Monday, 28 July 2008

****GIVE AWAY! GIVE AWAY!*******

Well I have finally done it! my quest to make paper dolls is finished, and it has been a long but fun journey. It really started here with my grandmothers death, so this in a way honours her.

The paper dolls are illustrated by me and the collage clothes are based on Lies' designs and fabrics. I see this as a natural joining of illustration and craft in a way that makes me quite happy.

Each set contains one doll, three outfits, and a friend. You can cut them out and dress them up creating your own anemone fashion world.








I don't intend to sell these but I DO WANT TO GIVE THEM AWAY! so if you are interested, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT, including your name and which doll you like, and on Tuesday AUGUST 5 I will draw 5 names for a hat. And who knows what other goodies may find their way into your parcel!

but folks, that is not all! my husband and I have been labouring away (okay luke has been doing most of the labouring on this part) to bring you this game which simulates playing with paper dolls.
WANT TO PLAY PAPER DOLLS? of course you do!


You can choose from one of three characters, mix and match outfits, and select a friend before printing your creation. *click the yellow arrow to make the magic happen

I really hope you all enjoy this because I had such good time dreaming, brainstorming, and creating these dolls. And don't be shy, leave a comment! you must be in to win :)

-kimberlee

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved paper dolls when i was a little girl. That brown doll is a bit of me - i only WISH i had that wardobe for my baby girl! (G Scott)

dolls123 said...

I like Lavender

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

gabrielle said...

my 6yr old Harriet would love the lavender doll, it even looks like her. I only wish your clothes went up to her size, having checked out your K rd shop we are hoping our next is a girl so we can buy some little dresses and tops
gabrielle

Helen said...

So cool! Please put me in the draw for Diasy, because I LOVE that 70s orange and brown combination.

You are super-clever!

helenandfraser@inspire.net.nz

xx Helen

Ann said...

Kimberly these are gorgeous! I've just this minute been thinking of ideas for my neice's birthday present and she would love one of these! I like Daisy best.
Ann

Heart Felt said...

You two are soooo clever, they are divine (my fave being Clover) What fun! Jannelle. xx

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Man you guys are clever! Perfect combo of creativeness and techy skills.

I love Daisy. Her dress is rockinnn.

xo

Kirsten said...

Oh my goodness these dolls are sooo beautiful!!! Paper dolls are the best! You are such a clever clever woman!
Oh how difficult to choose a favourite - they are all gorgeous! I think I would have to say Daisy simply because Milla beene recently became the proud owner of that black floral dress. The dress is very special to us as it is to be her 2nd birthday dress for her "Merry Woodland picnic party" to be held on 9th August! How exciting!
Well done - they are so cool and I cant wait to play with them on the computer too!

Kirsten said...

Man that little interactive doll play is super cool - Well done Luke!
I just made a little woodland party friend for Milla beene using her dress and of course the squirrel friend!!!! How very appropriate!
So much fun I had to write and tell you!

Anonymous said...

Clovers wardrobe is wild.
Loving her chubby legs!
Reminds me of my 2 year old wild child, Claudia...although her wardrobe is far more boring unfortunately. Great work. Most people just talk about making fabulous stuff and things...you actually DO IT!!
Jodi Sterling jodisterling@gmail.com

rhiannon said...

oooooh I loved making paper dolls as a kid (and a teenager.. hah).
And well done on the interactive doll too, that's amazing. man you two are clever!
I'd love to be in the draw : )

Rachel said...

Hey girls, what talent!!! I am not choosing a favourite doll cos to choose one would be to not choose another! I only wish that I were small enough to look this styley! Please make me some paper clothes! YOu guys are pros at creating beautiful things. xx can't wait to see more.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!! Haven't seen such cute and stylish paper dolls since I was a kid (ahem, and that'll be quite some time). I'm sure my little girl would be so thrilled if she could have Daisy with the beautiful clothes and a CAT!!

:) Mona

elverdans@gmail.com

therese said...

soo clever, and soo cute! we (me and my 6 yo girl) like daisy, and we promise that if she comes our way, she'll be given a good and loving home for herself, her cat and her groovy wardrobe.

Anonymous said...

Count me in for the drawing! I would love any of the three. Grandma would be proud, they are just adorable.
Love, Rebecca

charlotte said...

oh my god! you've got to print these up and sell them

they would make amazing fridge magnets!!!!!!!!! I'd buy them.

charlotte said...

I made clover with the green leaf top a and the green pants with a cat!!!

and then printed her out at work.

I LOVe this game. I think you need to start up a little games category on your right hand nav girls :)

Kristin82 said...

I love these! It takes me back to when I painstakingly punched out paper dolls as a child. Yours are way cooler! I love Daisy and her fabulous cat.

Helen said...

OMG!! Dolly joy!!!!!! :) Daisy is my pick (love the green leave top and pants). My only problem would be how to keep my 5yo daughter's hands off her ;)

LucyCantKnit said...

I love paper dolls! When I was little, I wouldn't let anyone else cut them out because they were never done to my satisfaction. I love both Clover & Daisy and couldn't tell you which I prefer. Keep up the wonderful work

lilysmakebelieve said...

It was a long hard decision but I'm locking in Daisy! She's too cute and I love her kitty.

They are all brill in their own special way. Talent!

xx Liv

Anonymous said...

I have a little crush on Clover - how sweet a name.

My first comment - I do so enjoy this blog and all the beautiful things you make.

rachaelandrews@slingshot.co.nz

Rach.

RachelP said...

Oh wow, these are so amazing! Ooooh, I do love Clover. Freya and Aila would love playing with her but I don't know if I would be able to bring myself to share! You are so clever and I have been admiring your work from afar for a while now...

Rachel
pettigrews@ihug.co.nz

kathyo said...

I have two little girls who would love these! Beautfiul work.

Victoria said...

how cool is that!! Those paper dolls are fabulous, I would like to wear their clothes!

R.W.S. said...

Whoa, those are so cool! Nice work (and nice tribute).
The interactive game is totally awesome. If I was rich I'd pay you guys to make an R.W.S. version with my own clothes... would make choosing an outfit in the morning way more fun!

Fiona said...

thank you for putting the game up. I had a lot of fun! :) must be a lot of work! and kim, those girls are adorable.. with pretty clothes n cute pets!

Claudia said...

Oh, I love paper dolls! I had a huge collection when I was a kid and I loved to draw new outfits for them. I could spend hours and hours with them. I think I played more with paper dolls than with the 3d ones. :D
I loved Daisy because I'm a sucker for redheads in general. :)

Louise said...

Wow! They are lovely. What a great collaboration between the two of you! I can't decide which one I like best. The game is fun too.

Calypso said...

Oh, these are so lovely and cool. I love them all. I have a little, blonde 3 year old niece back in the UK who would love Clover, and she'll love the game, too.

soheartfelt said...

I have the best memories of my mom drawing giant dolls on some cardboard and then we had to use fabric to dress them - they always had bobbie socks and bloomers! Thanks for the chance!
shells

Carol said...

HI, I love the wabbits, and I relaly like the idea of giving away hand made things (I usually d othe same, but not in the blog, uhhhhmmm, maybe I should start)
My favorite doll is Daisy, and thank you for sharing!! XOXO
(Carol)

Calee said...

These are really darling! I'd love a Daisy for my but it would be loved to death by my goddaughter, who is 7...

caleemlee at that place known as gmail dot com

R.W.S. said...

Oops I forgot to say I like Lavender the best (no disrespect intended to the others, of course)!
x B.

Amy said...

That was so much fun. I'd love a chance to play with the real things. I'd choose lavender because if I had a cardy like hers I'd wear it almost every day.

The Calico Cat said...

Daisy! (Really I love her kitty!)

sarah said...

Oh these are so lovely. My daughter who will be turning 1o would just love these.

Jacoline (Lien) said...

What a great idea. I love the dolls and what a great game. You are so creatief. I'm a new bloger so If you like come and visit me. My girls and I love Daisy, so we like to give it a go.

Anonymous said...

As the proud and lucky owner of many of the anemone clothes in real life (flower pinnie, moon skirt, green leaf top, black flower dress, flowers top etc. plus some of Kimberlee's paper goodies too!!), if I am picked as a "winner" I would like the paper doll of her choice to go to Lieveke (who always so generously "gives me" her clothes). I'm sure that Lieveke's excellent taste will ensure that she selects the perfect paper doll match.

Jen from Melbourne.

Joanna said...

While traditionally I am inclined to choose dolls that don't look like me, I like Clover the best. And I love the squirrel. - JJ

Chloe said...

I have just found your blog via show your workings and I onloy found her blog last week!

I love these paper dolls and little game is brilliant. Really sweet!

Dawn said...

I like the 'green' girl 'cos I love her little trouser suit. Wish I had that black and white top and green trou myself - and I'm an adult (well maybe). Also I love turtles.