Friday, 28 May 2010

Before I reveal our winner... are some of our favourite photos of the party.

You still have a chance to win a doll that will be made especially for you by answering the question you will find at the end of the post HERE.

Deadline for an answer will be the 5th of June 2010.
Good luck!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Aliénore's Birthday A Story in Two Acts


Are you here? please tip toe in and make sure you whisper...shhhhhhhHHhhhh...
Make yourself at home, take a seat, have a cup of tea and a slice of cake. ShhHhhh...

Here she comes!

We don't want to spoil the surprise...

Are you still with us?

Ok, while she is on her way back from the shop let me show you what the children have prepared for this lovely doll ( if you click on the children's names you will discover who has been kind to tell them about the surprise party):

By Clara( who has her own blog)

By Liberty

This one is by "Omé"

by Emily

by Valerie
by Andy

by Hannah

By Nicholas

I am very impressed! you've all done a fabulous job and I will make sure that Aliénore sends you all a Thank You card.

Shhhhhhhh...I can here her in the lane.

She is getting closer... And closer...


1, 2, 3!!!

Oh! what a party! hope you've all had fun!

Aliénore is in bed now but if you don't feel like going to bed yet, you can continue to party over there with all the other guests.
Thank you! thank you! THANK YOU!

My Enchanted Home

Carousel Dreams

OooooooOooooooooooOOOOoooh there is another party here at The Quintessential Magpie!

just for Aliénore!

NANNYKIM has also prepared a special surprise for Aliénore. SO ADORABLE !

FLOWERS and ART (my dear friend KIM)



I initially used to sell my dolls on craft fairs,but do you know why Aliénore was never sold to the market?
If you find the answer to this question, I will be more than pleased to prepare a personalised doll for you.


I cannot wait to read your answers.

Time for me to go to bed. I will come and pay a little visit to everybody tomorrow.

Good luck!

Keep on dreaming my dear friends!

Sunday, 2 May 2010


Dear blog friends,

on the
21st of this month

will be Aliénore's first birthday.

With the toys of the house we have planned a very special day for this sweet little doll whose adventures you've been following for almost 365 days!

I have asked Aliénore what would please her for her birthday and she said she would love to see some
children's drawings of her.

How sweet!

So, if you have children, grandchildren , nephews, nieces... well, tell them about little Aliénore who would love to have a portrait of her.

There will be prizes to win!

Send me the drawings via e-mail before th 20th and don't forget to specify your name and age. I will publish the drawings here on the blog.
The doll has got absolutely no idea of what has been organised for her on this very special occasion .

There will be many surprises for the adorable Aliénore.

Everything will be revealed on the 21st.
If you are no longer a child but still young at heart, you are more than welcome to prepare something for her. A photo, a poem, ANYTHING you want to surprise Aliénore.

Will you join in?

Feel free to grab the picture below to announce the event on your blog and let me know you are participating by leaving a comment here so I can get the link to your blog and add you as a special birthday guest on the 21st.