Best Friends, Girls, and a Bunny from The Paper Doll Club

Some sweet girls by Rosie and Paloma this week.  I think you will love all of the detail to color in Paloma’s girls.  She made a doll named Rosie that is very Valentine-y, complete with a heart sweater, box of chocolates, heart crown, and special bouquet of flowers.  Rosie has made a beautiful girl with…

Valentines and The Queen of Hearts

Happy February from The Paper Doll Club.  This week, we made Valentines!  Print them out on some card stock, color them, write your to and from on the back, and pass them out or drop them in the mail for Valentine’s Day.  I loved making these.  My favorite is the peanut butter and jelly sandwich….

Mermaid, Friends, and Our First Guest Artist

Exciting things happening this week in the paper doll club.  Today we have a special guest artist!  She is a nine-year-old girl who loves to draw and color.  Her name is Gwyneth, and she was inspired by a movie called Song of the Sea (one of our favorites, by the way), and she drew two…

My Father

This morning, I am going to church to hear my Father preach.  I have done this literally thousands of times in my life.  Every Sunday morning and Sunday night of my childhood, I listened to him deliver a message that he had prayed over and wrestled with throughout the week. This morning, I will sit in the…

The Nutcracker Paper Dolls and Gift Idea

Merry Christmas from The Paper Doll Club!  Here is the promised Week 2 of The Nutcracker Doll Set with Clara and The Mouse King.  (Last week we posted The Nutcracker and The Sugar Plum Fairy.)  Hope you enjoy them.  Rosie made a beautiful Clara doll, and I think you will agree that Kells’ Mouse King…

The Snow Child Paper Dolls

This week’s paper dolls were inspired by a beautiful play that the girls and I saw with a friend over the weekend.  It was based on a Russian folktale called The Snow Child, about a barren couple who build a child out of snow.  Through love and magic, the child comes to life.  The play…

Paper Nativity from The Paper Doll Club

Just in time for Advent, here is this week’s Paper Doll Set.  We all pitched in on this one (I think you will especially like Kells’s angel!).  This is such a beautiful time of year. Enjoy your paper nativity.  There are more characters in this great story.  Can you draw them and add them to…

Slow Work

God is doing a slow work in me.   So many days it feels like nothing is happening.   Like my life, which once seemed so useful and productive, is making zero impact on the world.  The days when life was defined by an impressive string of accomplishments are lost somewhere at the bottom of the laundry…

Paper Tea Set from The Paper Doll Club!

I love this one.  Rosie, Paloma, and I love tea parties.  Over the summer, we inherited all of the leftover tea from The Baron York Cafe, a beautiful little tea room that used to sit in the heart of downtown Clarkesville.  It was a favorite spot for Randy and me, and is one of the…

Paper Doll and Song: Stargirl

This week, Rosie decided to make a “space girl,” so I was inspired to illustrate a character from a song that I wrote several years ago called Stargirl and Moonboy.  It is a sweet little love song that Randy and I recorded here at the house.  I play accordion, and he plays guitar, bass, and Irish…

The Paper Doll Club: Sleeping Beauty, Sara, and Lilly Rose

This week’s printable are Sleeping Beauty dolls.  One is awake, and one is asleep.  Hope you enjoy coloring them, cutting them out, and playing!  You could cut the sleeping doll a bed out of colored paper, make her a paper pillow, and a paper blanket to pull up over her.  And if you like, you could…