...still plays with dolls.
When my dear Daughter-in-Love recently shared this pin with me, I stopped smack dab in the middle of a building project (more on that later) to go up to my studio and MAKE.
I started with some simple little designs (which I saw on another site and am so sorry I can't find to credit here).
The fun is in opening those little matchboxes to see the magic!
Those legs reminded me of ballet dancers, so I tried to put the dolly in an appropriate pose and...
...I used my trusty Sharpie to give her some ballet shoes.
Then I thought, "Well, if a girl can have shoes...why not grab the white gel pen and give her some socks?"
I am so disgusted with myself for having failed to mark where I saw these "faeries in a matchbox" so I could give credit to the source. I loved them so much.
I love this little faerie's...
Since the inside surprise is so much fun, I thought "Why not give this birthday girl...
...a birthday gift?"
And, since this girl...
...isn't celebrating a birthday, why not give her a puppy for a surprise?"
You see how it goes.
Of course, I always think of my own little girls - now so grown-up - when I am playing with dollies, so I made a little Matchbox Mary, complete with her little "polka dot" mole...
...and her beloved Jack.
Now I must work out how to draw a teeny, tiny hedgehog.
And buy more matchboxes.