It's Tuesday and what does that mean?? "It's Red's Tamale Day!!!!" I only wish - since that would mean I was about twelve years old again (plus I really do like tamales)!! Nope, what this means is the kick-off of what I hope will be a nice tradition - we will share some of our own interpretations of Mary's illustrations on our dolls. "ME Too'sday" - As in "Tonner can do it - me too" (Not very elegant grammar, I do admit!)
And what better place to start than way back at the beginning for me. I made this outfit in late 2003 or early 2004, and it is the first one where I tried to follow an ME illustration.
Here is Mary Engelbreit's illustration from 1991. I would assume that she was referring back to this drawing when she drew the cowgirl outfit for Georgia, the paper doll, at Halloween 1998. And Tonner then based his 2000 outfit on that paper doll.
I hope Mary and the Tonner design team all had as much fun with their creative process as I did with mine!