Saturday, February 25, 2012

Little Monkey Shoes for Big Monkey Business

To tell you the truth, I was not looking forward to updating my last post
because it was so very meaningful to my daughters and me.
However, thanks to a pretty pink lace Valentine that came in the mail... is Part 2.


Our family celebrated Valentine's Day a little bit differently this year.
  We decided to hand deliver our cards in person and become part of the greeting.
So, early in the morning all 11 of us headed out with a pile of fancy cupcakes
 and a stack of handmade cards for grandparents, neices and nephews and grandchildren houses.
Our travels took us to four nearby towns.
In spite of the distance, we took our time, 
 sharing lots and lots of hugs while everyone enjoyed the cupcakes.
  It was a wonderful day. 
 By the time we pulled back into our driveway that night,
 we were all rather sad that our day
was drawing to an end.

But it was not over yet!!

Checking the mailbox, we found nine tidy little envelopes
with lovely old fashioned cards inside. 
Sent from my grandchildren to all the children in our van.
  We just loved them...
Then, underneath them we found a pretty pink envelope handmade from lace paper.

It was addressed from Finland!

 Ofcourse, you can guess who was the first to ask to open it. 
And when she did she cried out, "Look...Pippi is wearing a new dress!"

She sure was!
 What we found inside will tell you the rest of the story...




Best of all, we finally were to meet beautiful Sari!


I would like our Valentine Greeting to be special delivered to Sari as well.
Carried along the way on a wee pair of monkey shoes!

They measure a  mere 3/4" long and are light as a feather.
In spite of their size, they are made to endure some serious monkey business.
Little felt soles to cushion mischievous little monkey feet...
Topped by a pair of blue corduroy trousers
 to keep a small Monkey warm on a cold winter's walk down a snowy lane.
And here is the Monkey to wear them!
A young Mr. Nelson...

He would like Sari and Pippi to be his Valentine...Every Day!
Now, even though Nelson has two-tone wild monkey hair, 
I can assure you, he has been on his best behavior here.
 My own little Pippi has kept a close eye on him.
( Actually it was the other way around)


Nelson's travel case is ready and waiting...
Soon, Pippi will have a new friend to show around her colorful and cozy home.
Thank you, dear Sari,
for being the icing on the Valentine cupcake
 and the hug at the end of a long day.
We will be sending great BIG love back to you in the person of a 3 inch monkey.
Be watching for him to arrive on your doorstep!


Now, before I disappear back into the Doll Room,
I wanted to show you a little someone who emerged quite unexpectedly!

Immediately following the holidays, I started a few new projects,
with the intent of developing them one by one once Nelson was done. 
 Five hopeful little heads on white apoxie armatures, waiting their turn.
I have been wondering who they might be.

 Well, all except one...

Here's the first look at a Woodland Winter Baby.

Her face is not yet entirely painted.
   She still needs much more attention to her bunting
 as well as putting the wooden knothole nest together. 
But once I send Neslon along home, I shall tend to her.

  Then there is that little auburn haired girl looking at me right behind her....

Please come by just never know who you might meet here in my corner of the Rainforest!

until we talk again...
always love, Rose