May 27, 2009

Gnomish goodness and toys!

Well good afternoon!
It is really quite hot here in Northern California. I am wishing for a pool...
This is how my Pa's birthday present turned out:

We had a fun time yesterday, went with my Pa, the Grandfolk and my Mommy to a cheesecake restaurant and I had a REALLY good salad and a REALLY good piece of almond amaretto cheesecake. Oh, raptures! I think that was the best cheesecake I've had, ever. Dut went to check for Green Lights again last night but I didn't go. He found one, and then another bioluminescent caterpillar!! It had a row of glowing dots on its back. Rats, I missed it. So maybe we'll go again and THEN I'll bring my camera. :)
I decided to dig out an old dollhouse of mine and paint it brown:

I think maybe some rusty tan or cedar red type color for trim accents... still have to do that. The bear family is moving in! Remember those Sylvanian Families from the 80s? I still have most of my Evergreen grey bear family from when I was a kid. So they are moving in to the dollhouse. Looking rather sparse still... maybe I'll figure out how to make furniture, as buying it is rather too expensive!

As many of you know I am a big fan of toys. I don't think we should ever have to give them up, or our imaginations! Perhaps that puts me in a special class of geekery, but oh well. ;) No sense in changing that either now that I'm a big girl.

5 comments:

Meredith said...

Ah! That looks just like the dollhouse I had as a kid, also filled with Sylvanian families mice, foxes and bunnies :D

Fotf said...

Morning, love your dads pressie it looks great. Love your dolls house too infact it made my eyes water. Why are we so keen to move on and leave stuff behind. There are many memories attatched to things we no longer have and wished we had hung on to. I have to say there are one or two things i'm glad i still have, mostly books that i have enjoyed sharing with my son, infact i mentioned about my Moomin adventures this morning, he knows about the Moomins but not necessarily my Moomin books that along with the Faraway tree stories. Enjoy :-)

Pixie Wildflower said...

Lovely art and oh, I adore that dollhouse. I have several myself.

Carmen Keys said...

Thanks everyone!
Cathy, I had a feeling you might have a dollhouse or two lurking about. ;)

Fotf, childhood books are the best! I kind of want to hunt down the ones I loved as a kid on Amazon and have them all again.

Mere, you *would* have a fox family. I love those Sylvanian guys!! I want the squirrels.

the hurricane said...

ha ha! i used to play with those bears when i was a kid. i made all sorts of furniture and things for them. what fun!