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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas wish from Bebe

 
I am having a Christmas Tree decorating party... Want to come?  Please bring all your homemade ornaments and hang them on the tree...  I could use a ladder too!  I am just a little thing and I want to put a star on the top of tree.
Thank you for being such good friends, and giving me belly laughs over the years...Oh! and cheese too...teeee
Love and blessings to all my Nowhere friends.  Wishing you all a blessed Christmas.
Love,
Bebe
 
 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

It's here!


TEA RAT:

Ahhhh....There's nothing like a good cup of tea

on 

a snowy weekend.

RATTUS! Where are you?

penny white felted animals

RATTUS:

I'm over in the library...catching up on my Molière

with Bebe

penny white's BEBE
and looking for a good tale from 

Nowhere...



TEA RAT: 

Well mate, we shall write our own tale

for the annals of Wit's End library.

RATTUS:

You leave us be! Bebe is busy reading to Fibi and Boo

who are falling asleep.


TEA RAT:

Put down your books everybody!

It's time to decorate for Christmas!




TEA RAT:

I hear something -

IT'S THE CHRISTMAS BEAR!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Meet me in Nowhere for the Halloween Party! Love Bebe


Please take a seat... Off we go, up the hill, to the Castle of Butter.
It is going to be a marvelous Haloween Costume party!
There is plenty of room for everyone.
Miss Moussie,  Tea Rat , Rattus,  Dimity Doormouse and all our Nowhere friends.
It is quite a long ride up the hill, so bring snacks of your choice.
I will be waiting
love,
Bebe
  


It takes a lot of muscle to get up that hill, so my friends,
Jock, Inky, Dinky and Do came along to help.

 
 
Get in line, Miss Moussie, Tea Rat and Rattus..  You wanted to bob for apples Tea Rat, so here we go...... for the Apple Bobbing Contest.
Don't fall in!
 
 
 
 
TEA RAT:

HI -OH SILVER! It's the Lone Rat and his trusty steed, 

SILVER!

penny white felted Tea Rat

Tea Rat:

Rattus old man, where are you - we are 
approaching the Castle of Butter. 

RATTUS:

(Rustling noise)

I'm CAUGHT on this shrubery along the path and I can't...

TEA RAT:

Oh chappy, you must be careful to not 
get your costume caught on things. We want to present
properly!

RATTUS: 

Are you positive, absolutely POSITIVE that no one will
recognize me?

paper mache mouse anita

TEA RAT: 

I am POSITIVE! You are so well-disguised old man, no a single
inhabitant of Nowhere will know who you are.

RATTUS: 

This frock is itching me....how long must I masquerade in this and I'm caught up again on the brambles here.....


TEA RAT:

SHHHHH! Let the masquerade BEGIN!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Come along with Bebe to The Pumpkin patch

 
I found the pumpkins....shhhhhhhhhhhh.  It is located right down the hill from the Castle of Butter..
  Miss Moussie, Tea Rat, Rattus, all our Nowhere friends.... Quick,  come pick your pumpkin.. I know as soon as the sun comes up everyone will be here to pick the BIGGEST ones!
This one is mine...  I am going to make a coach out of it.. teheee..  Remember,  we only have a few weeks till the Halloween party...  So let's get our costumes and pumpkins ready!
Love Bebe
 
 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Rattus!

Come one, come all... Let us celebrate RATTUS'S BIRTHDAY!!!  Let's party!!!!
 
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Rattus
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
  Love and a big HUG
 Bebe
 
 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Urrrgh...buzz

urrrgh...buzz...urrrgh...buzz...urrrgh...buzz...urrrgh...buzz...
urrrgh...buzz...urrrgh...buzz...urrrgh...buzz...urrrgh...buzz...

A persistent buzzing caused me such a horrid fitful sleep,
and no amount of counting sheep would let me sleep a peep.

I trudged out to the kitchen (I think) to fetch a spot of tea.
But I couldn't shake the feeling that something followed me.



So I turned and saw through sleepy eyes right smack in front of me:
the biggest bee you've ever seen. I'm sure you would agree.


You will think that I was dreaming, what I saw was just a cat.
But I swear my upon my life, it was no such thing as that.

The noise I made awoke the town and they all rushed to see
what in the name of heaven caused a fuss to that degree.

But when they barged into my bed, the bee had simply vanished
and it was all that I could do to keep from being banished.

Since that day I've kept away that whole insane affair.
But if you hear a buzz at night, I hope you will bee-ware.


For when at bed you cannot sleep and turn around to see
that following you around night is your own sleepless bee.


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(All felted animals of Tea Rat and Rattus by Penny White)
All text by Ruben Rivera

Friday, August 29, 2014

A get well message to Dutchess from Bebe

I hear you have the sniffles!
  I found this big apple tree... I will have Tea Rat help me carry them to the Hilltop for you... You know what they say about apples... And I will send a unused Hanky for you.  Maybe Rattus can make a special Tea for you too!
Be well soon dear Dutchess...
Love Bebe
 
 
 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

You've Got Something in the Post

RATTUS:

Tea Rat, a tube has arrived for you in the post. Crikey, what have you ordered on-line now?


needle felted animals penny white


TEA RAT:

OH! FINALLY! I ordered that about six months ago!

HAND IT OVA!


penny white


 Thank you.


penny white


TEA RAT: 

RATTUS, COME AND LOOK! She's a peach and she's finally mine, all mine and...



penny white


...and she even signed it so fondly and...


"starlet" needle felted mouse penny white!


RATTUS 
(yelling from the other side of the cottage):

TEA RAT! Your mobile was ringing; someone left a message...something about, "I followed your detailed instructions and wrote what you wanted and did you get the pin-up?"

What has he done now...









All felted animals by Penny White
Image of "Starlet" used with permission by Penny White
based on illustrations of Tea Rat and Rattus by Anita Rivera




Sunday, June 29, 2014

OK, On the Count of Three....



Everybody take a deep breath

Tea Rat by Penny White Cake by Violet Skiles



WAIT!  WHO'S OFF KEY?

listen to ME and follow suit...







One, two, three...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

All animals by PENNY WHITE!


Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday, dear Penny!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!





With my love and admiration
for making the blogging experience
unforgettable.

anita

Friday, May 9, 2014

Open Audition


Tea Rat:

I say old thing, do come down to the theatre with me.

I have my paws full with the open auditions 

for my next production. I could use your help 

in finding the right musicians.




Rattus:

NOW? 

It's tea time. You mean to tell me you don't mind cutting in 

on our tea?

Tea Rat:

I really could use your good ear for music old fellow. 

Come on - we'll have our tea when we get back, besides,

you've been stuck behind your writing desk all day.


(IN THE STUDIO WITH RATTUS)



Rattus:

NEXT...



Rattus:

Lovely. NEXT!




Rattus:

Thank you. Don't call us

WE'LL CALL YOU!


Tea Rat:

Well then, compadre - have you made your selection?


Rattus:


YES. I've selected YOU to do these auditions!

ENOUGH WITH HAMSTERS!

Tea Rat:

No worries old man,

I GOT MY ONE MOUSE-SHOW LEAD!

None other than BEBE the on the sax!

Bring it home, mouse!


bebe by penny white!





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Thursday, May 1, 2014

The way home...



          We all have a compass...in our heart... we will always know the way to Nowhere...
                                                                     

                                                                      xoxo

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Happy Anniversary

RATTUS:
I say old thing, have you done 

something 

jolly with your hair?




TEA RAT:

No dear sir, what I am donning on

my genius crown is called a 

TOQUE

(that woman took a piece of paper and taped it to my head...shhhh)


the official headgear 

that is the mark of a 

-PÂTISSIER-


pastry chef.

RATTUS:

A PASTRY CHEF? 

And why, pray tell

have you taken up this occupation,

and why must you wield such 

a large knife?



TEA RAT:

Because it is a very special weekend

and I have been commissioned to 

create a three-layer cake 




of 

grand proportions 

in order to mark 32 years of 

marital bliss. 




RATTUS:

Splendid job old fellow,

but for whom?




TEA RAT:

Well for Ruben and Anita

of course,

those two "peeps" 

SOMEWHERE

OUT THERE

who love to live 

in

NOWHERE

with their dear friends.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

TEA RAT:

Bebe dear, thank you for

lending a helping paw!

You and I are a team...can you

imagine the cakes we could make together?

penny white creations!


OH UH.....the orders are coming in...

BEBE...WE NEED TO MOVE QUICKLY!


 

All felted animals by



Original illustrations of Tea Rat and Rattus

Anita Rivera

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Rattus is Home from Hospital



Oh how I love freshly washed linens.

Rattus will love coming home to 

his own bed.




His fainting couch just needs some fluffing up




and he will just adore

this new English translation of Molière;

Rattus is not fluent in French like MOI. 




I better get his cheese and crackers soup started 

before he arrives - this will get him in a good mood.




I better tune my harp so I can butter him up with

the Smooth Tones of Tea Rat.




KNOCK KNOCK!

OH good heavens, he's here...

Entrez, s'il vous plaît!





Rattus:

Old man, the cottage looks splendid...what have you been up to?

Tea Rat:

Son, I've been preparing your homecoming. I have baked you 

puddings and..




Rattus:


(He's up to something)


- Witsend hasn't been this clean in years.




Rattus: 

WHAT IN BLOODY 'ELL

am I looking at?




Tea Rat:

Oh that...

I've have this goose for years and





Rattus:

Have you gone mad, sir? Another one of your animal rescues?

Tell me, who will pick up after her? You

know how quickly food goes through a goose?

I absolutely refuse to share my home with 

a goose - UNDERSTAND?




Rattus:

Hmmmm.....he did go to a lot of trouble getting my 

smoking room in order...




Tea Rat old thing - you can keep the goose.

Tea Rat:

OH GOODY! 

Can I keep the large white owl too, huh

please, huh?





The wonderful felted creations by

PENNY WHITE of Angelsdoor!

Photographed by Anita Rivera