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Yesterday was a rainy, dreary day and I was needing a little something to make me smile.
In the afternoon, I grabbed my umbrella and walked up to the mailbox hoping just maybe there was a belated birthday card or something similar to cheer me up.
I opened my mailbox and to my delight, I found this...
You should have seen the smile on my face.
This is just the thing I needed and You will soon see why.
|photo courtesy of Gretel Parker|
Wanda the White
Wanda is a white needle felted Mole who was brought to life by the extremely talented
Gretel Parker, artist extraordinaire.
As soon as Wanda took a little nap (traveling all the way from the Cotswolds, England is very tiring)
and freshened up her wool jacket, she and Milly enjoyed a hot cuppa.
Gretel was thoughtful enough to send along a lovely box of Twinnings Breakfast Blend loose tea.
Wanda is very particular about her tea...she likes it very strong and with milk.
Milly knew just how to brew the perfect cup for her new friend.
Would you just look at the delightful detail of Wanda's bonnet. The little rosettes are divine.
Her jointed arms make it so easy for her to enjoy her tea.
You can watch this short video Gretel made, to get an idea of the many hours it takes to create these fabulous toys.
All Gretel's toys include a little heart...proof positive that her creations have heart
Wanda and Milly have vowed to be friends forever and to take care of each other no matter what.
Don't we all need a friend like that?
For a final good-bye shot these two new BFF's insisted on the obligatory
heads touching cell phone pose.
Yup...BFF's for sure!
Thank you Gretel for adding a touch of whimsy to my life.
I know we have never met, but I feel a sisterly connection for sure ,all though I am old enough to be your mother!
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.