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all dolled up

Paper doll - sheet 1paper doll - boy

I’ve been busy working on these new paper doll patterns for the Print-a-doodles section of the shop. I used to love to create paper dolls as a kid, and this week’s project reminded me why… getting creative with the clothes is the best part. I could spend hours coloring and decorating dresses and t-shirts and pants, mixing and matching with different accessories–it was always less about the play and more about the process for me.

Anyway, the result is two paper doll sets, one boy and one girl. Each set comes with two pages of pre-made outfits, plus a third template page that’s blank so you can design your own wardrobe. The dolls are designed to be printed on heavy 8.5 x 11 card stock for durability, but you could also add magnets to the back to create a fridge playset. You can print as many copies as you like, which make these an entertaining, yet inexpensive, party favor or gift. Just be careful with the scissors!

I hope you’ll find these sweet dolls versatile and inspiring.

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illustration friday: rescue

illustration friday: rescue

Once again, a literal approach to the theme du jour, except this time I’m quite happy with it. This will soon be a 12×36 poster in the shop!

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a sweet treat of a poster

sweet tooth

This is one of those projects that started out as a quick doodle but turned into an 3-hour session, and now it’s available as a poster in the shop. I’m particularly fond of the little gummy bears… it was a toss-up between those and worms. I may have to try a less pastel version of this poster for the boys sometime soon.

Also, a HUGE “thank you” to Apartment Therapy for noting my “numbers and fruits” poster in this list of 10 great kitchen posters for under $50. I’m flattered to be included among so many talented designers.

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illustration friday: expired

illustration friday: expired

It’s that time again. Easter is just around the corner, and this little fella is feeling a bit nervous.  In fact, it looks like someone’s already had a taste. I hope for his sake his name isn’t Cadbury… regardless, I think his expiration date is coming up fast.

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illustration friday: brave

lionandlamb-sample

My entry for this week’s Illustration Friday–sometimes, love is brave. I know, I know, it’s sentimental, but that’s why I enjoy children’s art. It allows me to tap into my sweet and sappy side, guilt-free! This happy pair will soon be available as a print-a-doodle in the shop.