Thursday, February 18, 2010

le petit mariage



It seems like just yesterday ...



there were fittings



and visits to the tailor



all in preparation for the very big day.



Lots of bonding: "Anyone got a lint roller?"



Even some flirting



But then the crowd hushed as the music began to play



and the bridesmaids marched softly down the aisle.



A collective GASP as the bride made her appearance.





"I wood"



Perhaps a honeymoon on Block Island?



And they lived happily ever after.




I had this idea to create a wedding party with clothespin dolls. In between keeping my boys busy with activities indoors and out, this is what I have been doing during small stolen moments of February break. Where else but in Blogland could I share a post like this?

I hope you enjoyed this little ceremony.

xo
elyse

*fun fact: my clothespin girls all wear floral undies. tee hee

57 comments:

debi said...

OMG! That is too, too much! They are ADORABLE!!

When are they going in your shop? I must have a set!

Love the post, btw, you are just so clever and creative!

Cozy Little House said...

I did indeed enjoy it! I can just see you, Elyse, branching out into a whole new career. Pulling these lovely little dolls together into some sort of "line" akin to the Cabbage Patch dolls of the eighties!
Brenda

LiLi M. said...

Oooh I love romantic stories: I just love "I wood" and I would give something to see the sequel "Honeymoon to blockland"! Too cute Elyse!

stefanie said...

that was the cutest story ever!!!!!

Sarah said...

These are so adorable!! Perfect wedding cake toppers!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

lol this is TOOOOOO CUTE!!!
what a wonderful love story ;)

Theresa said...

:) Love them all Elyse! You are so crafty!

Rustique Gallery said...

Elyse, these are just too adorable! You must have a blast making them and making up stories as you go along. Enjoy! Sherry

LaurieStar said...

You are killing me with this! Too, too cute! I love it! You really should market your dolls as cake toppers on Etsy. They're adorable. Love your comments - especially the lint brush and "Block Island" thing - very funny!. :)

Claudia said...

Could you be any cuter? I am in love with this idea. Such a pretty wedding party and so well dressed.

What about a honeymoon trip to Hollywood or even Dollywood?

xoxo
Claudia

Scrap for Joy said...

"I wood"...that cracked me up Elyse! This is such a clever idea! Being cooped up in the winter is obviously good for your creativity! I enjoyed this post very much! "I wood"...LOL!
Joyce

Lori said...

Elyse, could this be any more adorable? what a sweet sweet post...i wood!!! *SCREAM*...cracked me up!!!

will there be any clothes~pins babes making their appearance in nine months? eeeeps!!!

Bethany said...

Oh Elyse, this made me smile so much. Love your imagination and tinkerings. You're the best. Miss you.

Lisa said...

lol! Glad they pretty undies!! What a fun thing to make and play with! You have way too much fun at your house!
Hugs, Lisa

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are just the cutest! I bought some little parts but haven't attempted to make one yet! I can see a little better by these pics how to start! They are wonderful! ♥

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

I wood...block island...your sweet creations and your sense of humor are MOST appreciated and I'm glad you shared your wedding party with all of us!
XOXO
Joni

tales from an oc cottage said...

This is so awesome!!!! Way beyond fab!!

m ^..^

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

You crack me up. I thought we were leading up to your anniversary and I expected to see 2 baby boys at the end of the story. That is very, very cute and so imaginative. Thank you for the cute little story!!
Hugs.
p.s.
read the comment Cindy left after yours :P its a great idea!

Atelier de Charo said...

Just lovely!!!

Hugs
Charo

Karen said...

OMG I LOVE IT!!!! I was laughing through the entire post! How flippin' adorable is that? And you are correct - where else but in blogland could you share this! But - where else would all the people who read your blog SWOON over it?
You are just so cute! Thanks for the big smiles!
HAGD! Karen

Beach Vintage said...

This is so cute, I love the "I wood".

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Elyse, not only are your the swap Queen, you're also the clothespin Queen! I can tell you're having fun with your newest craft. I mentioned you in my comment on Sharon's blog, aka Pansy Cottage Girl!

aimee said...

and me showing up without a gift :) my best to the happy couple. had a great time. a lady no matter how created should always wear a cute pair of undies :)
blessings,
aimee

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh Elyse you are just a riot!! Floral undies even- your too much friend!! Loved the post!

blessings
mary

koralee said...

Soooooo sweet xoxoxoxo

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh my how adorable!
love
Alison
x

Terri said...

Oh my gosh...so cute. How about adding a clip on their backs so they can be little place card holders. Can you see 200 of these cuties on a table holding a card with everyone's name!!!! Or just at any party!!! Love em. Terri

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Beyond cute!!!!

Kim-Fille de Fleur said...

Oh how fun! What goes on in that mind of yours to come up with this stuff? Love your creativity!
Kim

Eli said...

This post really made me smile Elyse, espcially 'I wood'.... Brilliant!

Zuzu said...

Adorable! I wonder how long it will be before there are little clothespins running around? :)

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Elyse, these are so cute!! you did such a good job, I love the clothes!! And I love the way you wrote this post! You are so cute and funny :)
Love ya,
Amy

Cathy said...

Absolutely adorable blog post. OMG, that was the cutest thing I've ever seen.

xo Cathy

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

just SO SO Cute!!! what a sweet post... just love them!! Hehe about the flowered undies. lol. love that

xo Heather

GardenofDaisies said...

Too too cute!!! :-)

GardenDesigner said...

oh soooo cute!!
I saw your comment on the cath kidson... very naughty splurge that I myself have been there too! hee hee !! Im quite a bit of a fan!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Your wedding is fab!! oh so cute!!!
I will be a new follower as of today!!!

Be happy!!

~vanessa
rhinestoneContessa.com

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Sooo cute!!!!

Susie said...

Oh How I love a good romance story and weddings to boot! How creative and original. Thank you for such fun!
Susie
The Polka Dot Rose
www.thepolkadotrose.com

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my! This is the cutest thing ever. I don't know how you work on those pegs and include such detail. Adorable! May they live happily ever after. Blessings, Tammy

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sooooo cute! Loved it.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

dedeshirley said...

other people spend their time in "La La Land", but you seem to spend your time in "Laundry Land"!!
Clothespin dolls....clip art! lol!

I loved it!
and there were many who agree - you need to find out how to market these!
or copyright them!

place card holders!
wedding toppers!

Sharon said...

They are so cute and what a wonderful job you have done on them. Will you be selling them? Keep up the good work/

Janet said...

My goodness, Elyse, this is so sweet! The little roses are perfect. What a beautiful job!! Your photography is wonderful too... a charming little story!

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh my goodness, how adorable! I just discovered your blog, and have been reading your older posts. I'm going to read your whole blog now!
Have a great weekend!
Carol

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Elyse, those wooden pins are so so adorable. Too cute and a super idea! I'm used to draw two little eyes and a mouth added with some ribbon around her 'neck' .. You make real artworks!! I LOVE it.

Wishing you a Wonderful Weekend.
Saskia
xo

Vintage Lizzie said...

Oh My Gosh Elyse!...I was giggling as I was reading this post...but the part about the floral undies and the teehee put me straight over the edge into insane laughter and perhaps more than one or two unlady-like snorts!!!...Thanks for ALWAYS making me feel the LOVE!!!!

Couture de Papier said...

Adorable who knew what you can do with clothespins!
Happy Pink Saturday!

cottage farm villa said...

what a lot of work!! VERY CUTE!

Couture de Papier said...

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Cottage Flair said...

Love the dolls, love the story. Great clever post!! It really made me smile. I hope your vacation week went well.
Jennifer

Carey said...

This is just too cute. I love them. Very creative.

Carey

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

PRECIOUS Elyse! Just as cute as can be and only you could come up with such a darling idea like this! So enjoed the little wedding, flirting and all! I "wood"! Screaming! You must sell these in your shop! You continue to amaze me sweetie!

Love you darling!
Maryjane

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

How very cute, Elyse!

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

What a clever post - it's sure to bring a smile to everyone who sees it. Thanks for sharing your creativity! Should we stay tuned for the trousseau or perhaps a baby shower . . .?

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how cute they are! laurie

Amy C said...

totally adorable and I love the commentary.
x

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