Friday, October 19, 2012

Pretty Paper Doll

 Hi!  I made a baby!  I found free paper dolls on Pinterest.  I have LOVED this artist for 30 years, but I forgot the name.  I was so pleased to find Michel's work on this paper doll site. I cut the blue-eyed baby out and glued her to a big hunk of cardboard.  She has a back, too!
 She is going to live in a pocket of my SMASH book.  Since my theme is "surrender" I found her fitting.  Babies are dependent like I want to be.
 You can have A LOT of paper doll fun for free!  Aren't her clothes lovely?
 Here is another happy find: Laura Stoddart's art!  This book is a small treasure!

 I thought it was very cute that Bill chose bat cups for his board meeting this week!
 And around the house I found my birthday ribbons hanging on a knob.  Happy!
 Speaking of birthday happiness, my neighbor gave me these Vera Bradley gloves.  The bow is attached to the tag.  Aren't they bright and cheery?

 Something that I've been meaning to show you is this prayer plaque that my granny gave me when I was confirmed.  See my granny?  Isn't she CUTE?  I love her turtleneck and cardigan.   I wear that same outfit now!  Her hair is so "granny bun-like" and well, I love her face!  Anyway, she gave me this prayer and I prayed it every night for the longest time.

A Girl's Prayer

I pray whatever wrong I do,
I'll never say what is not true;
Be willing at my task each day
And always honest in my play.

Make me unselfish with my joys,
And generous to the other girls;
And kind and helpful to the old,
And prompt to do what I am told.

Bless every one I love, and teach
Me how to help and comfort each;
Give me the strength right living brings,
And make me good in little things.

I do believe God worked in me as I said that prayer.  Yay!
I am not going to school today because I am helping Kelli.  She had surgery a week ago and is recovering nicely, but she can't lift heavy stuff (Millie Rose!) and Bryan is going on a retreat.  Yahoo!  I shall wear my jeans and play with princesses.
Would you like even more light-hearted joy?  Listen to this sweet song by my new favorite artists, The Minnutes.  Thank you for visiting me, friends!


M.K. said...

What a VERY fun song, Pom! Love it! Her voice reminds me of another fun and new group in the past couple of years ... whose name I cannot now remember. Ah well. It's hard being old and forgetful. Have a fun day in your jeans with your girls. And then, the weekend :)

Charlotte Huffman said...

Love the paper doll! Girls nowadays don't even know what fun these are. So sad! Have a great day!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

This post just lifted my heart in so many ways..the paper dolls are just wonderful, what joy they brought to my heart...I need to do that. The kitchen glove, beautiful and cheerful...the poem from your grandmother...then time to give out...a true blessing for all

Oh one of yours was a music major...oh my, I kept thinking after all the years we invested in music lessons, piano, guitar, of ours would be also...but NO! Their music is for their own pleasure, but daughter-in-law is a piano teacher

Have a very blessed sounds wonderful

Brad M said...

Lovely baby and what a sweet prayer plaque! Love you so much, can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Gumbo Lily said...

What sweet paper dolls. My Littles would like to play with those, I think. I may have to go print some fun out for them. Thanks for sharing.

I like the Pretty Baby song. It reminds me of some of the songs that Elizabeth Mitchell sings. Do you know her? You should take a listen to some of her fun little songs.

Have fun with the Princesses, Granny!

ann said...

Cute paper doll baby. What a treasure the prayer, a nice memory of your grandmother. I have to tell you, your creativity amazes me.

Betty said...

I used to love those paper dolls and if I didnt get a copy of bunty magazine with the dresses in, I would have plenty of fun creating my own! lovely prayer - will listen to song later! Betty x

Farm Girl said...

I always enjoy visiting with you. You give me such joy and I think that God answered your prayer that you prayed as a little girl.
I hope you had a lovely day and even a nicer weekend. My husband is cutting down my friend the sugar maple tree who died two years ago. I am so sad like I lost a friend.
Now I have to watch it be cut up in into little chunks. So my son can use it in his smoker. Aw well. Have a lovely day.

Carolyn Phillips said...

I used to love paper dolls when I was little and cut them from my comics every week.

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

The baby dolls are darling, especially when they have their back side, too. Bookmarking this post.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Sounds like you're having a fabulous birthday...good! The gloves are bright and cheery; you'll have fun wearing those, Pom.

Lisa Richards said...

I don't do Pinterest, but I'd sure like to find a copy of that paper doll. Where could I find it?

Audrey snuck into the pantry today and found a stack of paper cups that have been there forever. She had so much fun stacking and unstacking them! Love the bat cups!

Thanks for a wonderful post and have a great week!

Annesphamily said...

Came by from Sue's blog at COllectInTexas! A belated birthday wish to you today!

I love this post! You are incredibly talented and I enjoy meeting folks like you!

Have a terrific day!

Hugs Anne

libbyquilter said...

the paper baby doll is very cute and how fun that you have her "tucked in" to one of your smash journal pockets. it sounds like you are really enjoying that and i'm not surprised as it's a great way to do some art journaling.

the Pretty Baby song is very sweet and brought a smile.

wishing you a good week Pom Pom.


Pom Pom said...

Hooray! It was so fun to see you, precious Brad! I love my Brown Betty! It makes delicious tea. Come on over and share a pot, Ratty!

Pom Pom said...

Thank you for visiting, Anne!

Pom Pom said...

Libby Q,
I'm having a lot of fun with the SMASH book concept. I'm a novice art journal person, but I like the creating part!

Pom Pom said...

I'm sending you a stack of paper dolls as soon as school breaks for fall!

Pom Pom said...

I have the driest old hands, Sandra! I hope the bright and cheery gloves will motivate me to keep my hands protected!

Pom Pom said...

Hi Nancy! I"m so glad you like the paper dolls. I do love them, too!

Pom Pom said...

I bet you like to cut them up, just like I do, Carolyn! It's so satisfying to cut with precision. Why is that?

Pom Pom said...

Hello dear Kim!
Oh no! I am so sorry the sugar maple tree had to go. I'm glad you like my granny's prayer.

Pom Pom said...

Paper dolls are so timeless. I bet the dolls you made were lovely, Betty!

Pom Pom said...

Thank you, Ann. If only I had huge amounts of time to create. Maybe I'd fiddle around too long. You say the nicest things!

Pom Pom said...

Thank you for the suggestion, Jody!
Do print some paper dolls! You can play with them, too!

Pom Pom said...

Hi sweet Janette!
Our music major son is now a pastor. Even when he was a little boy, he had a heart for the lost. Music is his creative outlet. He's even learned to play the bagpipes!

Pom Pom said...

I agree, Charlotte! Tere are so many fun childlike activities that we've forgotten about.

Pom Pom said...

I love it when YOU talk about music. You are a song bird. (BIG HUG!)

Lisa Richards said...

Woo hoo! :D Thanks, wonderful lady!