As a small child I had a book of paper dolls. I distinctly remember that one of them was called Priscilla. They all wore silky undergarments and then you got to dress them up by carefully cutting out all sorts of fabulous frockery with tabs that you then you folded over the edges of the ladies.
I remember their frocks as being from the crinoline era.
I LOVED playing with them.
They truly fascinated me and absorbed me far more than silly old Barbie with her stupid stilettos, which kept getting lost, and her dumb knotty hair!
I have just come across this amazing Tasmanian arsitst named Joan Pitman who drew these beautiful paper dolls when she was 14-years-old!
I WANT them...I COVET them. Here is just one of the gorgeous creatures...
Her family has released her drawings to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and there are 3 books of paper dolls to purchase! Have a look HERE to see them. Go on! they are delightful.
I'm going to get them. I AM!
What about you?