Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Little Bo Peep Nursery Rhymes with Mother Goose

(that's sheep talk for Good Morning!)

Little Bo Peep Barbie, 1996

Let' have fun with Little Bo Peep
and her numerous, naughty sheep!

vintage illustration

Little Bo-Peep
Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
            And can’t tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, and they’ll come home
            And bring their tails behind them.

Little Bo-Peep fell fast asleep,
            And dreamt she heard them bleating;
But when she awoke, she found it a joke,
            For still they all were fleeting.

Then up she took her little crook,
            Determined for to find them;
She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,
            For they’d left all their tails behind ‘em!

It happened one day, as Bo-Peep did stray
            Unto a meadow hard by –
There she espied their tails, side by side,
            All hung on a tree to dry.

She heaved a sigh, and wiped her eye,
            And over the hillocks she raced;
And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should,
            That each tail should be properly placed.

I love this version of Little Bo Peep,
with all the verses!
It's a fun, rhyming ditty
on the life of a little shepherdess,
and a flock of rebellious, forgetful sheep!
by Scott Gustafson

Let's try out some scherensnitte with sheep:

from an out-of-print BackStreet Original
Scherensnitte Booklet

Cut this from a pretty blue paper, and then back it with linen white.
Perfect for a nursery,
or a sheep farmer,
or shabby chic decorating

another scherensnitte papercutting pattern
of Miss Peep, looking for her sheep....

handmade by gfelted on etsy.com

I always have to play
with my paper dolls -

These are paperdolls from Denmark.
I love her storybook costumes.

These are from a vintage McCall's magazine.
I can't quite read the date, but the note with it says 1925 - 1929.

unknown printing date, vintage song sheet

Of course, no day would be complete
without a little coloring:

Perhaps the little sheep weren't really naughty, they just wandered into a maze like this:

Actually, I think this is just a geometric sakura flower coloring page.
Did I get you to try it out as a maze?

vintage Little Golden Book of Rhymes & Fairy Tales

I will be out of town for a couple of days, so there won't be blogs for Wednesday

Why not have some fun, and browse through my past blogs?!

My husband reminds me I don't have to
write a book in every blog!

A fun little beaded safety pin
pin for you to make.
Look up directions on a previous blog.

You could also use this as a beading pattern -
Use large pony beads if you want.

Or use the little seed beads that I love so much!
You could make several in a row, and turn it into a beaded bracelet.

Next is an example of
Papel Picado
(or Mexican Papercutting):

Have a super-duper couple of days.


papel picado


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