Saturday, 23 February 2013

Sailing across the sea to see a friend. .

Hello Ducky,  I heard you were feeling a little down so I thought I'd pop round to cheer you  up...

I put my best sailor outfit on and my little sailor hat, the one with the red pompom. Hoisted up my dainty lacey sail and headed out across the sea to see you.  It would be so much easier if we lived in the same country...

Before I left I packed a couple of teacups and a large cupcake(I'm sure there's enough for two).

I hadn't gone very far, when, there, swimming about in the sea was a pink sparkly elephant...poor thing was lost and a bit scared. Naturally.

I told him to hop in...not easy when your an elephant.  Anyway, blow me down if this silly fish didn't jump in too.  Looks like fish for supper.  Yummy!


Cut a long story short, Alfie (that's his name, the elephant, not the fish) was on a banana boat headed for Timbucktoo to join the circus, when a gale force storm whipped up.  A big wave crashed into the boat and Alfie got swept away. Fortunately he was wearing a life jacket so he just bobbed along for a few days... I told him I had no idea where Timbucktoo was, so until we find out, he better stay with you.

Well don't just stand there gorping...put the kettle on, I'm parched...





Hope you like my Fun and Nonsense for this week... am sailing off to Sunday Sketches, see you there. . .

29 comments:

Melody said...

Kettle is on ~ I'll find my biggest seat for your elephant friend! :))))) Yeah!!! Can't wait for you to get here!!

Mari Carmen Polo said...

Love the elephant (pink! fantastic! jajaja), the beautiful girl and everything, and, of course, your funny story. It's a pleasure to read these tales, Catherine :) Thank you very much :)

Piarom said...

Oh my what a cute little story...good luck on your journey sweet sailor! Be sure, the cake stays dry ;) xox Conny

sharon said...

Lovely story, Hope they get to Timbucktoo, maybe if I have that cup of tea they will get there safe with cupcake intact!

Netty said...

lovely story and illustrated brilliantly. Annette x

Anne Manda said...

Supersweet illustration! <3

Manon said...

This is gorgeous Catherine, I could see Lottie coming to visit you in that boat to sail away somewhere warm! I also like your dolls in the previous post. My very first doll was made like that when I was 11 it was the first one that sold at the school fair.It made me feel extremly sad because I wanted to keep her. I tried to recreat here a ouople of years ago but not very successful some of the features i carried forward in my Lottie faces. You have done a great job!
ManonX

lessandra said...

I like your Fun and Nonsense :) And your sketches are darling!

Victoria said...

Spectacular...your creations really come to life for me..full of such fantastic spirit and a joyfulness I adore..very magical!!
Victoria

Heather said...

wow! this is amazing i love the whole thing!
yes, we did make a paper mache bunny, we still need to perfect them! yours seem more 3 d. I love yours.
ill email you a picture today!
hugs!
saylor my daughter LOVED making this!

xo

acreativeharbor.com said...

Adorable illustrations as always ~ Happy Sunday ^_^

Unusual Girl Studios said...

Catherine- you are amazing! Always so fun. Who is this "Red" below? I like her....have to go check her out.

Red Coat Studio said...

What a lovely story, and great illustrations.

Have a great weekend,

James

Christine said...

lovely story and pieces to illustrate it! So creative.

Tammie Lee said...

every thing you do is so darn cute!!

EVA said...

What fun these are! I see a pop out book in your future...

Debbie said...

another fun post with adorable pictures!

Karoline Pietrowski said...

wow, so cute <3

WrightStuff said...

OK, OK, kettle is on. Now where is that cupcake - hope you didn't give it to Alfie!!

Sue said...

Such an imaginative story to match your wonderful art. It reminds me of a famous book I once read...now I forget what it's called. I will be back If I remember the title.
xxx
sue

kat said...

Oh so very cute Constance, lovely little story to go with it too!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is such a fun story, Catherine. I love that you are making dolls and animation out of your characters too. Blessings!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

This is so darn cute.. and the story -- all nice sketching!

Alexandra said...

OMG - These are absolutely darling!! I LOVEeeeee your elephant. Hee hee Oh so cute and your waves are so much fun, too. :) xx

Serena Lewis said...

OH what a cute story...beautifully illustrated too. :)

Doodlestreet said...

i just love your paper creations :) beautiful!

Sandra van Doorn said...

how fabulosu is this ? well the kettle is on over here … :)
xo sandra

Zafaran said...

Smile..smile smile...so happy to drop by here because I know I have friends waiting to play! Hugs!

MMm.. said...

I love your little dolls and their little world. Very inviting indeed. :)