Friday, July 8, 2011

Paper Dolls

I have not had the opportunity to load these pictures and tell you about my fabulous Saturday with my girlfriend Charlene and her adorable daughters Brooklyn and Tessa! Hubbub went on his very first motorbike trip to Fernie, BC with a group of guys from Church and I had my girlie time!

Girls are so wonderful ~ it's true! I am not used to having girls around and I'm definitely not used to making arts and crafts with them, well let me tell you what a treat this past Saturday was!

When the girls sat down at the table to look at the book (Julie Nutting's Collage Couture) their eyes were so dreamy and full of wonder, they couldn't wait to get started! I had already cut out the paper doll parts and attached them with brads (it could be kind of tricky for little fingers to do). Now, they needed to decide what kind of outfits their dolls were going to have... Brooklyn chose an elegant style dress that is sort of country-like in the book, but we made it more into an evening gown; Tessa was frilly all the way, she chose the most colorful dress in the book and she wanted to use just as many colors!

After choosing their dress styles I had them choose their colors of papers (I had a number of beautiful scrapbook paper that are all girlie that I was just waiting to use), again their eyes went all dreamy as they ooooed and aahed their way through the pages. I LOVED SEEING THIS and was so blessed by this girlie time.

Now it was time for cookies and milk while I drew out their gowns on tissue paper then cut out each piece separately. The girls were so patient as they waited for me to finish.

When their gowns came together they were in awe, they LOVED them! After placing the dresses on their dolls I created some hair and headbands for their new dolls.

Brooklyn named her doll Jessica using her middle name and Tessa named her Kelly after ME! (Super awesomeness!)

And here are Jessica and Kelly fully finished! I hear they played with them the entire day at home.

Thanks Charlene, Brooklyn and Tessa for coming to play with me, I had a wonderful time!

Hugs and blessings Everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!



Janet said...

Sounds like everyone had a fun day. The paper dolls look great.

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

oh how fun !!!! I know what you mean when girls have those 'dreamy eyes'.. oh... I was like that too... my eyes.. and my girls... I know exactly what it looks like :D
Super awesome that one of them is named Kelly !!! hehehe

Creative Mish said...

What a fun time! It looks like they really enjoyed it and YES! Girls are amazing.

Catherine... said...

Love the paper dolls...great job...

Suz said...

I am so grateful to have a daughter. I was the only girl with four brothers and Kat is a huge gift to me. I am so glad you got to borrow some surrogate daughters. They look adorable and they did a great job on their dolls. That book is the next on my list, Kelly. I was cold when I saw your doll. So very cute.

Summerland Cottage Studio said...

This is so sweet !
I am sending this post to julie Nutting so she can share in the blessing.
Thank you Kelly, for popping in to view my world and for the kind words.

Julie said...

I can't believe I missed this post. I'm so glad ttyou found the charming world of paperdolls!

Tiffany said...

How lovely! You've definitely shaped a wonderful day that they'll hold dear. God Bless.

Createology said...

Sounds like a very precious day spent together. I love the girl's paper dolls as they are simply adorable. Sunshine Summer Smiles...

Cindy Jones Lantier said...

Absolutely lovely! It sounds as though everyone had a grand day!