The Dollhouse: The Black Apple’s Paper Doll Primer

The Dollhouse is a new series where I talk about all things doll related that have caught my interest. First up is The Black Apple’s Paper Doll Primer by Emily Martin.

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If you’ve never heard of Emily Martin, she is the imaginative cutie behind Black Apple. She makes paintings, books, and other darling things (I own a set of delightful recipe cards!). She is definitely an inspiration with a unparalleled style. Her whimsical and mysterious creatures bring you back to a time where imagination is everything.

I bought The Paper Doll Primer because it’s adorable and to one day share with Amelia. Not only does it contain magical paper dolls and imaginary places, but clever craft projects too! My favorite craft projects are the paper theater and the jointed paper dolls that you can use to make stop motion films.

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The primer contains 21 sweet and mysterious characters, along with each of their clothing and accessories. They also have little biographies, letting you get to know them and how they fit into their small worlds. Included are 16 dolls ready for you to customize to look like you, your family, or an imaginary friend.

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Emily also has two other books:
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and coming soon:
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I can’t wait to add them to our collection!

Check out Inside a Black Apple to stay up to date on Emily’s art and adventures!


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