Happy Tuesday fellow tea partiers! Mothermark asked me if I would fill in for her with this week’s Teapot Tuesday challenge, which I was happy to oblige. Here’s this week’s inspiration teapot and story:
This is what is written on the teapot:
Dusty's owners grew up and left home. Found in the attic he has suffered some moth damage. Could you love him?
Finally, The Story:
Once upon a time there was a sweet, adorable teddy bear named Dusty. Dusty lived in Detroit with his owner Daphne, who loved Dusty very, very much when she was a little girl. Daphne took good care of Dusty, too. Always making sure he was fed, bathed, changed, and toted around with her everywhere she went. Daphne always made sure that Dusty was in her arms when her mother and father tucked her into bed at night, too. His most favorite time with Daphne was their daily tea parties. Dusty loved Daphne and was such a happy teddy bear.
Then, one sad day, Daphne didn’t come to visit Dusty, nor did she come the following day. A week went by and Dusty despaired of ever seeing Daphne again. Shortly thereafter, Daphne’s mother, Delphine, relegated Dusty to the attic where he remained for many, many years gathering dust and losing his downy soft fur to the dastardly moths in the attic. Dusty cried and cried and so wished that Daphne would come rescue him from the darkness of the attic. He was so alone and afraid.
A few months later, Dusty saw a moving truck pull into the driveway. Despondently he watched as Daphne’s father, Darrin, and her mother, Delphine directed the movers as to which items should be removed from the house. Dusty was so hopeful that they wouldn’t forget about him all alone in the attic, but, alas, they never came for Dusty. Dusty watched as the last piece of furniture was loaded onto the truck and Daphne, Darrin and Delphine loaded up in the car to follow the moving truck to their new home.
Hearing of Dusty’s sad tale, I, Bertie, am calling upon all my card making tea party friends to help save Dusty and give this sad story a happy ending. I know what wonderful, big hearts you have. Come to Michigan and pick me up along your way to Detroit where we are going to rescue Dusty! Be sure to bring food, clothing, storybooks, extra teddy bears, your sewing kits to help repair the tears in Dusty’s fur, and whatever else you think Dusty may need and let’s show him how much we love him by finding a new home for him! Dusty will be joining us for high tea, and Bertie's bringing m&ms with Dusty's face and name on them.
A Happy Ending
As you can see from my card, Dusty has been dusted off and his tattered fur repaired. He's also been given a new bow tie and a heart full of love because he is in his new home nestled under the Christmas tree, as one of the presents to be given to a new little girl who will love and cherish him.
This is also for my Doubledog Dare Challenge (DDC) on two counts: (1) as issued by Francie last week to make a card with four or more layers and use ribbon and/or cord and (2) as issued by me as a doubledog dare to my DDC group to participate in this week's Teapot Tuesday challenge!
Stamps: Lovely As a Tree, A Cardinal Christmas,
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, Christmas dp for presents
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Copic markers, gold paint pen, gingham ribbon, gold brads, ScorPal, dimensionals, 1/4" circle punch, gold cord