Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Comings and Goings.....

It has been So Busy in my RL World, Dear Readers, with visitors coming and going, that very little has been done in my Mini Worlds! But, nonetheless, I was able to grab my Camera and follow Buttercup and Marmalade to the Rose Thorn Cottage on Distant Briar Moor. Some of you may recall that that was the very next house they landed at when Snowy saved Beatrice by scaring them away. Of course, they were not alone at Rose Thorn Cottage, but had landed right in the room where the Little Dreamers had been resting for what seemed like Forever and a Day!
"Who are you?" asked Beth, 
not a little surprised to see two 
Large furry Fairy Bearys land in front of her!
"Um.... I am Marmalade" said Marmalade...
"and this is Buttercup" she added.
"We're looking for The Cloud Palace..." said Buttercup.
"Do you know where the Cloud Palace is?" she asked hopefully.
"The Cloud Palace..." said Beth, 
I have never been there... but my Brother Perry has!"
"Perhaps he could help us find it...?"  added Marmalade.

They did not realize, but Tiny Bear was listening from the next room!
The minute he heard the words "Cloud Palace" he was all ears!
He had been to the Cloud Palace!

He jumped down from the bed and approached the Fairy Bearys...
"Erm.... excuse me," he said...
(and he was not worried at how big the Bearys were 
because they were Not the first Fairy Bearys he had encountered!)
"Erm.... EXCUSE ME!" he called loudly 
because nobeary had heard him at first...

 "I have been to the Cloud Palace..."
he said when he had their attention.
"That's where Perry found me!"

"Do you think Perry will show us the way?" asked Marmalade.

"Uh.... I don't know where Perry is..." said Tiny Bear...

"Maybe we can find him.." 
said Amy jumping off the bed.
"He must be somewhere near."

Amy and Beth rushed downstairs and asked Prudence if she knew where Perry was.
"I think he went outside to chase butterflies across the Briar Moor..." said Prudence.
"But I have not seen him in quite a while.." she added thoughtfully....
"But Time has not been reliable of late..." she added 
"It comes and goes on it's own schedule..."
"So I cannot be sure just When it was that I saw him last...!"
Amy And Beth did not quite know what to make of that.... 
so they went outside to see what they could see.

The Fairy Bearys had flown down before them, 
and brought Tiny Bear with them.

Tiny Bear was staring off into the distance....

The Distant Briar Moors went on and on until they met the horizon....
And a wide blue sky filled with puffy clouds....

The World suddenly felt Very Very Big!
"I think we should go That way..." said Tiny Bear, 
pointing towards the horizon....
"We flew up to a Cloud......" he said....
"Sir Orion carried me...."
"But I have no idea which cloud it is on...."

"Well, maybe we will find the directions if we start..." said Amy... 
"Or maybe we will find Perry..." added Beth.
And so they set off across the Distant Briar Moors....

And before too long they came to a beautiful Wild Garden....
Unlike anything they had ever seen before...

It was almost like a jungle!

"Oh look..." cried Buttercup.... "It's a buttercup!"

"And look here..!" called Marmalade.....
"It's a Marmalade Snapdragon....!"
"But wait.." called Tiny Bear...
"I see a house!"

And there in front of them they saw an Old Conservatory.

It looked as though somebody had just been there....
watering the plants.....

They approached a little cautiously... 
just in case they would surprise somebody....
and looked in the door.....

Amy felt sure she had been here before....
but perhaps she had only Dreamed of this place....

Beth was sure she had Dreamed of this place....
but was pretty sure she had never been here before.....

Nobody was there....
And it was hard to tell how long it had been....

"Oh look" cried Buttercup "It's an old write-typer!"
"And Books..." she added!
(She was especially fond of books!)

"Oh look...!" added Marmalade...
"Is that a cup of Tea I see....?"

She climbed right up on the chair to find out....
"Oh dear.... it is only coffee..." she said.
"I really wish I could find some tea about now" she added.
"Well, it's certainly not the Cloud Palace..." said Tiny Bear.
"Perhaps we should keep going...." he added.
And even though it was the sort of place they would have liked to stay in for a very long Time... 
they were looking for the way to the cloud Palace and it clearly wasn't here!

And so they kept going and before very long at all 
they arrived at a Very Lovely Old Dollhouse!

"I have been here before!" declared Tiny Bear....
"Now we are Getting somewhere!" he added bravely.
And he pushed open the front door and went in.

Well, Dear Readers, clearly it has been a very busy week of 
Coming and going and Visitors in more places 
than just my RL house!
And I hope you can Bear with me while we leave you here....
There are more visitors about to arrive on my doorstep too...!
All these Comings and Goings will be continued!


  1. Hello Betsy,
    I can't tell you how much fun I have reading your stories. The way you use fabric to create the background is so much fun and it is such a great way to show your beautiful work. The old conservatory is a real work of art and it looked wonderful in these pictures. I am really looking forward tot he next chapter of the story. Take care and enjoy your guests.
    Big hug,

  2. Can't wait for more!! When will they find Palace or will they find it at all? ;) The conservatory looks great, specialy the floor looks fab. :)

  3. Lovely story, Betsy, I always love to read your stories. And just like Ewa, I can't wait for more :D! Is the consevatory placed outside in your garden? Because the floor is awesome, sooo lifelike!!
    Hugs, Ilona

  4. Me he divertido mucho, me me ha encantado el jardín del conservatorio, es muy realista.
    Un abrazo

  5. I LOVE the interior of your conservatory Betsy! That shade of blue that you have chosen for the furniture reminds me of the sky on a summer day! Seeing the children and the bears move from one location to the next not only gives us an update on the houses themselves but also a tiny slice of the enormity of your Storybook neighborhood! :D


  6. Ah, visitors all over... and best of all in another part of the fairy beary sisters story. What a wonderful next chapter - it was so much fun meeting Tiny Bear again. And I hope we will meet Perry soon (that is if he can ever forgive me that I've mixed him up with Tommy... dear Perry, I'm so sorry, but I'm just an old woman and Betsy always forces me to keep hanging on cliffs... *tweet*) It's my biggest pleasure to follow Buttercup and Marmalade meeting all your wonderful characters and exploring your houses... (not to forget finding some loose ends again about time not being very reliable lately... oh, Halloween is still sooooo far away) and seeing the conservatory placed in your real garden was pure beauty. And whenever someone should need a picture showing and explaining happiness the choice should be Buttercup finding the buttercup! ;O) Enjoy your visitors!


  7. Lovely story and wonderful conservatory. The floor is great and the garden you see on the outside looks so real!! Cute visitors!

  8. Lovely story and wonderful conservatory. The floor is great and the garden you see on the outside looks so real!! Cute visitors!

  9. Lovely story and wonderful conservatory. The floor is great and the garden you see on the outside looks so real!! Cute visitors!

  10. I love reading your fun stories. Buttercup and Marmalade are having wonderful adventures and we get to see your fantastic houses again. I love your conservatory. The floor is amazing.
    Hugs Maria

  11. Nobeary :D Lovely story. Clever using fabric as a backdrop, and gorgeous fabric it is too. The conservatory looks absolutely fantastic in the outdoors, the natural light really shows it off too.

    Sarah :)

  12. Merveilleuse histoire, merveilleux personnages, merveilleux décors, comme toujours chez vous chère Betsy.

  13. I am sorry I come so little at your blog, I miss lots of episodes ;o) but I try to catch up when RL allows...
    I love your stories and how you create them and of course I love the bears who came at your house !
    Have a great day, Rosanna

  14. A nice story. The conservatory is amazing.

  15. That conservatory is truly awesome.

  16. That conservatory is truly awesome.