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.
posted Friday, January 02, 2009