Hello! I hope you're having a lovely weekend. I wanted to share something with you that I made my Mom for Christmas. In my studio I have this sweet little licensed piece by Nicol Sayre that my Mom really likes, and since it has been retired I haven't been able to find one for her. So, I decided to make my own version of it. If you've read my blog for very long, you know I'm quite close to my Mom, she's not only my Momma, but also my best friend. So, I thought this was quite fitting. The dolls I chose to use represent a mom and daughter, but also "forever friends".
It took me quite a few hours to put together, but it was so much fun! For my base, I covered a box with vintage flocked wallpaper and rows of lovely ruffles I purchased from Julie Collings shop. I also used lots of vintage millinery flowers as well as some new ones. All of the new flowers were spritzed with Glimmer Mist and edged with Stickles glitter glues. I used a box base so that my Mom could store special keepsakes inside.
Both dolls are vintage Nancy Ann dolls I've had in my collection for quite a while. I have lots of these sweet dolls, some I display, and some I've kept with the thought of creating something with them.
I loved making this sweet piece for my Mom, and I hope she will treasure it. I'll have to admit, once I was finished creating this, it was a bit hard for me to give away. Ha. That's ok. I need to make another with 3 dolls for myself and my 2 girls, as I hope we'll be forever friends too.
Tonight my Mom and niece are coming for a sleepover. We're going to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice with an all day movie marathon. (We'll watch the different versions) I think there will be copious amounts of tea, sandwiches, and pastries involved too. Can't wait! Are you doing anything to celebrate?
Check back with me, I've been working all weekend on packaging all sorts of sweet Valentine goods for the shop. I can't wait to show you what I have up my sleeve!