Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Enchanted Swap and a baby boy haircut....

Today I worked on finishing my little projects for the Enchanted Ornament swap....It is all done and in the mail...Cant say to who, cause it's a secret....The swap called for one ornament but I sent three.....They were so fun to make and then I couldn't pick just one...Here is a pic of my latest one...It is a wood block , painted brown, papers modpodged on and then beeswaxed so it looks old...I used German scrap roses on top of the papers...What is more enchanted than a fairy in a rose garden?


I also included some wired Christmas ribbon, Christmas chocolates and some scented wax cubes to use in a candle burner.....I had a plain brown bag and dressed it up with paper and a tag....I love to wrap it up all cutie patootie....



Yesterday I got my Enchanted package from Valerie, the hostess herself...I gave her a challenge requesting the color pink...at least I thought it was...until I saw this bird spinner.....


and it is two birds in one, cause the other "Noel" sign is blue......



She also sent me some yummy hot cocoa and a sugarholics favorite healthy snack, snowman peeps....Can you see the ladybug in the picture? he is chocolate and according to Val, good luck so so far I have spared his little ladybug life and not succumbed to temptation.



Valerie has a swap blog and I have participated in several with her. They are always fun and I have met new people....http://yarnigrasswapperspot.blogspot.com
Thanks so much Val for the all the goodies! My beautiful pink bird spinner is already in it's new home on my front door!
I have been trying to get a quilt done too and I have been babysitting my little nephew Jace. He turned a year old in August....It has been good for me..I miss the kids so much that he helps ease some of the loss...He is so darn cute and he makes me laugh. He does a lot of sign language (we got him the baby sign language videos.)His little hands are always going...He doesn't say too much though...just with his fingers..Today I wanted to take a shower and I was worried he would get into something so I put him in the bathroom with me with some toys on the floor...I get in the shower and all of a sudden, the door rips open and there he is, screaming his head off...I take the handheld shower off the holder so he doesn't get wet and accidentally spray him down...he screams louder..I get shampoo in my eyes, cant see and spray him again...the screams at this point are piercing, somebody is killing me screams... The shower is over...all two minutes, soap still in my hair of it...I get out wrap him in a towel and love him....he calms right down...So my sister gets home and I tell her and she says "he doesn't like when you take a shower cause he wants you to take a bath so he can throw toys in the tub..." Well, gee , ok....I thought I had traumatized him for life seeing me naked in the tub then hosing him down........A bath it will be little Jace...I promise.......I gave him a haircut yesterday too....he has a ton of white blonde hair...It was everywhere...He is such a handsome little guy....Here he is in all his short hair glory.....

16 comments:

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Jace is a doll. Beautiful blue eyes! I love the spinners your swap partner sent you. And that is a beautiful ornament you made. Funny thing about the shower and Jace screaming. They can scream so loud at that age and it is ear piercing...lol.

Jenny said...

OK, I need that little feller. He is adorable, just sweet, sweet. Thanks for a lovely visit this morning. It went perfectly with my coffee.

Jenny said...

I was going to tell you I have a little giveaway but my sewn projects are so ....ummmm.... simple that it would probably be embarrassing.

joanne lendaro said...

thank you for the laugh this morning! Kids are soooo wonderful!! Who would have guessed the little guy wanted a "bath"?

The exchange things are adorable, you lucky lady! thanks for sharing, love your blog, I'm a new follower, glad I found you!!

gin said...

cute little guy there. You creations are so lovely. Your upstairs room came out cute.

Laurie said...

What a sweetie! And so are your ornaments. You do such out of the box crafts, I'm always curious to see what you've done. A hit as always!!!

Pat said...

Love your work and got a big laugh out of the shower story!

Yarni Gras! said...

he is sooo cute! I am so glad you liked what I made you. No one is as creative as you but I gave it the ol' girl scout try!

Micki said...

What a cute story and Jace is just adorable!
Micki

joanne lendaro said...

Oh, I forgot to tell ya, how absolutely adorable little Jace is!! His picture makes me smile. TFS!

Anonymous said...

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Ragamuffin Gal said...

Melinda,
I am still laughing.. your story is soo funny! Thanks for the good laugh. He is adorable but then so are you! Your blog wallpaper is fabulous! I LOVe it!!! Many Blessings ~ and Hugs!

Margaret said...

Lovely post Melinda, Jace is soooo cute!! Great goodies you recieved! Mx

Lorraine said...

you have been busy love your latest work and as for his haircut isnt he a cutie

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Hi Melinda! I got my swap package yesterday and thank you so much! I love everything and I really appreciate your effort and creativity. It was a wonderful swap!! xo, suzy

prashant said...

simple that it would probably be embarrassing.

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