Sharing Something Special

Time has slipped by this year,
eaten up with the mundane things of life unfortunately,
but then............a large parcel arrived
with a tiny tiny gift inside.
A gift from a special lady who has been a great friend
for a lot of years.
Thank you Lynne!!

This tiny gift has made me get my creativity out of mothballs,
dust it off and check if it still works :)
It is a trifle rusty, creaking a little, is working :))
and I've had such fun making pictures this morning!

Ok, ok,
so you need to see the special gift???
Without further ado, let me introduce.....

Little Baby!

In her favourite spot, being cuddled by her new daddy.
Isn't she gorgeous?!!

The very talented Lucy Maloney made her.
Over the years I've drooled over Lucy's creations
but could never decide which of our numerous canines
should be represented in miniature,
so I always set aside the thoughts for further contemplation.
How very kind is my friend Lynne
to think of asking Lucy to make our special Little Baby!
No need for more contemplation,
the perfect miniature chihuahua is here!!
Thank you Lucy, and thank you Lynne.
I couldn't be happier!
Little Baby is so like Real Life Baby it's eery.
Lucy has magic fingers,
 working from a photo she somehow manages to capture
not only the look of,
but also the personality of her subjects.
I might be biased but I think Little Baby is the best!

To set the background for Little Baby,
a few months ago we were asked to adopt another chihuahua,
a real life chihuahua,
a very special little girl.
Unplanned parenthood can be rather daunting
but one look at our new baby and we were besotted,
no question,
she had her forever home.
She is niece to our Freddy Frog and his sister Georgie
who we lost so tragically to glaucoma a couple of years ago.
Baby is every bit as wild as our beautiful Georgie was
so it wasn't hard to love her!
We were having difficulties with the name she came to us with,
it was too similar to another of the dogs names
but finding a new name wasn't easy,
we found ourselves calling her the Baby and it has stuck.

Baby settled right in with our dog pack
and made friends immediately with the guinea pigs.

Waiting patiently...

Whatcha doing little Baby?

I'm very busy waiting for my friend to come out and play.

Oh darn it, if he won't come out, I'll just have to join him ;)

And Miniature Baby loves playing with
Miniature Alf and Noddy 
in their playpen pigloo too!

Miniature Baby likes having the Minipigs on the lounge
as much as Real Life Baby does but I forgot to take a photo
so we only have the miniature one.

Can you tell how much fun I had playing this morning?
Bye for now and I hope you like Little Baby as much as I do :)


  1. Oh my goodness how delightful Susan - both of them :). I love Lucy's work. Love the photos too of both dogs. Baby sounds like a real character and is adorable. Love the character in the wheelchair and it's so good to see your mini work again :)

    1. Hi Laura! Yep, Baby in both sizes is a delight, I'm blessed. Not much mini work from me but it was fun playing :)

  2. Hi Susan! So nice to see a blog post of your hand again, I hope we will see soon more of your adorable miniatures again ;)! These pictures above are most adorable, for seeing your RL Baby has your guinea pigs as her friends, so cute :D! I'm glad that the miniature Baby made you come back to miniatures again, because we miss you here in the blogosphere :)!
    Hugs, Ilona

    1. Hi Ilona! Lovely to see you :) Glad you enjoyed little Baby and her piggie friends!

  3. You have me drooling over both your very beautiful dogs lol. Gorgeous gift.
    Hugs Maria

    1. Hi Maria! So nice to see you :) Glad you enjoyed my "Baby's" I had to share my joy of both of them!

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    1. Hola Isabel :) I am blessed to have such a lovely friend, such a thoughtful gift! Thank you for visiting!

  5. Nice to hear from you again! Mini baby is very cute, I've seen Lucy Maloneys work on picture before, always so well done! It's a lovely gift! And I liked hearing the story about Baby, and to see similar pictures both in real life and mini! Great pictures!

    1. Hullo Hanna! I hope you are well?!! So kind of you to visit :) Glad you enjoyed both "Baby's"!

  6. Your new Little Baby couldn't have found a Better home than yours Susan! She is the PERFECT gift!!! :D
    She looks to have always been a part of your miniature household as her Real Life namesake has done, and I can plainly see why she has stolen you and Grumpy's hearts!
    (Did I get his name right? I'm going by my faulty memory) :(

    elizabeth :D

    1. Hi Elizabeth! Haha, you remembered well! Both "Baby's" do indeed have very special places in our hearts. Thank you for visiting old friend :)

    2. And I hope your christmas was filled with family blessings Elizabeth.

  7. Hey Susan, popping by with my coffee this afternoon and lo and a sight to behold!

    This is such a cute post. I couldn't believe it was miniature (2nd pic from bottom) because it look just like the real one.

    It is so funny and I am still smiling as I type.

    Thank you for coming over, Sue. And I too love sharing my pot of tea with you :)

  8. Hi Sans! Name sister:) It is so good to see you in blogland again. I did enjoy our shared tea! Hugs, Sus.

  9. Love the new addition to your mini family and the lifesize Baby also, looks so cute with the little 'pigs'. Shawl looks lovely over the couch, great photos.

    1. Hi Margaret! Lovely of you to visit. Of course, that couch is one of your creations and I love it! Both "Baby's" have been happy little blessings, much loved. So glad you enjoyed seeing them.

  10. That's fantastic, Susan! It's so fun when inspiration takes over and it's playtime!!! I love all your little pets, and the photos in this post are just darling! xo Jennifer

    1. Hi Jennifer! I love it when mniatures imitate life :)
      Hope you had a lovely Christmas and wishing a happy new year for you!

  11. Hi Susan, I am having fun in these quiet few days, post Christmas, to meander through blogs and older posts to catch up.
    I can tell your "baby" gift gave you such pleasure. Hope that the New Year will bring you more as well as health and happiness.
    Regards Janine

    1. G'day Janine! Thanks a mint for the wishes and I return them to you in abundance. RL Baby is snoozing on my lap as I type. Both Baby's are so special I had to share :)

  12. Merry, very belated Christmas!
    This is one precious little dog, the real one and the little portray. And the scenes you arranged are wonderful. It is easy to see how such a gift would raise dormant creative ideas anew. :)

  13. Hi Ailanreanter! I'm glad you enjoyed seeing both Baby's, the are so precious to me. Thank you for visiting!