sábado, 16 de septiembre de 2017

A dress for Evie Hazelwood

Dear Readers,

Last time I placed an order at SSK, I bought Evie´s Sleepover set.


Even though it is hard,I try not to unbox all the sets on the same day I receive the package. It is nice to keep a new set and open it one of these days you need something to cheer you up a bit.

Last evening, I took Evie out of her box and there she was wearing her pink checked nightgown.


She looked very comfortable in her nightie but,actually,it was a bit tight on the sleeves and it left a mark on her arms  . It´s not that noticeable in the picture but I think you can get an idea of what I mean.


Poor Evie! Her arms were injured and she didn´t have any clothes to go out.
Sooner said than done, I turned a little piece of fabric into a dress for Evie.

Ta-dah!
Look how happy she looks in her new floral dress!



Have you recognized the building at the back?
Yes! At last! The Sylvanian Dress Shop.(I´ll write a post about it some other day)



Finally,a family picture.



I´m hopeless at sewing but this time I was determined to try my best.
Even though the dress has some stiches, I must confess I cheated a little bit as I ended up using glue for the straps.I also had to add a ribbon and a bow to cover the irregual stitches but the final result is ok for someone who finds it even hard to understand how to put a pattern together.

I´m in the process of updating the page for my Sylvanian Families. I´m taking pictures of the families I hadn´t included yet and writing all the bios again.
The first page I created doesn´t work anymore and I can´t update it.
Hope this new one works but it is still on draft.

Have a nice day!

Lots of love




sábado, 2 de septiembre de 2017

The Dingles´ Flower Shop


Dear Readers,

The Dingle Sheep Family was one of my first families.




From the very first moment I saw them I knew they were going to be the owners of my village flower shop.
Soon, I realized that getting a Sylvanian Flower Shop was not easy. They are very rare and quite expensive so I decided to make my own shop out of a small cardboard box.
The result wasn´t great but I needed a flower shop for some of my stories. Do you remember Rhys Chocolate on Valentines Day and Monty Kennelworth on his wedding anniversary?




I´m writing this post because the Dingles´flower shop has seen a few changes in the past few months.They have changed the roof, they have added a garden section and now they offer a great variety of plants and beautiful flowers.
Here you have some pictures.






















Thanks for visiting the Dingles´Flower Shop.

Lots of love.










domingo, 27 de agosto de 2017

Teresa and Robert at Bluebell Cottage

Dear Readers,

A few days ago I introduced you to Teresa and Robert Seashore and I showed you the cottage where they live happily.
Today, we ´ll get to know a little bit more about them.



Robert and Teresa live a simple and peaceful life in their small cottage.

Every morning Robert gets into his boat and crosses to the other side of the river to go to the Watermill Bakery where he buys bread and croissants for breakfast.




Meanwhile, at home, Teresa checks that the milk has been delivered. Hornbull Buttercup never fails .






Then, she prepares some freshly brewed coffee and sets the little table at the open porch.




What a lovely  way to start the day, don´t you think so?






Teresa loves flowers and she takes good care of the garden.

She fills the watering can with water from the river



and she waters the flower beds.









Gardening is one of her favourite hobbies but what she likes the most is reading.
Today she has just come back for the village library and she must have stopped at the flower shop too.


As a former librarian she thinks there is no enjoyment like reading and she has instilled the love of reading in her husband.

 
Robert´s passion is sailing.He shares this interest with his good friend Horatio Seadog.
They always call each other captain when they greet.


They spend long hours talking about their adventures on the seven seas.


Not as thrilling as sailing in the middle of the ocean but they also enjoy  boat rides along the river.


Robert also enjoys the company of his grandchildren. He loves telling them exciting pirate stories while he rows his boat.



From time to time, Robert and Teresa leave their peaceful cottage life in Sweet Berry Valley to go on a cruise. Robert thinks there is nothing better than the ocean view and now he is starting to enjoy cruising not as a sailor but as a passenger.


Teresa finds cruising very relaxing and fun too.
"This is the life, don´t you think so, dear?" Teresa said with a smile.
"It is indeed". Robert agreed and took a sip of  his chilled white wine. 


Teresa and Robert know how to live a calm and happy life, don´t you think so?


Enjoy your life, be happy!


Lots of love










viernes, 18 de agosto de 2017

Bluebell Cottage

Dear Readers:


When Robert and Teresa Seashore got retired
they decided to move to Sweet Berry Valley . They wanted to live near their daughter Teri Chocolate and their grandchildren.

Robert, who has been a sailor all his life, wanted to live near a waterside location.
Teresa who has just retired from her job as a librarian wanted to find a quiet and cosy cottage where she could relax with a good book and grow a flower garden.

The day they read this ad in the property for sale section of their local newspaper they knew that cottage was what they were looking for.

" Blue tiled roof cottage  with lovely garden situated on the banks of the river. Wonderful views. Worth a visit"



When they saw the cottage in person they knew straight away it was perfect for them so after they made some improvements they moved into their new home.

Today they are glad to show it to you.




Let´s have a look inside.














The bedroom and the bathroom are on the top floor.




And in this blue tiled roof cottage by the river is where Robert and Teresa live a happy and peaceful life. 




Soon, I´ll show you how Teresa and Robert Seashore  like to spend their time in their new cottage.

Thanks for visiting!

Lots of love