The Unlikely Adventures of Miss Hyla Bibbit

…a small frog in a big world…

Midwinter’s Eve 2015 December 21, 2015

Filed under: At Home in Sycamore Springs,Holidays,Outdoors — missbibbit @ 2:23 PM

Traditionally, Midwinter Eve gifts are given and collected between close friends and children; but this year, Velvette Slydale convinced the townsfolk of a different plan…

Phineas Underwood and little Ella finally moved into a home of their own, courtesy of the resident carpenters, Wade Waters and Hornbull Buttercup, in late November. All of Sycamore Springs gathered any extra bits and bobs to help fill their home for this year’s Midwinter Eve festival! Phineas was humbled by the warm reception he received when he first arrived in the forest, but this…this overwhelmed him and his niece. With teary eyes, he embraced his best friends in the woods, Velvette and her husband, Slick. He would endeavor to continue his contributions to this new place they could truly call home.

 

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Happy Birthday! July 20, 2014

Filed under: Holidays,News — missbibbit @ 5:55 PM
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHappy Birthday, Miss Bibbit!

Hyla’s birthday is July 18th and she had a wonderful day filled with family and friends!
Her blog’s birthday is July 5th – 3 years going!

We hope everyone’s wishes come true!
-LadyB

 

Happy Bunday! April 20, 2014

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Happy Bunny Day!

 

MidWinter’s Eve 2013 March 21, 2014

The furry forest folk of Sycamore Springs have a winter holiday unlike any other.

When the woods are blanketed in white and the wind send shivers up the furriest Sylvanian’s back and the air is so cold their breath turns to mist, the villagers of Sycamore Spring take to the streets to celebrate MidWinter’s Eve.

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MidWinter’s Eve takes place on the longest night of the year; the eve of the Winter Solstice. Critters bundle up and head outdoors at sundown to celebrate the warmth of friendship during the coldest times. Candles and lanterns dot the landscape to light the forest in honor of friends past, friends present and friends not yet made.

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They bring greenery into their homes to remind them of the spring and summer ahead. Some folk consider it good luck for a wonderful bounty on the farms for the upcoming season.

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In the early days of Sycamore Springs, gifts were traditionally given to those who need it most; those who just arrived or who were sick. Nowadays, gifts of all kinds are presented to friends and family, though no one goes in want. Blankets, foodstuffs and other warm trimmings are popular presents.

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Children go begging from door to door for treat. Some adults make them sing or dance or otherwise “play” for the prizes. Treats can be exchanged for new ones between friends or at the next house and can be anything from marbles to candy, but are typically something small.  The exchanges continue until all of the children receive one gift. They can stop going door to door when they are happy with what they have, but it’s fun to see who is handing out what!

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After the presents have been given and the children are finished running from door to door, the entire village gathers for the MidWinter’s Feast. Tables and chairs of all sorts are brought out from the houses and placed in one long line at the center of town. There is always a seat for everyone, even those passing through! Everyone brings as much as they can to share and left-overs are quite appropriate. Everyone shares in the clean up and the joy of each other’s company.

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The festivities of MidWinter’s Eve bring warmth and light to a cold and snowy season. Among the eves of the tiny houses and the branches of the trees, the spirit of friendship can prevail over the darkest nights.

 

Halloween 2013 February 9, 2014

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“It’s Halloween again and I’ve decided to throw a costume party!”

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“Mr. Moekey and Buck Moss are just arriving.”

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“Look at all of the tasty treats!”

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“The drinks are nice and cold and there is plenty of chips and salsa!”

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“You make a wonderful pirate, Mr. Moekey! Thank you for handing out candy to our trick-or-treaters.”

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“This has been a great party! Everyone had a good time. So many costumes!”

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“I hope your Halloween was as spooktacular as mine!”

 

Party Like It’s 1776 July 3, 2012

What a great day for a cook-out! Everyone’s here!

There’s Hector Corntop eating a hotdog. Chester Thistlethorn is getting something cold to drink and Rusty Wildwood is looking for some ketchup.

 

It looks like baby Burl Timbertop wants to play with his sister, Ivy’s, flag!

 

Kenny Whiskers needs another soda, I think. Little Macy Yellowfield sure does love her ice cream! Mmmmm, Crystal Babblebrook always grills the best shish kebabs!

 

Oh no! Kay Furbanks is forever loosing her bottle!

 
Oooooo, that apple pie smells delicious!

 

Happy 4th of July!

 

 

Pink and Red February 13, 2012

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Happy Valentine’s Day