Thursday, February 18, 2016

A Little Girl's Fun

Sinead loves to read about her favorite subject, teddy bears.  
She is quite fascinated...
...and so happy that she is learning to read.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Very Sweet Surprise!

I have been meaning to post about this for weeks now.   I got a package of dolly things from a dear friend.  This sweet little cloth doll was also inside!   She is about 6 inches tall and designed by Jane Davies and produced by her sister, Deb Canham, from the World of Miniature Bears.   What a very sweet and generous gift!  Thank you, Barb! 

I contacted the artist to find out her name, but never got a response.  Every time I looked at her or held her, I kept thinking "Mouse" so now that is her name.   Mouse arrived on New Year's Eve, so it was a very special way to start my New Year.

I love this tiny little marvel of cloth!  She came wearing a pretty Boneka dress and little leather boots.  The dress sleeves seemed a bit too long, so I began trying to find her some new clothes.  Besides, she needed some play clothes.  I always love for my dolls to have extra outfits.  That's a big part of my dolly fun. 
I wouldn't normally post photos of her in her birthday suit, but I thought others might like to see how she was put together.  Her hair is the softest mohair and her face is hand painted.  Isn't she adorable?

I finally found a couple of little dresses to fit, and some shoes too.  Hopefully there will be lots more to come.  

I had not thought too far ahead, but spied this sweet vintage set of dolly furniture for a song on Etsy.  How cold I not get it?  It  includes a bed, a chair, a night stand, a lamp and a toy chest.  I already had the pink rug.  I had been trying to figure out where Mouse's own little space would be.  This furniture fits like it was made for her, so Mouse got her own room.   Problem solved!  Her room is right above Hitty Jane's room. 
She is fitting in nicely and is adored by all of us.  My granddaughter is getting quite attached to her. 

Thank you again, Barb!  You are such a very dear friend!  Being dolly friends makes it even better.

Until next time.......Blessings!