Thursday, August 27, 2009

Just for fun!

I made this on Wordle using words from this blog! They are so much fun to make (once you figure out how to do it.) =]
Hope you all are having a lovely summer!
~Miss Emaline

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Faerie Dolls

Here's a fun thing to do in Summer!
My sisters and I made these whilst sitting on the lawn as Marmee read to us on a peaceful Sunday afternoon. We started with dried up poppy seed pods (from 'Shirley Temple' poppies - That's the pink ones.) for the head and body. Then we tied on leaves and flowers from around the yard with grass and Voila! There you have a little faerie friend to play with.
I made this one below.
She has freckles! And notice the puffed sleeves!
*+* Aimee (aka Mabel) made this one. *+*
She used a green seed pod that hadn't dried up yet. And her skirt is So pretty! Isn't her hat just SO fabulous! I would love to have a Hollyhock hat like that!
*+* Genevieve (aka Olive) made this one. Isn't she cute? She looks like a "Flapper" from the 1920's don't you think? *+*+*

I also LOVE to make little tiny faerie houses out of things I find on forest floors and river beds. I'll post some pictures of my most recent one soon.
Have a fabulously Summery week!
*+*+* Fare Thee Well, Miss Emaline *+*+*

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Miss Sarah Kelie's Photo Shots!

The last few days have been to hard to resist! I have gone out and taken some pictures of Savannah and Sarah's picnic that they had on Saturday! It has been lots of fun!
Anyway, here are some pictures of Miss Sarah Kelie!

Sarah fetching the water

Sarah and Savannah
A picture of Sarah's tea cup at her last tea party!

Here are some underpinnings
Her petticoat
And her pantaloons
Oh, and you can't forget her apron!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A little, little house...

This is one of the best doll houses I've ever seen...
I had to show you some pictures of it because it's too amazing to pass up. You can go here to see more (and bigger) pictures. Please do go and see it!

I found it here on Thoughts of a Shieldmaiden. She has some more pictures on there that I couldn't find on the other site. Thanks Earwen!
It is a miniature of Bilbo's house, "Bag End" (from the lord of the rings)! It is absolutely amazing!!
"The house under the hill..."

Bilbo's bedroom
Bilbo's writing desk

The Bath room

An authentic hobbit door with the door knob in the middle. =]

The kitchen (so incredible!)
The (well stocked) Pantry

Frodo's bedroom
The Parlor (looking into the dining room)
It inspires me to make a doll house! I love the rugs and the writing desk!
And the bath room is so cute! ok, I love it all. =]
Yours ever, Marguerite

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Alice Tumuhairwe

Today, I took some pictures of Alice out in the yard - which, in some places, is more like a jungle. Well, to a person who is only about 16 inches high... it would be a jungle. =]
This is a little basket that I got on my trip to South Carolina! It is handmade (the same way it's been made for hundreds of years in Africa) from Sweetgrass which is native to Africa.
A couple nights ago I made Alice this outfit out of a small rectangle of fabric that I had in my scrap bag. It is cotton homespun with absolutely no seams or hems or anything. I simply just folded, wrapped and tucked. =]
back view
The scarf on her head is just a long rectangle folded so the raw edges don't show. I brought it from behind her head, tied it once on top and then laid both ends over the back and tucked them in the bottom and Voila! An African ladies attire.
This is the piece of yellow yarn (that she usually wears on her head) tied on like an arm band. She decided for today that simple seemed suitable. =]
Here are some pictures that inspire me. I've always loved traditional African dress. It's so colorful and exciting! Although most of these pictures are black and white. hmm... Oh well.
Sometime I'd like to make some African Jewelry for Alice!
Have a happy day!
Love, Marguerite