Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The Tea Party

Hi everyone, it's Nikki. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to post again. I've tried to get another post ready a few times, but I just haven't had the time and/or energy to finish it. I've had loads to do these past few months, and I've been quite sick most of the time, so it's been busy and difficult. But now I've finished my exams and the show I was rehearsing for, and I'm not really committed to anything else until around September or October, so my only obstacle over the summer should be my health, which is currently teetering between very bad, and not-good-but-possible-to-live-a-semi-normal-life. :P It was very bad in March and April, then it seemed to improve for a while, but now it seems to be going back, so I'm not sure where it's heading. Thank you all for your prayers though - they mean a lot. :) Last weekend, I changed two of my dolls (the poor things had barely been touched since Christmas!) and put together a photostory with them. It hurt my back to bend over for so long, but it was a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy it. :)

It was Sunday afternoon, Elyssa and Lindsay were bored. School was nearly over, so there weren't really any responsibilities, and they felt like doing something fun. After they'd been thinking for a while, Lindsay had an idea.
"Why don't we have a tea party?" she suggested.
Elyssa liked the sound of that. "What sort of tea party?" she asked.
"One like we used to have when we were little - with the little tea set and teddy bears, except without the bears... I mean, I did that - I don't know if you did but I think most of us do."
"I did," Elyssa said quickly. "In fact I still have the little tea set. I'll go get it!" She got up and trotted out of the room.

She came back in a few minutes later, carrying a picnic basket. "I've got it," she said, smiling. She set the basket down on the floor.
"Great!" said Lindsay.
"I don't actually remember what's in it," said Elyssa, sheepishly.
"That's alright. Let's open it and see!"

They opened the basket between them and looked at everything inside it. There were two cups, two saucers, a sugar bowl, a milk jug, and a teapot. They starting taking things out. Lindsay paused, smiling. "I used to have this exact set!" she said.
"Really? What happened to it?" Elyssa asked as she picked up a saucer.
"I think it got broken. It just lost peices one by one until there weren't any left."
"That happened to me, too, before I got this set. This one was a replacement. I got it for my seventh birthday... Where's the lid for the teapot?"

"Is this it?" Lindsay asked, holding up a lid. "I haven't got anything that fits it."
"Yes, that's it."
Lindsay held it out over the basket, and Elyssa took it.

"Thank you," Elyssa said, and she put it on the teapot in front of her.
"You're welcome," said Lindsay.
Everything was out of the basket now, and they looked over it.

"What she we use for a table?" Elyssa asked.
Lindsay thought for a moment, and then smiled. "Why don't we just close the basket and use that?" she said, putting down the lid.
"That's a great idea!" said Elyssa. "Let's set the table."

The both started putting everything on top of the basket, and it worked very well as a table.
"Have you got an extra saucer?" asked Lindsay. "I don't have one."

"Yes; here it is," said Elyssa, handing it across the "table".
"You're welcome."

Once everything was on the table, they sat back and looked it over.
"It needs a table cloth," said Lindsay thoughtfully, after a while.
"You're right. Do you have one?"
"I think so. I'll be back in a minute!"
Lindsay jumped up and ran out of the room. While she was gone, Elyssa took everything off of the table.

Lindsay came back soon, carrying a white table cloth.
"That's lovely!" said Elyssa, excitedly.
"I used to use it for my tea parties when I was little," Lindsay smiled. "Help me put it over the table!"

The girls both took hold of two corners each and gently placed the cloth on the table.
After they had arranged it they way they wanted it, they put all of the tea things back on the table.

"It looks perfect now," said Elyssa.
"Yes," Lindsay agreed.

Elyssa smiled. "Would you like some tea?"

I hope you enjoyed the photostory. I have some extra pictures of the dolls' outfits, because I really liked dressing them up. (Sorry about the bad lighting.)

This is Lindsay from the back. I really like how her hair turned out. I was trying to do a hairstyle I'd seen on another blog, but it didn't work out, so I ended up just taking some hair back in twists, and leaving a little out at the front to hang down.

Here she is from the front. The dress she's wearing doesn't actually have a sash - I tied a cream ribbon around it because I thought it looked nice. ;)

This is Elyssa from the back. Her hair is pretty simple, but I like how it turned out. Her dress doesn't really have a sash either - I just tied a big sheer purple ribbon around it to make it look fancier next to Lindsay's dress.

And from the front. I'm sorry about the junk under the unmade bed in the background! :P

I hope you liked the pictures, and I'll try to post again soon. :)
Have you ever held pretend tea parties?


  1. Awww! This photostory was so cute, Nikki!:) I love their outfits! Great job! I'll make sure to keep praying for you!:)

  2. Those are beautiful outfits! I really like their hair, too!
    ~ Light4theLord