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I simply adore vintage paperdolls and some of my most precious childhood memories are of the paperdolls I played with as a child. I loved those little scraps of paper printed in beautiful colors and all the beautiful outfits that came with my paperdolls. My paperdolls could do anything and they always had the right outfit for any occasion. As an adult I still love paperdolls and I actually do have a few sets to this day. I love to be surrounded by the things in life that bring a smile to my face and bring back those precious memories of days gone by.
I was thinking that I needed something to put my vintage brooches on, a way to display them. Then I thought about a vintage paperdoll printed on fabric and sewn like a tiny pillow. I have a crown brooch that I thought would look adorable on a pretty paperdoll. So then I realized exactly what I wanted to do.
And inside the little fabric pillows I made for bracelets and rings. These were made by printing vintage perfume labels on to fabric and then sewing them to make the perfect place for my bracelets and rings.
With this thought in mind I needed something for my vintage brooches.
Here is the pillow I made for bracelets.
And here is the pillow I made for rings.
So I first printed out my paperdoll image onto printer fabric, then cut her out and her dresses. I placed her on canvas fabric and put two layers of batting and then another piece of canvas fabric. I stitched around her using a zigzag stitch and then I added a vintage blue binding ribbon to her. I can tie her little dresses on her using the ribbon.
Now you could add any embellishments to her that you might want and she is a perfect little doll to play with and any little girl would love her....
But this big girl wanted to use her to hold vintage brooches.
Doesn't she look so cute wearing my vintage seed pearl crown brooch...
This is a great idea to make for the little girl(s) in your life or for yourself.
And finally she is home inside my jewelry box.....