Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Little Florence



No, not her. That's Large Florence.

Little Florence arrived today.

Gretel (Middle of Nowhere, Red Flannel Elephant Designs) created her specially for me.

Her travel arrangements were meticulous.





She presented a card of introduction. Such impeccable 18th Century manners!



And then she introduced herself.





She brought essential equipment with her.




Welcome, little Florence!


This is how she started life (Gretel's WIP pictures):






She wore a scarf for a while, but a collar seemed to suit her better - and wouldn't interfere with the beloved ball.


What ball? Oh no, we haven't lost a ball already?


 Ah, that one! Lovely.


Florence, meet Florence.


Thank you, Gretel, for our delightful new addition to the family.

20 comments:

Shelagh said...

How thoughtful! And perfect! A wonderful new addition to your family. Welcome indeed.

flwrjane said...

Very sweet. No walking required.

xo jane

Danielle P. said...

Little Florence is just as unique and adorable as her real-life counterpart!

annie hoff said...

And does large Florence get to take little Florence for walks in the park and swimming in the river?!

the veg artist said...

Now all you have to do is to find a very high shelf!

rachel said...

Annie, believe me when I say that the introduction will be the closest that drool-factory big Florence ever gets again to little Florence!

Gretel said...

Golly, looking at the photos they do look remarkably similar, more of a portrait than I intended. Though I think that is as close as the two Florences should go...thank you for ordering her, and even more thank yous for the lovely blogpost about her!

Dan said...

Oh my goodness, Little Florence is absolutely fantastic!! Keep her safe, or she may end up as Flossie's new 'Lady', and she doesn't look like she'd survive being pinned on the line week in week out.
What a lovely keepsake!
Dan
-x-

Susan said...

Lil Florence is gorgeous
& we think someone's madly in love ...
not that we blame her xoxo les Gang

Mac n' Janet said...

Wow! I love Lil Florence, but no play dates eh?

Frances said...

Oooh that was so exciting.....opening the box with you!! What a lovely unique " Flossie" to have. Now you need one for each of the cats, and not forgetting cute Tosca!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Beautiful! What a treasure!

liZZie said...

Hello Little Flo, I like you very much! Don't miss Gretel too much, you'll always have a place in her heart, and she made you beautifully but she had to send you on your way to your real family. We will meet one day and I will let you in on a BIG secret... but until then watch and listen carefully and you will have some fun, I promise ♥

Rattling On said...

That is just gorgeous, lucky you!

jabblog said...

Wonderful - it can't fail to bring a smile to anyone's face! We have a black Labrador on the fridge door. He has magnetic paws.

Juanita said...

How adorable :-)

Gwen Buchanan said...

Absolutely wonderfully fabulously fantastic and most special.. You lucky duck you!!

BumbleVee said...

Little Florence is lovely.....doesn't Gretel do a wonderful job on all of her amazing creations?

Rosie said...

Wow...a lot of fun to see the work in progress to the finished doggie. Beautiful.

Dartford Warbler said...

A felt sculpture! Gretel has captured the graceful lines of Real Florence so beautifully.

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