Thursday 27 November 2014

Red for Ziva

The girls were starting to complain that I kept knitting for other people and not for them, so the next dress I made I said they could have.

As Ziva looks so good in red, it seemed only natural that she should get to wear it first.

I think this girl is just stunning so it is a bit of 'photo' overload.

The dress contrasts nicely with the black of her hair.

Doesn't she just look the 'trendy' girl with the tights I made her and her matching red boots.

I am happy to take orders for these dresses.

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Birthday Party Time! - Who Attended - Part Two

Many of Peggy Sue's Ravelry friends came to her party having also attended last year.

Caroline is dressed and ready,

Caroline is dressed and ready...

...her gift in hand.

Her Mom saw her waiting for the limo to take her safely to the airport.

She arrived safely, partied all day and all night!

Last we heard she was still sleeping it all off!

Camille asked her big sister Alma to come to Peggy Sue’s party with her. She said yes right away but noticed she had no cardigan. I am knitting one for her now but not ready yet. Hope she is not too cold. 
Happy Birthday, Peggy Sue! The girls are bringing chocolate balls in their little bags. Have fun! 

Happy Birthday, Peggy Sue! The “non-18-inch” gang is dressed and ready to attend the party. I stopped them in the kitchen for a photo before they got their coats on. L to R: My childhood Chatty Cathy in a dress my mom made (over 50 years ago!), a modern doll whose outfit was sewn a few years ago by my aunt, and an ebay rescue named Charlene in a jumper I sewed from a thrift store baby romper and another Retro Cardi. It came out too big for the AG girls, but just right for Charlene. Hope all the girls have a wonderful time at the party!

Some liked to arrive in style which was in evidence with HazelRoses' lovely girl.

When Sakura saw Carolyn all dressed up and leaving for the party she panicked. She says she hopes Peggy Sue does not think she’s over dressed but she loves long dresses and hardly ever gets to wear one so this seemed the perfect opportunity. She took her angora stole in case she gets cold. She wouldn’t tell me what was in the gift box. I hope she didn't get too creative! But the Cross World Flights Dragon is here to pick her up and fly her to the UK. Hope he can find Peggy Sue’s house on time. 
I’m afraid we could not afford that many dragons but the rest of the girls all send Happy Birthday wishes to Peggy Sue from the cupboard in California! 

Sakura is just a tad late to the birthday party. She could not resist taking the opportunity to take a fly by of Hogwarts since it may be her only chance to visit England. But here she is knocking at the door and looking just a bit windblown after the ride. Happy Birthday, Peggy Sue! 

Sonja was a little shy at first but she soon joined in all the fun and made lots of new friends.

These two lovely girls wanted their picture taken outside while they were waving good bye to their Mum and getting into the taxi, but it was  bucketing down, so they had to settle for a pic just as they were going out!  Thankfully they had their umbrella from getting from the taxi to the house when they arrived as it was also bucketing it down here!

Of course there is always one!  

The girls clubbed together to buy you this porcelain tea set, I hope you like it. Unfortunately Hannah slipped back to her rockstar ways and arrived at the party ” pre-loaded”, she took advantage of the bar on the ferry. I am sorry about that I hope she doesn’t spoil things for you. . Hannah says sorry, she was going to write you an apology ( at Grace’s insistence) but her head hurt too much.

SASHA: Baby Sasha please be polite, don’t stuff yourself with cupcakes, leave some place also for the other treats, and when Peggy Sue opens the door, say HAPPY BIRTHDAY. 
BABY SASHA: if it’s a birthday where is her birthday gift? 
SASHA: we shipped it and it got in yesterday. 
BABY SASHA: Oh great, so I have place to bring my toy Rabbit, do not need a hand to bring the gift. 
Can I knock now at the door? 
SASHA: go on… 
knock, knock… 
Get ready I can hear her footsteps… 


These two delightful girls are the ones who gave Peggy Sue the special red necklace and bag.

Knowing how much Peggy Sue loves horses, Kit decided that if Hannah was sending a horse along for the girls to have fun that she would bring her horse to help with all the requests for rides!  It was just a shame it was tipping it down all day that they didn't actually get the indoor arenas close enough to home!  

Two little girls ready to leave...discussing whether they need wet weather gear or not!

Cecile and her brother got tired of waiting and left before their sisters. (Or at least that is what they thought!) They are bringing the pinata  and want to get at it’s candy RIGHT AWAY! Actually I think our boy just wants to bash something with the bat.

Cecile was a little surprised to see Julie and Kit already enjoying cake  and tea. Those two wait for no one when snacks are at stake.

Hannah's girls arrive in their lovely historical dresses.



As a surprise they have brought along one of their horses and 10 dozen ginger snap cookies!
Everyone get in line for a Pony Ride ! Birthday Girl, first !

Nana Merri's  sweet Felicity is just starting to set the table. The Pine ridge Girls are dressed and ready to celebrate! They are especially excited for the pony rides - what a lovely surprise!!

Ready for some tea and cake 

One of the girls made a snowflake ornament for Peggy Sue, but she is a little slow getting the instructions written out! 

Charity wanted to add her card for Peggy Sue! thank you for inviting us and we Wish you a very Happy Birthday!!
(eta: Birthday Card)

Katja lets Nora hold the parcel.

Katja thought she might be a bit overdressed especially as its going to be 43 C today,  but
she doesnt mind she’d rather just look good.  As it turned out when she arrived at the party, it was much colder than it was at her home, so she was dressed just right!

Helene's lovely girl below wore a very special outfit to Peggy Sue's birthday party.

Her “petite patriote britannique.” (Called this because
she wears a poppy on her beret). Scottish clothes are original.  Dressed to celebrate the end of WWII. 

These three little girls took their time in getting ready and there was some concern over whether they would arrive in time and it had been suggested that they should have started out sooner due to how far they had to travel, but fortunately they made it in good time!  

Alex and Brooke were caught on their way out the door for a quick photo…just one though, as they were very excited and couldn't wait to be on their way.  They arrived very quickly as they took the cyber express!

Sue's sweet girl  arrived a bit late  blaming it on the Sat Nav, darn thing. Anyway she arrived at last wishing a “Pen-Blwydd Hapus” to Peggy Sue. She  brought her dancing shoes and (being Welsh) is hoping for a bit of a sing-a-long too. 

Hopefully I haven't missed anyone out!  Thank you all so much for attending and making Peggy Sue's day so special.

Peggy Sue waves goodbye to all her lovely guests.

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Birthday Party Time! - Who Attended - Part One.

Peggy Sue had such a lovely party and had so many wonderful guests 'attend'.   There was much excitement and merriment and she wanted to share some photos of the various guests who attended with many thanks to those who allowed us to use their photographs. It was a truly international gathering with guests from far and wide attending.

First to arrive were Kath's girls, our Kiwi cousins, who live 'Down Under' in Australia.




Beth's lovely girl Sasha came wearing the Kiwiana dress she won in a giveaway on my blog early last year.

Jacqueline's gorgeous girl didn't have too far to travel. 

JoAnn's lively bunch had a fabulous time and although stuffed themselves silly, had a wonderful time and can't wait until the next party! 

Jocelyn's girls turned up in their stylish 'FT' frocks.

Linda's girls all donned their best dresses and party hats and also had a fun time.

Renate's stunning girl came over from Germany to attend the party - she wore a lovely outfit that brought out the blue in her eyes.  Peggy Sue loved her card.

Marti's girls started early, as they wanted to do some is the story of their party preparations.

Let's bake some treats for Peggy Sue's party! "I wanna help, too" says baby Becca!

Uh oh, baby Becca has fallen and taken the table runner with her on the way down! "Good thing we hadn't opened anything yet," the girls note.

With Becca settled in on a seat and pacified with a cookie, the girls can get to work. Audrey puts cupcake papers in the tray while Jennifer and Meg start mixing.

Claudia wants to help and insists on taking the cupcakes out of the oven. The bigger girls tell her she's a bit too small to handle a hot pan.

Claudia is not happy to hear this! meanwhile, Baby Becca has moved on to eating chocolates.

Audrey pipes on the frosting while Sue stands by to add sprinkles to them.

Woohoo! Cupcakes for everyone! Happy birthday Peggy Sue! The "party posse" will be happy to eat these in your honor!

Gabrielle's kids brought the fireworks....which sadly got rained off!  But the thought was there.... just not the weather.

Janet's stylish kids made a people paper chain....

...that spelt out....

Peggy Sue was naturally absolutely delighted with this!

Nancy's two girls bought their softie companions which Little Owen kept entertained while the girls joined in the party games.

Peggy Sue was thrilled to welcome Ginger's three to the party, Clara, Pooh and Baby Meg fitted in well.

DollMum's kids joined in the celebrations as well (blog post here)

From left to right:  Baby Leo, Laura, Reuben, Miranda, Nicholas James, Florence and baby Mabel.

Enjoying their tea and cakes.

Playing a game of dominoes!

Jackie's kids from Phoenix came...

...they came well prepared....

...wearing their pyjamas so they could have a slumber party as well!

To be continued...