Saturday, January 9, 2010

A purple kangaroo?! But of course!

Kangas and Dragons and Owls! Oh my!

I was in serious need this Christmas. I needed a miracle. I needed...a purple kangaroo. You see, little Alli is obsessed with that mean old kangaroo from Horton Hears a Who. If you have seen the movie version then you may know that the evil pouched marsupial is purple. Purple!

My poor girl turned mama kangaroo was "Humph"ing around the house with a raggedy orange bear tucked in her shirt. Clearly she needed a purple kangaroo to put in her own pouch. But how? How?!?!

Well I asked around for a purple kangaroo and lo' and behold our own dear Sara found BeastieVille. BeastieVille is home to many creatures, most importantly, this custom made fellow:

This adorable creature was handmade by a lovely artisan named Sarah. Sarah was a dream and a half to work with. So helpful and quick to respond. When our roo got here I nearly cried. A Christmas miracle indeed.

The work is beautiful, the hand stitching neat and the craftsmanship impeccable. Our fellow came wrapped in tissue paper and smelled, that's right, smelled amazing. I have no idea what the smell was but it was light and fresh. I am not one to love scents, I usually don't even burn scented candles, but the smell was perfect. I could hardly wait for Christmas!

Alli was a big fan. She squealed when she saw her roo and when humphing around the house. She wouldn't even open the rest of the gifts for quite some time. Here you can see the roo being tortured by Ariel. Clearly the mermaid turned human is too large and needs to be kicked out of the pouch ASAP.

"Hop! Hop! Hop!" says Alli!

I think that roo fits right in with the princesses. He is purple after all, and maybe he likes having a pouch, though he be male. I like the way the arms and head are attached with buttons. Very cute. This also allows the parts to be moved. I love the way our roo cocks his head. Cheeky fellow!

I asked Sarah what her favorite Beastie was. If you promise not to tell the other Beasties I will tell's the dragon. I tend to agree and think that my son, Jackson would have a lot of fun taming this Beastie.

I personally love this owl. This particular Beastie is reserved for an Etsy customer but I have found that the custom ordering process with BeastieVille is do it!

Sarah has been kind enough to offer our readers a coupon code.
When you place your order, from the in-stock store or when requesting a custom Beasite doll just mention this blog and you will receive either 10% off or free shipping, whichever is greater. Hooray for Beastiville!

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