Saturday, 13 August 2011

The little old dear from Wendy.

 The postman never has to wait long when our door bell rings, especially when he carries a parcel and I have spotted him by the gate. Total surprise this morning, a gift from WENDY.

A while ago, Wendy and I  had a discussion about our favorite colours. Although I probably had more to say about the colour green and why we hardly ever have green around the cottage. Only in plants and always the colour green comes in at Christmas. The reason why the colour green is banned most of the year is because when we first arrived Soggibottom had been painted very darkly in green paint. Every door and wall. I love the colour green, but not in the cottage.
This beautifully hand made little old dear has been made by Wendy especially for the cottage. In my favorite giving colours. Every layer of the dolls outfit made with care, it must have taken ages.

It took a while to eventually unwrap and read the very sweet letter enclosed.  Freya thinks everything is chewable at the moment. She's getting used to the words "MINE", "yours".
This is MINE, you can look.

Eventually this little old dear will have a permenant home beside the fire place, for obvious reasons she will live with the cottage bear in  a puppy safe window for the time being. 

She is made from a Magic Threads pattern "Secret Keeper". At the moment I haven't any secrets to tell, but when I do, she will be the first to know. I've named her Phoebe, I was out  voted years ago when the family voted on a pup name for Amie. Out voted again with our new pup Freya. I will have a Phoebe after all.

All beautifully made in my favorite colours. Thank you so very much Wendy, she will always be in a very prominate place for everyone to see.
Wendy's from the heart. It also has the added antics of Tia the cat.. 

As you see, Phoebe fits in well with the other new cottage feature. Freya wasn't chosen especially for her colour, she is a Ruby Cavalier, as she grows her colouring will darken, different from Tri Colour Amie Soto Blossom.  I'm sure Amie would have approved. Freya is a loving and giving little dog. Her colouring will suit her.

Freya has her own blog.

You can trot along yourself and see what Freya has been up to on Catflap Cavalier
Have a great weekend, we are off to the beach again tomorrow, mixing and socializing while the good weather lasts.


Dolores said...

Freya has the cutest little face. Just want to give her a big hug and kiss. Your new secret keeper is adorable.

Sue said...

What a lovely gift and I like the name. I've always thought about having a pup named Phoebe. Maybe some day!

Joanna said...

What a beautiful old lady. A very nice gesture. I'll visit her blog.

WendyCarole said...

It was a very great pleasure to make her for you. She looks very settled. xxxxxx

Faye Henry said...

Love the secret keeper.. So unique and the colors are lovely.. And she does match Freya.. I have not heard that name before but it is sweet for a sweet puppy..
Love to you all..

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

What a sweet gesture! It does look like she was a lot of work, but then you are so worth it! I wonder what secrets that she will be keeping for you??? lol...
Freya is such a cutie, we had a copper colored Cocker Spaniel when I was a kid.

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Sandee said...

Luck for Freya that her coloring won't be turning to green! Phoebe is awesome! What a wonderful gift.

Deborah said...

That is the cutest little doll! That was a nice gift!
Have a nice weekend~

Kimonos and Sushi(OLD BLOG) said...

Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my mums blog. Abbey is truly remarkable. :)

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful doll, and such a nice gift from a friend. Big smiles to Freya.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

The secret keeper is adorable! I hope you find some secrets soon to tell her. I wonder if she knows about the bunnys who live under the cottage and raid the carrots at night?
What a kind frined to make her for you, she is so beautiful!
And little Freya,, gosh,, look at all the attention she is gettng.
Her eyes are as big as chocolate balls!

Caroline B said...

What a great surprise! I'm sure later on in the year when Madam has her proper teeth you will be able to put Phoebe in her rightful place!

Old Kitty said...

Phoebe is a lovely and suitable and most apt name for this amazing lady!! Such detail and looking so tiny set against the vase of sunflowers!! Yay for talented and creative Wendy!! Phoebe is in a fabulous home!

Awww sweet adorable Freya!! She's a STAR and definitely has the X-factor!! What a super cutie! :-) Take care

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Christine said...

What a sweet gift! I think the name Phoebe suits her well. I bet she enjoys the view from your window.

Houseelf said...

What a fantastic decorative doll. Perfect for the Autumnal weather we've been having.

Aww little Freya- the name does suit her though. :-)