Saturday, July 6, 2013

Oh You Beautiful Doll! & A New Matchbox Swap!

My love affair with dolls goes way back.
I have fond memories of playing with my Barbie and Midge dolls
for hours on end.
 
Several years ago one of my favorite creative pastimes was
making paper dolls, most were sold on ebay.
 MerKitten
Man in the Moon ATC Doll
Catrina
 &
 Santa Cat
were just a few.
 
I also collect dolls of all kinds.
 Miniatures are always appealing,
 and musical dolls are an extension of my
music box addiction.
 Handmade artist dolls are particularly special as I am well aware
of the hours of love and skill put into creating
a one of kind keepsake.
 
I recently participated in my first mixed media doll swap.
We swapped dolls made from
vintage salt and pepper shakers and antique doll heads.
 These are my dolls
 and this is the beauty I received from my partner
 Amy.
 
I'm currently participating in a cork doll swap.
 This charming girl was created by our talented swap hostess
 
And there's nothing like an altered skelly doll
for Halloween!
This guy was swapped out last year.
 
I can't believe it took me this long to translate my
love of dolls
into a matchbox swap!!!
I hope you'll join me in celebrating
dolls of all kinds.
Sign-ups are open now


5 comments:

Something Special said...

Hi JoAnne, Just commented on flickr. So happy to get involved with the next matchbox swap. I was sad to miss the last one. I love your paper dolls.

Createology said...

Your dolls of all makes and styles and sizes are amazing. I am smitten with Merkitten. Happy Creative Hearts...

D. Jean Quarles said...

Those are quite impressive!

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Martina2801 said...

What a beautiful collection of dolls, dear JoAnne. Each one is beautiful and the design is perfect!