But since Hannah doesn't read my blog, I'll share them with you now. And I figured, what better way to enjoy Nutcracker characters than through the story. So at long last, here it goes:
Marie and Fritz were so excited about Christmas! Their parents had decorated the tree, and it looked magical!
During the Christmas party, Godfather Drosselmeyer arrived with gifts for all the children.
He brought Marie a special gift: a nutcracker doll. Marie loved her new doll.
But naughty Fritz chased Marie, and tried to take it from her.
Late that night, after everyone had gone to bed, Marie crept downstairs to see her Nutcracker doll under the tree. But the tree grew, and the doll came to life!
Soon, a band of mice had invaded the house, and the Nutcracker was fighting with the Mouse King.
Afraid that the Nutcracker would lose the battle, Marie threw her shoe at the Mouse King
This distracted him while the Nutcracker gave the fatal blow.
The Nutcracker became a prince, and he took Marie to a magical land of snow.
They were greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy.
She and her friends welcomed Marie and the Prince.
Each person performed a special dance, inspired by something good to eat or drink.
First was the Dance of Tea.
Next was the Dance of Coffee. This dancer was an acrobat, doing flips and twirls.
Then was the Candy Cane Dance.
And finally came Mother Ginger, with a band of gingerbread children in her skirt.
When it was time for Marie to return home, everyone said goodbye.
Marie awoke under the Christmas tree, and looked at her Nutcracker doll. She wondered if it had all been a dream...
Like it? I guess Hannah's not the only one obsessed, is she? So I had this box to put the dolls in, and I started wondering how I could paint it. I mean, I did okay on the peg dolls (with the exception of Fritz's lazy eye), but I'm no painted.
Then I remembered that I just got a brand spanking new Silhouette machine. So look what I whipped up next!
A firm believer that everyone should have stuff with their name on it (this comes from being named Siobhan, where very little exists with my name on it), I added this label.
Now I have another reason to be excited about Christmas. I can't wait to dole out the rest of the dolls!