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Friday, 17 February 2012

A Little Visitor

Babs and the rest of the gang were super excited today as one of their cousins from London was up visiting. Pippa (named so as she has super duper striped tights just like Pippa Longstockings!) is also a dancer.
As she is a first class dancer she bought herself a white net tutu which shows off her striped leotard and tights which she things are the bees knees. It matches the wrap around cardi and pink shoes and the little bow on her head.

                                                             Back view you can just see the bow on the back of her tutu.

Here Pippa is doing her Bunny Hop dance that she made up. ( I didn't have the heart to say that I see bunny's hopping in the farmer's field.....but they don't have stripey tights and a cute smile so I guess
she must be right :0D  )

Well, I havn't been knitting all week I have also been painting the house......a model of our little cottage tho not a full scale one! Made from some lumps of wood, slyly whisked from  HH's wood pile that he had cut for the wood stove.
 The smaller one is HH's beloved shed! The larger one is our little cottage which in real life is twice as long. HH would have us live in the shed and turn the house into a storage unit for wood,wires and whathaveyou's!
The little loft window is where our daughter lived for a little while before she went to live her own life.

It now resides on my small dresser with my other clobber. I think it is a good match for our cottage we even have a red door as you can see from the photo on the sidebar!  I don't know if you can see the little ariel on the roof next to the chimney.

The other house that I painted is where we used to live. It had a blue door and also has an ariel.
Now you can see why we had to downsize our furniture quite a lot. I now have my own 3D Quirky Houses!!
The windowsills are tiny splinters of wood.

 I have an idea that was inspired from an electric advert which I hope I can make soon. It does involve a lot of fiddling tho, so we shall have to see. ;0)

I have popped this post over on Wendy's Make it Monday post http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog/

16 comments:

  1. I love the cottage and the shed, they are lovely!

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  2. You come up with some lovely ideas, those little cottages are so gorgeous xx

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  3. Pippa is so cute, love her stripey tights. And such cute cottages too. I always look at my woodpile and think about rescuing about half the wood (but my need for warmth seems to be greater at the moment than my need for painted wood!)

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  4. Gorgeous stripey tights - very smarty. A great post - lots of lovely things. Hope you have a good week.

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  5. Pippa is so sweet and love the tale of her dancing, you have been busy this week

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  6. Ooooh I love Pippa!!
    And your little house is wonderful!! x

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  7. I rescue bits of wood from the wood pile too.Pippa's stripey tights are a nice touch. Love the tutu.

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  8. Glad Pippa's got here woolly tights on - it's COLD out! She is soooo sweet! xC

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  9. Pippa is just completely adorable, just like her cousins!!! You amaze me with how talented you are! The houses are just wonderful. You are so clever!!

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  10. I love your cottage. The real one and the mini version! Pippa is amazing - love her wrap-around cardi & her bow!

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  11. Aww I love you bunnies. They are sooooo cute!

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  12. Pippa is fantastic, I love the little details on her. Cute cottages too. x

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  13. I am so in love with Pippa! Your houses are quite charming.

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  14. Oh those cottages are wonderful! You really do make some gorgeous things!

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  15. Your post made me laugh out loud! I think you now need to do a video showing us how to do the bunny hop Pippa style!!

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