Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gnomie, dontcha know me?

The Gnome paper dolls went into the shop today! You can find them here.

My father got me a wonderful new camera for Christmas. I just love it! It's great to be able to take shots for the shop again. Scans of paper dolls just won't do, it's so much better to see them printed and cut out.

The gnomes in their "every day" clothes.

Behind the scenes....

The gnomes in their slightly nicer clothes.

The Twins and their mouse dolls.

The gnomes in their "fancy" clothes.

Papa Gnome, looking dapper.

Cutting out the dolls, with a complete page in the background.

I loved paper dolls as a child. They're not for every kid, I get that. Paper dolls are a wonderful rainy day craft, and I have fond memories of carefully cutting out tiny two dimensional friends and adding to their wardrobes over the course of several quiet afternoons with a steady snipping hand. I never cut them out all at once, I liked to spread out the creation of their little world. Afterwards I would letter a series of envelopes with labels like "Winter clothes" and "Pajamas" and place the paper clothes inside.

Yes, I was that  kid. They're kind of an "only child" type activity, now that I think of it. Like houses made of cards or talking to one's self. I also really enjoyed embroidery and drawing for hours (ahem) as a kid. I don't know what I would have done in this age of children operating Ipads and personal dvd players.

What's wrong with a hoop and a stick?

 Maybe I'm an old soul, and by old I mean like, from the 1800s. Really, I don't know. All I do know is paper dolls f--king rule.

Here's a few more photos taken with my new camera!

One bird.

Two birds.

Elvis hating birds.

Elvis rubbing his fur all over the clean couch.
He has some serious whiskers.

More birds.

Okay, girl-with-a-new-camera-bird-and-cat-photos. I know. In my defense, I was stuck inside for a week. I promise more interesting shots in the future!


  1. Man you will never get tired of that Gnomie, dontcha know me thing!

  2. NEVER! I want it on my tombstone--but seriously, that's still one of the funniest things I've ever seen in a cartoon. Also seriously, put that on my tombstone.


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