How did the party go in Portman Square?
I cannot tell you: Juliet was not there.
And how did Lady Gaster’s party go?
Juliet was next to me and I do not know.
– Hilaire Belloc
For the few days I worked on these art tags, I was taken back to the long summer days I spent at my grandmother’s house on the corner of Fifth and Plum street in Detroit. It was perfectly fine to wile away the day with a shoe box full of my beloved paper dolls. Whenever I tired of their wardrobe, I took to cutting out pages from my grandmother’s Time magazines. Certainly not destined for a shoebox, I may need to fashion a tiny armoire to hang them in.
The macramé bodice was worked within a drawn outline, using vintage Mastex nylon cord in rose. Starting at the top of the shoulders on both left and right sides simultaneously, I worked my way down to the bottom row of horizontal half hitches. By the way, I use a whole lot of Euro-Notions Iris Swiss Super Fine pins to hold my tiny work in place.