Another new holiday item in the shop this week – a printable elf paper doll set. This little girl comes with several mix-and-match outfits, as well as a sheet of do-it-yourself patterns so you can design your own fashionably festive wardrobe. Shed make a great stocking stuffer and holiday activity for the kids! You’ll find her in the Print-a-Doodles section of the shop.
I’m always just behind the times when it comes to holiday shop preparations, it seems. I thought I was finally ahead of the game this year, but then I turn around and Thanksgiving is over and the holiday rush has already begun. How can that be?!? I’ve barely scratched the surface of all the things I wanted to do.
One of the things I did manage to finish this week was a printable advent calendar. My family always had a new advent calendar every Christmas, and it was exciting to open each little door and see what was inside. It kept impatient young minds busy until the arrival of Santa Claus and gave us something to look forward to every morning. The Calobee Doodles printable advent calendar includes easy instructions and a few fun suggestions for use, including a design-your-own option! And for only $5, it makes a great inexpensive gift or stocking stuffer for friends and family. You’ll find it in the Print-a-Doodles section of the shop!
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.
I’ve been keeping up with my weekly print-a-doodles. Here are two of the most recent ones:
I realized as I was finishing up the pizza that my last four drawings have been about food. The other night I was craving pizza like mad after watching Gordon Ramsey overhaul an Italian pizzeria on an episode of Kitchen Nightmares, so I admit that doodle was entirely inspired by my gurgling tummy. And we all know I have a fondness for cupcakes–or cake in any style, really.