Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas Celebration

Hello friends! Now that my exams are finished for the semester, I have been enjoying precious time with my sylvanian families. Today I would like to share some photos from the Christmas Eve party held at the home of the Fisher cat family.

The Cottontail grandparents have arrived at the Fisher's house, which has been beautifully decorated for the holiday. Twinkling lights were strung across the porch, and the Fishers put up a giant Christmas tree. 

It was quite nippy out, so Grandpa opened the door quickly to let his wife inside. 

Isabelle Fisher heard the doorbell ring as she was taking more cookies out of the oven. 
"Lauren, can you open the door for Grandma & Grandpa?" Isabelle asked her daughter. 

After a warm greeting of hugs and kisses, Grandma noticed the freshly baked cookies on the stove-top.  

"Isabelle, did you use my famous thumbprint cookie recipe?" Grandma inquired. 

"Why yes, I did! And they look delicious." Isabelle answered. 

As Isabelle visited with Grandma, little Midnight admired the goodies on the kitchen table - especially the gingerbread house. 

As Midnight's paw reached out to pluck a sparkling, sugar-coated gumdrop from the rooftop, Mrs. Fisher appeared out of nowhere. 

"Midnight! The gingerbread house was made for decoration, not for eating! But, I'll give you a cookie instead." 

Midnight purred contentedly as he bit into a warm, chewy cookie. 

Jenna Marmalade scurried about, pouring the cups of coffee and passing out the cream and sugar for the guests. 

A scrumptious assortment of holiday treats was laid on the table. 

The little ones prepared a bowl of treats to leave for Santa by the chimney. 

Just before bed, Hannah and Laya read Christmas stories to the children by the cozy fire. 

The kids gazed longingly at the gifts under the tree. 

Everyone gathered round to open their gifts from Grandma and Grandpa. 

Michelle was delighted to receive an adorable stuffed pink kitty!

Friends and family chatted happily while they enjoyed the holiday treats. 

Everyone had a wonderful time. 

~ I hope you enjoyed reading. Wishing you all a Happy New Year!
~ The adorable cookies, gingerbread house, and advent wreath were crafted by another lovely sylvanian blogger, Kyraja of Aeternum Somnium, and sent to me in a Christmas giveaway she held last year. :) 
~ Another special thanks to my dad, who helped me find and harvest the sylvanian Christmas tree. We cut it from our yard.
♥ jυlιa  

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Midnight's Mischeif

Hi friends! It's been awhile since I've posted - I took an end-of-summer vacation, and all of a sudden, it was time to go back to school. Today I share with you a little story about one of the adorable Tuxedo Cat triplets, Midnight.

One afternoon, Midnight decided he wanted to help with the chores. Being the little scamp he is, he discovered the bucket full of cleaning supplies next to the toilet. Perhaps if he cleaned the toilet, Mrs. Fisher would reward him with an extra cookie!

Midnight didn't know how much cleaner to use, but he figured that 5 scoops would do.

As he poured in the cleaning powder, it came alive and began to foam!! He tried poking at the bubbles with the scrub brush, but they just kept multiplying! Soon the bubbles were foaming rapidly to the top of the toilet, and they spilled out onto the tile floor.

Mrs. Fisher heard the ruckus upstairs, and came running.

"Oh, Midnight!" she cried. But she couldn't be too angry - after all, he was just trying to help!

♥ jυlιa

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Summer Greetings!

Summer greetings, Sylvanian friends! Sorry for my recent absence from blogging - it was a very busy spring, and I had to step away from my blog a bit! But now, I'm excited to be back with some new posts!

~ See you all soon! 
♥ jυlιa

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Littlest Angel

Hi everyone! Today's post is just a quick update - baby Midnight was cast as the lead part in the Sylvanian Christmas play! This year's production will be The Littlest Angel, a story of an angel who can't stay out of trouble in heaven. Here he is in his precious angel costume! ♥

~ Thank you for viewing, hope you all are having a wonderful December! 
A new story will be coming soon so be on the lookout!
♥ jυlιa 


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Handmade Dresses!

Hello friends! In today's post I wanted to share my handmade Sylvanian dress creations. My School Sports Day Cheerleaders (a collector's gift from the club magazine) are super cute in their cheerleading uniforms, but I thought they could use some regular day dresses! I didn't have any extra, so I opted to take the creative route: sewing my own girls dresses. These are some of my first tries on doing this project. Here they both are, Renee Sparkle & Mikaela Renard modeling the new outfits!

Now I will show you some close-ups of both girls to have a better look at them!

Mikaela's dress, (up above) was the first one I made. I got my inspiration for both dresses by the Sylvanian "overall" type outfit that come with some of the girls in the families. I made my own pattern and sewed each dress. My grandma also gave me some tips on hemming, and gathering the skirt (thank you so much, Mama!). I added some red beads like the ones from the original Sylvanian dresses on hers to make it look like buttons.
Here's Renee's dress, it's a bit more fancier! I wanted it to be strictly a day dress but when crafting and creating it turned out a bit more posh ;) This one was a bit more complicated as the purple polka-dotted fabric had to be attached to white fabric underneath, it was too sheer at first to be a dress. I glued on some lace at the top to add some style.
~ Thank you for reading about my newest projects! I think more Sylvanian outfits will be made in the future, it's so much fun to sew them. Let me know if you would like a tutorial for this, I can certainly do it since I have a pattern!  
♥ jυlιa 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Country Market

Welcome to the Country Market!

Conchita, Lola, Laya, Pablo, Pedro & Cesar Lopez ~

The Lopez Chihuahua family owns the Country Market, which is located in the city of Sunset Hills, Sylvania.

Come on inside!

Before you start shopping, Conchita would love to make you a nice cup of hot tea in her tea room.

The baby twins clearly want some tea as well!

"Pedro, Lola, no tea for you little ones!" Mother Conchita exclaimed as she tried to keep their paws from dipping into the steaming drink. She knew the tea had caffine, which would make for out-of-control twins!

Inside the market, you will find an endless number of items to purchase! Catalogues & magazines are sold on the bookshelf when you first walk in.

Baby clothes, toys, dresses, and home items are sold as well.

"Pedro! The toy piano is for sale, not for playing!" Conchita called out, finding mischief from her young children once again!

Meanwhile, sister Laya was admiring the new dress for sale in her family's shop. She adored the lace, trim, and most of all, the dreamy blue color...

Father Cesar manages the checkout & medicine counter.

He is also happy to fill your prescription at the drive-thru window!

That's it for this post! I hope you all had a wonderful time shopping at the Country Market.
♥ jυlιa 

Friday, November 14, 2014

New Layout & The Furbanks Squirrels!

Hey everyone! Sorry that this post was a bit late, I had a lot of things holding me up! Our home computer was acting up a bit and it needed fixing, and the power went out earlier tonight, preventing me from working on my blog. Now, everything is back in place, and here's an update for you guys!

First off, I re-designed my blog theme and layout! I added new features and links, plus a better background. I have finally added some pages to my blog, an about page and a families page - I'd love it if you'd check both out! I might add some more tabs later on, but for now, it's an improvement! Also, I listed all of my favorite blogs on the sidebar over there, so take a peek for your name! :)

Lastly, I would like to introduce my Furbanks Squirrel Family, who are actors & actresses!

From left to right - Sister Greta, Mother Emma, Father Kenneth & Brother Douglas. 

~ I know this wasn't my usual type of post, but I hope you enjoyed! More fun to come soon!
♥ jυlιa