Friday, December 05, 2008

altered tin with magnetic paper dolls

Hanging out at a baseball card store can have its
advantages. For instance, a large selection of
discarded tins to alter, mine for the taking!!

So this little number is now a trip to Paris for
three little girlies and their nifty dresses.

Not only is it a set of dollies, but they have
their own case. Because no one wants to lose a hat.

I actually did try it without a tin first--was thinking
of making a folio for the dolls using library pockets--
but the magnets weren't magnetty enough without the tin
behind them.

All the images are from Altered Pages.
I've got a little niece who will love this!
Okay, she's not really my niece, but close
enough.

Today is not an art day, but at least I get to
play--with GI Joes, particularly (that's right,
we play with toys for a living!) If I had
realized what awesome stuff GI Joe had, Barbie
would have got the boot. Who needs a two story
dolly house with an elevator when you can have
a training tower with a giant snake???



Do YOU have Kung Fu grip??
And what the heck happened to my Barbie house,
anyway???

10 comments:

Twisted Fencepost said...

Cut Paris dolls and tin!
I am so with you on the GI Joe stuff. I never was much into dolls.

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

Love the tin!

My brother had a GI Joe that had a lever in the back of his head so that you could make his eyes go back and forth. cool!

I can only guess what happened to barbies house after seeing that you have a bucket of barbie "parts" lying around.

AlyiceEdrich.com said...

Very creative. If my daughter or nieces were younger, I’d make that as I think it would be a great way to build imagination in our children, easy to take along on doctor visits, and a very affordable gift!

Rhonda Langley said...

I love paper dolls!! I have a set of magnetic paper dolls around here somewhere that my sister made for my DD.

My Barbie doll house was made of cardboard (yep! the older Barbie doll houses were all cardboard including the furniture). It died a slow & painful death!!

I never owned a GI Joe but the boy next door to me did and he was really cool (the GI Joe not the boy next door.) They had all the fun accessories like guns, tents and towers!!

Contessa Kris said...

I adore the dolly tins. I need to make one for Sophia.

nicólle said...

Love the tins, I've been collecting Altoids containers to make mini scrapbooks. Havn't started them yet, but seeing yours has inspired me.

tipper said...

Love the tins. Oh the days of Barbie and GI Joe that was the life!

trisha too said...

"The days of Barbie and GI Joe?"

Welcome to my life!!

;)

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

I love your tins.
I never liked Barbie - I was a Cindy girl through and through!
PS - FIVE christmas trees?!?!? I think I'd break out in a sweat!

Eli's Lids said...

Found your blog while blog hopping during nap time.
That tin is the best idea! You are so creative.
http://elislids.blogspot.com/