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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pea the Pumpkin Sorceress

The past couple of nights, Pea has been spending more time than usual in her house.  I could hear her humming happily and whenever I peeked in, she scurried to hide something behind her back.  After the first couple of times, I took the hint and left her alone, wondering what in the world she was up to!

A few minutes ago, she reappeared on the kitchen counter, beaming with joy, while I was making a sandwich.

"Pea, what an outfit!  So you've been sewing a pumpkin sorceress costume.  It's beautiful, I love the beads... wait, what do you have behind your back?"

 "A tiny pumpkin!  Where in the world did you get that?"

 Pea giggled and ran off behind the cookie jar, so of course I followed. 

"Holy moly, that's quite the pumpkin patch!  Where did you get them all?  Did you grow them?"

Pea doubled over with laughter in response and then skipped away.

I still have no idea where the pumpkins came from.  Either she's secretly a master gardener who can grow itty bitty pumpkins in Alaska during the winter, or she really IS a pumpkin sorceress!  Both seem likely to me.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pea's Home Tour

After it became clear that Pea would be living with us long term, I decided she needed a little house to call her own because she's so tiny and everything in our house is so big!  There are lots of cute toy houses available, but I wanted something more special than that.  Sadly, I'm not talented enough to build something like a doll house from a kit, so I decided to just use a hat box since she doesn't need a lot of space.  Found one that is the perfect size and Pea and I have been making her house together.  While it is still a work in progress- the inside needs some art work, Pea needs a blanket for her bed, and her roof top garden needs to be finished, the inside is looking pretty cozy.  She seems to enjoy having her own space, but still spends a lot of time with me, too.

Without further ado, Miss Pea will give you a tour of her home!

The bed is quite comfy.  The heater in our house is on the fritz and it's really warm in here, so she doesn't seem to miss having a blanket so far!

She loves to sit by the fireplace and work on her crocheting, or just look at the fire while she rocks in her rocking chair.  If you haven't figured it out yet, Pea is a very peaceful little fairy.

Time to check on the pot of split pea soup!  Looks like it's coming along nicely.

Pea is very fond of chickadees and likes to watch them out the window.  When she saw this tiny box in my bedroom, she was so thrilled with it that I had to let her keep it in her house.  It is the perfect size for a little fairy chest!

What else to store in a tiny chest but lots of pretty clothes?

And last of all, her toadstool table and stools look like they came right from the outdoors.  There's an extra stool for a friend!   Anyone care to come visit?

Thanks for looking!  I will post more pictures of her house as we complete it.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pea's Wardrobe

Sorry about the long break between posts!  As I mentioned earlier, my camera card was on the fritz.  Thankfully after lots of work and time, my husband was able to recover every last photo, including lots of pictures I took of Pea when we went back to the botanical garden where we found her.  It was a very interesting day that I think you all will enjoy hearing about it.  That post will come later though as my husband is still tinkering with the pictures.

After running around stark naked for a couple of weeks, I decided to see if she was willing to wear some clothes and some nice ladies made her a few outfits.  Luckily, it turns out she loves clothes and I occasionally find her looking at and stroking the outfits she isn't wearing.  I suppose wearing clothes is a novel idea for her.  Looks like I've created a teeny tiny clotheshorse :D

I thought you all might like to get a peek at Pea's wardrobe.  When I asked if she'd mind showing you all her new outfits, she was very happy to oblige, as you can see!

Adorable little pea dress made by Ban Sidhe:

Crocheted dress and hat made by the lady from The Bead Loom Gallery on Etsy:


And of course she needed a winter outfit since we live in Alaska.  Beautiful, intricate set from Maram Banu on Etsy:

As much as Pea likes clothes, she isn't a big fan of shoes, so when she's inside she can just take off the boots, hat, and cardigan and have a comfy little outfit:


I was afraid Pea's bald little noggin would get cold, so I bought her a wig from Tabloach.  The color is nice enough, but it's decidedly... fluffy:

Pea was gracious enough to try it on, but it was pretty clear she didn't like it:


Instead, she and Emily the bunny decided it would look handsome on Rodney, the little stuffed elephant:

I agree, he does look dashing:


Sadly, Rodney and Emily are not alive like Pea, but it doesn't stop her from enjoying their company.  Maybe they are alive in her imagination, or maybe she knows something I don't.  From our visit to the botanical garden (the one that hasn't been posted about yet, argh), I gathered that Pea isn't used to being the only fairy around.  While she seems quite happy, maybe she is a little lonesome?  What do you all think?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Camera Issues!

A couple people have been concerned about the lack of posts on this blog.  Don't worry!  Pea is doing great.  It's just that my camera card died so I can't take pictures, and where's the fun in a doll blog without pictures?!  Once I get a new card, I will post again :)