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Monday, March 15, 2010

Fergeal is interviewing again!

Long might need a cup of tea.
Anyone who is living with a leprechaun will by now know just how nosy they are! They just can't be happy where they are, they just have to go snooping around.
If you live with 3 leprechauns, then you are really in for it.
They are trouble on 2 legs..or 6 in this case!

No where in my house is sacred, not a box nor a cubby hole.....and so this is how they came across my 'ladies'.
Mostly they live in shoebox except for a few that live in my display cabinet amongst the china. I suppose that's a shame!

The first thing that I knew about this was when I came into my study and there was Fergeal on top of my piano in his 'area' doing interviews again!
Looks like there was only one applicant for the job doesn't it??
But don't be fooled....

.......he had them all lined up!

He took sooooh long and asked so many questions, with Tadgh and Nollaig chipping in all the time, that pretty soon the ladies at the back of the queue were chatting amongst ladies do!

I knew that would like to have a closer look at them so I asked them if they would mind posing for some photos....
...and... would be good if you turned round to face the camera, I said....

. they did...


......she even out her hat back on....

....they are so elegant...'s hard to believe that I actually made them......seems like a hundred years ago.
The framework is pipe-cleaners encased in cotton finger bandage, that you can buy on a roll.
The heads are wooden beads.  Getting a nice looking face is the most difficult bit, you need a very steady hand.
The hair is made from embroidery thread twisted into a coil or plaited and then coiled round the head.
Those were the days of fiddle faddle! Now wouldn't they be lovely with tatted trims.

Fergeal tells me that they are 12th Scale dolls dressed in the Edwardian how would he know!!
He says that he studied the History of fashion in the Lep Academy!...the stuff that he learned and he was only there for a week...well in our time that is!!

I know that you are dying to know what the are wearing under their dresses!!
One of them agreed to lift up her skirt to show you... but she wasn't all that keen when I lifted up her petticoat to show you her pantaloons. they never bother with shoes round the house, nobody sees!
The little hats are made from plaited plasticy twine stuff from Fiji...they make mock grass skirts out of it...but that's another story!

Of course I have digressed away from the most important thing......and that is....
Why is Fergeal interviewing them and what is the job he is offering !!!

He says that since the other two arrived his job has got so much harder, not only does he have to look after me and the house and the tatting supplies...but he has to look after them as well and keep them out of trouble....and then he says there are the lists.....he just can't keep up with it all.

So he says that he needs a NDPA!!!

What's that I ask innocently....he gives me that withering look...
a Non Digital Personal Assistant of course he says.
he insists that he doesn't want a computer (phew!) and tells me to get real!
He reckons that I live in a virtual world and that's not good, i should get back to reality and the simple things (like him!!)

He reckons that these Edwardian ladies should be well used to making lists....and he likes them because they are just his height......mmmmm and I have to ask my self why they are so gullible!

I can't help thinking that he is up to something!!!

So the thing is which one of them got the job...any ideas? I don't even know their names. Just hoping that they don't need a NDPA each!

If you enjoyed this post do leave a took ages to write.


  1. You are undoubtedly a very talented lady! Their hair is exquisite as well as all the other fine details. You sure have a house full!

  2. I think a leprechan is needed here in GA. I'd make sure that my kitties give one a wide berth...

    Lovely tatting on the ladies...

  3. Hi Lady shuttle, know what it's like!

    Hi Crazy mum, i guess when 'she' settles in to managing the list, Fergeal will make sure yiou are added...but it's a long, long list already!

  4. I'm a stay-at-home-mom and some days I desperately need one of those NDPDAs. I hope he finds one that works out well for him.

  5. Fergeal does have a penchant for running things, doesn't he?

  6. Lovely ladies indeed, and I am sure talented to boot! How ever will he choose? Do keep us posted:-)(Crazy Mom Tats! I think we could all use a friendly little leprechan like Fergal to help us along through the day. Oh well, perhap someday you and I might be adopted by a little leprechan friend if we are very very good :-)

  7. Love those hairstyles and the pantaloons! LOL!
    Fox :

  8. those are so georgous I love the ones with the blue dresses the most. WOW you are so super talented They are magnificent

  9. I think the job went to the Lady in Red - because the others, with their hats and umbrellas, were quite obviously on their way out somewhere and probably only dropped in for a cup of tea!
    They are beautiful, you will now have to make just one more and dress her in tatted finery!

  10. Those ladies are so cool! Each one on its own looks good, but the"group photo" is really, really cute. Lovely!

  11. Dear Tatskool, Your Edwardian ladies are just charming. Looking at your photos, you could make an animated film with them. Love all the details - umbrellas, hats, purse, lace. Thank you for sharing that.

  12. Your ladies are soooo elegant. I love the details. I can tell it took a long time to post with all those photos.

  13. Gina said:
    What a cute combination! What else will the leps let us in on???? Wonderful story.

    Carol L said:
    You are just awesome in so many ways!! How creative you are with making your leprechauns and these ladies. Your story is so entertaining. I'd love to have NDPA here to help out with my daily schedule. Oh the ladies are so grand with their dresses and trim. Superb!! Hats off to you. Hugs!

  14. All Hail Edwardian Ladies! And what fine, fine ladies they are.

    The queue puts me in mind of the nanny scene from Mary Poppins. But of course your ladies are much more colorful.

    Wouldn't Mary Poppins make the perfect NDPA for Fergeal? She's "practically perfect in every way" and surely can keep up with his mischief.

    If Fergeal doesn't choose one of the fine ladies in the photo, suggest writing a letter, tearing it up and tossing it in the chimney. May Mary Poppins will answer. Hee, hee!

  15. Well I think Fergeal is pretty well organised! I could sure use a Fergeal here to help out!!!! Anyway I am sure it will all work out. Loved your story.

  16. Oh, they are such lovely ladies! And you are such an infectious writer. I love reading your posts! Conor and Rory were quite intrigued by the ladies.. hmmm have to watch those boys..

  17. Oh you are all too kind, must admit tho that they stun me when I look at them. Do you guys have lots of things you made years ago that you wouldn't do now!!
    Mary Poppins would have been perfect but she was too busy, don;'t think that he didn't search every avenue know to leprechaun!

    They would make a cool animated film I another life time!

    Glad that you all enjoy reading my posts they are fun to write...I must be a frustrated writer!

  18. I love your ladies and the sweet story you have created. You are truly very creative. I enjoy reading your blog.

  19. We now know Scarlett is Feargal's NDPA, but do we know of the other dear ladies are nameless as well? That would be sad wouldn't it. Lady in Green, who possed so nicely for you, looks like an Emma to me.

  20. Thanks Typs, and thanks Bonnie for you compassion, Emma she is and will be labelled lest I forget!


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