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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Laura visits Sasha Village

Last year Dee of Sasha Village ran a mini competition for her followers to volunteer one of their dolls to visit the Village and take part in solving a mystery.  Laura volunteered to go and was amazed to win, along with Kristie from the USA.

Arrangements were made and soon after I had finished making Laura a new classic yoke dress of Liberty fabric, she took her rucksack (containing waterbottle, apple, notepad and pencil), her pet owl and a chocolate gift for the Villagers and set off on her adventure.

Laura and owl all ready for visiting Hattie and co 
The note my younger daughter wrote to the Sasha Village clan
She featured in no less than 8 posts on Dee's blog:

On Thursday she travelled home and arrived safely on Friday much to my younger daughter's relief, who had missed her and keenly asked every day if there was a new post for her to read with her breakfast.  None of the others had the heart to play or go outside while Laura was away so they had big plans for her return.

She brought some very generous gifts home with her from Hattie, Dee and all the others in the Sasha Village.

Today our Sasha's held a tea party to celebrate Laura's return.  The weather wasn't kind enough for this to take place outside (sunshine and showers), so they used our dining room table and sat picnic style to enjoy the feast, when they were joined by a new member of the family:

Laura's owl perched on her head, in the hope of cake crumbs
Miranda was determined to dress for spring
A little fuzzy creature arrived...
... and peered longingly at the tea and cakes
he sidled onto the table and smiled at everyone
before making his way to Laura and her cup of tea
which he tried to pick up
Florence almost forgot her own tea in her surprise at the new bear
Laura introduced him to everyone
"This is Clemence, he came with me from the Sasha Village
and is going to live with us"
Reuben regarded the new bear with interest
while Leo and Mabel leaned forward as they held their bears and the
owl came down for a closer look as his travelling companion
Clemence snuggled up to Laura while the owl looked on 
Everyone welcomed Clemence and Laura and Owl's return with tea and cakes
My girl was thrilled with her new bear, who is a OOAK Bramber Bear, he has already proved a reliable mascot at a local quiz night on Saturday (my younger girl's team did quite well).  In addition to this lovely gift Dee also sent a fold out paper sheep (which made us watch Shaun the Sheep on Friday evening) and a bunny tin filled with chocolate eggs for Easter.  Thank you Dee for such generous gifts and for inviting Laura to participate in adventures at the Sasha Village.

The following photos show what my younger girl did with Laura, her owl and her new bear on Friday evening at bedtime.
Laura and Clemence bear (in a glove)
Laura's owl snuggles in to Reuben's pyjamas
Clemence in the glove
On Saturday morning Clemence wanted to see what Laura had been doing at the Sasha Village so my younger girl re-read about Mr Mossy's safe return after Laura and Kristie went on a bear hunt.
Clemence reads about his cousin Mr Mossy and honey toast
Some of these photos are not great, taking photos on the dining room table with sunshine from the garden back-lighting the dolls wasn't easy, however at least we had sunshine!


Dee said...

Glad to see that Laura is safely back home and that Clemence is settling in with the family.
Loved the welcome home tea party, Edward wanted to know where you got your little cake stands from, he's hoping it will stop the new bear Gunther from eating all his cakes if he gets one!
Thank you for allowing Laura and her owl to come and solve a mystery.
Hattie,Dee and the Village clan... and bears

DollMum said...

Dee, the cake stands were from Christine Meatyard - her table gift on Sunday morning at the Sasha Festival, so I have no idea where she found them. I think it is quite possible to make some lovely miniature cakes from Fimo (I've made 1/12th scale cakes and hot cross buns for my elder girl's dollshouse cake shop).

Kendal said...

I and the Sasha Brood have been eagerly following Laura's visit to the Sasha Village and her wonderful adventures there. What a 'once in a lifetime opportunity' she had there with Kristie, the other visiting doll and the Village Clan and what fabulous gifts that came back with her to remind her in the future of this very special time.

Anonymous said...

What a great adventure and how nice they celebrate Lauras return!

(I so love the little owl in the sock:)

Ginger said...

I, too followed Laura while she visited the Sasha Village. I am certain she had a wonderful adventure and that she is happy to be home. I am particularly fond of her sweet owl. He looks precious tucked into Reuben's pajamas. The new bear is just adorable and what a nice home coming for all of them :) hugs, xxxx

Unknown said...

Hello from Spain: I'm glad Laura's return. Nice welcome party. Lovely pics. . Keep in touch

Sharon said...

It was lovely to see Laura enjoying herself on her visit to The Sasha Village and she didn't seem to be at all homesick, I expect there was too much going on during her visit for her to have time to be homesick! It was also nice to see her with her new friend, she really did seem to have a nice time. I expect that your daughter missed her so it was so nice to see the welcome home picnic that the kids enjoyed on Lauras return.

Theodora said...

What an exciting visit!!! And so much going on! I bet she was exhausted after all that and glad to be back home (in calmer waters, I shouldn't wonder). Great Blog!!!
Love, Karin

butterfly said...

Lovely to see your Sashas all reunited... and the bear is utterly adorable! Thank you so much for joining up to follow over at Words and Pictures - I hope you'll enjoy next week's dollshouse-based posts!
Alison x