Friday, March 20, 2009

grab a cuppa and get ready some mousey goodness

in 1980 Collins published four gentle enchanting books about the community of mice who live in Brambly Hedge. written by Jill Barklem the stories were intended to teach small children old-fashioned values and self sufficiency. called Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter Story, these books have been translated into thirteen languages and more than a million copies were printed. sadly now they are in danger of running out of print but it may be possible to obtain second-hand copies. four delightful videos were also made.
introducing ~ Wilfrid Toadflax ~ he is a lively young mouse who loves to play with the daughter of Lord and Lady Woodmouse.
yes that is a little sling shot! free standing
introducing ~ Primrose Woodmouse ~ Primrose and Wilfrid have many adventures together.
her little paw is in her pocket. and she is clutching her little bear. puffy bustle! divine!
introducing ~ Mrs Apple ~ she is a wonderful cook and makes delicious pies.
little basket for gathering her eggs.
great dress, amazing detail.
introducing ~ Poppy Eyebright ~ who works at the Dairy and is married to the gorgeous Dusty Dogwood.
speaking of detail check out the embroidery on this dress. look at that bustle and the chioce of fabric is perfection.
and the hat is to die for.
introducing ~ Dusty Dogwood ~ who is the miller and married Poppy on a midsummer's day on a raft floating down the stream.
yes he is in tails!! he looks like he wants to play... so there you have it mousey goodness! the creator is a lovely lady by the name of Jean, she doesnt want me to give out her details as she is so busy. get ready for the next bit.... she only charged me $50 for the set!! and 100% of the money goes to the guide dogs. what a saint, last year she rasied over $600. she is humble and sweet and i just want to hug her, she has no idea how much my girls are going to love these! they are not play things and i guess now i will have to collect the books and videos!!
ok gotta get the girls from school. %*_*% rosey
if you want to check this pouch out head to my other blog.


clark said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Those ice are a bargain and so good.
You actually must feel good buying them knowing the money gets well used too.
Bunny pouch very sweet indeed

Kerryanne English said...

We have one of the books which my children loved and I think your mice are divine.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Nata_says_so said...

I love them! One of them is in my top five children's books, "The High Hills". I had the cassette tape to match, but it got wiped somehow, but I still have the book, I just love it, good old fashioned story like Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck. They are great.
Those little dolls look so much like them!!! Sooooo cute, I can't wait to come over and stare at them.


Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh Rosey the girls are so going to love them...I do!! I love that series and even when you were describing who they were I could picture the wedding raft floating away!!
What a gorgeous 'family' for such a cheap price. I am so kicking myself that I didn't get to that fair!!
Your secret is safe with me!!
kiss Noises Linda

bekimarie said...

Your girls will love them!
We used to have the books (don't know what happened to them). Didn't realise they would be going out of print, must look out for them again.

Have a good weekend hunni!
Take care
Beki xxx

sesga loves 1950s said...

I used to love Bramble Hedge ,They were some of the very few books I had as a child .I had the Set of four and a big one .I used to look at them for hrs all the little detail in the tree stump houses .The winter one was my favorite with all the mouse ice sculptures .You have made so many good memories come back .

I really want one , do you think she would make me some when she is less busy ,Maybe just the 2 getting married .

They are super cute I love them .

The girls are going to be over the moon with them .

Thanks for sharing

Love from sesga xx

babalisme said...

This is a real treasure! Promise me you won't sell it on ebay or something, later.. How are the girls reacting to these cuties?
I'll be jumping up and down, I guess.

Hollypop's said...

They are great, what a talented lady who made them. Your girls are going to be over the moon I'm sure.
Enjoy your weekend.

Cleo Fitzgerald said...

I cannot get over how DIVINE these are .. they should be made from chocolate as they look goood enough to eat!!!! I LOVE THEM!!

clare said...

Lucky lucky girls .
clares craftroom

Bunny said...

Oh, I am totally in love with them.

tantehilde said...

When I saw them in a previous post I already thought: I know these figures? but where from? Now I know, I have teaset from 'Bramley Hedge', oooh so beautiful!!!! My sister would be sooo very jealous, because she collects all different teasets from Bramley Hedge!!!