps us updated with "Karon's Horse Tales". Sign up for the next email by writing karon@yvn.com using "Karon's Horse Tales" as the subject! There is a link in the sidebar.

Thank you ladies for taking some of your precious time to share your paperdoll memories with us! Leave your paper doll memories as a comment to this post or contact Janey Loree via email.

6 comments:

Dirty Butter said...

The outfits look great on Rachel and Reuben! I know you wanted the fancier ones, but I do like these. After all, I voted for them hehe.

Thanks for including my comment in your Newsletter.

May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!

Janey Loree said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, DB!

jan said...

Janey,
Thank you so much for the newsletter. It was quite charming. I shared it with my daughter and the little bear with my grandchildren.

What a busy Christmas season I had. I think I'll just start now to get ready for next year.

Janey Loree said...

You are most welcome Jan. Your paper doll memories made the Christmas edition special! Good idea about starting now for next Christmas season. We need to do that too!

I have said for years that I would like a Christmas Closet where we could keep the gifts that we find throughout the year. Christmas wrapping paper and decorations could go in the same closet and when it was time to decorate for Christmas, the already wrapped and marked presents would go under the tree!

RUTH said...

What a lovely post; thanks for sharing it on the Carnival

Janey Loree said...

THank you for stopping by, Ruth!