On sunday we drove to Great Ayton with Alexa, it's a lovely village with a stream running through and "Suggit's" is the best ice cream shop ever, there were loads of people enjoying the sunshine, eating picnics and playing games. After getting our "99's" we went to sit by the river just in time to see the start of the "duck race".... all 950 yellow plastic ducks!!
A net had been put up at the start line and all the ducks placed behind it, the boy scouts lifted the net and they were off, I don't think the "real" ducks were too impressed at the invasion of their pond!!
When we got back I got out the oxo tin I got from Whitby to make a "scene" in,
it was a bit rusty inside so after a good wash out with soapy water I lined the sides with card and on the back I stuck a piece of cream wool blanket, then come the fun bit!!
A Julie Arkell postcard went on the back and I hung some teeny tiny pink baby dolls clothes on it
the bonnet is about the same size as a five pence piece so you can imagine how tiny the booties are, can you see the pants sticking out from under the dress? I added a couple of cards of buttons and a key, which I found in my sister's dolls house,
there was also a tiny fort and soldiers, the soldiers were painted by Mick, a friend's husband, many years ago, he used to paint them and sell them to a shop in London. The smallest one on horseback at the back is no taller than a finger nail, what patience eh.
The "soldiers"carpet is just a piece of hankie, far too nice to be blowing noses on, and I added some cream lace along the top, and that's it, my Julie Arkel postcard scene in an oxo tin!!
Also in Whitby we saw this gorgeous pram in a shop window
it makes a lovely centrepiece for the display, inside I bought the cutest, tiniest pair of baby socks to go with my booties that I'm going to embroider for the christmas tree up in the snug, here we are 1st of June and I'm thinking christmas allready!!!
Thank you to everyone for sharing my emthusiasm on my "draper's cupboard" in the last post, I've now lined the drawers in good old fashioned brown paper and I'm slowly starting to fill them all up, hope that ceiling's strong enough!!!
Lucey x ".."