|Lori and Ollie, Her Ragdoll Cat|
|Spectacle de Magie with Lori's Costuming|
|The Lemon Ruffle Cake Dress Lori Crocheted|
|The Article and Table|
Lori and I have shared a love of not only dolls and costuming, but of antiquarian children's books, and elephant toys. One of the books we both hold dear in our hearts, is Clifton Bingham's The Animal's Picnic (1902), illustrated by G.H. Thompson. I remember her giggling over the tiny elephant dolly the little elephant girl was holding in the beginning of the story. For her birthday card, I'm telling a new story through four of the illustrations. What is even better is that there will be a full moon on our birthday, which promises a full year of dreams coming true!
Happy birthday, Lori! May this be a magical year for you!
Miss E. Mouse
|The Fabulous Turban Hat|
|"Let's celebrate our birthday!", cried the little girl holding her dolly.|
|"Let's send off invitations!", mother said.|
|And, so they had a birthday picnic with all their friends!|
|And, they danced by the light of the moon!|
|Close up of painted table and magician's items.|
|Lori and one of Ollie and Daisy's kittens.|