Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR to Jolly Birds Everywhere!!

I had posted this picture by Louis Wain before but it is one of my favorites so I am posting it again.  I wish all of you a very happy New Year.  May GOD bless all the Jolly Birds across the globe!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Rag Doll Paper Dolls by Kay Stamps.

 1983.  Raggedy Ann Post Card Paper Doll by Kay Stamps.
1982.  Rag Doll Post Card Paper Doll by Kay Stamps.  My mom has lots of these postcard paper dolls by Kay Stamps.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wishing Everyone Around The World a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

 December 29, 1940.  PUG wishes everyone around the world a HAPPY NEW YEAR and so do I!!
February 04, 1940.  PUG paper doll from BOOTS' comic strip.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Miss Minnie Warren Paper Doll by Tom Tierney

1986.  From "Who Was General Tom Thumb?  A History via Paper Dolls. By Tom Tierney."  Miss Minnie Warren was the bridesmaid at the wedding of Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Who Was General Tom Thumb? A History via Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney.

 June 1986.  "Who Was General Tom Thumb?  A History via Paper Dolls." by Tom Tierney.  Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren Thumb paper dolls and  some of the costumes from this 8-page set.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

PUMPKIN Paper Dolls

 This paper doll is from a bag from PUMPKINS, a children's clothing store.  I am pretty sure I got it in the 1980's.  Color and cut out PUMPKIN and all her clothing and accessories and have fun.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Raggedy Ann and Andy PAPER DOLLS

 1982.  Raggedy Ann and Andy PAPER DOLLS.  1982 by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.  Two Paper Dolls, 17 Piece Wardrobe.  Whiteman.

Another set of Raggedy Ann and Andy paper dolls that I hope you will enjoy!

Baby Kitty Cucumber Paper Doll.

1985.  Baby Kitty Cucumber paper doll.  Original costumes by Judy M. Johnson.  Merrimack Publ. Corp.  From my mom's collection.  Signed by Judy M. Johnson.  I really like Kitty Cucumber and Her Friends.

What our family got for Christmas!

December 23, 2014.  The newest "doll" in our family - Spencer, son of my nephew Justin and his wife, Sarah.  Best Christmas gift our family could have received.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

My RAGGEDY ANN Doll Made by My Grandma Helm.

 My Raggedy Ann doll and her favorite paper doll book.
 My Raggedy Ann doll helping me decorate for Christmas.  Dolly Dingle and Dorothy are watching and wondering why they are trapped in a glass case and yet Raggedy Ann gets freedom.
My Raggedy Ann doll looking at a photo that includes the lady that created her.  My grandmother Helm made this doll and the quilt that Raggedy Ann is posing on.  Merry Christmas to everyone!

Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy Cloth Paper Dolls.

Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy are so colorful that they just seem perfect for Christmas.  These cloth paper dolls are from the 1990's.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Presenting GRACE MOORE, Movie Star Paper Doll

July 28, 1935.  "Presenting GRACE MOORE.  The world loves Grace Moore, not only for her glorious voice and screen personality, but for her indomitable courage as well.  After years of hardest work, she won her way to the heights in grand opera and when it was thought movie patrons would appreciate opera in motion pictures, Grace Moore was given the assignment.  Perhaps the public was not ready for opera at that time, as her first pictures were flops at the box office.  This didn't deter Grace Moore.  Rather, it strengthened her resolve to win her movie audience.  She came back again in Columbia's ONE NIGHT OF LOVE, an overwhelming and instant success which is still remembered as one of the finest productions ever filmed.  Now she appears in LOVE ME FOREVER, also produced by Columbia, and many critics pronounce it an even greater picture than One Night of Love.  Here Grace Moore is shown with a part of her beautiful wardrobe, designed by Hollywood's leading fashion experts especially for this picture, and a few gowns from her personal wardrobe."
This newspaper paper doll is from The Movie Star Paper Doll Series.

Monday, December 15, 2014

DARICE Paper Doll

 DARICE paper doll.  There is no date on the package.  She came with a paper doll stencil.
DARICE paper doll for you to color.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Finger Puppets and Christmas Tree Decoration by Richard Scarry

 1991.  Richard Scarry's Best Rainy Day Book Ever!  More Finger Puppet fun for the kiddies.
A Christmas tree decoration to color and put together.

This is CHRISTmas!

1967.  A Christmas newspaper coloring contest.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Make Your Own Paper Dolls

 1994.  The Do-It-Yourself Project Book by Anna Burgess.  Design your own paper dolls and wardrobe.

Friday, December 5, 2014

CHRISTMAS With the Little Monsters

 1978.  "Little Monsters You-Can-Make-It Book by Mercer Mayer".  This is such a fun book loaded with cut-outs.  Fun for the children in your life.  Here are two Monster Christmas cards to color, cut-out and send to friends.
 A Little Monster Christmas Calendar to color and use to count down the days until Christmas.
A Little Monster Picture Frame to color, cut-out, place a photo of yourself in and then give as a gift to someone you love, like grandma or grandpa.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


 1992.  PETUNIA PIG paper doll from "Warner Bros. Presents, LOONEY TUNES Mag., Winter 1992, No. 8".

ARTHUR and Friends Finger Puppets

 1998.  Have fun with these finger puppets from the ARTHUR book series by Marc Brown.

Monday, November 3, 2014

ROGER Cut-Out is "going fishing, instead of just a-wishing".

August 05, 1924 through August 09, 1924.  Here is ROGER FERRIS, a friend of BETTY and BILLY Cut-Out.  This ROGER paper doll has three outfits, three hats, fishing gear, his dog and her puppy - plus his dog has a bow to put around her neck.

Friday, October 31, 2014

JOAN Cut-Out is Ready for Halloween!

October 23, 1924 through October 26, 1924.  Here is JOAN Cut-Out, a friend of BETTY Cut-Out.  JOAN has two costumes for Halloween.  She can be a Hobgoblin or a Witch.  You can help her decide.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

BETTY CUT-OUT Goes To School.

October 31, 1923 through November 06, 1923.  BETTY Cut-Out is so happy to begin school.  She no longer has to wait to see her friends because now she sees them at school.  Help this BETTY paper doll dress for her first week at school.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Paper Doll from Cutting Up with Ramona! Paper Doll Book

1983.  "Cutting Up with Ramona! Paper cutout fun for boys and girls. Beverly Cleary".  Here is the boy from this paper doll book.  He is ready for Halloween.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MOPSY Comic Strip Paper Dolls from June 1959.

 June 1959.  MOPSY comic strip paper doll.  I didn't notice until now that I put the first dress upside down!  The bow is at the bottom of the dress.
June 1959.  MOPSY comic strip paper doll.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON Movie Coloring Contest, 1957

January 23, 1957.  Movie coloring contest for "TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON".  The film starred Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford and Machiko Kyo.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


 December 14, 15, 16 & 26, 1925.  Cosette's Christmas paper dolls to act out the story of the poor little French girl, her cruel stepmother and her two spoiled brat stepsisters.  In the end Cosette gets the doll of her dreams as a gift from a ragged stranger.
December 18, 19 & 21, 22, 1925.  Here are Cosette's two spoiled stepsisters.  They never did chores and only wore the finest clothes and ate the finest foods.  They never let Cosette play with their dolls.