Thursday, 15 January 2009

Paper Dolls In The House Of Books

The tiny paper dolls say "Welcome to the house of books!" They are saying welcome to some visitors from overseas who came to stay today. The chilly, foggy weather of London has not put them off. Our first visitors, all the way from Athens, Georgia, are little paper doll likenesses of me and Candace that she has cleverly made into book marks. Book marks are always particularly welcome in the house of books. Thanks Candace!
The second visitor, from Belgium, is this beautiful paper doll made by Inge. She looks as if she has walked straight out of a fairy tale. We took part in a paper doll swap on Suzi Blu's Petite dolls workshop. Her name is Victoria and she expressed an interest in my paper people book so I photographed her in front of that. She is beautifully made. Thanks Inge!

I love the back of Victoria too.
Last of all-this is the cover of the roof of the house. Isn't it lovely? I like the Witch's big needles and cotton reel, or is the witch tiny?

11 comments:

Shell said...

All these wonderful paper dolls. Seeing yours and your paper dolls from you friends make me want to create some. My lovely three are sitting right on my desk. Always ready with a smile for me.

Liz said...

Sarah,

Those paper dolls are lovely!! All of you are so talented! The bookmarks are great!

Anairam said...

Lovely, lovely paper dolls! I brought Rapunzel, Goldilocks and Snow White to my study to see their little friends and they tried to climb through the computer screen (they thought it was a window) to go and play, so they were a little sad but now I've given them a teeny chocolate cupcake each to nibble on and they seem okay.

jaybean said...

Oh Sarah how fun! I have to try to make one. I just love these! Thanks for sharing!!!

Sarah said...

Thanks Shell and Liz. You should Shell!
That's so funny Anairam! Silly girls. Glad you are looking after them!
Thanks Janine!

eb said...

your paper dolls are deLIGHTful!!!

I want to come and play at your house...

xox - eb.

Lori Anderson Designs said...

I love all the dolls (and the little bits of snow that fall as I read your blog!)

Elizabeth said...

What delights!
Most magical -and I had not thought of the poet and writer Eleanor Farjeon for years!
looking forward to yout tea cup!

blackeyedsuzie said...

These are so lovely... Was it some kind of swap? What a great idea!

Lavender Dreamer said...

They are OH so sweet! I actually got a little paper doll from my friend today for a birthday gift! Love them! Love your blog, too!

Karin said...

These paper dolls are amazing! You are so talented! And I love the look of all the vintage books, too.