Friday, December 10, 2010

Introducing Rosebelle

Hello! My name is Rosebelle. Beth made me with the help of a very talented lady named Juliane. This is me in summer looking at all the pretty flowers in our yard.
Beth and all the other ladies in the dollmaking class decided to have a little swap. Everyone was assigned a secret partner to send a gift to. They all had to make an outfit for the dolly and send some little treats and sewing supplies by December 6th. That way we would all have a special present for Christkindle/St. Nicolas Day!

Here is what a nice lady named Nathalie sent to me all the way from Lebanon! Aren't I lucky? I love my warm, furry cape and my soft pants. As soon as I was dressed in my new outfit I was ready to go outside and play in the fall leaves.

Hello little bunny. What shall we do today?

Hmm. Bunny says I should climb the tree and he will find tasty leaves to eat. I'm good at climbing trees so that sounds like fun to me.

I climb very high in the peach tree and find a nice little spot to sit. I look up and remember the peaches we picked this summer and the ugly black bug that was crawling on one. I also remember the birds that shared the peaches with us and built nests in the tree.

I think I can climb a little higher, up to where the nest used to be. But it is hard work and I begin to get hot in my warm cape and hat!

So I let my cape drop down...It catches the air and floats right onto a rock! That's a good spot to leave it.

Now it's time to climb down, but going down is much more difficult than going up! My pretty dress gets caught, and I get bark on my nose!

I drop into a big pile of leaves and lose my hat on the way down. The leaves are fun to jump in!

I sit very still and the Bunny doesn't even see me. But now it's getting cold again and I am ready to go back inside and warm up.

Inside, I sit at my little table by the Christmas tree and drink warm apple cider and eat the yummy Baklava that Nathalie sent from Lebanon. My cheeks get very rosy, and my tummy is warm and happy! I watch the little Santa on my schwibbogen go round and round...

Later, I am very sleepy, but I look at the Christmas tree all lit up and think about Santa again. I wonder what he will bring me for Christmas....


Linda said...

How beautiful Beth!

suzanne said...

Hello my dear friend who is just so talented. I mean this so sincerely. They face your have captured on this beautiful doll is amazing. I just want to kiss it.

Beth I hope you are well. Life is slowing down for me now. Most things made and now I can sit back and view the creations. We sat eating one of Brogans Christmas cakes last night around the kitchen table. These are moments that I do think of my dear friends.

Love to you and all your lovely children Beth. So nice to see such a lovely photograph of you all.


softearthart said...

What a lovely story and beautiful doll, cheers Marie

Sallybee said...

How adorable my incredibly talented daughter! I love the story - what a wonderful imagination you have had from your earliest moments.

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Hello Rosebelle, what a sweet and beautiful doll you are!

And hello Beth! I have been thinking of you... since I am not at the computer much these days I wanted to say now...

Happy (soon) Birthday!!! I remember we share the same day :)

Wishing you a wonderful beautiful holiday season with your amazing family!

You know though, I am still going to try to write again on our actual birthday, cause isn't that what often happens to us, birthday gets somewhat pushed aside because of all the holiday happenings...

Hope all is very well!
xo Renee

Nathalie said...

Dear Beth,
Your story is so sweet and the pictures so beautiful! I really enjoyed sewing and knitting for Rosebelle.
Hope to swap again soon,

suzanne said...

Dear Beth

I hope you receive this message as my computer is down for a few weeks due to lightning. I do not have your email address on hand..Beth I wish you a very blessed Christmas with your family. I hope you are resting and that all the baking is over...Thank you so very much for your wonderful sisterly friendship Beth. I feel so blessed to know you.

Lots of love

Mona said...

What a lovely doll, and amazing pictures. Love the one with the bunny! Is it your first bigger doll?
Rosebelle is a sweet name, one of the recent dolls I made was called Rosalina by her little mother.

MamaWestWind said...

I LOVE this! Your little doll is just adorable! And your story is awesome!