Dress-up Drawings

This morning we were drawing together and I thought it would be fun to get some material scraps and cut them into clothes so we could dress-up the drawings.  Similar to the vintage buttons game we did before.


  1. Luna
    February 8, 2010 at 3:09 am

    What a great blog to have happened upon. Love all those little projects with the dolls house!
    Look forward to seeing more!

  2. Ricky Katowicz
    February 8, 2010 at 5:43 am

    You make wonderful things with your children!
    And I love their work too.

    Thank you.
    Truly inspiring!

  3. Riikka
    February 8, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Wonderful drawings! I like especially the last one, so cute!

  4. Minna
    February 8, 2010 at 7:28 am

    I love that idea too. Nice and easy to do with kids !

  5. My Love is.....
    February 8, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Awesome.... I love this!

  6. vintage for kids
    February 8, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Your blog is very inspiring. Happy to have discovered your work, thanks to Fine Little Day.

  7. Passelig dose
    February 8, 2010 at 10:20 am

    My fridays with my daugthers are never the same since i found your blog :-) Thanks!

  8. fridica
    February 8, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I like both your kids' and your drawings! Obviously they've inherited the talent ;)

  9. Kylie
    February 8, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Fabulous idea! (again) Your kids are going to have such creative minds! So lovely visiting here :) K

  10. Kateyboo
    February 8, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    How clever is this?? I am definitely doing this with my daughter when she is old enough..

  11. Golubka
    February 8, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Great idea, I love the drawings. We used to do something of the sort when I was little, but with construction paper.

  12. Joel Henriques
    February 8, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    You all are too nice. Thanks!

  13. melissa
    February 9, 2010 at 2:23 am

    I love your blog! You look like such a fun dad - very inspiring. I just blogged a link to your blog (and cubby house/ dolls house).

    I think my Mr Domestic has some work to do!

  14. Tina
    February 9, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Gorgeous drawings and I love the 'dress ups' Joel - so creative! I think your children's drawings are just beautiful :) Have a lovely day - Tina.

  15. Van et Nina
    February 9, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I discover your blog via vintage for kids and I'me really charmed!

  16. Anonymous
    February 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Wow -- amazing blog. I am just in awe of the creativity. I don't suppose you sell the wooden dolls or climbing gorilla or little wooden animals to go in Easter eggs? My littles would just love them.

    pa underscore north at hotmail

  17. Virginie Z'
    February 9, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Votre blog est rempli avec douceur. Vos deux attractif têtes blondes Sont INSPIRÉS par Leur père, c 'est magnifique. Je viens de blogged un lien vers votre blog. J'ai découvert votre blog en Vintage pour l'adolescent et je suis ravi. Excusez mon anglais Atroce. A très bientôt.

  18. Joel Henriques
    February 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Thanks everybody! Yes, I'm making some dolls and many other things, and will be opening an etsy shop soon!

    Virginie Z' - could you send me a link to your blog? I couldn't find it.

    Thanks again.

  19. cheryl cambras
    February 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    That last one is just amazing! Great project idea.

  20. kellyi
    February 9, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Excellent idea - I totally stole your vintage buttons game and I will now try this one out too.

    (By the way, the lady in beige looks like me, or at least, she has my "shape"!)

  21. Anonymous
    February 10, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Now I want to dress-up too. Like the one with the scarf best, oh and also the one with the teeny tiny hat and love the way the children are holding the pencils - so purposeful and engaged with drawing.

  22. Céline
    February 10, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Your univers is very poetic and so fine. What a beautiful blog! I love it, I'm addict!!!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:18 am

    your kids are so lucky ! what a so wonderful discovery I did this morning, visiting your blog.... I'll be back soon ! have a good day with your babies !

  24. Anonymous
    February 10, 2010 at 11:50 am

    It's a wonderful idea. I love your blog, and I try to use your ideas with my kids too. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Francesca
    February 10, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Lovely projects, and I definitely agree, your kids are lucky!
    I posted a link ti your blog in my FB&Twitter page, hope yoo don't mind!

  26. noemi
    February 10, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    wow, so cute :)

  27. Emily
    February 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I love this! You are so creative!

  28. Cheryl Arkison
    February 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    You have no idea how happy this makes me. No idea.

  29. Cheryl Arkison
    February 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    You have no idea how happy this makes me. No idea.

  30. Desiree Fawn
    February 10, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I'm so smitten with this blog already -- a friend just recommended it this morning & I'm already feeling so inspired. Thank you!

  31. The Curious Baker
    February 10, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Just found your blog and it's great, really inspiring the things you do with your kiddies. I work with littleuns too and I'm always looking for ideas so I'll be passing by more often! :)

  32. Adrienne Brown-David
    February 11, 2010 at 2:16 am

    My kids love doing the dressed up drawings too! It's their favorite past time. Their alternative to fabric is to cut out outfits from magazines and dress their drawings.

  33. suzy lee
    February 11, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    you. are. awesome.

    thanks for being such a wonderful imaginative dad.

  34. The Accidental Pharmacist
    February 12, 2010 at 3:25 am

    I just found this from Marvelous Kiddo and think your blog is fantastic. I especially love this idea - will be doing this with my daughter in the future.

  35. Lise
    February 20, 2010 at 2:32 am

    I love these! I've got a basket of fabric scraps in the kids' studio; will be sitting down with that and a pen first thing Monday morning! (I'm a preschool teacher.)

  36. Miss Sews-it-all
    February 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Super cute idea, looks like fun! Can't wait until my little one starts to draw.

  37. craftevangelist
    February 23, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    What a great idea. I'm totally going to try this with my kids!

  38. suna
    February 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    we did this today. so fun. and how great to discover your blog. i love the doll house and the modern art influence. will spread the word.

  39. molly
    February 27, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Somehow a french blog helped me find my way here (crazy Internet), but hey, whatever. This rocks, the whole shebang. But THIS one, so far, is pure awesome. I look forward to poking around in wee moments of leisure.

  40. strawberry lemonade girl
    February 27, 2010 at 12:08 am

    This is amazing....your blog is fantastic I love it!

    I had a doll house growing up and my brother was always fascinated by it. My dad build him a doll house "farm" that he loved....it the living area on one side and a stable for horses on the other side. All his little dude friends LOVED this thing too....who says doll houses are just for girls??

    Thanks for the inspiration. I'll be trying some of your ideas out with my little guy Wolfie for sure!
    : )

  41. Faith
    March 2, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    SO cute! Love the little drawing under hat. My four year old draws her smilies very similarly and I adore them!

  42. Beta
    June 10, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Hello, I loved your work and I remained in the lead so that yesterday we thought, with my child, of being inspired to create his birthday gifts. I hope you do not mind ... anyway I left your link! If you like to see is our interpretation, this is the link: http://bimbumbeta.blogspot.com/2010/06/8-anni-festeggiate-con-noi.html

  43. Joel Henriques
    June 10, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks you so much everyone!

    Beta - Those are beautiful gift bags you decorated! I love that idea! The clothes you put on your people drawings are fantastic. Thanks for showing me!

  44. Jowers Inc.
    July 3, 2010 at 1:33 am

    My girls and I used your idea to create some of my favorite art of theirs to date. Thank you for taking the time to do art with your children and then share it with us!

    Blogged here:

  45. Joel Henriques
    July 3, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Jowers Inc. - I loved the post you did! What a great morning you guys had. And the dress-up drawings you created were amazing! Thanks for showing me.

  46. July 11, 2011 at 10:19 am

    ok, ok, I say it for everything I'm seeing today, but it's true... I love love love this one too! I want to do this with my son tonight. He's not really drawing people (or anything for that matter) yet, but he tells us what everything is and he would be happy to tell me what to cut out and glue for him! Wonderful!

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