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.

47 Responses
  1. Luna

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

  2. Golubka

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

  3. melissa

    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!

  4. Tina

    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.

  5. Anonymous

    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

  6. Virginie Z'

    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.

  7. Joel Henriques

    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.

  8. kellyi

    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"!)

  9. Anonymous

    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.


    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 !

  11. Francesca

    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!

  12. Desiree Fawn

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

  13. The Curious Baker

    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! :)

  14. Adrienne Brown-David

    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.

  15. The Accidental Pharmacist

    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.

  16. Lise

    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.)

  17. suna

    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.

  18. molly

    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.

  19. strawberry lemonade girl

    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!
    : )

  20. Faith

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

  21. Joel Henriques

    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!

  22. Joel Henriques

    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.

  23. 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!