Laura Hartman whose blog is writeknit has joined the neighborhood. Laura does a lot of book reviews, but not always. Check out this post, a true blast from the past for some of us — paper dolls, with the original little flaps and everything. Laura’s post is much more extensive than the little clip I’ve shown here and she is also featuring an old sewing pattern in her article. Laura is very reminiscent of the 1950’s and 60’s in her recollections as she reminds us of ‘the good old days’. I remember paper dolls very well, particularly Flora, Dora, and Cora, for some odd reason.
And of course, now that I am curious as to what is being offered today along these lines, online, I had to check out to see if Amazon sells paper dolls. They do kinda, sorta, — the dolls and outfits I came across are actually magnetic from what I read, but there are paper stickers that can be added to enhance the outfits and so they call them ‘paper’ dolls. At a little over $10.00 for a ”paper’ doll kit’, they appear to be reasonably priced. The doll kit I’ve linked to are dolls from the movie Frozen. These dolls are very glittery, mimicking ice I suspect. I have featured this item on my new page … “Toys the Orples Recommend” … This page was born literally ‘born yesterday’. LOL Come see my new baby and share your thoughts.
Or if you rather, please feel free to visit the neighbors.