I recently made some bits and pieces for the lovely Lou from The Little Big Company.
Here’s a picture from Lou’s blog post that will give you some sense of the jaw-dropping detail that went into this shindig.
Not your average 5 year old do. For lots of beautiful photos that showcase all the lilliputian details check out Lou’s post on the party here.
My girls watched me making these mini abodes with wide eyes and wishful hearts. I don’t know about you, but I could never refuse a couple of wide-eyed possums and so I made each of them their own little house.
I did some renovations so they could open them draw-bridge style and I popped in a window so they could peep inside to check on their charges.
I was quite pleased with my ribbon and velcro solution for opening and closing. I needed something little fingers could cope with but more importantly I needed something little fingers could cope with on their own.
Look at these sweet little babes tucked up in bed.
I used a split pin to secure the matchboxes so they wouldn’t fall out every time the girls opened up their houses. What I didn’t do was secure the tiny babes. There’s a good chance those little ones are half way to Hong Kong as we speak. Lucky buggers.
These little houses formed part of my “Distraction Plan” – it totally warrants parentheses – for our recent 4 hour plane trip. They made their debut at 30,000 feet (or whatever the cruising altitude of a Boeing 737 is) .
They were met with much excitement and afforded me a good 25 seconds of genuine distraction from the abject terror that engulfs me when I am above the clouds in a metal tube.
Oh, did you think I meant a “Distraction Plan” for the kids?