...Owner Phyllis Mae (Freckles) recollects..."In a family of five girls and three boys, my sisters and I loved paper dolls. I remember my older sisters, Mary Elizabeth (Beth) and Shirley Anne (Sheryl) drawing paper dolls, and Marjorie Alice (Marj), Jessie Carol (Cricket) and I having to have our own paper dolls.
We drew our own paper doll clothes on any plain paper we could find. We cut out the models from old Sears Roebuck, and Montgomery Ward catalogs and then tried to find clothes to fit. If all else failed we would cut our own pattern from the material pages. We kept all of our paperdoll treasures in old shoe boxes under our beds." excerpt from Phyllis' Paper Doll Memories ~ PJ's Paper Doll Newsletter - September issue ~ Read the rest of Phyllis' memories on PJ's Blog!
"It is only my memory that keeps my Grandma, Mary, with me. A paper doll is involved in one of my earliest memories of my Grandma. My first paper dolls came at the "magical" time of year that fills childrens hearts and minds with awe and wonder: Christmas. I think that it was my Grandma who gave me my first paper dolls. I would have been 4 - 5 years old. My Grandma had come for a visit. She lived in Florida, we lived in California. Of course, Grandma spent most of her visit with my Mother and other grown ups." excerpt from Rhonda's Paper Doll Memories ~ PJ's Paper Doll Newsletter ~ November issue ~ Read the rest of Rhonda's memories on PJ's Blog! If you have a paper doll memory that you would like to share...fill out the form below or on PJ's Blog. Your memories are special - share them with our readers and we will send you a hard copy of the newsletter your memories are published in...FREE!
..."After my mother drew Velvet for me she told me that she would need to be backed with cardboard to make her stronger. My search led me to my dad's garage where I found the cardboard from the "3M Sanding Block Sand-Paks"...the sand paper was left in a neat little pile on the bench.
I still have my homemade paperdolls. They are old, faded, crinkled, and torn, but they have memories that are precious and unique." excerpt from Janey's Paper Doll Memories ~ PJ's Paper Doll Newsletter - October issue ~ Read the rest of Janey's memories on PJ's Blog!
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