Thursday, March 28, 2013

Meet Fiona Barbi!

This is Fiona Barbi!
She is a very special Rosette doll, made and painted by Tante Barbi Kantor Goldenberg.
Maman really admires her painting on the faces of these Rosettes.
Tante Barbi was the first person to make this reproduction mold for Rosette, Bleuette's Big Sister.
Maman had emailed Tante Barbi in December 2011 about buying one of these lovely Rosettes but then Tante Barbi became very ill and she passed away and can't make any more of her lovely dolls.
Maman was so very sad. But then Tante Ren emailed her in January 2013 and said she had a Rosette to sell. Maman sewed her fingers nearly to the bone to save up enough money to buy her.
And here she is!

Maman made her a pretty Easter dress this week.
The delicious candies and container are from Maman's friend, Tante Linda.

Here is Fiona Barbi in her new Shamrock dress.
She arrived at our home on March 9, 2013.

We think she will love living here at the Bleu Manoir.

Our happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day was on March 17. That was nearly two weeks ago.
Maman took these photos a long time ago but she has been very busy sewing.
She was sewing for the Big Girls and then she has made two dresses for a new Big Sister.
We do not know quite what to make of that!
But in this photo we are amazed at the pot of gold we found in our Bleu Manoir back yard.

Maman made the two dresses on the right. Tante Georgia made the knitted dress.

We love having our clothes changed twice so far this year.
We are in a THEME for each season and it is fun!
Did you have a nice St. Patrick's Day?
Love from Yvette Marie and all the sisters.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Making things!

Today we had a lot of fun.
The weather turned cold and grey again.
But Maman printed something for us from the COMPUTER.
If you click on that word it will take you to the website and you can print it off too.
It's a neat banner for St. Patrick's Day, and a very cute hat too!
Robinette is wearing the hat. We might make some more for all of us.
It was quite easy to make.

I am laying on the couch. I worked in the garden yesterday so I was tired.
Do you see the sign on the fireplace?
We love to make things!

We love celebrations at the Bleu Manoir.
Do you celebrate the holidays?
Love from Yvette Marie xoxoxo