Friday, September 11, 2009

Fun With My Little 'Instant Relative'

Last Fall, I was at the Antique Store and found this little girl for sale in one of the booths. I just couldn't leave her there...so she came home with me and became an "Instant Ancestor" (a borrowed expression I've heard elsewhere).
So I started dressing her up last Halloween, beginning with this costume. She looks pretty happy with her butterfly wings and black witch hat.
Then around Valentine's day she traded in her black hat for this little crown, below.
Soon, it was Easter and I changed her location to this cute little cone, below. I also gave her new wings which reflected Spring colors.
She used to be in my Shop, but someone snatched her up and off she went to California.
Then the other night, I got out this new Stamp set I bought recently and was JUST going to see if the little black mask would fit my "little Ancestor".
It DID! And that's when all the mischief began. I just kept playing, and playing, and playing until she finally ended up in her little nest on top of this pumpkin.



I haven't decided if I can part with her yet. That's why she's not sitting over there in the Shop. Of course I know I can make her again, because I scanned her original. So, stay tuned.....I'll be sure to let you know if I end up putting her there.
Have a great weekend!
M.L.

31 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

How darling!!! I can see why you are not ready to part with her.... Lori

Tammy said...

She is adorable, I don't think I could part with it! Love the gold leaf!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

This is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time. I can see how you can't part with her.

My name is PJ. said...

Oh ML, she's absolutely adorable and you're just the right amount of insane. I don't think I could part with her in her new nest. So this would be Miss Stewart, Mr. MacGiver and just a hint of LSD. :)

Kathleen Grace said...

She is adorable! I would have a hasrd time parting with her too:>) Maybe you should keep the original and sell the copy!

Tammy said...

She's darling and I love that you were so creative with her over the seasons. How fun!

Darlene said...

She is absolutely ADORABLE!!!!!!

Lorraine said...

Too cute!

Tootsie said...

how cute is this post!!! and you are a very creative girl to think of all that for the seasons! good work!

Diva Kreszl said...

She's precious! Did you apply her image to cardstock to keep her rigid??? I'm very new at this and would love to try and make one from one of my 'acquired ancestors' !

MamaTina said...

She's adorable. I can see that the two of you have been having a lot of fun this year!

icandy... said...

Absolutely adorable!!! I'm just in love with all of your displays!
Happy weekend!!
Christina

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Victoria said...

Love all the Halloween items and the witch. :)

I am forcing my little sister and her boyfriend to try fish tacos tonight. :) He he...

GrandmaBev said...

As always another great creation.

Amy said...

How cute! I love her many outfits.

MiMi said...

You can just tell that you have SO much fun doing this stuff. You and the stuff you create are just too cute!

Jacqueline said...

Heavens to Betsy, (whomever that is!)...I love her. She's a prime time model for sure...get her on the runway!

Small House said...

OH....she's to cute to give up. It's amazing to me what you come up with. Always so fun to look at. Amazing all the detail you put in to her.
Have a great day.
Sandra

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

She's just too cute!!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How cute! Like the way you have changed her for the season.

Holly said...

Oh that is SOOOO much fun!! I just adore it. It is the perfect little Halloooween twist to your pixie!

What a fantastic stamp set as well,...you will have to post more creations inspired by those stamps. :)

Mimi Sue said...

AAAAMAZING! Love her so much. I wish I could be a little fly on the wall when you're playing with your paper. (Please don't swat me) Mimi

Joyce said...

Not sure I could part with her either:) Too cute.
Joyce

vivian said...

how adorable your little pumpkin girl is! I still think about the little patriotic fairy girl you had on your mantel or somewhere, I just know I saw her and wanted her!
happy monday!

Willow said...

I just love your decorating. There are so many fun things about this time of year. I love it.

Willow

Empty Nest Full Life said...

You've got some cute fall stuff going on over there. Jackie

Carol said...

She's adorable~

cindy said...

ohmygosh! LOL...she's soooo cute! You did a great job!

-c
yapping cat

Small House said...

I just love these little people that you create. I showed my daughter last night how cute they are. We are responsible for the cheerleader showcase in October, and thought this would be fun to do!! Thanks for sharing such great ideas.
Sandra

LaurieStar said...

Boy - that little girl gets around! :)