We all know how much fun Blogville is right? Well one of the things I enjoy reading about are surprise pressies. This time the story is about a surprise pressie for me!
When I picked up our mail on Saturday there were the usual bills and junk mail, but there was also a package addressed to me. I hadn’t ordered anything and wasn’t expecting anything so I took a closer look and noticed the postmark was Royal Mail, and I didn’t see the return address right away either. Foreign packages all come with a customs declaration on them that gives away the contents, but without even looking at it I told Charlie, “I think I just got a Mini Millie from Lynne!”
His response, of course was, “What the heck is a Mini Millie?”
I opened the package and showed him the contents. He looked at it and said, “Wow…that really is a Mini Millie!” It was indeed from Lynne, mother to Dinah, Bridget and Elliot, creator of the Blogville Ladies Crochet Society, and the person who is responsible for turning me into a hooker!
Lynne has an Etsy shop where she sells her hand-made crochet creations and has been making “mini’s” of lots of blogville residents. The Mini Millie was her way of thanking me for making the crochet project bag and fleece bones for her and her pups. I have to admit that when I first looked at Mini Millie I let out a bit of a squee.
Lynne added so many great details including the flecks of tan and white that Millie has on her chest, face and legs. I love the little bandana too. I was going to take pictures of Millie wearing her pink bandana, but when she laid down in my sewing room with me and was in a quiet mood I knew I had to take my pictures quickly and forget about the bandana.
I love the details Lynne added including the faint blaze that Millie has on her nose. If you click on the picture below to biggify and then zoom in on Millie’s nose you can see the blaze.
Millie did very good during the photo shoot as I kept telling her to leave the Mini Millie alone.
Well most of the time anyway. She only knocked her down and sniffed for a while, but I also didn’t let it go too far. After all the real Millie is quite a stuffie destroyer.
Thank you so much Lynne for my Mini Millie! I am keeping her in my sewing room where I spend most of my time and can look at her often. I’m sure if you are interested in having Lynne create a mini of your favorite pup she can do it. Just visit her Etsy shop and click on the link to “Request Custom Item.” As you can see your pup doesn’t have to be a pure bred dog either. Lynne is crafty enough to make mini mutts!