I think everyone can agree with me that I am absolutely terrible at keeping a blog. Oddly enough, a high fever is what kicked me into actually working on paper dolls.
Kay and Amy are Japanese girls living in Canada during the Second World War. When the Japanese attack Pearl Harbour, All the Japanese living on the west coast of Canada are deported to the Rocky Mountains. Amy being younger thinks of it as an adventure. Kay, the elder sister, realizes how horrible it is and cant stand how happy her sister seems. They both keep diaries, and in the anthology Hoping for Home, they are presented one after the other, so you can see how each sister felt at a particular time. Honestly, this was one of my favorite reads from Hoping for Home.
Kay is the first doll going left to right. Both girls are based on this photo from the 1940s, Kay being the girl in the checked suit left of center. She is wearing a petticoat, bra, and tights, and her short curls are pulled back.
Her outfit is a plain day dress that she would have worn on the trip from Vancouver to the Rockies, with stockings and mary jane shoes. She also has a coat and a bonnet to keep warm.
Amy is based on the middle girl from the same photo as Kay. She has a slip and socks, showing that she is younger than Kay.
Her outfit is a blouse with a jumper dress, socks, and shoes, and her coat is less fancy than Kay’s. I really tried to show that Kay is the more mature, adult sister, while Amy is still a child. I hope that’s coming through.