I am writing this, the morning after the night before, blurry eyed but my heart bursting with pride….why?
Well my daughter is in a theatre group for young children that performed The Wizard of Oz, playing Glinda – the good witch of the south in the land of Oz. She has been practising every week for over two school terms, it has many scene and costume changes. This was a really big deal, everyone was nervous and it was so WONDERFUL! Such an amazing night. The whole cast, crew and directors, did a fabulous job.
We were bringing Miss A (2) with us, and half expected her to either join in (as she practises with Miss N (8) quite often in her bedroom) or rush up on the stage making mischief. She however, was as enthralled as all of us, and sat patiently in her seat, staring intently at the stage.
Here is Miss N, in full swing:
We decided that this deserved a special gift something that she could treasure and remember forever.
Tobyboo is a Textile illustrator she makes pieces for special occasions, from bespoke baby blankets to bespoke framed art to celebrate weddings and anniversaries. Baby heirloom gifts including vintage style toys, framed name art and storage – all one-off treasures.
I have posted before my love of picnic blankets well, I believe she makes the most beautiful urban picnic blankets.
So I made an order for a Glinda Doll – Tina (Tobyboo) seemed as excited by the commission as I was, asking me lots of questions about Miss N, down to hair and eye colour and even the colour of her dress.
And so Glinda was born
Here is a close up of the detail on her face:
I think the main body is a linen cotton mix, and so soft. The dress in pale pink with a sparkly thread woven in, is just perfect!
We all couldn’t be happier, and such a fitting tribute to how proud Miss N has made us feel.
Please accept my apologies for the photography, I had to be almost Ninja like to covertly capture them!
So Miss N, our gorgeous daughter, I wanted to tell you just how proud you have made us feel, how beautiful you looked and how much we love you.
This post is linked up to Mummiafelice over on the White Lily Green Blog.
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