10.18.2012

Paperdolls!


It's been a few months ago now since I announced the beginnings of my new children's book project, 



What you do not know... is that since that time, this project has literally taken on a life of it's own!

As is my nature, I love to complicate things. I love to add on. Do more. Go the extra mile.

Sooooooo.... I decided to get some fun "extras" manufactured to go along with this story book. 
Because, I guess a self published children's book just didn't seem like enough to take on. :)

These extras will be part of a "deluxe edition-gift set" that will be all packaged together with the book in
it's own special decorative box. 

AND by the way... everyone who pre-orders the book, will get the gift-set "extras" for free!

Over the next few final days leading up to the pre-order opening, 
I will be sharing pictures of these special little items. 

Up first..


Paperdolls!

I just loved paperdolls when I was a child. I don't see them around much anymore though, sadly.
I thought they would make a perfect accompaniment to the story.


 You might just recognize some of Annie's outfits! 
They are all Never Not Knitting patterns for children that can be found in my pattern store.


My daughter and I had an absolute blast cutting out these dolls last night and dressing up Annie.


Here are some of our favorite outfit combinations. :)


There are still more fun things for me to share!

Tomorrow... stickers!


21 comments:

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I wish I had a little girl to buy these for! My niece is too old now!

Renee Anne said...

I know a little girl that would love this...I might have to send it to her for a present :)

Blonde said...

Paper dolls!!! Oh, I loved playing with them when I was small and you're right I haven't seen any in a very long time... Bringing them back is a great idea!

cocoavanilla said...

I have to nieces that would love the book and paper dolls! Such a sweet idea!

Fran said...

Oh, these are perfect. I have a very crafty 8 year old who loves books and paper dolls. And her name happens to be Annie!

Keppy Girl Knits said...

Heck, I want the book for myself!!! Looking great, I can't wait. Charlene Brown (Keppygirl)

Erin said...

ohmygosh, I'm dying. These are adorable. I have a little girl named Annie whom I love to dress in handknits. I can't imagine a more perfect book!

Unknown said...

Very cute. I'd love to see a little boy too. My 5-year old son has been learning to knit and he also loves to cut out detailed things. He'd probably enjoy little Annie too.

Lucy Chen said...

Congratulations on the book, Alana! And I love paper dolls, too. Do you ship to Australia?

tess said...

These are the sweetest! I love paper dolls - can't wait to see the stickers!

Lori said...

OMG, I LOVE paper dolls! And they do seem to have lessened in popularity. I can't wait to get this set and give the dolls to my granddaughter (along with some knitted goodies).

Pearly Queen said...

This is fab! Where can I pre-order?

Terry said...

Love it! This is absolutely adorable! I loved playing with paper dolls growing up. My granddaughters are still too young but will surely get and save for them. Can't wait to purchase.

cinnymom said...

So excited about this book release as well as the paper dolls idea! As a youngin, I LOVED paper dolls. Brilliant Idea :)

Julie Witt said...

I hope you are getting a lot of these books printed because it is sure to be a hit. I can't wait to pre-order one for myself, I mean my granddaughter!

Auntea said...

Oh my gosh, that is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!! I loved paper dolls. How much more fun could this be?

kamadres said...

The paper-doll is great!
Until my daughter is old enough I will play with the doll :-D
Can't wait until the pre-order!

AudKnits said...

My little-girl self is running for the scissors.... Adorable! The paper doll makes me want to be 6 years old again.

StarSpry said...

These are so adorable!!

Kate Cole said...

Hey! I recognize the paperdoll's headband!

Kristen Jancuk said...

ahh! Annie's outfits look strikingly familiar! ;) also, i'm thrilled to see that Annie has an orange kitty--orangies are the best. great project, can't wait to get a copy!