"Good morning my dear, how are you today?"
"Oh I am black and blue all over, I hardly slept a wink.
There was something very hard in my bed. Whatever could it have been?"
~ Cee and Ess in play
Hmm...I wonder! :)
I made this sweet little Princess and the Pea set about a month ago after being inspired by Juliane's Giveaway set. The tiny little pillows and mattresses suited Princess Kate (our Kate Finn doll treasure) beautifully. The set needed something more however as it was not being played with as much as I would have liked (sigh). I think this was due to the fact that there are so many components to it - all the mattresses, the pillows, the doona and the princess. They were all rarely moved from the dolly's bed where the set stayed with all the other dollies. So when I saw a couple more sets with lovely tote bags I knew just how to rectify this.
Just to make play and tidyup even more fun, I've added a special mini pouch hiding inside, and attached to, the tote bag to store that little pea which is so easily lost amidst all those mattresses and then falling to the floor to assume a mysterious abode noone is likely ever to know.
There are just so many ways to play with this little set. This morning I delighted seeing little Eee make numerous beds all over the floor with all the pillows and mattresses and then move around the room lying on each in turn...yes making them each her very own bed. Sometimes all that would be lying was her head so she assumed that adorable toddler "head down, bottom up" position. I don't think she has quite cottoned onto the concept of the pea yet. No doubt that will come soon. Especially after we add this adorable book to our collection.
Our little princess Kate has woken up to search for her pea, then ventured outside to climb on the rocks, she has watched Charlotte's Webb (the original, animated, musical version) and had a tea party or two, she has rested again on her numerous mattresses (without the pea this time!) and then swapped roles. Now I am the princess and Ess is the Queen.
Such fun! These are the days... the best days of my life.
My next challenge must surely be to create our very own princess.