I have been working on a fun project for the Etsy shop...though it is turning out to be a particularly lengthy one!
I'm making a set of paper dolls. They are still in the planning stages, and their wardrobe is in the process of evolving.
There are two of them so far, and their outfits are interchangeable.
To my surprise the Q (not, to say the least, a girly-girl) has taken a liking to them, and has anointed my printed samples with many a sticky fingerprint as she solicitously pats them down or replaces their hats when they fall off. There is even, if you look closely, an affectionate bite mark at the top of one of the pages ;)
I really didn't consider at the start quite how involved such a project might become, and as a result, after the past several work days, I feel a bit as if I've been on a 'round the world nonstop flight.
The fun is in creating the outfits, of course! It's like designing your own closet, if money were no object ;)
Then, however (like everything else in life) there are the niggling details...finding the perfect cardstock. Dreaming up packaging options. Making sure each piece prints consistently and fits properly (snip, snip, snip! I think I have a blister on my scissor finger).
Making paper dolls, lets just say, is no afternoon lark!
But oh, the fun! Outfits pour into my head faster than I can get them down on paper.
I'm not sure how many girls there will be in all, and whether they will all share wardrobes, or whether there will be a second set with a different form. In the end, I can tell you that each girl will come with an animal friend, a smattering of accessories, and a story. Yes, a story. How much fun will that be??
Keep on eye on my Les Voyageuses blog for new outfits and progress on the completed sets!
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