Gifts from Across the Country

What a wonderful surprise for the dolls! They received a package of lovely gifts from AnnaMarie and Audrey!


First up: the Fairie Calendar! It is absolutely adorable. Please, pardon the bright sun. The dolls took the calendar outside to show you all the detail.


The dolls have been marking off the days so that they can keep track of things. (AnnaMarie, I hope that’s okay!) It has made their lives immensely more orderly.


Just look at the beautiful illustrations in the calendar. The dolls love it so much and just can’t quit looking at it.


The only problem is that the little dolls cannot decide which month’s illustration they like the best.


Here is the calendar hanging in their kitchen, the busiest room in the house!

Last, but not least, would you look at these delicious cookies they received!

The dolls were not exactly sure who all had a hand in baking them, but they were delicious.


Thank you so very much for the doll house gifts. Our dolls feel it is time to send something to you!Lynn

The Dolls Receive A Package!

Oh my! Talk about excitement around the doll house! The dolls received a package in the mail today. (Actually a sweet Five In A Row friend sent me a little package today, full of a wonderful, fun surprise!)

Have you ever seen a box of chocolates for a doll house? Well, it could be a valentine too, but we pretended it was a box of chocolates.


Perhaps it’s because Valentine’s Day is so close. Or maybe just because the dolls needed chocolate. Oh, I don’t know! Whatever the reason, the dolls had a marvelous time sitting around and eating chocolates. Until, that is, Papa found out about them and claimed all that were left.


Umph. There sits the whole box on the nightstand beside Papa’s bed.

And here lies Papa, fast asleep, after eating a bunch of chocolates. They sure were good, he was saying to himself as he drifted off to sleep.


The ladies of the house could have been angry, but they weren’t. No indeed. In their package were also a bunch of seeds for the spring garden. Hooray!

The doll house was all abuzz with talk of what would be planted where. There were shrieks of delight as the dolls tried to imagine all the food they’ll have come summertime! Mama especially was happy, because she loves gardening most of all.

Thank you, sweet friend, for you gifts and for the fun you gave us!Lynn

Doll House Emergency Supplies

This week we finished up our studies of Storm in the Night.

And you know me. I was inspired to make something for the doll house. As luck would have it – or should I say as the occasion was presented to me, I ran out of my favorite eye cream. The little jar could certainly not be discarded. Anything small has to be considered as furniture or some little thing for the dolls. You’ll see the little jar sitting up at the corner of the book, above, freshly turned into a stool that doubles as storage. For now, let’s take the top off and see what’s inside.

Oh, it looks exciting!!

It’s emergency supplies!! A book of matches for the doll house candle, and a flashlight! And they’ll always be located in the comfy storage stool so we know how to get to them quickly!

Do you know what the flashlight is made from? The little extension pieces that you would use to increase the size of the posts in a scrapbook! They even unscrew so the dolls can pretend to put in new batteries. The tip, light and switch are tiny pieces of felt that were hot-glued on.

Here’s brother, who’s pulled the stool up close to sister’s bed so he can read to her. She’s not feeling well today.

The satin trim on the stool came from an old pair of pajama bottoms that finally wore out, but the tie around the waist was too pretty to throw out, so it went into the “string drawer.” The top of the stool is padded with a cotton ball with a circular piece of fabric placed over the top and then hot-glued into place. The final touch was the trim glued around. The little matchbook is just a little black piece of paper folded with the matches drawn onto a white piece of paper and glued inside.

Lynn

PS – Miniatures are fun, but remember they are small and not for children too young to understand about not putting thing in their mouths.

Cute As Pie

Is it just me, or is this just cute as pie?

Do you see the apple pie on the table? I had a bottle cap from my ginger-ale today and thought this would make a perfect doll house pie pan, if only the edges were brought out some.

And what a way to finish up How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World!

This little pie is just a bottle cap with the edges flattened out somewhat by pliers, a circle of felt glued in for the bottom crust, little pieces of felt glued in for apple slices, and felt strips glued on the for the top crust. I think the dolls will have wonderful conversations about Italy and Sri Lanka and England…

Lynn

Doll House Blanket

As I wrote a few days back, Princess of the Universe and I have been making blankets for the doll house. In the gift from Louise was also a piece of cheery fabric — just perfect for a doll house creation.

Little doll boy has a new blanket, trimmed with pom-poms and a dream-filled little pillow to match.

Louise, thank you again

Lynn