Just saying this phrase: The Doll's Fair, in our family brings back warm memories of the times we had planned and participated in this event before.
Interestingly enough we had 'played this game' way before the now 'Tasha Tudor Day we celebrate with other interested people.
So today we had our first Doll's Fair in a long time and I thin it went very well indeed.
One thing I need to be aware of with our lifestyle of eating is that we seriously CANNOT consume purchased food.
So I need to plan ahead and make everything from scratch, no more quick lets just buy something quickly to do a feast day or tea party anymore.
We had a houseful of very excited little people though as some of them were not even born last time we did this or too little to really remember.
Of course Moran and Myffwyn brought down their special dolls first hing after dressing them ready for an outing.
Amazingly enough Myffwyn's Josefina Doll that she had waited so long for arrived the day before.
Caroline Doll too.
A Time to Keep we found the button jar and divided up all the available 'cash'
Then Myffwyn and Vellvin started working on the individual stall signs.
But how can you resist those little tea cups. We had them at our first Doll Fair and we made them for Arwen's birthday earlier in the year and they are just so adorable.
Come on in and get your money bag to begin the fun!!
By this time the other children were back inside not feeling too well from all the 'sugar full, wheat full' as it is now in our family. Like I said at the start I really need to be better prepared and avoid this pit fall.
I did have grand schemes of after the children were in bed sitting down with a lovely warm drink in one of my teacups and flick through some of my favourite Tasha Tudor books and watch her DVD's.
Sadly this did not happen as I fell asleep putting little ones to sleep too.
When Arwen was asked "Do you want to do the Doll's Fair next year?"
She emphatically said "YES!"
If you made it to the end of this post :) I thank you for sharing in the memories we had today.
Blessings to you and your homes,