Not so long ago I made a note for myself to write about those dolls they put inside the toilet paper rolls and then fancy up with a crocheted skirt. Have you seen any of those lately? I can remember seeing one at a Christmas bazaar a few years ago. I think they have lost something in popularity. The question is… what took their place? I don’t know. Maybe all those rolls are just left naked now. Seems a shame.
I know my Grandmother had one. Not the Grandmother I usually enjoyed visiting, except she did play Scrabble. It wasn’t easy to find Scrabble players when I was the oldest of my brother and sisters. I do remember she had a fancy crocheted doll with the legs stuck through the roll and the skirt pulled over the thick roll of paper around her legs. I thought it was clever. I didn’t know there were more of them out there. I’m quite sure it was white and yellow, a brunette doll.
Now, such a long time later, it would be kind of nice to see one of those dolls again. I might even crochet the pattern myself. I can easily pick up a dozen dolls cheap, recycled from the bin at the local thrift shop. It would be nice to give those poor dolls something to do, a job – rather than leaving them homeless.
Crochet N More – A pattern free for personal use.
Craft Bits – A pattern contributed in memory of Irene.
Crochet Pattern Central – A variety of patterns linked to. Covers for various items.
The lovely angel toilet roll cover doll comes from an Etsy shop, JacBerKitcsh.
SturmDM has an doll with an Irish dress, quite fancy.
Lankfords2designs has a doll with a very lovely full skirt.
These are Lefton Playboy bunny figurines. I’m not adding the link because they were already sold on Etsy and again when I found a mention of them on eBay. So, no source for you, just the images left behind.
I found alien pin-up babes on eBay, artist, Mark Alfrey. He also does elves.
The last time I can remember seeing a book of paper dolls was on the shelves of a thrift shop, a second hand store. I’ve attempted to make my own, long ago. I have admiration for the people who accomplish all the precise cutting and planning to make a paper doll and her wardrobe.
Original Paper Doll Artist Guild
Organization of artists and collectors who promote the art and hobby of paper dolls.
Have you seen these little cardboard box robots before? They’re known as Danbo. (Danbos in plural?) Do you see them as dolls or robots? Either way they could be fun to pose and put into perilous situations. I’d like to make one myself. They don’t need the Amazon logo but it does suit them, gives them character.
Adults play with ball jointed dolls. Likely these are props, toys to pose the dolls with. Still seems a bit on the side of overkill. Maybe it’s just because I’d rather pose them in bondage and other perilous scenarios.
Source: BJD Adult Toy: Egg Vibrator by SightUnSeelie on Etsy
More than mere playthings, Enchanted Dolls are a brand of elegantly sculpted and articulated works of art. Adorned with elaborate costumes and graced with precious gemstones, metals, and rare found objects, each ball-jointed porcelain doll intricately conveys an aspect of our humanity.
Source: Enchanted Doll | By Marina Bychkova
The doll has a sturdy skeleton that is also posable. It can stand upright against a wall or any sturdy structure. It can bend at the knees, hips, elbows, and wrists. The fingers are posable. Arms can move up and down via forward and backward motion at the shoulders.
Source: Life-sized male doll / body pillow by SNUGAMATE on Etsy