Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Halloween Cutouts


Here are two pages of Halloween Cut out dolls from Joan Walsh Anglund.  October is pretty much here and Halloween is around the corner.  I've started a Halloween doll but she may not be colored by the time the holiday comes.  Still busy packing and preparing to move.

Description:Halloween Cut outs
Name: Children's Page
Date:1985 and 1986
Artist:Joan Walsh Anglund

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Here is a single page magazine doll from Doll Reader September 1998. The doll is Cynthia Malborn's Alice and the artist is Sue Shanahan.  The doll has one outfit with a flamingo and hedge hog.  I do not know if there was a second page to this doll.  I am very busy packing and will not post often. 

Description:magazine doll
Name: Alice
Publisher:Doll Reader
Artist:Sue Shanahan
Format:single magazine page

Monday, September 22, 2014

Coloring Contest

So, first off left me begin by updating all of what is going on in my life.  I am moving by next month and have been busy packing.  This means anything I have not scanned is currently taped up in boxes and will not be scanned until after the move.  Also, my mother's office, with the very large scanners, is also moving, so I cannot scan large items for a while either.  My projects are put on hold until after the move as well, since I need to spend my time packing. In addition, my work hours are changing, so my post may also change to reflect my new schedule.  After the move is complete, I plan on starting an Etsy account to sell some of my vintage collection.  I will work on making some of my orignal art  available for sale as well.  I will still have paper dolls on the blog.  I do not sell copies.  I've had some emails asking for scans or copies of things in exchange for money.  I do not do this.  I believe it is a violation of the copyright law to sell scans/copies of things that are not my own art.  If you have any questions, always feel free to send me an email.

Continuing on!  Here is a paper doll I've designed a while ago.  Since I have not had the time to color the doll, I am having a COLORING CONTEST!

Rules are as follows:
One entry per person.
Any medium of choice
Any children participating must ask for parents for permission
Send a jpg. or png. to my email under "Contact" with the heading "Contest Entry"
Do not edit the paper doll, just color
Must include your name

Your colored version will be posted on the blog along with your name
A special colored version of this doll by me emailed to the winners (not posted on blog)
One secret exclusive paper doll by me emailed to the winners (not posted on the blog)
One paper doll request with two outfits done by me

This contest will run until November 15th.  This will give me enough time to move. I may extend the date if needed.  If you have any questions, please email me at the Contact Me button on the side. There will be three winners as decided by me.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Jane Arden

Here is another Jane Arden's Wardobe.  This one is dated 9-10 1939.  She has 5 outfits and three hats.  It is a full page but I have not had time to scan the whole page since it is too big for my home scanner and too fragile for my hand scanner.  The newspaper has aged and yellowed over the years. Each outfit is designed by a different person, whose name is next to the designs.

Description:newspaper doll
Name: Jane Arden's Wardobe
Full newspaper comic sheet.  Partial page shown.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

School Days

Here is a paper doll from Dolls magazine, September 2002.  There are two pages, one featuring a girl and the other a boy.  Each doll has one outfit and a hat.  The artist is Kathy Pollak. 

Description: magazine paper doll
Name: School Days
Artist:Kathy Pollack
Format: 2 page magazine spread

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dress- A- Doll Housewife

Eileen Rudisill Miller

Melissa Smith
As promised, here is the OPDAG Dress-A-Doll for the Housewife Issue.  The artist is Eileen Rudisill Miller.  I designed four retro inspired outfits for the doll.  Three were featured in the OPDAG magazine. 

Name:The Housewife
Artist:base by Eileen Rudisill Miller
outfits by Melissa Smith

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

An Apron for Every Occasion

The newest issue of OPDAG Paper Doll Studios finally came in.  Issue 109's theme was Housewife.  I designed this two page paper doll featuring vintage aprons as my entry for the magazine.  I'm not 100% happy with the colors.  The next theme has changed a couple times already.  It started out as "Religions of the Wrold" to "Regions of the World" and is now "Fashions 'Round the World"  I've started a kokeshi inspired kimono paper doll, which I feel still fits the theme.  I also might begin a folk costume paper doll.  on the next post, I will upload the Dress-A-Doll for the Housewife issues and my outfits for her.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Colombine Pantin

Here is a paper doll from Doll Reader September 1996 called Colombine (Pantin).  She is on a single page and is a jointed  doll.  This is a reproduction of a doll from 1890.  Brads are needed to put the doll together.

Description:jointed paper doll
Name: Comobine Pantin
Date 1996 reproduction 1890
Publisher:Doll Reader
Format:single sheet reproduction page. No instructions.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Elizabeth Taylor 1950

Here is a set of Elizabeth Taylor paper dolls from Whitman featuring two dolls.  It is cut and some items may be missing.  There are outfits and accessories for each doll and some photographs too.  This set was published in 1950.