My, oh my, when did my life get so busy. Let me see, my son moved back to town, being a nanny and a grammy, puppy sitter, volunteering at school, a new church, Origami Owl, spring soccer games and birthdays, birthdays, birthdays. Am I complaining......no.....I love it. Now on with the post.........Here is the gnome that I bought on clearance ages ago. He is a little handicapped......he is missing part of his thumbs. But he can still garden. I need to protect him for the outdoors. (Would modge podge break down when it gets wet) Isn't he handsome. He came with his eyes and cheeks and boots painted. I redid his eyes and that didn't go well. I just love the color of his jacket.
I was in the Spring Cloche Swap. We used upside down wine glasses. I have about 30 left over glasses. Maybe I should have a wine party. (Or a whine party) I used a garden gnome for mine. No, this one came painted. He is on a bed of moss with white flowers circling him. The little toad stool was a gift from another swap. I used ribbon and a button on the top to hide the bottom of the glass. Actually where the bottom was to be. Around the bass I used cardboard covered with paper. Around the rim I used pom poms and buttons. I wanted him to be whimsical. I sent my swap partner some peep lip gloss, green peeps, a little stamp that said "a little birdie told me", some jelly beans and some wooden buttons from Jilly Bean. Oh, and a handmade tiny spring banner. (It's behind the cloche. My partner was Sandy of 521 Lake. Actually she was nice enough to swap with me. Now here is what she sent me. In her cloche there was an adorable bunny. The bunny is sitting on Easter grass and doilies. She also sent me some peeps. (She collects peeps) some Easter magnets....actually a lot of those, yummy candy and Easter bunny. Some cute cupcakes liners, 6 cute bunny suckers (I am saving those for the grands for Easter), and some bunny stickers. Thanks Sandy for swapping with me. It was fun and I loved it. Speaking of Sandy. Send her some love.....she had a rough day last week. Hoping she has recovered and is feeling better.
I have started doing a little painting. (Besides the gnomes........miniature style) I am rough on the fine details for sure. I need to practice before I share. Something I had done years ago but different subjects. I have more things to share with you. That will be on another day. Must get this sleep deprived aching body on the move. Many ((((((HUGS)))) I have been reading blogs but not commenting a lot. I hope to catch up on that soon. xo