Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sylvanian Families Squirrel Friend!

You've seen my 1960s Instant Dollhouse ranch house before, but you haven't seen the new hamster family that moved in! Father hamster and the kids are finishing chili dogs for lunch in the living room...

...while mother hamster starts cleaning up in the kitchen:

Oh! There's someone at the door! It's a new squirrel sister in the village who has come over to see if the hamster sister can play.

It doesn't take long before the two girls are fast friends having a blast playing dolls together. Mama hamster caught the two by surprise when she took this photo of them mid-play:

Sweet squirrel sister was a gift from sweet friend Jane Cherie of  Jane Cherie blog. Squirrel sister is a great addition to my Sylvanian Families village! Jane Cherie also sent all of these gorgeous gifts, including a beautiful Little Mimi Little Red Riding Hood doll from Korea, mini food erasers, Totoro and friends figures, an adorable kitty figure, and some sweet stickers:

Thank you so much, Jane Cherie. You make blogging such a joy! Check out the fun and interesting Jane Cherie blog to learn more about Sylvanian Families, dolls, Re-Ment miniatures, and so much more! Until next time, keep having fun! xoxo Jennifer

Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Sylvanian Families "Orphans"

Today I'll show you a little more of my Sylvanian Families village while introducing some new SF friends that have arrived from a sweet blog friend far, far away. It's a beautiful summer day, and father and son beaver are grilling hot dogs for their family in the local park:

Father beaver is teaching his son how to grill.

Recently, though, a couple of naked "orphans" arrived in the village from far-away South Africa:

Sweet "orphan" skunk  sister and tiny baby beaver.

But soon the chocolate rabbit family donated a dress for the little skunk sister, and she has already made friends with another couple of local girls...

Yay! It's time for a doughnut tea party!

...while everyone in the village wants to see the new baby beaver:

Mama beaver adores her new tiny baby!

Yes, things are falling into place for these two sweet critters, as the whole village has helped to make them feel at home. Eaton Blackberry of Sugarbush Valley: An Ideal Life blog sent me these darling Sylvanian Families skunk and beaver, along with a sweet handmade bear and some delicious rooibos tea. Thank you so much, Eaton Blackberry! You make blogging so much fun! If you haven't seen her adorable SF stories, you really must check out her blog here

There's still another new addition to the village, which I'll show you next time. Until then, keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sweet Swap With Sanne, Plus Cakes!

I'd wanted to do a swap with Sanne for several years, and recently I finally had my chance! Sanne made the cutest, most wonderful gifts, including some fun, colorful drinks with tiny umbrellas and straws. Flossy and Sophie just adore them, especially during the heat wave we've been having:

Plus Sanne sent all of the other goodies too (two pretty buntings, a tiny book, a yummy cherry cake under glass) and the wonderful shabby chic butterfly blackboard and framed pictures below. Mmm, that cake looks so tasty to Flossy and Sophie. Flossy is planning to rip open the cover and start gorging on cake as soon as we all look away. I hope it doesn't turn into a brawl! That would be so unladylike. :-D

Oh, we can't wait to start decorating with all of these cute things! But there's more! As soon as Flossy saw these adorable tiny stuffed bunnies and cat that Sanne sent, she had to steal away to her bedroom with them for a fun snuggle:

Aren't those tiny stuffed animals the sweetest?! Have you seen Sanne's blog, Sannen vintilla - In my attic? If not, you're missing something. I love Sanne's special style, and I see pictures of her dollhouse interiors frequently on Pinterest. Her blog is not to be missed! If you'd like to see the swap gifts I sent Sanne, check out her post here. Thank you so much, Sanne! This swap was a total blast!

Then I just have to show you these wonderful cakes and ice cream from Jane Smith of Minifanaticus blog and Minifanaticus on Etsy. All we can say is yum, yum, yummy:

Sophie has nearly gotten the cake nearest to her into her left paw. If she eats the whole thing in one bite, do you think Flossy will notice? ;-) Is it my imagination, or have Flossy's eyes narrowed at the sight of Sophie's paw near the cake?

Seriously, Jane made these wonderful treats with my birthday cards in mind. She even looked through my Pinterest boards for ideas. How thoughtful! Thank you so much, Jane! You're the best! I'm putting on weight just looking at these delicious treats! :-D Next time I'll have some Sylvanian Families scenes to show you all, plus more. Until then, keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer

Friday, August 1, 2014

Flossy and Bluebelle Featured in New Calendar!

For the third year in a row, I was honored to be asked by The New Fat, a creative graphic design agency located in Nottingham, UK, to supply a photo for their calendar. This time my work is featured in the August calendar, the perfect month for picnics! Here's a small image of the calendar:

To get your own copy of the calendar (in a larger size for better viewing), which you can save on your desktop as wallpaper, go to The New Fat web site and follow the instructions for downloading.

Flossy and Bluebelle are so excited about this opportunity to be seen by people all over the world. This is Bluebelle's first time to be featured, and Flossy's second. Last year Flossy was preparing for a picnic, and this year she and Bluebelle finally get to eat some cake--yay! Here's last year's calendar for comparison:

I really enjoy working with The New Fat. Every year I love seeing how they transform my photo into a fun calendar. I love their style and creativity with the fonts and other calendar details, and they always fit their final touches with my work so harmoniously. Thank you so much, The New Fat!

Do you have a fun weekend planned? I hope it's not too hot or too cold where you are. Tomorrow our temperatures are supposed to get back in the comfortable range (mid-80s F). I'm doing a little happy dance just thinking about it! Plus my guinea pig, Rufus, looks like he's feeling a lot better this morning. That's a huge relief, after several rounds of antibiotics did a number on his gastrointestinal tract. I'm looking forward to our next visit. Until then, keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer