Friday, 8 May 2009
Today's my birthday, and I'm old! 40, to be precise. I'm finally old enough to feel like a proper adult: lipstick, handbags, and shoes with heels will no longer intimidate me. And when I feel nervous about doing something, I'll be able to say myself "You're 40! You can do it."
I'm terrible at age-appropriate gifts, though. I've wanted to make a paper doll for ages, and what better deadline than a birthday? So here's a paper doll present for everyone who still likes to play with dolls. You can find the doll on my Flickr page (front and back and a basic dress template). Print it out, stick it to some card, and cut out. Cut a strip of card 1cm x 15cm, fold in half, and stick it into the slits in the stand. Now play textile designer with the dress!
There's a sullen version of the doll too, in case the dress you make is really horrible. And the dress I decorated is here. (Yep, I cut the dress out before I remembered to scan it...)
These images seem rather large to me, but I wanted to be sure they'd print out well; this is the first time I've tried this, so if anyone has any hints for improvement, please let me know.