Elsie's Paper Dolls

A few months back, my mother-in-law sent me an old envelope containing her mother's paper dolls.  She thought the girls would like to see them.  I've taken them out a few times - thinking of what I can do to display and preserve them.  Maybe put them in a frame of some type?  Any suggestions?

They are so delicate. Cut from newsprint and colored with markers (it appears).


My youngest is home this morning and wanted to play with them...asking how they "work".  I explained that these belonged to her Grandma's mommy and they are very special.  But still, we carefully tried on different outfits.  I didn't want to bend the tabs as they are really fragile, but all still intact.

I have no idea how old they are...maybe the late 1920s or early 1930s?  I'll have to find out.  Such a special treasure for the kids.:)  And a perfect addition to our sewing space.


In Progress...

A little doll for my youngest.

I was waiting on a shipment of wool to finish stuffing this doll, and it's finally here.

Now I'll have something relaxing to do this evening...and better yet, I'll put my youngest to work (she tears off bits of stuffing for me). That will keep her busy and focused :). She's a night-owl.

And yes, that is pink yarn (though it's hard to tell, isn't it?). It was requested that this doll have pink hair - "like cotton candy!

How could I resist? She's four now...she has opinions.