Friday, April 17, 2009

Pink & Green Wrap Up {literally}

Well I am just coming off of my pink and green cloud. Well sort of, as I still have everything that I received spread out so I can continue to admire it for a little while before I make my next creations with them!

I just wanted to give you a couple of pictures (well several...or okay, maybe a lot) of what I sent to my swap partner Kelley.

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Our lovely swap hostess Sarah of The Gypsy Mermaid called it a pink and green swap. Nothing was mentioned really about craft supplies so I thought I would do something a little different because you know, I tend to bend the rules as I like to do things a little differently.  Okay, I just like to stir things up a bit! ;)

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Now work with me here okay? All of the pictures that you see here on this post really do contain essential supplies that everyone needs to further enhance their ability to craft. I am convinced of it. I mean, wouldn't you like to have stuff like this?  Lucky Kelley has ALL of  this now but I'd like for you to join in on the fun too...

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So here's my version of the swap story.   Ready?

Well, imagine's raining outside. The forecast didn't call for any bad weather, this must just be a little shower passing through. You just got here...stay. Let's visit. Take your shoes off and relax. I'll just turn on a couple of lamps and light a few candles...

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How about some green tea or coffee? Great! green tea it will be. Where did I get that sweet little Lefton China tea/coffee cup & saucer you ask? Oh, I found that at the last yard sale I went to. It was a steal for a quarter and I tell ya, those pink roses just caught my eye! Let's put the water to boil shall we? The tea will be done in no time...


It's alright, pick your feet up and curl up on the couch. Get comfy. I'll get a blanket for you. Here is the latest book from Nora Roberts, don't you just love her?

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Well my heart! I can't believe you haven't read any of her books. I tell ya, once you open that cover, it'll be hard to put it down. She's one of my favorite story tellers...


I hear that whistle blowing...the tea is ready! Take this little rose beaded book mark with the lovely cross and just slide it in the book so you don't loose your place. Now there ya have it.

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You can continue reading where ya left off after we have tea and chat for a while as I want to tell you about the sweetest friend I met. She lives in Michigan on a beautiful farm full of horses, that's her passion... Horses.


Darn that there tea is mighty good. Talk about it hit the spot. Now where was I...oh yes, her name is Kelley.

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Excuse me for one second hun, the phone's ringing, let me get it. {Yes. what? oh no...for how long? Well, we'll just have to make the best of it now won't we. Thank you. See ya in the morning for coffee.}

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Sorry about that but my dear sweet neighbor just informed me that the bayou has flooded the nearby bridge and they closed the road 'til the morning. I tell ya, living along the bayou is full of surprises down here in Louisiana. I hope you don't mind staying here for the evening. Go ahead and make yourself at home hun.


It's getting late. I'll go pour you a bath and set you down some clean linens, be right back. Just keep on reading that book, I won't be too long...

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Have you been to that new Target lately? Well I went the other day and I found some things there that I ain't never saw before.

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Like this bath sponge that's looks like a pretty flower but it's as stiff as a board...until you put it in the water and it turns into silk.


That's what the label says anyway. I never used anything like that before so go ahead, give it a try and tell me what you think. I tell ya, the stuff they come out with. Luxury, that's what they call it. Like what's wrong with the plain 'ole wash cloth?


Well how was your bath? I smell that lavender, ain't nothing like the real thing. Here ya go, I sewed a sachet full of it, comes straight from France, yes it does.


Go ahead and take it, I got some more. Put it with your favorite things, makes them smell nice.           You're welcome.

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That rain just ain't lettin' up. Let me know if you would like some more tea. Hope you don't mind the dog snuggled up to you, that's it's favorite blanket you're covered up with.


Well hun, I think I'm gonna call it a night. It's time for me to go pamper myself with all of my goodies now. I hope you enjoy that Nora Roberts, she's a good one. And I want you to tell me all about it in the morning.


Turn off the lights and blow out the candles when you're done...goodnight sweets.

I hope you enjoyed the story. And the pictures. Now you have an idea of what kind of stuff goes through my mind while I blog.


Cher said...

I even smelled the lavender! Oh, I just realized my new laptop automatically spellchecks comments. Cool!

The Texas Woman

Frippery said...

Jodie you are making it hard for me to know I could be down there with you in Louisiana at the end of the month!(anyone know of a really good deal on airfare?) What a beautiful box of pink and greenness!You and Kelley are swappers extraordinaire!

The Victorian Parlor said...

I love it all! Wow, what great stuff! BTW, after that story I am so ready to come down there for a cup of tea:) It all sounds like so much fun! I feel certain that Kelley was thrilled with all of those treasures (I really liked the cup and saucer-super great deal)!



Anonymous said...

hey chickadee!!

Love your take on the swap! I am sure she is going to flip her lid when she sees all the goodies! It was great talking to your yesterday! I cant wait till we meet up and get to hang out! Well I hear my lil nephew in his room making a mess let me see what hes getting into... hope its not that perm. marker again!!! YIKES!
big mermaid hugs


Stephenie said...

OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH My! I just love everything.. I just don't know what to say because everything is just amazing.. I love all those supplies...Your partner will have so much fun creating things with all those goodies...
I love all your pictures...I always love your posts...

June said...

Lucky, lucky Kelly! Lucky, lucky us for being taken on this virtual experience at your place. All that goodness in one box.

Anonymous said...

Oh, it all looks so beautiful, so nostalgic, so victorian in a way, so comforting, inviting, indulging, so pink n green and all the emotions in between! How special of a gift swap, I can tell you put your whole self, your best creativity, I love it all...especially the bookmark, the cards I love so much, the beautiful fabric, etc... you definitely need your own magazine Jodie!!! Great ideas, beautiful work, excellent photography!
Continue creating, and blogging, and sharing, and being happy!
Love you dearly,

dragonflydreamer said...

I really love your blog, it's quite an experience for the senses. Your swap partner is quite lucky and I feel as lucky as having had the most wonderful virtual experience ever. You are such a great writer and everything about your blog is a visual feast. Thanks for the visit as I very much enjoyed myself and will be back very soon to enjoy more of your gracious hospitality.