Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Blind Date...

Have you ever had a blind date?

I haven't.

But I will shortly.

At almost 40 years old...I'm nervous like you wouldn't imagine!

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Well, maybe this is not really a blind "date".

Let's call it a blind "swap" instead.

(that sounds even more weird, doesn't it?)

From the looks of it, we're going to Paris...

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I hope she loves Paris as much as I do.


Yes...that's right, "She".

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I don't know who the special "She" is that will be receiving my heart, nor do I know any of the other 14 girls that will be receiving one of my Paris charms. 

It's all a surprise!

Sarah put a charming twist on this heart swap as each of us who participated have NO idea who our partner is.

We filled out a simple questionnaire that described our likes and our dislikes and Sarah is playing match-up for us. Fun Fun!

So therefore...we all have a blind date partner!

Just knowing that I'm not the only one who doesn't know who my partner is is certainly a little more comforting  ;)

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Bonjour Tag: covered in sewing pattern, embellished with a photo of Moulin Rouge and inked to age.

Paris charms: mini wooden ruler (cut into small pieces) stained and resin covered, embellished with Eiffel tower photos inked to age and adorned with glass and rhinestone beads.

Heart: vintage receipt printed on cotton, stamped with "Paris" stamps, embellished with paper flowers, rhinestones, glass leaves and beads, vintage lace, seam binding and tassels.

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I hope I make a good first impression.

As you know, first impressions are most important!

I'll be sure to post again about my first blind "date" "swap"and let you know how much we enjoyed Paris once our hearts return ;)


Geralyn Gray said...

I love your charm......and I am sure you will make a great impression on your blind date......loved all the photos of your trip to Texas with Pam and Sandy.....wish I was there....but, alway happy to read about it on your blog!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh Jodie, whoever gets one of your fabulous creations will be only LUCKY gal!! I ain't EVEN worried about your first impression....

These are stunning....

And I did have a blind date...ONCE....I am married to him!

Lou Cinda ;)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am sure it will be love at first sight! Have fun!

Anonymous said...

I love Paris...but I'll give you a {{{sad}}} hint...unfortunately I'M

Your S.T.U.F.F. is awesome!!!

HUGS ~victoria~

BLISS angels said...

I hope I am you blind swap, we see but what ever happens "she" is going to very, very happy. Hugs Wendy

Lynn said...

Jodie, your partner will be beyond thrilled with her date! Your pieces are soooooo great!

Oh, and by the way, I have also been on ONE blind date - and I married him! That was over 25 years ago. Ouch, that made me sound old ;)

Kelly said...

Ooh I love your charms!!! Whoever is the recipient of all your little lovelies is one lucky girl!! :D

A Cottage Muse said...

Hee are so witty Jodie! Your treasures are so pretty ~ your blind date is one lucky girl!

TinyBear said...

Everything looks awesome Jodie as always. I´m sure your partner will be trilled to pieces. Who wouldn´t be.
xo Tina

trash talk said...

Well I've been blind folded on a did you think I got ol' C.D.?
Seriously, whoever wins your heart...wins the world!
P.S. So my littlest mermaid is in disguise huh?

Sandy Navarro said...

Girl, as always you've done yourself proud! One lucky Paris lover so scored with you as their blind date! Everything is absolutely FabUlous! I can't wait to rip open my package when it arrives. Of course, we all know you will exhibit the utmost in restraint waiting for just the right moment to completley savor the gifts of your blind date. Geeze, that sounds so good when I write it, but I have to self control whatsoever.

Love ya!

Lululiz said...

Absolutely brilliant, they'll all be so pleased.

stephanie said...

Blind crack me up as usual. Can't believe you created those charms from mini rulers. Simply beautiful...

Bonjade said...

Oh you will make a stunning impression...really so beautiful
I wished that I dated with you;)
Fine evening.

Theresa said...

OH GORGEOUS! I can't believe all of this beauty was created by little 'ole you! You are one talented Mama!

Have a blessed day my sweet friend! HUGS!

Claudia said...

Have a fun time on your blind date, Jodie! Your charms are wonderful, you talented girl!

Can't wait to hear all about it!


Robin Sanchez said...

Jodie I hope its me!!! I would love to receive your heart. Your charms are really cute and I am excited that I will receive one.


Dorthe said...

uhh your ruler charms, are the most great little wonders , sooo love them-they looks gorgeus--and the heart is a beauty Jodie,-your blind swappers will be super happy recieving thies gifts.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Jodie, my husband and I met on a blind date and the rest is history. The mystery of the swap equals fabulous fun! Tidbits & Tassels -- Terrific! Wine and Cheese -- Wonderful. Friendship and Creativity. Can't ask for more than that? I wish I could find time for a little of both right now. Work, school, daily household duties -- all a little overwhelming at the moment. I need more hours in the day! Hope you are having a great middle of the week. :) Tammy

Debby said...

WOW!!! Jodie your charms are gorgeous and I am sure who your blind date is, it will be love at first sight. Another awesome post!!!

Lisa Phillippi said...

I so wished I had joined that swap now...I know that your blind date/partner will absolutley LOVE your goodies! As for me...I'll just be your

Lis DesJardins said...

I love coming over here and seeing what you're up to. It's always somethin' wonderful, I am never disappointed. WOW!

Home and Heart said...

YIPPEE! I will be getting one!!!! I am in the swap too, and these are darling!!!

kelly said...

Lovely Jodie.
I am sure the blind date will be very pleased.


Linda Robinson said...

All your goodies look fabulous.. Who ever she is she is one lucky gal.. Hugs, Linda

Linda said...

How fun!! :)

Well, technically I guess I did have sort of a blind date, as when Jim and I were dating, he drove 600 miles from Toronto to Illinois, so we could meet in person. We had only previously chatted/emailed online and talked on the phone, but had never met in person. So, who knows what we could have been? I joke with him now that he could have been an insane mass murderer and me... well, I could have been insane - which is pretty much true to life ( just ask Jim )


zandra said...

I love Paris! I hope it's me that's your blind date! At least I will get one of those beautiful charms! ;o)
Hugz, Z

Heidi Meyer said...

Oh la la!!! I love your Paris charms - so stinkin cute to use rulers! Tags and Paris items are gorgeous - I would be your blind date (swap partner) any time! oxoxox ~ H

Katsui Jewelry said...

Such yummies. I just love those charms! Now just crack me up!


vintage girl at heart said...

I had a blind date with a deaf guy once.
It was the only blind date I have ever been on and one of the best dates!!!
He was handsome charming and could read lips!!! Ha ha!! Enough said!!
Have a wonderful time and I am sure your "blind date" will be just as much fun!!!
Jodie YOU are the QUEEN of creativity!!!

Karen Valentine said...

It's all so beautiful! I'm sure it doesn't matter who your swap partner is... she will love it all! I hope you are having the time of your life at Round Top. I wish I could have gone, but it was just not meant to be this year. I can't wait to hear all about it when you get home!
much love!

Laura Knight said...

LOVE those charms, the faded photo looks so romantic! I've collected Eiffel Tower stuff since I was little <3

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Cutting up a ruler to make charms? What a great idea is that? I LOVE it, Jodie!!! The heart is just beautiful and who ever your swap partner is, she certainly will be very happy :-)!!!