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Sunday, May 30

Cupcake Jean Set for Riley

A Cupcake for Riley!

~ sold ~

Monday, May 24

The Gypsies ~ and more for Riley

The Gypsy Fortune Tellers!

Sybil the Wise Bear

Madam Mousica
~ sold ~

 Sprinkles Jeans Set
for Riley and friends

~sold ~ 
eBay through Sunday May 30th
Pink Fluffy Slippers
for Riley and Friends

Friday, May 21

A bit of Christmas Magic

Those who know me well are quite aware that I'd rather be in a blizzard than on a beach.  And so this week I welcomed, with a touch of puzzlement, the blossoms on my Christmas cactus. 

I do believe it is a kind reminder from the Winter Spirits ~ a promise of their return . . . 

Wednesday, May 19

This week's Jeans Sets for Riley and friends

Sunflowers and Ice Cream Cone!

~ sold ~

Thursday, May 13

Cobblestone Creations Giveaway

It's time for a giveaway!

 Due to the popularity of the
Jeans and Crop Top sets
I have been making for Riley Kish,
I've decided to give one away.

please note: The giveaway is for the jeans and top only ~
the dolls and shoes are not included.

How can you win this adorable red, white and blue set? 

All you have to do is leave your name and email address in the comments section at the bottom of this post.
These comments will remain unpublished ~ I am the only one who will see them
The email addresses will only be used for this drawing and then destroyed.

That's it! 

Should you care to have additional chances to win, each of the following will get your name thrown in the hat again. 
 Do as many as you like for up to 5 additional chances!

1.  Become a follower of this blog
2. Like Cobblestone Creations on Facebook
3. Join my Mailing List
4. Publish a post about this giveaway on your own blog
(html code provided below)
5. Include my giveaway in your blog or website sidebar

I do ask kindly that you email me 
(cobblestone_circle at yahoo dot com)
to let me know you have done these optional things.

The drawing will take place on
Monday June 14th.

It is open to Everyone!

Don't forget to include your email address
or some other way for me
to reach you should you win.

Good Luck!

Here's the html you can grab and use on your blog or website:

The gypsy fortune tellers are coming!

Just a quick peek for those of you who have been asking :

~ Sybil the Wise ~

~ Madam Mousica ~

These little ones will be coming to eBay
the evening of  Sunday May 23rd.

I apologize for the wait but I'm occupied with a
rather important order right now.

More details to follow shortly  . . . .

Monday, May 10

Somewhere along the way I must have done something very right . . .

I hope everyone had a lovely Mothers' Day ~ I certainly did. 

I simply must share with you the card I received from my daughter.  

You can't ask for more than that!

The card is from Duirwaigh and I encourgae all of you to visit their site ~ it is enchanting. 

Thursday, May 6

Soggy socks, school busses and aluminum foil

The nostalgic aroma of lilacs is on the air today . . . 

     Let me guess ~ you're expecting that statement to be followed by memories rich in images of kindly old aunties sipping their tea . . . or lounging in a hammock with a romance novel . . .

     Sorry ~ that is not the nostalgia this scent awakens in me.  Instead I have memories from my school days when the lilac bushes that enclosed my parents' back yard, (more specifically, the scary part of the yard known as over the hill) were in full bloom.  For us, it was an annual ritual to cut a large bouquet of lilac blossoms to take to the teacher.

     Of course planning never entered the equation, so the cutting was done in the morning after I was dressed for school ~ rapidly, not only because the school bus was coming soon, but also to avoid whatever dangerous wildlife might have been lurking, ready to pounce on me at any moment ~ you know, nesting robins, squirrels, bunnies and the giant rattlesnake I was sure had its gaze fixed upon me.

     Having survived the excursion into the wild, my socks thoroughly soaked from the morning dew, my mother would wrap the stems of my booty in sopping wet paper towels and encase them in what she considered the ultimate indestructible protection ~ aluminum foil.  Hey ~ these were the days before Ziploc!  My youngest in now in college ~ you do the math.

     In her defense, Mother had little experience on a school bus.  Little did she know that every little nose that stepped onto that bus immediately plunged itself into the ever disintegrating bouquet, sending more and more florets onto the dingy floor of the bus ~ the place where even if your homework fell you had serious second thoughts of descending into on a rescue mission.  My solution to preserving the flowers was logically to grip that foil handle as hard as I could, sending rivulets down my sleeve.

     But somehow the blossoms always arrived at school still looking like a bouquet (didn't they?) and the teachers always gushed graciously ~ making you feel as though you had given them the best gift they ever received.  Even Mr. Bakos, our only male teacher, who as I look back on it now was probably embarrassed to be a man receiving flowers ~ something about the way he thanked you for bring flowers for the classroom.

     The ritual concluded with the walk of pride to the janitors closet to fill the vase with water ~ the only sink in the building deep enough to allow such an operation.  Come to think of it, I'm not sure it was always a vase ~ sometimes it was a bucket.  There's a thought for all of you who still have kids in school.  If you need an idea for a teacher gift ~ send a vase, will ya!

     I do believe Miss Kittiebittle of Cobblestone Circle should get some lilacs from one of her students.  Who should bring them . . . . hmmmm . . . . that will require some thought.  But for now, I think I'll go out and harvest some for my dining room table.   Where are my boots . . .

ps.  I have not retouched the photo ~ that is the color of my sky today.  :)

Sunday, May 2

Meet Miss Frances Whittington ~ Dollhouse Darlin' Bear

Miss Frances Whittington
One of the new

A proper Victorian Lady ready to make a round of social calls.

Wearing her best hat for the occasion.

Perhaps she will call on you?

~ sold ~

Matching Jeans for Riley and Bitty Bethany Kish

Bluebird Jeans Sets!

~ sold ~

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