Holiday Swap 2017 : A Snowy Day (2) !

I hope you all have spent a very Sweet Christmas with people you cherish… 

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Today, I will show you the little outfit I have made for my friend Dorothy’s girl, Charlotte Noelle. My Summer helpped me modelling the outfit for her little cousin in the USA…

Summer modelling the dress
Summer, modelling the dress

I’m sorry that the light wasn’t really there, for I sewed in the evenings, after working days… and the weather, grrr,… was bad ! Oh, rainy days, where’s the light of the Sun?

Happily, here’s a light little necklace that I have made to suit this little dress 🙂 !

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Now, the coat, for Charlotte Noelle to stay in the warm, in spite of  « A Snowy Day »…

Summer, modelling the outfit for Charlotte Noelle

Well, the outfit was ready. I added little rabbit toys for Charlotte Noelle from Sylvanian Families for I was sure she would love those little baby rabbits as much as my own daughter, Laura, does !

I went to the post-office and sent my package to the USA. It took only one week to get there and Dorothy received it safely !

Now, here are Dorothy’s pictures that she kindly gave me to add to this post..

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Charlotte Noelle woke up, that morning, very excited to receive a parcel !

Charlotte Noelle, Dorothy’s girl

She was so excited that she opened the parcel in pyjamas ! Not time to get dressed when a parcel arrives 😉 !

Charlotte Noelle, Dorothy’s girl

Some little presents were there… in a snowy wrapping paper in that instance ! And an embroidered card with tulips was there too !

Charlotte Noelle, Dorothy’s girl

Charlotte Noelle seems very happy with her presents and then, she quickly wanted to get dressed to try her on her new little dress !

Charlotte Noelle, Dorothy’s girl

How cute she is with with her two little baby rabbits in her arms ! How gorgeous !!

Well, then, why not going outside, to play in the snow ?!

Charlotte Noelle, Dorothy’s girl

Bye bye, Charlotte Noelle !

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Laura and Father Christmas – 2017




See you next year, Santa !







See you soon ❤ !

Holiday Swap from Melanie !

Summer was a little sad this morning, because of that bad and sad weather today!

I’m waiting for parcels (especially Mini Maru who is on her way to her new home in France and another one, but this is too soon for speaking about her now, I must keep the secret a little bit longer) and so, I went to the letterbox when misty rain stopped. There, there was a parcel for Summer and a letter from Father Christmas for my daughter Laura !

Laura was very happy to receive a letter from Father Christmas, but I think that Summer was much excited to receive a parcel, for it was her first one ! And do you know what? The parcel was coming from the US ! Yes ! From Wattsburg, Pennsylvannia !

Waouh, incredible ! It crossed the ocean especially for Summer ! It was sent by Melanie, for Summer’s first Christmas Swap !the-parcel

Summer was so excited, that she immediately opened it !



Summer opened her gifts and found a lovely card for me;  some chocolates in a box and others hidden in a lovely little box presented as a book with « Santa’s Stories » written on it; a little snowman presenting a lovely page of a book onto which a gorgeous dress is shown with a sweety  hat !

And you know what? The little dress and the hat were there for true !!


Summer was soooooooooo happy that she just couldn’t wait to try it on !

Look at her !


How lovely she is !!

Summer is really proud to wear her first little American dress !


Thank you, Melanie, for this wonderful Holiday Swap 2016 !


Summer was spoilt with all her presents ! (As I was as well 😉 ! )

I will just add that the chocolates were yummy !!!

Thanks so much, Melanie !

Take care !

Merry Christmas to all the Ning group !

Holiday Swap 2016

Christmas Angel

Well, tonight, I’d like to talk to you about the Holiday Swap I went through, thanks to the Ning Group (concerning Little Darling dolls) I have joined at the beginning of 2016.

Time to time, administrators offered interesting seasonal groups such as sewing one or knitting one or Swaps into which you can participate if you wish to. As I have already written in a previous article, I once participated to a sewing group, my first one, the one into which I have learnt how to embroider smocks (cf: « 3. Tenues pour Hannah, Little Darling » in « Quelques tenues« ).

A Swap is an exchange of things between secret partners. As our Group is about Little Darling collectors, then the exchange concerns things for our dolls. When you participate to a Swap, you have to do/sew or buy something for the doll of a member that you don’t known until the limit time when the administrator gives you your partner’s name and address.

This Holiday Swap was about « Christmas Through the Decades » and we were 23 participants ! The limit day to post our little presents was December 9th. As I live in France and my partner in the USA, I had to post my little present earlier, in order she  should receive it on time, like the other participants.

Before revealing on my Blog what I have prepared for my American partner, Mary, who lives in Plainfield, Illinois, I wanted to wait until she receives my little Swap for her Brittany.

Tonight, I know that she has received my little parcel for she announced it :

My Swap arrived from France ! -photos soon

« I am so excited I received my swap in the mail today all the way from France!  I really wanted to see what was inside but need to wait until Brittany can open it tomorrow.  Photos coming soon… »

So, I can now, reveals what’s in the little package !

I ‘ve sent to Mary a little embroidered card (that I have embroidered with my embroidery machine) for Greetings.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year !

And I have sent a little dress, a necklace and two little hair grips to her doll, Brittany. I have sewn the little dress in Moda Fabrics (which I love!) and according to British Regency Erea, Jane Austen period.

Summer is proud to be the model of the evening ! As usual !! So, let’s have a look !




I hope that you would like this little present, Mary. It was a pleasure to do that for you (even if it was during my storm…)

It’s not necessary that I keep it secret anymore, now that you have received it 🙂 !

For my part, the little Swap for Summer hasn’t yet arrived to France and I don’t even know from whom it was prepared and even less from which country it has left ! That’s a real surprise !

Merry Christmas, Mary & Brittany ❤ ❤ !