Friday, April 17, 2020

A handmade paper doll by Margaret Menamin

One of the beautiful things about paper doll collecting is the friendships that are formed.

The friendship between Margaret Menamin and Carol Carey was a thing to behold. They delighted in each other's company and creativity. 

This is a paper doll that Margaret made as a birthday gift for Carol in 1996. Margaret died after a short illness in 2009; you can read more about her here.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter from The Joan Walsh Anglund Children's Page

Good Housekeeping, April 1991
Jane and her doll Elizabeth

Good Housekeeping, April 1979
It is Spring again...Let's make an Easter Shoe-box Scene 

A Happy Easter

Dear Aunt Hattie,
Just a line to wish you a Happy Easter & to say I hope you are well. Love to you from all.
Warren Jr.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Mopsy inspired, 1939

This is from a 1939 catalog of patterns "For Women Who Sew," that was distributed by Rocky Mountain News. It was published by Today's Pattern Bureau out of Chicago. It's just one page; the other illustrations don't resemble Mopsy, and there are also photographs of movie stars wearing clothing similar to one you can make from these patterns.

I don't think Gladys Parker drew these outfits, but I could be wrong...perhaps these are Parker's own designs?