Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mon Espace Créateur - { My Creative Space }


Some time ago we chatted about mon petit poppet's best bud Pippi and her dire need for a makeover. After much discussion, advice, pondering said advice and faffing about in general it was decided that a new Pippi would not be accepted by Bijou. And so continued poor Pippi's decline in scary-ville.

When another of Bijou's handmade toys needed a little surgery on one of his peepers (just call me Dr. Stephanie, opthamologist extraordinaire!) a deft hand a needle and thread saved the day. Poppet thought this was magic and examined Mr.G's button eye in wonder frequently exclaiming, "Mumma, be-be!" (Mumma, better!)





Now was the time to strike with our damsel in distress I thought and so proceeded over the next few days to point out all Pippi's ailments and tell Bijou that Mumma would make her all be-be!
Last night as my wee babe slipped from one glorious dream to another, I busied myself with the recreation of a legend! After a few pottery hours of sewing, Pippi was ready. Such a sight to behold!! I almost felt like the father of a bride when he first spies his baby girl in her wedding frock.



All that was left to do was swap her over with the now retired Pippi and eagerly anticipate Poppet's reaction in the morning. Nothing short of anti-climactic her reaction elicited one "Mumma be-be" before Pippi was plopped back into the cot where she lives. Disappointed at first it then dawned on me that Bijou thought nothing of this "new" Pippi and treated her just as she had the old one. Her bestie! Mission accomplished!!

To see what all the other crafty lasses (and maybe laddies) have been up to this week please pop over to Kirsty's blog.


24 comments:

Little Eve said...

This is a beautiful new Pippi! amazing design, just gorgeous! Mission accomplished indeed. x

Tracey said...

adorable, beautiful story!

Catherine said...

brilliant work! I like the way you prepared her for the change too...

Rosalind said...

ha ha very cute story. Phew hey!

Kathy said...

Well done you sneaky little sneakster!

Screamstress said...

She looks lovely - and a spitting image of the previous one (can't help feeling a little sorry for the old one though!)

Sally said...

What a sweet tale. So very lovely. And the "new" Pippi looks AMAZING! Well done you. What a kind and caring mother you are.

Jennie said...

I love what you have done here Steph. That last photo is the best!x

Bugalugs aka Jacqui said...

The new Pippi is absolutely gorgeous ♥
So sweet that Bijou's bestie has been improved - what a good Mummy you are x

m.e (Cathie) said...

ahh magnifique!!!!
nice going there Steph. old & especially new Pippi's are just adorable.
you are a wonderful mummy

Seaside Siblings said...

Oh you are so clever! She looks great!

Sonia Skegg said...

Well done, the new "Pippi" looks gorgeous. How lovely that Bijou did not think anything of the new "Pippi" -better that than a very upset little girl. At least there will be many more happy years for the "best friends" to share!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

it is so hard when they become attached to a favourite toy ... i had just the same problem when the favourite was lost. i loved your little story and your toys are so sweet.
My Creative Space

Karen said...

The most perfect reaction really - what a sweet little doll Pippi is.

dash robin said...

Oh, that is just the sweetest post. Glad you're efforts were appreciated and new pippi was be-be!

Mira Narnie said...

ha ha and here i was thinking that Pippi was sent off to the day spa for a facial, manicure, hair cut and blow dry, eyebrows tinted and her skirt given a pouf! There is no denying you are a marvel at making these adorable dolls - Bijou will make wonderulf memories will 'new Pippi' (and I wonder if you will ever tell her you 'swapped her Pippi') - shh mum's the word (nod, wink ;-P)
xx

Megan said...

Pippi refreshed! thank goodness you still had all the fabric you needed! She looks all sparkling and perky, those piggie tails make me think of skipping and jumping on trampolines.

moose and bird said...

So glad to hear that Pippi re-invented herself from scary Pippi to beautiful Pippi. Lovely as usual. x

Jess said...

adorable!

ecoMILF said...

Such a cute story and doll. and too true- it's the best sign if she barely noticed a difference- clearly you accomplished everything you set out to achieve. She looks wonderful anyway! xo m.

Tina said...

That is so adorable Steph, you have such a knack for story telling!! The old Pippi must have been washed quite a bit - she was really fading away, wasn't she! The new Pippi is lovely and bright and just gorgeous!

Sandrine said...

Bravo Steph, Pippi est bien plus jolie maintenant!I am also glad you added another "p"in her name (hihihi) :)Bon weekend!xx

mylittlebirdie said...

she's gorgeous! and a very crafty (in both senses of the word) mama you are. glad to see poppet is happy shes all better : ) very cute. however i too feel a little sorry for old pippi : ( but i'm a softie too xo

Jasmine said...

Oh she's divine!

My son is nearly four now and still an avid devotee of his knitted blankie ... I think he is onto his sixth. And they've all been substituted in the same sly overnight-while-babe-sleeps fashion!

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