Tuesday, January 15, 2013

paper-dolls...

10-15 January
I'm kinda excited about the paper-dolls; the nerdiness and and childishness of it really appeals to me.  And the stats... monitoring my handmade wardrobe, what I am wearing, how I'm wearing it and with what frequency...  omg; the latent geek emerges.  Of course there are so many more important things in life to be monitored.  But this blog has never pretended to be particularly d and m.  Just the trivia, my friends, just the trivia.  The fun stuff  :)
Thank you for the compliments on my drawing, but seriously, y'know I really wasn't kidding when I said my drawing skills are not all that crash-hot.  My paper dolls only look good because of the Fashionary .... you see, the figures on each page are already drawn in for you, naked, in very faint red dots.  All you have to do is draw in your clothes.  The line drawings on pattern envelopes can be quite helpful for that bit.  Then you just dot-to-dot draw in the rest.   And then colour in.  Yeah.  Everyone's opinion of my drawing skills is dropping dramatically, right?
I bought my Fashionary, and also one for Cassie here.  And btw, this is not an endorsement; I received no freebies and I paid full price for both  :)
It's been super humid and muggy here lately, a by-product of tropical cyclone Narelle off the coast.  The weather girl informed us that we reached our minimum of 27C in the middle of last night and then the temperature started rising and was over 30C by 2am!  Sooo hot!  The rest of today was hideous, as you can imagine!
It's been a while since I wore these sandals and I love the brightness of the turquoise and aqua set off against the sludginess of my eggplant purply brown dress.  This photo is re-visiting how I sometimes used to try to take somewhat arty outfit photos; looking down from high at my toes, trying to get all the colours and textures and the gist of the thing in one shot.
Hmmm.  :D

28 comments:

  1. Nice toes!

    Ah, you burst my bubble! I thought you had free-hand drawn your figures. Still cute though.

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  2. OMG the heat! You have my sympathy, I have been hearing about the fires there and have been hoping that you haven't been impacted too severely. Take care and stay cool.

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  3. I don't think I commented on the first paper dolls post, but I love this idea!

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  4. It is so strange that somewhere is hot%)) Even despite that fact I am looking Australian Open and see that there is really hot%)

    I thought that may be you used some cardboard doll and then trace it that why they are so equal%)

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  5. I thought you'd drawn your own doll! Great idea though. I love those turquoise sandals & the matching nail polish - very pretty.

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  6. Ha ha I just did one of those 'arty' shots for exactly the same reason. Doh! Great outfits for this week - especially the neon shorts. I don't think I've seen them on you before.

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  7. What a terrific product! Thanks for sharing it. I was so happy to see you didn't take the comment made by "anonymous" to heart. I can't figure out why people need to be so snarky.........if they don't like a blog, just don't read it! Anyway, the rest of us love your blog and read it regularly!

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  8. Love the pic. I alway assumed you'd look fabulous in the middle of summer.

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  9. Gosh - how clever (I have just ordered a book and a pad!) I have been considering asking one of my co-workers to photograph me on days when I receive compliments, abut this is much easier!

    Love the photos and the time taken to get arty shots. My last post about Sorbettos showed me looking a little 'chunky'. I think I will have to speak to the photographer (my father) and advise him that if he makes this mistake again he won't get paid (cooked Sunday Roast!!!)

    I also find it hard to believe it is so hot there. We have had about a foot of snow over the last week or so! Enjoy :)

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  10. Aww, coordinated nail-polish and sandals and scarf! :D And in such a lovely shade too. Which reminds me that my toes haven't been naked outside bed and bathroom for ages. Think you could send some of those surplus degrees up here? ;)

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  11. Your sandals are so pretty! I haven't change my mind at all! You still have to draw the clothes and colour them (good job on the maxi dress btw)
    This morning I took your advise: I found white fabric, jersey and shirting and took as many meters of it as I could. I was actually looking for bra material, but I wasn't lucky in that department. I'm tempted to make it with quilting fabric, really : D

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  12. I love the combination of purple and turqouise. I am particularly fond of those sludgy colours; I have a favourite 'dirty' green that really pops when I wear it with hot pink. You have a great eye for combining colours and I've been inspired by you many times!

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  13. Love your weeks outfits. I think this book is a terrific idea for keeping a record of your daily outfits. You've certainly been getting some very hot weather over there. I hope you're coping ok :)

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  14. No ill-effect of bursting bubbles here! (And I don't think I'm cynical, either!)
    In my mind's world, the gift of the feminine is not about accounting practicality - it's about nurturing and sustaining and thriving soulful beauty! So cheers to what floats your boat!
    I like the nail colour! It reminds me that I have kept mine natural for a long time. Even if they are covered in socks/stockings/leotards at this time of year in the northern hemisphere, I know when they're colourful and see them nightly (and often during the day when I am home!)

    I love your way of tracking what you wore today!

    Brenda

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  15. I still love the sketches. Such a nice change from the v. boring 'what I wore today' on other blogs. I've never understood the point of those. Love your shoes (not big on weird nail colours, though; I guess I'm too old fashioned to veer away from pinks/reds/oranges.) I think the Fashionary books are brilliant, I just wish I had need of one.

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  16. You have just rocketed the Fashionary to the top of my wish list. It looks brilliant! Your drawing skills haven't diminished in my eyes. It still takes skill to draw the clothing, hair, shoes, etc. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I love the paper dolls! And, those sandals are awesome!!!

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  18. I actually like the what I wore segments on blogs, but it needs to be balanced with creativity as well. I am doing it myself this year. I think readers often see lovely things made up, but as with rtw, it is all too easy to make something and shove it into the wardrobe, never to be seen again. I like the 'what I wore' because it shows that the items that we make do actually translate into our daily lives. Drawing on a daily basis takes dedication. I bet you will be drawing those models freehand by years end :-)

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  19. I think I am going to get a Fashionary once my current sketchbook is full. It must be quite relaxing doing a little sketching each day.

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  20. Fun! Just like the paper dolls my girls used to play online except you get to put your clothes on the dolls!

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  21. I love your paper dolls! You inspired me!! I´m going to make something similar, but more simply. Since you explained your nice challenge, I've been thinking and I've finally written a post with all my resolutions for this year.

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  22. i like them to the papeer dolls, but it.s a pitty that there omly for ,,normal"
    women :) .
    i,m 1.50 (i dont know how much that is in inch but it,s short) and i don,t have a sice 8.
    mabey i can drew myself?
    but you,rs is lovley.
    with greetings jenny

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  23. Pretty polish. I've been looking for some turquoise that isn't so sheer. Hard to find! I adore these paper dolls and it will be fun to follow that this year on your blog!

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  24. Oh Carolyn, the paper dolls are fun! I am looking forward to seeing more of them. I do love paper dolls.
    I have some older Tom Tierney paper dolls with glamorous old movie star fashions and adore them. You have a never-ending well of talent!

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