Saturday, December 27, 2014


I have been busy for a couple of weeks, making my favorite thing. Fairies! I did a post last February on making these particular fairies. I talked about how make them, so I am not going to go into all that again. It isn't a terribly hard thing to do and it is something that you can use your own imagination to create a fairy all your own . A really fun thing to do, especially when the weather is crummy and cold outside.

I was watching one of  my Granddaughters playing with a fairy that I had given to her, and she kept sticking it on her head, pretending that it was landing on her and riding around up there. I started thinking about it and thought wouldn't it be funny to make some and put them on headbands ! Fairies could relax or just sleep in a little girl's hair! Genius!!

 So I ran out, bought some headbands and started making fairies. My friend, Sharon, has a beautiful granddaughter named, Riley, and we were on our way to visit her family while antiquing in Pennsylvania. I brought Riley a fairy headband. That was more then a year and a half ago, and she has been wearing it everyday. least with one little girl.

This year I decided it was time to make a few more for gifts. Here are some of the ones I made for my little friends!





Friday, December 26, 2014


Oh, Sister! Our stockings are full of special things!!

The little Wooden Sisters were not disappointed! 

They found their stockings sitting on handsome Mr. Clock , with his Christmas headdress of princess pine and dancing paper children. 

 Yes! Even little wooden dolls, can expect a Christmas surprise....all things are possible when you apply a little imagination!  

Life is a mystery, forever explored....... as is faith....
Elena! Quick , pass them down to me! 

Eugenia, this is a great story..."Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house"!
Elena, I got a new dollie! 

Friday, December 19, 2014


Are you searching for someone?
 Yesterday , I finally started dragging out all my Christmas things , with the idea that I could decorate quickly ( yeah , I can be delusional ) and then move on to other things that need to get done before the actual day. It took several days and I still have a few things I want to add. Add a couple of little wooden sisters into the picture....... They were into everything as you will see when you scroll down!

 First, I brought out my favorite Christmas thing and that is my antique wooden creche. It took awhile to figure out exactly how I was going to set it up, but pretty soon, I was all done.

The creche charmed them!

The wise men

 There were wise men on elephants and leading camels, carrying gifts for baby Jesus. There were Shepards herding sheep and lambs.
The shepards and their flock
Oh come all ye faithful!!!!!
Attempting to decorate
Ooooohh, this is the prettiest one! I can see myself....
How about this ?
 The tree was next. This year I decided to keep things simple, which meant only one little feather tree.

 The little sisters thought it was the most beautiful thing they ever saw.  Helping can be a good thing and also a not so good thing.....

 After, I hung up an old pair of stockings on the mantel in the old kitchen fireplace.

 The sisters figured out that goodies were going to end up in those stockings. Off they went upstairs to the little doll trunk to search for the perfect pair.

They disturbed a wee brown bear who was hibernating in with all the doll clothes.  He was surprised, but intrigued by these two sisters...

We should get lot's of goodies in these stockings. Brown bear can come too. We may need him!

Here hand this to brown bear. 
Bears' are good climbers! careful now!
What do we have here? Chocolates , gumdrops and peppermint?
Careful Eugenia! 
Gumdrops and peppermint ! My favorites!

Do you see anyone? I think we are safe....

Mmmmmm, yummy yum...

Merry Christmas Brown bear! Have a nice sleep and we will see you in the Spring.

Merry Christmas to you Elena!
And to you too, Eugenia!

And of course, A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

Monday, September 1, 2014

THE DOLL'S ADVENTURE , or Two little stowaways!

  A few weeks ago, I went to New York State, to visit my good friend, Sandy Connors.
She lives in the most charming house, circa 1830 or 40, in the little village of North Chatham. The countryside is really beautiful, with rolling hills, pastures, rivers and sleepy little villages. I fell in love!

 Sandy's house is truly wonderful. It is a deep Mustard color with a blue door and a picket fence in front.



At the end of her driveway is a perfect red barn. When you look to your right, you see another fence and lovely garden gate which guards Sandy's garden. What a garden!!!! Magical is the only word I can think to describe it with. So much to see and discover. Sandy has chickens, geese, cats and Flora, a sweet Corgi. In the back, along the side of the red barn, is the original hen house. there is a lot of coming and going! Across from the hen house is Sandy's knot garden and wash line. All very picturesque.

 I bought along, Carolina, the doll I had worked on last. Sandy wanted me to bring her, so she could see her. Carolina ended up staying at Sandy's house for a wee visit with some of Sandy's dolls. They had a grand time!  Well, back at home, two little sister dolls were pretty unhappy that they did not get to go visiting and have some fun. You probably remember Eugenia and her sister, Elena? Okay, so you are aware that these two don't just sit still on a shelf...they act!
Elena! Oh dear, so unlady like.....
 I was getting ready for another trip back to North Chatham and was not paying much attention to my suitcase. Well I think you know where this is going.....yes, they went with me.
Oooh, Sister , Come quick! 
 They had a wonderful time! So much to discover and see. I unpacked my suitcase and off they went to explore. When it came time to say goodbye to Sandy, I wasn't sure I could get the dolls back into my suitcase.

I think we might have to visit again....
Carolina watched from the doorway, unsure how this was going to go. Flora
sat by just in case there was trouble! 

Elspeth , the resident doll, came out to show the sisters her world.
A pretty place indeed!
Elena led the way and Eugenia followed. The garden was so inviting.

A tiny water trough for Bees or maybe fairies?

Who lives here?  A little squirrel or mouse in this wee house?
Pretty soon everyone, including Flora and kitty, wanted to look into the wee house!
I found a nest! Little bird, little bird where have you flown?
Just a broken shell......
The Little Sisters saw Elspeth in the back garden with the hens and geese.
They wanted to go in there and see the hens and geese. Carolina watched as the sisters climbed over the wall.
She was not interested in a flock of birds .

The flock

One more step ,Eugenia!

Off they went.....

Come, little sisters, I have many more things to show you . 

A knot garden .

A forest of flowers !
Eugenia! Isn't this place grand?

This suits me just fine...A bit of sun and a few flowers.....

So sad saying goodbye...... We love Sandy's garden..