The Unlikely Adventures of Miss Hyla Bibbit

…a small frog in a big world…

Traveling Sylvanian 3 – Part 4, The Departure October 1, 2014

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“Well, this is it, Hyla. I have to be going.”
“It’s been a pleasure to have you stay in Sycamore Springs, Damara!”
“Part of me is sad to go. It seems so soon!”
“You’ll always have a place here, if you ever come back.”

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“There, your bags are all loaded by the curb for you, Mrs. De Wildt!”
“Oh, thank you, Mr. Slydale!”

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“I do hope it’s not too long for the taxi to arrive.”
“Don’t worry! I called ahead and gave them explicit directions! They won’t miss us this time!”

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“Have a safe trip, Damara! And don’t forget to try new things!”
“I won’t! and I promise to write soon!”

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*sigh*
“Off to the next adventure! I just know this it the path for me! I’ll have to phone Rooibosch Hill as soon as I arrive in Australia – they mustn’t be left to worry.”

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“DAMARA! MISS DAMARA!”
“Wha — Phineas? What’s all the hurry?!”

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*GASP*
“Oh!….Miss….Da…Damara! I’m..so glad..I caught you!”
“Phineas! You look a freight! What ever is the matter?”

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“I…ah…I’m afraid I have done you a terrible injustice, Miss…Damara; and I am not proud to admit it”
“Finn?…”
“When I first saw you at the cafe, you…you, well…set my heart alight! The days following had me on air! It is safe to say that you stole my heart.”

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“Damara, you are the most beautiful, intelligent, wonderful woman I have ever had the pleasure to converse with.”
*blush*
“Phineas! Why..why I’m–!”
“Married? Yes. Through talking with Miss Bibbit I discovered my blunder. How could I have been so simple as to not even consider that you were…well…taken?”

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“Damara, can you forgive me?”

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“Oh, Phineas! Of course I can!”
“R-really?”
“It’s natural for people to make mistakes. You truly are a good person. I know you’ll find a girl as adventurous as you are someday.”
“Do you think so?”
“I know so!”

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“Nice lady!”
“ELLA?! What on earth are you doing out here?!”

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“Forgive me, Phineas! When she saw you head out of the Inn, she took off after you!”
“Well, no harm done, I suppose. But, Ella, you need to stay with Mrs. Slydale right now a be a good girl, alright? I’ll be home soon.”
“O..k…”

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“Ella, how about we make some cookies for the other guests? I’ll let you lick the batter when we’re done.”
“Cookies!”

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*sigh*
“I just don’t know what I’m going to do with her, Damara. She’s a wonderful ray of sunshine, but I’m no father.”
“No, you’re an amazing uncle, Finn. You manage to take care of Ella and still have time for all of your studies. You’ll be fine.”

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“How do you know?”
*laughs*
“I’m a mother, myself! I have to know these things!”
*chuckles*
“And a mother, too? How could I have missed that?”

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“Take care, Damara! And thank you, you are a good friend.”
“Goodbye, Phineas! You’ll find her one day!”

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*phew!*
“Oh, poor Finn! He has such a good heart, but sometimes an absent mind.”
*chuckles*
“Just wait until Rowan hears about this!”

– END –

Damara De Wildt is a custom created cheetah figure for Sylvanian Families and was offered to be our next Traveling Sylvanian.

LadyLollipop’s Rooibosch Hill is located in South Africa.

For her part of the story, visit here.

For the next part of the story….I’ll link that when we get there ;)

 

Traveling Sylvanina 3 – Part 2, The Celebration August 31, 2014

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“I’m glad you joined me for a stroll this afternoon, Damara. I hope your exploration of Sycamore Springs was pleasant?”
“Oh yes! You have such a lovely little village here! So many things are different, yet many feel the same as my own town. Everyone is so friendly, you’ve really made me feel welcome.”
“That’s great! Your arrival has helped us more than you know…you see, Sycamore Springs is in the process of moving the entire village! We simply needed more space.Not all of our critters have made it to our new location here yet, so with you visiting…well, it helps take our minds off of our family and friends back home. And to thank you for that……”

 

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“SURPRISE!”
*gasp*
“Wh-how? You’re making me blush! You shouldn’t have!”

 

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“Oh, we love throwing parties! We wanted to welcome you properly, but didn’t know when you would arrive!”
“You are all so thoughtful!”
“Come on, I’ll introduce you!”

 

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“This is Mr. Moekey, he runs the junk shop….Mr. Wildwood, who put this little shindig together…”
“Guilty as charged!”
“…and Aristotle Treefellow, who is our school’s principal.”
“How dooo you dooo?”

 

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“…Mr. Dale runs our orchard with his family. His specialty is apples. And Mrs. Huntington is the best baker in the Appalachian trail!”

 

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“Mrs. Slydale! Thank you for coming to my party! I’m still so very thankful for the room!”
“It’s my pleasure, dear. This is my son, Skitter.”
“Such a sweetie!”

 

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“Pleased to meet you, Orson Yellowfield!”
“Pleasure is mine. How you enjoy the sandwiches!”

 

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“That’s our milkman, Mr. Webster and his daughter…”

 

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“…our postman, Durwood Chestnut and his daughter Myrtle and his baby girl, Charity…”

 

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“Hello Phineas!”
“Oh! Hello Miss Damara!”

 

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“Who is this little one?”
“Ah..well…see….This is my niece, Bella. I’m…I’m her guardian. Bella, this is Miss Damara, say ‘hello’!”

 

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“I’m sorry, Damara, she’s usually not this shy.”
“Perhaps a cookie will cheer her up!”

 

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“There now, a nice kitty cookie with spots just like me, hm?”
“What do you say, Bella?”
Thank you, miss.

 

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“I hope we’re still on for that fossil hunt, Phineas?”
“Oh, of course! The day after tomorrow. Meet me by the town hall, let’s say…..10 o’clock?”
“That sounds wonderful. I’ll see you then!”

 

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“Nice lady.”
“Yes, she is very nice, isn’t she?”
*sigh*

 

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“Hyla, this is a fantastic party! Thank you all, so much!”
“It’s our pleasure! I’m glad you’re having such a great time!”
“Yes! I just wish my husband and kids were here with me.”
“Let me know if you’re feeling too homesick. We’ll help cure that in no-time!”

 

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“This really is a wonderful little town….”

 

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“…with so many friendly critters….I really can’t be alone!”

 

 

 

Traveling Sylvanian 3 – Part 1, The Arrival August 25, 2014

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“Somewhere over these hills should be Sycamore Springs.”

 

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“There! There’s the town! Just through these woods!”

 

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“Thank goodness I’ve arrived. What a long journey! Well…since I’m here, I guess I better deliver this package straight away. I don’t want to be rude and forget it! …. So this is Miss Bibbit’s house? Seems very humble for a ‘celebrity’. I do hope she will be nice.”

 

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“Hello. May I help you…miss?”
“Oh! Damara…Damara De Wildt.”
“How wonderful! The whole village has been expecting you! Please come in!”

The whole village?

 

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“Rooibosch Hill sounds wonderful. I apologize for the chill, our summer has been very peculiar with temperature this year.”
“It’s not too cold, though I am thankful for my husband insisting upon binging my jacket!”
“He sounds like a sweet man.”
“Oh, very sweet….Listen to me chat away! I have a package for you!”

 

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“A package?”
“Yes, from Ms. Madeline’s boutique! She said there was some delay or mix up with the last order.”
“You have to forgive me…I haven’t the froggiest idea what it could be…”

 

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*gasp*
“Miss Bibbit…it’s beautiful!”
“Now I remember! I helped our resident thread makers and dyers, the Sweetbriars, connect with Ms. Merryweather a few months ago. They make so much thread and dye, Ms. Clearwater can’t keep up with her dressmaking! Madeline wanted to send me something in thanks, but I never imagined this!”

 

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“You must be famished, Damara! Would you like to go to the cafe’? It’s not very big, but their sandwiches are fantastic!”
“Now that you mention it, I could use a spot of food.”

 

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“This is a great place, Miss Bibbit. Thank you for inviting me!”
“Please, call me ‘Hyla’. Miss Bibbit makes me sound old.”
*giggles*

 

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“So Damara, tell me what do you want to do in Sycamore Springs?”

 

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“Oh, well…I’ve always wanted to travel the world and meet new critters.”

 

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“I work in Rooibosch Hill as a herbalist, so I suppose I would like to learn about new recipes and plants. The excitement of it all! Me! In a new town! On a different continent! Hemisphere, even! Oh, I want to see everything I can!”

 

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“Well, you’re in luck! One of Sycamore Springs’ newest residents is Phineas Underwood. He’s a study of everything in the woods! Plants, rocks, bugs…just name it…
…and double our luck! Here he comes now!…
…Phineas! May we speak with you a moment?”
“Hmm? Oh, ah, yes! I’ll just…be right over.”

 

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“Finn, this is Damara De Wildt. She’s from Rooibosch Hill in South Africa and she’s visiting for a few weeks. We were hoping you might be able to show her some interesting places you’ve found.”

 

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“Oh, well, I would lo—……..ahhhhh….”

 

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She..she’s beautiful!

 

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“Um, ah..yes! Of course! I am heading out in a few days to hunt for some fossils. Would you…ah…like to join me?”
“I’ve never been fossil hunting! It sounds so exciting. I promise I won’t be a bother!”
“Nonsense! You won’t be a trifle at all. Um..w-where might I find you?”
“Oh dear. I haven’t found a place to stay just yet, I’m ashamed to say.”
“Finn, why don’t you take her to the Inn where you’re staying?”
“Oh, of course! I’ll…I’ll…help you with your things.”

 

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“Mr. and Mrs. Slydale, this is Damara De Wildt. She needs a room for her stay in the village.”
“Welcome to the Foxglove Inn, Ms. De Wildt. We have a room that would be perfect for your stay!”
“Please, don’t make it a lavish one! I would hate to put you out with all of the trouble of last minute!”
“Mr. Slydale and I may not have the fanciest of inns, but our rooms are full of comfort, cleanliness and courtesy! They’re always made ready for guests; you needn’t worry!”

 

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“I hope this is to your liking, Miss Damara.”
“Oh, it’s lovely. With such a great view of the forest!”
“I..ah…m-my room is just down the hall. Don’t hesitate to ask.”
“Thank you Phineas, you’ve been most kind.”

 

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Oh, Finn…just what have you gotten yourself into?

 

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Oh Rowan, if you could see me now! I miss you something awful…but I have to do this. I just wish you and the cubs could be with me. What a grand adventure this will be…

 

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As she slowly drifts off to sleep, Damara can almost hear her husband whisper, ‘good night, Kitten’….

 

 

 

Indian Festival August 19, 2014

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“Oh, wow! I’ve never been to an Indian festival! I wonder what I’ll see….”

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“Mmm…basmati rice is fantastic! All of this food is so good! I even got a compliment on my sari. I was a bit worried I wasn’t wearing it properly.”

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“Oh! She is so beautiful! I wish I could dance like her! Every movement is part of a story!”

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“Now a group of women are performing a stick dance…”

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“They come down to the audience…”

 

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“Then they form a circle….”

 

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“Anyone can join in! Any caste, any class!”

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“It is a dance of joy and happiness!”

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“What a wonderful and joyful people! So many bright colors and happy faces. And they liked my sari, too!”

 

Trades from Australia August 10, 2014

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“Look at all of these wonderful baked goods!”

A while ago, bbqweasel sent me some handmade miniatures for a trade we had. These are simply AMAZING! I tried to get her to sell them on an Etsy shop, but she’s a bit too busy for that right now!

 

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She sent us so many tiny, intricate goodies!

Kiwi tart, kitty cookies, a tiny bear cookie, Mickey Mouse doughnuts, croissant….

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…Christmas tree cookies (look at that detail with the jimmies!…sorry South NJ calls “sprinkles” jimmies ;) ), sliced bread, tiny turtle buns (soooo cute!)…..

 

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…loafs of bread, full baguettes!…

 

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…more doughnuts!, orange tart!…

WOW. She is pretty talented!
Thank you so much, bbqweasel! I’ll trade with you ANY time!!!

 

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“Mmmm….I’ll just have one…”

Silly Miss Bibbit! No one can have “just one”!
-LadyB

 

Happy Birthday! July 20, 2014

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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

 

Mrs. Moppet June 29, 2014

-For Nick-

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“Good morning, Miss Bibbit!”
“Good morning, Durwood!”
“Got some mail for you. No packages today!”
“That’s alright, I wasn’t expecting any today. Thank you!”

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“I love my job!”

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“Hmm…fan letter, junk mail, pen pal….”

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“Who the heck is ‘Mrs. Moppet’?

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“I bet Durwood Chestnut mixed up the mail again! Silly postman!”

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“Hello, Miss Bibbit! What brings you here?”

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“Hello Pansy! I found this letter with mine, but it doesn’t belong to me.”
“Oh dear, that is a conundrum!”

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“Well, Durwood is still on his rounds and I have a new batch to record and sort….”

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“I suppose I could deliver it myself. It’s a nice day for a walk anyways. I’m curious about this ‘Mrs. Moppet’, too!”
“You’re a gem, Hyla! I’ll have one of the children send over something tonight as an apology and ‘thank you’!”

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“Well, this is the place…”

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“Hello, can I help you?”
*GASP*
“Another froggy!”

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“…and that’s how I came to Sycamore Springs.”
“Wow! it must be exciting to have a sea captain for a husband!”

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“Oh, very! We’ve been to so many places! But it does get lonely when he’s out to sea.”

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“Don’t worry, Mrs. Moppet, that’s what friends are for!”

Behind the Scenes:
One weekend my friend Nick was staying with us and noticed a Sylvanian City magnet on our fridge. While he knew vaguely about Miss Bibbit, he still wasn’t too hip on what/who she was. He pointed to it and asked my boyfriend and our roommate, “Is that that Mrs. Moppet thing?”. The story was eventually relayed to me and this tale popped into my head.

This is for you, Nick.
-LadyB