Sunday, March 13, Things I Love: Aren't these a hoot? Interesting to look online for snippets of things that in the past you would have had to have spent hours searching for in a dusty old bookshop or toyshop.
How to Draw Dolly Dingle Greetings! This is me when I was 3. And, as you can see from the photo, I was very happy when playing with my dolls. Decades later, dolls still hold a fond place in my heart. I have created DollKind in order to publish my doll history research articles and to share my enjoyment of dolls with you.
These cheery little girl paper dolls played in perfectly to the old-time country style made popular in this decade by TV shows like Little House on the Prairie and fashions like the Gunnie Sax peasant dress.
Dressed in Victorian-esque clothing, trimmed with that trademark gingham fabric, these paper dolls were among the very favorites of so many little girls of this era.
First published in by Golden, The Ginghams were introduced to the world in a little book called The Backward Picnic. The Whitman Western Publishing Company then published the first paper dolls in a simple, brown gingham paper doll book consisting of the four dolls and four pages of cut-out clothing see photo below.
Subsequent Ginghams publications were created by Golden and Rainbow Works. The second booklet-form publication was entitled The Ginghams at Home and at School. It was published in and included not only the 4 dolls and their costumes, but also play-set rooms including a parlor, kitchen, bedroom and school room.
The third booklet publication was released in and was entitled The Ginghams Visit Grandma. It contained the 4 girls plus a grandmother paper doll, clothing and little paper accessories. The style of illustration is simple with the black pen-and-ink outlines typical of cartoonists of that period, but brought to colorful life with plenty of pretty hues and detailed patterns.
To me, the overall feeling of this well-loved paper doll collection was so friendly, playful and fun.
Did The Ginghams remind you of Holly Hobbie dolls? I know they did me. I've always wondered if any other little girls noticed that! In addition to the three rectangular paper doll booklets, The Ginghams appeared in a thrilling series of boxed play sets, each complete with a background scene, special clothes, accessories and even pets.
Each boxed paper doll set featured one of the little Ginghams girls. Carrie Carrie was the brunette girl with the bun on top of her head.
She always struck me as a very tidy little girl and I sensed she had refined tastes. It's funny to think of the personal characteristics I imbued each of The Ginghams with, but their faces, hairstyles clothing and accoutrements seemed to send me little signals about the paper dolls' personalities.
Carrie appeared in these 4 boxed sets:Nov 18, · Cut out dolls and their wardrobes. “Fiona said ‘For me the very best of Bunty was the cut-out dolls and the clothes on the back page, including cutting out and dressing up your own paper dolls which will be available for you to take home.
Homemade paper dolls with fabric scraps, buttons and wool. A great craft for kids, and a fun way for toddlers and preschoolers to explore textiles. Then I folded the piece in half, right down the middle of the drawing, and cut it out, using one side of the drawing as a guide, so the cut-out .
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