Twas the night before Christmas...
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there...
Before you start asking yourselves whose blog you are reading, I can assure you that these two little people are actually in the Bedroom of my Canal House. Yes! These two lovely doll children are mine. Dolls. For a non doll person. Absolutely. I found them at the Arnhem fair last October at Angel's Little Ones and took them home with me.
Now mind you, these two lovely faces will not be residing in the Canal House. No, that is just a step too far for me. These kids will live in my Christmas House. But as that is far from finished I let them live in the Canal House for now. A few weeks ago I bought a lovely book 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' (made by Caterina) for them and I thought it was cruel not to let them read it until their house is finished. So here they are, big brother is reading to his little sister.
I bought the little sweater (Le Petit Tricot- no website) and socks (Annelies de Kort) in Arnhem as well. My friend and I were almost fighting over the little sweater, we both loved it but she let me have it! We have very similar tastes, even when there is a hundred things on a stall, we both pick the same thing.
The boy is wearing jeans for now, but I will make him a pair of brown corduroy knickerbockers when I have found the fabric. For the girl I made a pretty white blouse and little bloomers finished with lace. She is still waiting for her little pinafore dress (I am thinking of doing a little smocked bodice perhaps). But for now they are lovely as they are...
'Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!'