club little house


It arrived! Loopy and I toted the parcel to open it with The Fan and The Secret Weapon. Loopy had her new pink camera on the job as we unpacked and ooohed and ahhhed over everything. Notice how Amy thoughtfully included a beautiful printed thank you card for participating which had a list of all the participants names and email contact information. As usual, Amy's parcels are thoughtfully and delightfully wrapped... almost too pretty to open!


Doreen and Sandy from Florida contributed this "time out" tea set... the perfect start for our Club Little House opening party. Everyone felt for a spot of real-life tea after seeing these goodies.


Louise crafted this little doll in a doll's bed... with her folksy beaded legs and her sweet face she will look right at home in the dollhouse nursery.


Something from Tammy Gilley's studio! I've always wanted something by Tammy. Look inside:


The dantiest and most detailed quilt in some "very Tammy" colours. The little basket of sewing notions is just the perfect touch.


Oh, and a puppet theatre from Susan! What a funny and cute idea... so original! She loves puppetry in real life so this was a very nice glimpse into her world.


Leslie and Sylvan created this tiny birthday party in a box... replete with cake, presents and a little banner (not shown). The noisemakers are the "icing on the cake"... but wait, so is the icing on the cake!


Jill from California sent this little Christmas parcel - perfect to place under the dollhouse tree... but wait, there's something inside:


Treats for Santa! Those are delicious looking tiny cookies. And she didn't forget Rudolph, either. He gets a carrot. How thoughtful.


Of course all of the packaging for these treats is divine. What is tucked inside this parcel from Heidi?


A Thanksgiving Dinner! I am enamoured with those pies and especially that glittered pumpkin. What a table centrepiece that will make next fall.


Since I saw Claudine Hellmuth on Martha making her cute Poppet creations I have been fascinated with them... now we have a mini pair! Oh, could they be cuter?


Hope Wallace of Paper Relics created a little step back in time. It's a good thing our dollhouse has an attic. A lovely bundle of letters and some antique family portraits to hang on the wall... how clever!


A fabulous presentation by the hostess of Club Little House, Amy Powers herself.


Oh, tiny lucky day! Gardening tools... we needed some badly for the dollhouse and this set comes with a Farmer's Almanac (Veto reads that you know) and a garden gnome... Uncle Bug and I used to pass a special gnome back and forth between our gardens in the middle of the night, as in: "you've been gnomed."


Oh my, what have we here?


Pamela sent this shabby sweet French armoire... I have some neat goodies ready to pop into this piece, and in fact I think it will house some miniature artist bears in my craft room in a special spot.


Last but by no means least... we held our breaths in anticipation that we would recieve one of Oliver Rain's engagement party picnics containing all of the ingredients for a romantic proposal, including a Tiffany's blue box! You know I lurrve me a blue box! Oh, this was truly a highlight for us! Loopy was beside herself and The Secret Weapon pronounced it "marvelous work" and "full of detail". Well done, Oliver Rain!

Thank you to Amy for once again organizing a round of Club Little House. We can't wait for the next one. If you are curious about what our contribution was for this round, click here.

23 comments:

Amy said...

I am positively jealous! I wish I had a dollhouse so I could participate. The details that are put into these things is amazing! Sad story, my husband's grandfather made 2 dollhouses for my dh's sisters & step-sisters but his wicked witch of a step-mom sold the one that belonged to his sisters. There are only 4 granddaughters out of 12 so my DD would have had an opportunity to use it at one point. It breaks my heart because I have always wanted to have one.

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

so wonderful, I love it...hugs, Lisa

Genevieve said...

All I can say is WOW~

Janeen said...

I agree! WOW! (jaw still open) This is amazingly fun, you are creating wonderful memories! Thank you for sharing them with us!

{Ginny and Paul} said...

These are fantastic! My DD and I love miniatures, she's drooling over your contribution, by the way. I always smile when reading your blog. Thanks for putting yourself out there!

Christine said...

Delightful! Amazing!

Michaele said...

What beautiful items! Will you be decorating the dollhouse for Valentine's?

Michaele

Sandra D said...

What a fun, creative and inspiring exchange. Great inspiration for the start of a new year. I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

MJ said...

What fun! Every detail will be great in your dollhouse!

Rosa said...

I am absolutely amazed at the talent in you all. Every tiny piece is simply remarkable. Wow. What else can I say? Happy New Year!

Laura said...

Such creative ladies, and what a fun stash of goodies you got for your dollhouse!

hunnybunny said...

Those are so fabulous! The only dollhouse we have is a Calico Critters one that Thing 3 got. It's plastic, she's three. I wish my oldest would ask for one...

3rdEyeMuse said...

wow! that's some seriously sweet and pretty darn amazing miniatureness (I think I might have just made up a word ...). Makes me want to build a dollhouse of my very own. :)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I am pea green with envy!

alittlebitofscrap said...

Oh what sweet little gifts! They are so adorable.

Pam said...

everything is sooooo amazing...what talented swappers!
hope you are doing well.
Pam

Yummers! said...

I'm speechless! Everything is adorable! I have a dollhouse that Boyd built for me a few years ago and it needs a good coat of paint. Maybe on a warm day... it's on my to-do list. I tied to decorate it in a Scandinavian cottage theme. Got some cute things at the Chicago Art Institute gift shop... which somehow found their way into my daughter's doll house. That's daughters for you.

Your ipod is so darling. You are so clever!!

Happy 2009!
Joni

The Vintage Kitten said...

Its amazing, I love it! And Im shocked that Loopy is so young, I thought she was about 15yrs old, well all I can say is she is a beautiful 'young lady' and will be an equally stunning young woman. Such confidence, at that age I would (and still do) hide under a blanket when someone tries taking a photo of me LOL! Send my regards to the fan X

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh how precious. My dream as a little girl was to have a dollhouse. Someday....

Sarah said...

Hi!
What sweet things you have for your dolls house. I particularly love the gardening set with the little gnome. Your blog is lovely-I am visiting here via Candace at Eye Candy.

michelleb. said...

Sad to say, with 3 gurlz we have yet to own/build/decorate a doll house. I need to get my act together. Maybe if I come up with an idea for the next CLH and get accepted, that will start the ball rolling. I loved the tiny little tape measure from the previous CLH.

mblaise29@yahoo.com

blaze said...

after seeing that it makes me want a dollhouse! :)

mblaise3@yahoo.com

Christine said...

All of those pictures are so darn cute!! I could stare at those pictures all day. I think the sewing basket and quilt were the cutest or the gardening tools. I don't know, it's so hard to pick!

Christine Bruce
crispy_crunch05@hotmail.com