Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Dappledawn Fawn Rabbit Family

Another gorgeous family plopped through my letterbox a few days ago, the Dappledawn Rabbits.

The Dappledawn Fawn Rabbit Family - £16.99

This gorgeous family of 4 consists of father Herbage, mother Theodora, brother Radish & sister Tilly Dappledawn.

We already have loads of bunny families (well we would, they breed like....rabbits!) and yet these have a certain quirkiness to them that makes them extra cute.  Look at their ears.  The tip of one ear is just slightly turned over. It such a small detail but is the reason that Sylvanian Families is still going strong after 30 years.  It's this attention to detail.

The children were eager to get playing with the new family and what better way to introduce them to the rest of the Sylvanian crew than a wedding! (I dunno - that's kids for you!)

Little Miss L (7) says "they are very good, they're really pretty and there is nothing wrong about them and they are good with the other Sylvanians."


Radish and Tilly Dappledawn waiting

Mother rabbit arriving by sleigh (borrowed from a Happyland set!)

The 'congregation' lined up neatly by family 


I always think the price of the families seems a little steep HOWEVER (fancy BUT) the detail in them is gorgeous right down to their quaint little clothes.  They also retain their value really well should you want to sell them in future AND they are sturdy - we have broken several bits of furniture over the years but never a family member.

They will be much loved in our household and can look forward to their first Sylvanian Christmas at the Holiday house.

Monday, 7 November 2016

OK - who keeps hiding my stuff?

My odd sock black hole seems to have expanded. You know the one - you certainly never went out and bought 20 pairs of odd socks but over the months that's what you've ended up with.

You wore two matching socks, you put those matching socks in the wash together but before you know it - poof - one has vanished. Vamoosed.

Now this sock black hole is eating other random objects.

My sellotape dispenser. Mr H borrowed it, took it to his office, brought it home again and POOF. Nowhere to be seen.

I love crafting things and I have special tools for my Cricut machine. My two most used tools - POOF. Gone.

It's SOOOOO frustrating. Where on earth are they? If you're like me you find yourself looking on the strangest places for them. Are they in the freezer (as if I would ever have put them there!).

My only explanation is that I've posted them to one of my etsy customers...but surely if that's what happened they'd have mentioned the random extras in with their goodies.

Its a mystery.

Or its a sign I need to tidy up.