you some fun was coming, and here it is-
-our very complicated Paperdoll
Outfit Challenge and Swap and Naming and Giveaway!
exhausts me just thinking about it.
is our Log Cabin Hitty paperdoll, carved by Maria Thompson Wilkes, and
donated to Hittygirls.
She was turned into a paperdoll by Julie
Old Crow (who took a few liberties with the arms, so we could draw
And now, she needs a few items. Unders?
Dresses? A name?
up to us Hittygirls to dress the paperdoll....
and maybe be the lucky
winner of...The Log Cabin Hitty!
our map for fun.
Stay with me, hold hands, and no-one wanders off by themselves,
because it's pretty complicated!
We'll gather names at hittygirls at yahoogroups and create a poll
to give her a name.
And we did! Her name is Hitty Molly Brown.
is free to print out and
play with the Hitty paperdoll. You can
even show off her outfits! (You may not print out and sell her.)
There will be a paperdoll challenge. In this challenge, you
will make one (or more) outfit to fit the paperdoll. This
outfit will be
sent to Julie
Old Crow, to be used in a drawing. The
outfit will also be on our web page, and entered into the challenge.
Once it is on the web site, it can be printed out by others
playing in the challenge.
A. Create the
a 'storyline' to go with it.
'storyline'? You need to give a brief description, or 'story', to
with the outfit. For instance, you might make a back to school outfit,
and then say it's for her first day of school. Or a Yellow Hat
Society outfit, and then the story could be how she joined the society.
Use your imagination and come up with something fun! It can
be seasonal, themed, or whatever strikes your fancy.
will be a second outfit (no story needed) that will be sent to a
5. The last activity is going to be the
give-away. Everyone who sends in an outfit with at least one
paragraph of story line will be eligible to win the wooden version--our
Log Cabin Hitty, with the paper doll version going to a runner up.
Q: I don't
have time for all activities. Is there still a way to play?
You can do all of the activities, or pick one, or pick any
Q: What should I use to make the paperdoll outfit?
How much time do you have? It can be hand-drawn,
computer-drawn, drawn with a pencil between your toes, painted, colored
with markers, crayons, and colored pencils. It can be created
from fabric, plastic, crepe-paper, aluminum foil, feathers, or any
other item in the known universe. The only rule is--it has to fit
Q: How long does the story for the challenge have to be?
A: just a
paragraph or a few lines. Nothing long or involved.
Q: I'm no writer! What should I do?
doesn't have to read like a book. Just a description. Or, get a friend
to help you.
Q: I'm no artist! What should I do?
Your best is all you need. No worries--this is a fun event!
Q. Who gets all the finished paperdoll outfits?
A: The outfits
sent in for the challenge will be grouped into lots and names will be
drawn to win them.
Q: Who gets the wooden carved Hitty? Will she be for sale?
A: The wooden
carved Hitty will be awarded to a Hittygirl, name to be drawn from the
pool of those who submitted an outfit and story for the paperdoll.
Have any other questions? Contact me here! Julie