Paper Dolls for Boys

Raising 2 crafty boys and thrifting every chance I get.

About January 4, 2008

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I’m a mom of 2 boys who used to craft more, sleep more, weigh less, and wear cooler shoes.

I like thrift stores, creating stuff from fabric, collecting ephemera, and reading (although I would add that to the ‘less’ column).  My new passion is going to auctions.  I have been to exactly one two.   I picked up a box of vintage valentine cards at my first auction and I’ve surprised myself by getting really into them.

Leave me a comment, if you are so moved, and I’ll get back to you!  Edit to add: I used to be good about getting back to folks but then I got a job and I am lucky if I blog.  Sorry.  I am trying to get into the habit of responding in the comments.

Check my etsy shop at paperdollsforboys.etsy.com, let me know you found me through my site and I’ll add something special to your order!  Edit to add: Oh yeah, that’s on vacation mode due to aforementioned job.

You can also email me at: paperdollsforboys (at) gmail (dot) com

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All images, text, and content on this site are the sole property of Paper Dolls For Boys. and may not be used, copied or transmitted without the express written consent of Paper Dolls For Boys. (I just copied this bit off another site.)
So please ask first before taking stuff from me. I’m a good sharer, just ask!

 

34 Responses to “About”

  1. melissa s. Says:

    Hi there! I found you through a comment you left on my blog. Thanks for the nice words and I love the amazing party you threw for your son! Much better than Chuck E Cheese😉

    Take care and happy blogging!

  2. J-Bo Says:

    trix, it’s all so fabulous! you’re one rockin’ mama i must say!

    will you do my birthday party? i’m really into lost and chris isaak. can you combine the two?

    how do you find the time to do all this blogging and still keep up with your shows?

    keep it comin’ love

  3. paperdollsforboys Says:

    J-Bo, Thanks for taking the time to ask! You just have to get your priorities straight. 1. Blogging 2. Television 3. Blog Dashboard Stats checking (this is more fun if you do it compulsively) and then if time permits, 4. Dinner and 5. Laundry 🙂

  4. J-Bo Says:

    um….family?

  5. paperdollsforboys Says:

    Dear J-Bo,
    You can’t school me on my own site. I’m sure there are rules for this kind of thing, Google it.
    All production on the Lost inside Chris Issak party has hereby ceased. You’re on your own sister.
    Your former friend,
    Me

  6. J-Bo Says:

    Simmer down Sister. I know good and well what your priorities are. You could say they’re comparable to mine. Except for the craft thing.

    Anyway, the party must continue, n’est ce pas? Maybe it could be turned into a shower for the wee little one in my belly…

    Awaiting your witty response,
    Jax

  7. paperdollsforboys Says:

    J-Bo,
    I’m fresh outta wit but I still love you (and the wee one in your belly)!!!!!!!
    Me

  8. Complete Stranger Says:

    As a complete stranger, I must say that I think your photo here is fabulous…the wings, the bead necklace, ( which matches the blue striped jumper)…way too cool! Oh, and do I see pierced ears lurking behind that Farrah do?

  9. Marnie Says:

    “thrifting every chance I get”…..are you my soulmate?🙂 i found you via you finding me – can’t wait to read your archives!

  10. Stephanie Nelson Says:

    Hi there!

    Your mom gave me your link when I saw her this weekend… I am Kathy Nelson’s daughter and your former school mate, although I was just a few years younger.

    Anyway, I too have two boys now (almost 3 and almost 1). Freda thought I would enjoy your site. I love it! I can’t wait to try some of your craft ideas….

    You sound like a WONDERFUL mother! Congratulations. I look forward to keeping up via your blog.

    Best,

    Stephanie

  11. Kindred Spirit Says:

    Hi Crafty Momma,
    I have just spent an hour perusing your site. I’m impressed and also proud…your Grandmother would be soooo proud to see your creativity! You come from a long line of creative foremothers who stitched and sewed and worked with what they had and it is a joy to see that generation continues. Happy crafting!

  12. Jenn Says:

    Wow… just found you and think I’m addicted already. Great photos and details about your adventures. Can I come along on your thrifting adventures?

  13. stephanie Says:

    hello there! what a great website you have! how cute you all are!
    i actually found you when i was googling ‘sewing paper’, which is something i’d love to do on my machine, but all that happens is i get nice little holes in my paper but the thread isnt actually staying in the paper – do you have any advice?🙂
    stephanie, guelph, ontario

  14. PaMdora Says:

    Love the little chimp photo! Do you have anything like that in your Etsy shops?

  15. Natalie Says:

    Hi there, first time here.

    Neat site:) Found you through a comment you left over at Tangarang. Thought your blog name was cool so I followed and glad I did.
    BTW…I love thrifting too.

  16. PaMdora – just saw your note. I did have a bar set featuring these cute little monkeys but I sold it! I’ll keep my eyes open when I head back to Brimfield in April!

  17. Slightly Me Says:

    you blog is a total joy! Really wonderful!

    Kate x

  18. Ellen B. Says:

    Hi Tracey,

    Thanks for the comments on my Babette Granny blanket. The gray chair in the background of the photo is from Plummer’s furniture. It’s a chain store…maybe there’s a Plummer’s in your ‘hood! The chair was about $375, on sale!

    Ellen B.
    Los Angeles

  19. Love your site! We are looking for pics to use as artwork. Preferably of some cheeky children. Humorous with a dark edge. Would you have any?

    Dee

  20. Erin Says:

    I just noticed your comment on my blog. Wow – PDFB is wonderful. I’ve only looked at the first page, but I love it already. You are a talented photographer and a mom after my own heart. I’ll link PDFB to my humble blog. And I’ll be back to look at older posts. How will I get anything done?
    All the best to you,
    Erin – Toronto Yard Sale Snoop

  21. holly Says:

    kindred spirits are we. i love finding a blog that feels like it was written with me in mind.

    your blog is lovely, hilarious, and heartfelt and your knack for finding fabulous thrifty finds a wee bit envy-inducing.

  22. billybareblu Says:

    Fantastic blog. I’ve tagged you on StumbleUpon. If you’re not familiar with SU you should check it out.

    http://www.stumbleupon.com

  23. Brenda Says:

    Found your website while surfing craft rooms! Very cute!!
    I recently semi-retired and have been working on my sewing/craft room which is an attic room. I, too, love auctions, yard sales, Good Will, etc…….

    Interested in the sink in your small, tree bathroom. Would like to find one this small!!

    Thanks!

  24. Ignaz Says:

    I just noticed your comment on my blog. Wow – PDFB is wonderful. I’ve only looked at the first page, but I love it already. You are a talented photographer and a mom after my own heart. I’ll link PDFB to my humble blog. And I’ll be back to look at older posts. How will I get anything done?All the best to you,Erin – Toronto Yard Sale Snoop
    +1

  25. I just noticed your comment on my blog. Wow – PDFB is wonderful. I’ve only looked at the first page, but I love it already. You are a talented photographer and a mom after my own heart. I’ll link PDFB to my humble blog. And I’ll be back to look at older posts. How will I get anything done?All the best to you,Erin – Toronto Yard Sale Snoop+1
    +1

  26. shen Says:

    I stumbled on your blog because I was searching for cool craft room idea images. I am currently updating mine. Then I got to reading & reading, & reading. Your photography is amazing & I’m really enjoying your blog.😀

  27. Kim Says:

    Love your site!

  28. Alexis Says:

    Tracey, you won my contest! Send me your mailing address and I will send you your goodies!

  29. David Pennington Says:

    Awsome, your blog… so rare. I have raised three boys, the younger is now 21, almost 22, will be a journalist within two years. I just loved the variety of subjects and pics. We all have an auntie Nancy, mine was called Irene… And lots of old pics, borrowed memories. Best of all, I loved the excerpt from Emily Dickenson, “Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the song without the words, and never stops at all.” Just as that! I translated it into portuguese (the language I speak mostly): “Esperança é a coisa emplumada, que se empoleira na alma, e canta a canção sem letra, e jamais cessa seu cantar.” Wow! Just felt like a little chat. Cheers, take care – David Pennington

  30. vicariouscat Says:

    Hey! Thinking you’re awesome! 🙂 Carrie


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