Thursday, January 19, 2012

You know you're a mother when... (Roses and Thorns)

You know you're a mother when...
  • You (indulgently) spoon feed a sick princess chicken soup, so she can give Mickey Mouse her undivided attention.
  • You pour your luke-warm, okay face it... cold, chicken soup into a tall, clear drinking glass to gulp down on your drive to the dentist.  (Hey, at least you brushed and flossed this morning, right? Yes, pretty sure, you think, running your tongue over your teeth between chugs of noodles.)
  • The second your head touches your pillow, the princess' creeps off hers and you realize its tomorrow already.
  • You sit in a steaming bathroom peering by nightlight into the face of an angel who keeps catching you looking and through her weariness smiles at you every time which makes your heart flutter.
  • In between feeling sorry for your boo, and blissfully enjoying the cuddling, you wonder... does this sauna-like room count as exercise?  Did I remember deodorant this morning?
  • You let said sick princess crawl into your bed and listen to her breathe for a few hours.
  • You give up your pillow-top mattress for the carpet next to princess' bed and you're sure she is breathing better in her humidified, cherry menthol smelling room.
Some times there are thorns...

But oh the Roses.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Valentine fun

Just a quick post to share this Valentine Marie ATC.  I made 3 to swap with my MAMA group.  I was delighted to finally get to use this gorgeous dresden that I found several strips and style of at an estate sale some time ago.   Apparently the lady decorated eggs, lots of neat treasures at that sale.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year too!  Mine were blissfully wonderful days spent with my sweet little family.  I didn't extend myself too much this year and I only signed up for 1 MAMA swap (last year I signed up for all of them, something like 6 or 7, crazy me!)  I made these first 3 ornaments to swap with Cari at luckygirlgifts.

I made this snowgirl from white velvet fabric, then added rhinestone buttons, a pink tulle scarf, pearly eyes and mouth, a lace crown and I made her a pink Sculpey carrot nose.

A simple rectangle ornament with a Marie-like lady, French text, vintage tinsel trim Martha Stewart holiday crystal course glitter (my favorite this year, I got 2 more bottles on sale plus 2 of the fine texture also, yay!)

This fabric rose pomander was fun and quite time consuming.  I spent several evenings watching Christmas movies, hand sewing 32 fabric roses.  I glued them all to a paper mache sphere.  I'm so glad it turned out as I had hoped.

And here are the 3 beauties I received from Cari.  I topped my new pink tree with the glittered silhouette girl. Love her!

She sent me such pretty ornaments, so fun!  Thanks again Cari.