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Wendy
Five Hatters and A Gypsy Studios
I'm a mother of 4 boys,artist and designer of childrens clothing,paper arts, altered arts, altered couture, altered jewelry, owner of CandyDeLane boutique and Five Hatters and A Gypsy Studios
Interests: my children, design, sewing, crafting, art, paper arts, altered art, dancing, dreaming, Tea parties, dressing up, scrapbooking, creating anything, steampunk, costumes, antiquing,motorcycles, math, science, reading, words, imagination, imagination, imagination and my children again
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People have asked me on so many occasions "Wendy, why don't you run your photography business anymore?" "Why don't you make children's clothes and bows and open up that store again?" Well here it is everyone I am about as grounded as a Star* My spirit is so wild that sometimes I feel like I will burst if I don't shoot across the sky Even though most times I end up bouncing from Moon to Moon My mind is like a silent film strip that is constantly being cut and edited Adding new pieces but never really completing the movie I want to do everything and see everything All at once If you were to look into any one of my creative spaces at home You would find the start of a dozen books and stories Half painted masterpieces and penciled sketches in half empty sketch books Scattered all over the house Stacks of fabrics and patterns that are partially sewn plants waiting to be planted creations waiting to become complete books to finish reading trips longing to be taken dreams hoping to become realized and all of them wanting so desperately to be Patiently waiting for the moment I pass back by and breathe into them that last bit of imagination that will bring them completely to life I lie in bed at night (which usually does not happen until around 2 or 3am) and like a roaring river images and ideas fill every part of my head and keep me awake until exhaustion finally pulls me under And then I have my 4 Wild hearts Each pulling me in different directions all at once They are the beats that drown out all the other madness and create a Wonderfully Mad world all their own grasping each hand and waiting for me to lead them on new adventures daily or see what they have conjured up in their own wild imaginations So happily I have to admit that I have absolutely no idea what tomorrow may bring (or what the next hour may bring for that matter) Completely unknown A Wonderfully Mad Enigma Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland
Oh Miss Vanessa, I had a most wondrous time. I believe I dream all year about the annual tea party. I was so excited and curious as to what this year would have in store for us. I Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this tea party. Everyone is Enchanting and what a smorgasbord of Yummy treats. Thank you so much for inviting me and also for visiting me on the Other side of Wonderland. Wishes and Whimsy Wendy from Wonderland
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2013 on Mad Tea Party ♥ 2013 at A Fanciful Twist
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It is time, It is time Take a look at your watch Miss Vanessa at a Fanciful Twist has invited us to join in on her annual Tea Party So shall we enter...I believe it is just beyond this door Tea, Hats, Treats of all sorts Fancy attire is a must at our lovely tea Oh it is a Positively Enchanted Day for a Tea Please Oh Please, do take a seat And we are all so excited to have new guest for our annual party Meet Miss Kaydeebug and Halliesprite They are children of the Kingdom beyond the Enchanted Woods And they will be joining us today They have worn their lovliest clothes But they have been known to bring many different outfits to the parties they attend And they so Love to twirl around and show off in their lovelies Oh Miss Kaydeebug, I absolutely love your Topper You look stunning Oh wait Who is that I see peaking out over that teacup It is my dear friend, Hogwarts Who is looking Fanciful in his best party hat Silly Toad Is that a teapot on your hat Watch out Miss Kaydeebug A kiss from a Toad can make you feel like you have Bubbles in your Tummy And a new friend Tiddlywinks who is also looking quite delightful Looks like this little mouse has already found a Lollipop treat Yummy And Mr. Goose Always in his best top hat and tie Dont eat all the fairy cakes this year Mr. Goose They are known to cause extreme happiness and Silliness Oh hello dearest little Halliesprite I am so happy that the tea is to your liking It looks like Little Miss Kaydeebug is enjoying her Tea Please another cup of tea Miss Kaydeebug Oh my goodness That is Fairydust Tea This is surely to make us light on our feet When we dance around the trees Or should I say High above the trees Help yourself please You could try it all We have Creme filled Hopsnoodle MollyWog Cake (princess Striana made it herself) CherryBee Cupcakes and Honeyberry Cookies Oh look It is a "Cup" cake That looks Delish I think I will have another slice of cake Oh what is that I do believe someone has arrived Do you see it Right there on the table That hat He must be here somewhere Miss Kaydeebug Did you find him? And why are you looking there? He would have to be awfully sma.... Oh dear Has he drank it again Well it would not be a true Mad Tea Party if we all stayed the same size the entire time We shall keep looking for him It is time for dancing Everyone get a handful And toss it High into the air A Dance under the Fairydust Magic is Everywhere at this Enchanted Tea OH Miss Kaydeebug How I love your new Topper In true Mad Hatter style I believe they will love it when they see it.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland
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Dear Miss V, I know I am late, but I never seem to arrive any other way. I hope it is still ok for me to be added to the list. I know how very busy you are, with all the festivities ahead. I will be there though. I could never miss a Tea. Wishes and Whimsy Wendy from Wonderland http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/
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Since it has been many days since we last visited with each other I thought a recap of those great happenings that have taken place since we last met would be a good place to start back up. A quick catch up to get us back together *************** “Please, sir, I want some more.” ― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist My Hatters and I attended Dickens on the Strand in Galveston “Your tale is of the longest," observed Monks, moving restlessly in his chair. It is a true tale of grief and trial, and sorrow, young man," returned Mr. Brownlow, "and such tales usually are; if it were one of unmixed joy and happiness, it would be very brief.” ― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist The sun,--the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man--burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-coloured glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray.” ― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist “People like us don't go out at night cause people like them see us for what we are” ― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist “Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.” ― Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! Charles Dickens Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland
Dearest Miss V, Sooooooo funny. I was cracking up. I loved the intro to beat it dance, and the moonwalk. I dont know how you stay so quiet while filming I would have been snorting so much with laughter. Thanks for the video. Wishes and Whimsy WEndy from Wonderland
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2012 on Random This & That's at A Fanciful Twist
Dearest Lisa, What a wonderfully spooky and sorrowful tale. I loved it. Thank you for the Wonderful party. I had a spooktacular good time. I would love for you to drop in to Wonderland for a Ghostly tale and a few Halloween treats. See ya there xoxoxox Wishes and Whimsy Wendy from Wonderland http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/
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Dearest Miss Vaness, I love all the orange surrounding your perfectly enchanted cottage. It is so full of autumn and crisp fall magic. I can even feel a light chill in the air. I think I will head to the goodies table to taste test all the yummy delights you made this year. Oh goodness, I think I might have eaten a sparkly bug. Crunchy indeed. Thank you for all the Enchantment you gift to us every year. xoxoxoox Wishes and Whimsy Wendy from Wonderland
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2012 on Halloween Party ♥ 2012 at A Fanciful Twist
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Can you hear the giggles? Let us follow the merry laughter Where are we going? Oh goodness me Where are my manners Welcome to our Halloween Soiree Hosted by our Dear friend Miss Vanessa over at A Fanciful Twist Tonight dear friends As the large moon rises high into the night sky and the chill of the crisp autumn breeze starts to kiss the tips of our noses, I thought we would adventure deep into the forests of Wonderland We shall frolic amongst the creatures of the night Come now....Hurry along The laughter leads the way You dont want to fall behind The woods are very dark and very full of all sorts of mischievious characters this Halloween evening. There it is Just beyond that group of trees. The fireflies will light our way The ghost and goblins have already arrived such Spooky Ghosties And Gouly Goblins Have some treats and settle in amongst the pumpkins I think I will take a seat right here And I think I would love some candy corn before I begin my tale ***************** Now it is time for a Ghost story..... This is the tale of Michael and Nicholas. They were twin brothers around eight years old when they stumbled down the rabbit hole and found there way to Wonderland Michael and Nicholas were very spirited young souls and were known to get themselves swept away in spectacular adventures Once arriving in Wonderland the two youngsters decided to head for the woods of the Jabberwocky They had plans to hide up high in the trees and jump onto his back when he passed under them. The two boys never saw the Jabberwocky that day but they did have the most amazing time jumping through the treetops Tossing acorns at some of the fantastical fairies that flew by all in good sport of course.. Fairies can be pretty mischievious themselves so they joined in tossing acorns back Yes Michael and Nicholas were like two peas in a pod peanut butter and jelly tea and sugar They never were apart Thick as thieves those two were They had a bond no one could break and there in would lie the tragedy While high up in one especially grand Oak berry tree Nicholas saw a rare bright red Lokiberry flower You could lick the petals and become invisible for hours It was too much of a temptation to resist Nicholas and Michael had almost made it to the flower when the branch below Michaels foot gave way CRACK Michael who was holding up Nicholas lost his footing and fell causing Nicholas to fall as well Michael caught a branch with one hand and Nicholas with the other Michael knew he could not hold on to both and so did his brother, Nicholas "Let me go Michael If not we both are going to fall" Michael knew he could not live without Nicholas He looked into his brother's eyes as the branch started to crack "Where you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2012 at Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland
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Dearest Miss V, I am so ready and waiting with my stripey socks and twirly skirt. My broomstick is flying...not so straight....but it will get me there. Please add me to your list of party participants. ********** Wishes and Whimsy Wendy from Wonderland http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/
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Come one, Come all Step or Fall Back into the rabbit hole and through the door to Wonderland Do you have your ticket? But of course you do not For a special silver ticket is required to enter here But have no fear look in the hat in the corner Yes there you will find your key to the magic Come now Let us be on our way Tonight all the creatures of this topsy turvy enchanted place invite you to ***Carnivale de Curiosite*** Our Master of the Midway of Madness is none other than that Maddest of Hatters himself He will lead you into our world of Wonder The lights of the midway sparkle and shine They call to you to play the games and ride the rides and experience all the wonders it has to offer What would you like to do first Oh yes you must step in to the Gypsy Wagon to get your fortune told by Madame Josephina (wonderfully enchanted card made by Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist) What will the crystal ball see tonight Wealth, a Lover, or perhaps An Adventure to a distant land Or will it be the cards that will reveal your truths I love the rides on the midway The carousel is my favorite Hop upon the enchanted horses and let them take you away Oh yes literally here they take you away As the music plays and the carousel spins Magic lifts our horses right from their placements and they can take you anywhere you would like High up amongst the tallest flowers and the vines that hang from the purple clouds If you are fast enough you may catch a falling star Is it feats of wonder and strength or the weird and creepy you desire Well then you must attend the Freak Show Let the Strong Man lift you with one pinky finger Bearded ladies and the small and the tall all reside here amongst this tent of the unusual Dont close your eyes dont speak above a whisper as you walk through and above all Hold On to your Heads or you might end up like our headless ballerina She never stops dancing for the Red Queen Well have you been amazed You must be starving For the normal we have Cotton candy that comes in every color... and it also makes everything that color as well when you eat it Crunchy popcorn, caramel and candied apples Or if you are a little more daring Maybe you would like to try Frosted Frog Lips or Sugared Dragonfly Wings Scrumptious The stars are shining brighter than ever and the carousel is forever turning in this Mysterious Carnival here in Wonderland but I know you have much more to see but save your ticket and return as many times as you please for the Curiosity never ends and the weird and enchanted never sleep Thank you to Anna and Marfi for hosting this wonderful party (I will always... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2012 at Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland
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Dearest Miss V, It was you that inspired me to start my own pumpkin patch. I was always going to the pumpkin patches and the stores in the fall, and people thought I was crazy because me and the little hatters would just feel up the basket with pumpkins. Then I saw your patch and thought maybe I could create my own fairytale patch I am going on three years now, and even though I have had about three different patches, they always remind me of you and your little pumpkin babies. Its funny cause everyone of my family members thinks I am completely hilarious, because I have pumpkins growing all over the property in different areas. I just keep setting pumpkins all around and when they rot, I smush them up with the dirt and see if they will start growing in the spot I had put them in. Its kind of exciting just to see where they will pop up next. I especially love all the curly cue vines. What a sweet and exciting giveaway from Eleni. Just Wonderful. Hugs and scratches behind the ears to your furry babies, and kiss, kiss, hug, hug, to you. Have fun decorating with the pumpkin babies, and I hope to see and hear more from your lovely garden soon. Wishes and Whimsy Wendy from Wonderland
Dearest Miss V, She absolutely makes me smile and want to fly through the air around my home pretending that I could do such things. In my dreams I could fly like this. Everything on it is wonderfully and magically perfect. You inspire me everytime I open the tiny door to your world. I meant to tell you I was able to sneak a magic key that would get me to your side of Wonderland. hehehe. I love her and her enchanted Zebralicious friend. I am off to dance through the rooms in my socks and pretend I am flying on her string of stars. Thank you so much for painting your dreams, because they inspire mine. Wishes and Whimsy Wendy from Wonderland
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2012 on Circus of Dreams {a painting} at A Fanciful Twist
Dearest Miss V, I absolutely love thunder storms. They are just perfectly exciting. I get really scared sometimes but being a mommy makes you also really strong. Like you could handle any kind of weather to protect your little ones. Even furry ones. But is awfully exciting to think that you are a captain of a ship being tossed and thrown by the waves at sea. I know I am rambling. What I really wanted to say mostest was...I cannot stop full out laughing at Miles. So soooo funny. He needs to join me for a circus adventures. He would fit in perfectly. Wishes and Whimsy Wendy from Wonderland
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2012 on Random Morning Ramblings. at A Fanciful Twist
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The twinkling stars like candles light Bring sparkle to an enchanted night Where fairies play and frolic wild And the song haunts the forest of the Evening child ***** She kicks her bare feet through the falling leaves And the creatures of the forest follow to the jingle of her tamborine ***** The large red cap of the forest toadstool Becomes the most spectacular stage The Fairies gather round and the Brownies take seats amongst the large tree stumps ***** She begins her dance hopping from mushroom to mushroom What a spectacular sight she is to behold ***** She is as wild and free as the music she plays "Is she enchantress, witch, or spirit?" The townfolk whisper She is only the Toadstool Gypsy an evening child of the forest ***** I would love to introduce you to my newest creation This is the Toadstool Gypsy She is definitely a creature of the Other Side of Wonderland With her Enchanted music and her Haunting voice She plays for all of us here through the darkest parts of the evening Just when the sun starts to sizzle on the tops of the trees and everything in the Enchanted woods starts to turn that faded red and orange color that seems to swallow the trees, then the bushes, and then the floors of the forest That is when you want to find your seat. And then open your ears and just Listen ***** (prints and postcards will be in my Etsy shop soon) ********************* A Tea Party Giveaway Winner chosen by: Miniature Hatter Generator. (aka...Jonathan Hatter picking a number between 1 and 56) and the Winner is #10 Mad Madam Mel ************ Yay, yippie, Congratulations You will be receiving a set of postcards from the recent tea party Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2012 at Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland
Dearest Miss V Oh dear me. It took me awhile and I am soooo very Sorry. But that furriest of Rabbits did get his tail caught between me and the door and it took us all sorts of twists and turns before we could finally get loose, but we made it here, and I am sooo very happy and delighted. It is Most Scrumptiously Wonderfully Wonderful. As usual. You have created such a Lovely Tea party dream. The table is just beautiful and the chairs. Well I did pick my favorite and took a seat. And you know me. I am all about the Sweets. Of which you made so many that I could hardly choose, so I must say I had a few. Yes A few too many. I think I had a bite of every kind. Oh I love the coconut macaroons. My fave. Oh I am floating in tea. Goodness me. The hatter had some wonderful jokes and your little furry baby just kept me in giggles. His music was delightful and I am truly swept off my feet. No really. Literally I had to have Alice lift me off the ground. Thank goodness I wore my best stripey tights. You know the ones with minimal holes. I seem to get so many in my stockings running and frolicking from tea party to tea party. Well I am off to see what other sorts of Mad antics I can wiggle myself into. I so will try to stay upright....Well most of the time anyway. Thank you so much for inviting me and also letting me join in your delicious soiree. Please stop by for a Mad spoonful of tea Wishes and Whimsy Wendy from Wonderland http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2012 on Mad Tea Party ♥ 2012 at A Fanciful Twist
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Late oh my, as usual am I Are you no way as long as you are here today The hands keep spinning but they go the right way. Or is it the wrong way. Or is there a right or wrong way If they continue to spin then the time will be the perfect time you are supposed to arrive anyways And of course it is for A Tea Party of the Maddest sort Welcome to the Other side of Wonderland I am Wenifred Delaney Nicholsby Shall we go together....Try not to ..ooops AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH and WEEEEEE well you could yell whatever you like for the next few minutes We shall be falling for awhile Ughhhh. Well one should always land with a good thump No lets unstraighten ourselves out, Oh how lovely my new shoes look for this wonderous occasion Lets see. Hum. Where did I put that key. Oh there you are. Well now I have to find the Door Here we go Just a few more little clicks and we will...There it is. Kind of a tight squeeze but just think small Ooohhhh We made it. Lets put this away for later I think we can see something over that way Oh yes I believe I see the hats now and some lovely little tea cups One here one there Oh my goodness they are indeed everywhere The tables have been turned over and the chairs have been thrown in the trees And the teapots are full of sugar and the cups are stacked Would you like to take a swing, or a seat or you could even take a branch if you would like Hang upside down if it please you maybe I think I will rest my bottom half upon a Toad Stool It looks as if The White Rabbit and a Spirited Friend have beat us to the Toadstools These two seem to be having a spectacular time. Lets see if we can listen in on their conversation "We spent the evening draping spider webs back and forth through the tree branches heheheh "Oh Dearest White Rabbit, you should have seen it We loved watching those prissy pink fairies trip right over them while flying by Ertrisipy dropped ever bit of tulip nectar she had collected Right upon ole GOL TROPS head Oh he was a fearful mess after that" White Rabbit you look stunning today in your tea party attire A cookie, a cake, a sweet a few, or maybe just some spoonful of sugar I love spoonfuls of sugar Oh my dearest goodness. I think I must of had tooo much sugar Everything seems to be getting larger or am I growing smaller I always seem to get myself in a Peanut butter Or is that a Jam (either one is pretty sticky) Hello up there White Rabbit Now where is that Tea cup of mine. Oh goodness. It is as big as me Or I am as small as it How am... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2012 at Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland
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Dearest Miss V, I am so excited to see you moving in to the cottage and getting it all prettied up. What a wonderfully mysterious and enchanting little place. I love curling up with a good ghost story to the rain. The peaches look scrumptious. We planted a few peach and plum trees this year for the first time. We only had one lone peach tree survive, but that little tree gifted us with 12 yummy peaches. The little hatters loved picking them and most of all eating them. Yummy! I tried to leave a message on the Tea Party link but I do not know if it saved, so could you include me on the list of tea party participants. I know I am a little late joining, but I am looking so forward to it http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/ Wishes and Whimsy Wendy from Wonderland
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Makes everything so much more fun I spent the day covered in paint and all sorts of glitter and thought that maybe I would make a new windchime I would love to share my shiny new treat with you It arrives just in time for a spectacular tea party Yes soon Miss V. from A Fanciful Twist will be hosting her Lovely and Magical Annual Tea Party. Of course being the head of a Mad Hatter Secret Society of my Own, and also living on the Other Side of Wonderland. I must join in the fun every year. She is soooo very wonderful and her parties are just Delicious So make sure to stop by for a Spoonful of Mad Tea **************************** Now for our Whimsical Glitter Spoon Windchime It is really quite simple All you will need is some elmers glue an assortment of your favorite colored glitter(I used Martha Stewerts line) but any would do. I would think the finer would adhere better though Then some old spoons. Thread or fishing wire a wire hanger or other type of hanger and other embellishments to your liking Here we go First bend your spoon to be able to tie the thread to it also it looks more whimsical this way Next coat the fat part of the spoon with glue I just smear on with my fingers Next sprinkle the glitter all over the spoon and tap off the excess Yes this a fairy bottle of glitter. It does have wings. It loves to fly around though and dust the entire room or my head with glitter quite often. Mischievious little one Let dry while you finish the other spoons Then take a coathanger or other circular object. I guess you could use a stick or straight rod as well. It just depends on the look you want I covered my hanger with some leftover tinsel stars that I had from Christmas Next take three strands of thread and attach at different areas on the hanger This is going to be what hangs it from the ceiling or wherever else you would like Attach each spoon with a line of thread to the hanger. Let them hang at different levels for more interest. Then just have fun with whatever else you want to add I added a butterfly and some more tinsel stars climbing up the hanging threads, and a little more around the top of each spoon Maybe later I will add some crystals and more sparkly things. But for now it is looking lovely hanging on my backporch above a lovely Tea Party Table. If you have any more questions just drop me a line and I would love to see what whimsical and wonderful windchimes you created. ************* Here is a little sneak at a new gypsy art piece that I am working on now I love toadstools and my lovely toadstool gypsy Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2012 at Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland
Dearest Miss V, Please sign me up. http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/ Wishes and Whimsy Wendy from Wonderland
Dearest Miss V, Oh please sign me up. I know I am a little late signing up, but I simply must not miss your wonderful tea party. My 4 little hatters would be very upset if we were to miss such a Magnificently Mad Occasion. http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/ I look so forward to that Special Day Wishes and Whimsy Wendy from Wonderland
Dearest Miss V, I have been away for so very long, and it is in your stories usually that I find my way back here to blogland. Life seems to hide my computer from me every once in awhile.(Actually it is probablly one of the 5 hatters that live around me, and would rather have dinner and playtime than to lose me in my blog), but I am here for now. I wanted to let you know how happy I am that you mentioned the Colorado tragedy today. I am so very saddened and I too find myself with tears in my eyes throughout the day, especially when I look at my children. I think of the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and friends that were tragically impacted by this senseless act and my heart just breaks in two. I look at the faces on the victims and listen to the fear and confusion in their voices and wonder if they will ever walk in peace again. I will be sending out prayers and thoughts as well today and in the days to come. I know many tragedies happen in the course of one day, some we hear about and some we don't, and even though we cannot reach them all, maybe some of our thoughts and prayers can reach the ones we hear about and we can hope that others' prayers are reaching those we don't hear about. Hope to hear again from you soon. Wendy from Wonderland
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2012 on Fly Little Butterfly... at A Fanciful Twist
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Today the littlest hatters and I decided to hang some Stars On nights when the moon is closest and the sky is very bright I grab my largest ladder and head out to the enchanted woods behind the house In those woods resides a very very very Tall tree I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at Five Hatters and A Gypsy Original Art
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