Sandy started designing these dolls last year when she was trying to think of a great non-plastic gift for her daughter's 5th birthday party. They were such a hit that she started a business from it!
Immediately after seeing O's doll, I knew I'd need to order a set for E. Since they are pdfs, I can print both dolls for both girls. Also, if we lose or tear the dolls or clothes, we can just print more...I REALLY love that aspect of these dolls!
I printed O's doll on magnetic paper, but I liked it so much on lightly textured cardstock that I haven't even cut it out of the magnetic paper yet (I think I'll save the magnetic paper dolls for Christmas).
I wasn't crazy about the idea of using the tabs to hold the clothes on the doll, so I was excited to find the idea of using a sticky strip at the Lily & Thistle website. The sticky strip works great!
I'm so excited by all of the things that I can make with these dolls of my girls. Their personalized Christmas ornaments for this year will definitely be paper dolls!
Another great thing about these dolls is that Sandy is so great to work with...I emailed her several times to ask if she would make minor changes here and there to make the dolls perfect. She did this happily and without hesitation.
As soon as O saw the paper dolls, she asked if we could get on to look like Laura (Ingalls...she still so obsessed with Little House on the Prairie). She'll be getting a set of "Laura and Mary" paper dolls for Christmas, and I know that she is going to have so much fun having a doll of herself play and interact with Laura and Mary. We may have to write a new book...Laura, Mary, and O!
Sandy is offering a free paper doll set with color in costumes to one lucky reader. Go to Sandy's Etsy shop and take a look around. Come back here and tell me what you liked over there. I'll randomly choose a winner on Wednesday.