Thursday, July 26, 2007

Recreation for a Rainy Day...

BLOG VILLAGE Recreation Carnival Post #5 of 25... The Paper Dolls here at PJ's Paper Doll Cut Outs join me in welcoming everyone to read this entry. We hope that you enjoy yourselves!! I'll see you on your entries or blogs if you are just passing through!!!

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When outside recreation is out of the question due to the weather or because you are under the weather, cutting out paper dolls will cure the boredom! All you need is a pair of scissors and an active imagination to begin an adventure in paper doll cutting. When you have a book filled with several outfits, an imaginary story emerges that is worthy of being written down and published someday!!
So...when the next rainy day or hospital stay get in your way, bring out the paper dolls to chase away the doldrums. Keeping in mind to...

Poke holes under her arms,
And along the dotted lines,
Trimming her up to look just fine!
Cut above the dotted lines
On her hats for each dress,
Tilting them all at a pretty angle!
Cut below the dotted lines,
On her shoes and her boots,
Squeezing her feet so they won’t get tangled!
Fold the outfit tabs
before trying each one on,
Striking an influential affect!
Bend the purses
With a couple of creases,
Giving them a dimensional effect!
Use clear tape,
if you make a mistake,
So it won’t take away from her look.
Then when your through
Use school glue,
Pasting all her “art sparks”* in a scrapbook!

*art sparks are a term that my mother and have coined to define the extra illustrations added to enhance the outfits in our paper doll books for more hours of enjoyment and for "scrapbookers". For example: a book, an animal, a butterfly or a flower. Click Here to Visit BLOG VILLAGE BLOG VILLAGE Stats:
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S. Nicolas Originals said...

Hi Janey. Very interesting blog. I've added a link to your blog on my own.

CyberCelt said...

I loved cut out dolls. I am glad that children still enjoy this creative outlet.

Janey Loree said...

Hi Sherry! I've added a link to your blog as well!! S. Nicolas Originals is a blog worth reading!!!

Janey Loree said...

Hi cybercelt! That is why we are promoting paper IS a creative outlet!! Also, cutting out the paper doll, her outfits and art sparks teaches dexterity to both the body and mind!!!

Sharon Lynne said...

I had a large family a paper dolls when I was young. I wondered what happened to them! It's nice to know they're still around!

Dirty Butter said...

I love all you and your mother's artwork! I should think with the current scrap booking hobby craze that you have helped to bring paper dolls back as an adult hobby.

Visiting from the BLOG VILLAGE Recreation Carnival.

Crystal said...

I miss paper dolls:) I don't think my girls have ever had them but there were a staple when I was a kid, lol.

Naomi said...

Great post Janey. What a wonderful way to cure boredom for young and old alike. You and your Mum are so talented. The paper dolls are beautifully designed with their little outfits and accessories. I'm visiting you from the Blog Village Recreation Carnival

Janey Loree said...

Hi Cousin CB! I'm excited at how many people had paper dolls when they were younger. I will have to post about the paper dolls I had when I was little...I still have them!!!

Janey Loree said...

Hey DB! That is what we are striving bring back paper dolls as a pastime for young and young at heart!! I almost said "old", but I don't feel old yet!!!

Janey Loree said...

Hi Crystal! How old are your girls...they are never too young to have a paper doll name after them you know!!

Janey Loree said...

Thanks Naomi! I feel blessed to have a mum that can create a doll or clothing without copying. All our paper dolls and clothing are "Phyllis Originals"!!

Thanks to everyone for dropping by via the BLOG VILLAGE Recreation Carnival, hosted by CyberCelt over on her Texas RV Travel Blog!!!

Naomi said...

Hi Janey, It's interesting too that experts tell us that exercising your brain is the best way to prevent Alzheimers and Dementia. What better way to exercise your brain and keep it active than by cutting out and creating your very own PJ’s paper doll. A great idea and fun too!

Janey Loree said...

Leave it up to Naomi, our International Correspondent from England, to bring out a very important reason to play with paper dolls!!!

paper dolls said...

very very interesting dolls and the blog too...!