After little sweetpea gave up her dummy and was then ill I thought she deserved a little treat. After reading some blogs I stumbled across 'Blueberries in Fields' and couldn't resist taking a closer look. There she was in all her cuteness, the perfect doll to comfort little sweetpea!
I contacted Monique who made the gorgeous Marion and asked if little sweetpea could give her a home. Marion was then put on a plane for England and all the sweetpeas waited excitedly for Marion to arrive (I think my husband and I were more excited than the children!). There is something very special about buying a hand-made item that you know someone has spent their own precious time making - it just adds to the excitement somehow.
Yesterday we heard a very faint knock at the door, 'Who can that be?' asked little sweetpea, she looked out of the window and there she was.
She arrived with her lovely pink suitcase with all her belongings in it. She said she was very tired after her long journey as she had quite an ordeal in customs as they took a liking to her pink suitcase :-) Little sweetpea had lots planned however so poor Marion was going to have to wait for a rest until much later in the day!
The first thing little sweetpea wanted to do with Marion was play Bubbles.
Marion was then asked if she would like to see how to do a jigsaw with little sweetpea's friend Elf (Elf and Marion seemed to get on very well :-)).
Then there was some excited jumping on the bed.
Poor Marion was looking quite worn out by this point so little sweetpea thought that she might like to freshen up with some 'dipstick' (lipstick) before they went out.
After such a busy day both Marion and little sweetpea were very tired indeed.
Thank you Monique for making my little sweetpeas day! xxx