I have an ongoing fantasy about living in a Tasha Tudor book (if you don't know Tasha, I highly recommend forming an acquaintance. Your imagination will become more charming by the page). In my favorite book of all, A Time to Keep, Tasha's family puts on a doll fair for their dolls. We decided that we should do this, too.
The flower show and button money...
...getting ready for the musical number
The girls decorated a carriage so Mrs. Squirrel could arrive in style. Anything less would just be humiliating, really.
Pants, and the presence of hair on top of one's head, were optional for the toddler crowd.
special button jewelry was required.
p.s. Remember the game hen we were in the process of mummifying? My husband just reported to me that the feral cats in our neighborhood tore open the bags it was packed in (I had put it on a corner of our porch to cure - no way that thing was staying inside) and ripped it apart! Wow. Gross, and probably the end of that particular experiment.