Friday, July 21, 2017

Tween Fashion Friday - Faye

I cannot believe how fast this summer is going by!! It's already time to start shopping for school supplies....

We live in Massachusetts and there's a group here called the Highland Street Foundation that sponsors free Friday programs all summer. It's a great way to sample the rich cultural experiences here in MA.  The boys and I have been to several museums (we're here today) and it's been great!

Today I have a spring/summer-ish set. I love pink & blue together like this! I really wanted to draw some ruffles so I threw that in there.

Tuesday should be a Josephine, barring any catastrophes this weekend!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Ecclectic Wardrobe of Josephine - Page 17

Anyone else watch Game of Thrones?  My husband and I watch it (so do my parents).  I read the first few books and encouraged my husband to watch it. Took a couple of tries, but now he's hooked, too.

Today's set is not specifically a Game of Thrones set but definitely inspired by it.  I'm totally on Team Daenerys :) The costume designers for Game of Thrones are amazing, but the costumes for Daenerys and her inner circle are far and away my favorite.  In the season premiere, Daenerys and her translator/friend/etc Missandei are gorgeous AND practical!! (You can see some images here -- I didn't check for spoilers, so enter at your own risk.)

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So Josephine isn't Daenerys.  But she'd fit in just fine!

Another influence for this week is the new Wonder Woman movie.  I enjoyed it; my husband did not.  I do have to agree with him that it was a bit over-hyped, and yet there's something about it that I really loved.  She's a super hero with heart, which sounds really trite and condescending and that's not what I mean at all. She cares.  It's about resolving conflict not seeking glory and I loved that.

Anyway, today's Josephine is all practical armor.  And I thought rose gold would be a nice change from shiny silver.

Let me know what you think! This one was fun -- it also took WAY longer than I anticipated so it's going up a little late today.  Look for more on Friday!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Tween Fashion Friday - Laurel

It's been a rainy summer here in New England.  Not so terrible that we can't go outside, but just enough to be a nuisance. I have very active sons who love being outside.  As a family, we try to go to state parks & low-key hiking.  Camping....well, not so much.

Today's set is inspired by our outdoor adventures.

There are some practical pieces in this set - like those hiking boots - and some that would be pretty useless outside.  On a bit of a side note, if you like that mountain pattern, it's available on actual, real fabric here.  I've been trying to take some of my original pattern designs & put them on fabric.  I'm not great at sewing, so I've never actually used my own fabric! The samples I have are really nice, though, so maybe I'll learn to sew sometime!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Eclectic Wardrobe of Josephine - Page 16

First up, I did not mean to be absent all of last week! Over the fourth of July holiday, my husband, my father, and I built a deck on the house.  It was more labor intensive than I was expecting!! So basically, I didn't anything last week because I was too sore to draw or write or pretty much function.

And then I got a cold.  Talking has been...challenging.

And then I had a root canal Monday.  Which is exactly as much fun as it sounds.

Not that any of that is an excuse.  I really should get ahead on my drawing!!

Today I have another Josephine sheet.  This one is a bit futuristic but also something that I think could be worn today.  The colors are really bright!  I think the blue-green top from sheet 13 might mix with this set, though I confess, I haven't tried it.

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It feels a bit like it's out of the 5th Element.  That's a crazy, fun movie that still holds up well, I think.

I will endeavor to stay on schedule now! That root canal is getting a crown in about ten days, so there might be a little lull around that.

More paper dolls on Friday!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Paper Doll Collaboration 2017: Mythological Creatures

It's June so we're half way through the year-long paper doll collaboration project.  I'm just loving this! Having a list of themes that we work from has made this so much fun.  So many of these ideas are things I never would have thought today's theme!

I could have taken the easy route & done something I was comfortable with, like a mermaid or an angel.  Nope! I really, really wanted to try my hand at a centaur.  I'm not overly familiar with horses so forgive my inaccuracies! I knew I wanted a Greco-Roman inspired centaur.  It's pretty great,  I think!! This whole project is so much fun.  I hope every one else is enjoying it too!!

To grab the other parts of the series, go to Paper Thin Personas, Pop Culture and Paper Dolls, and Miss Missy's Paper Dolls.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Eclectic Wardrobe of Josephine - Coloring Sheet 5

We're settling into our summer routine now... We had a super busy first week of vacation and now things are starting to quiet down.  I'll get some new material up next week.

Hopefully summer (or winter, as the case may be!!) is as pleasant where you are as it is here.  So far, it's been mild, which is just the way I like it.  And my first ever garden is thriving! I have zucchini and pumpkin plants that are just massive.'s Josephine.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Tween Fashion Friday - Black and White Coloring Set 4

Summer is now in full swing at my house! We went to Boston to see the tall ships, we picked up our summer reading kit at the library, and we're off to the Peabody Essex Museum today.  The local lake opens for the season tomorrow & we'll be spending plenty of time there, too!

Today's download is another tween coloring sheet.  I'm hoping these coloring sheets provide a fun distraction for all of you this summer!

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I'm still working on the At the Beach companion paper doll.  I'm also eager to start a new paper doll series but I'm not sure what.... Hopefully that'll happen soon :)

There's one more coloring sheet for Josephine on Tuesday, and then another collaboration paper doll coming up after that!