for the inmate... no peeking!



The gift I made for The Inmate was all wrapped and decorated and ready to go with Veto in his luggage to Ontario this weekend... before I ended up in the hospital, causing him to cancel his meetings in Toronto.  He was going to visit family on Saturday, it is the Inmate's birthday and now he will miss it.  I think secretly I was a little bummed not to be joining them for cake, but honestly, I wasn't faking at all.

So if you are The Inmate, avert your eyes: this post is for everyone else to see, and to tease you a bit since we can't be together this weekend.


I found a little fairy in my garden whilst planing pansies, she looked an awful lot like your Moira.  The resemblance was uncanny!


Like you, she had a penchant for buttons as she did not complain one bit when we trapped her in an old lantern that had a base full of old vintage white and cream buttons.


She squealed with delight when I fastened a vintage brooch to the lamp.  Her wings fluttered a bit and glitter fell all over the craft table.  We had to coax her into the jar with chocolate.


Loopy and I envision this little fairy perched on the nightstand of your sunny bedroom but of course you can put her wherever you please.  Just know that every time you look at it, you are loved.  Happy Birthday!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happiest of birthdays, Dear Inmate!
I hope everyone treats you to a lovely day. That's one Sweet Little Missy in the lamp! xoxo the fan

SandraD said...

What a beautiful and heart felt gift. The brooch is exquisite! The inmate is sure to love her special package. The wrapping is lovely too!

MJ said...

Suuu-weet!

Cassandra said...

Saucy, that is one of the sweetest gifts I've ever seen! I am so envious of your many talents!! If you have any darling (yet macho) ideas for father's day, can you please share them? I hope you are feeling better!!

karen said...

Your fairy gift is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on the fairy quilt. Was worried about you and so glad you are feeling a bit better. Be good to yourself.

Saucy said...

Cassandra, how about manly cupcakes? At our Cupcake Saturday event on June 20 we will be making "Red Velvet Elvis" cupcakes and "Military Camouflage" flavours... they are adaptations of the superkid cupcakes you will find in my sidebar... check it out. We will be making them in shades of brown, green and grey instead of bright rainbow. I'm on the lookout for candy star sprinkles for them too! You can find military-theme cupcake papers and embellishments at Micheals in the cake decorating aisle... by Wilton. We have a few more tricks up our sleeves for Father's Day cupcakes, so if you live in the Saskatoon area, check it out! We'll be posting highlights and tutorials after the event but that will be too late for Father's Day so check out the sidebar and improvise!

What dad wouldn't love some manly GI Joe cupcakes?

Janeen said...

Look at you, already blogging again being a sickie and all. I hope that you are on the mend and feeling so much better this weekend.

You are just a well of talent barely tapped into! This is a GREAT idea and very thoughtful!

Rosa said...

Now that would be very hard, not to peek! So precious!! What a wonderful gift. Hope you're feeling so much better. xoxox

Oliver Rain said...

It's beautiful. What a lovely gift. You are so sweet.

Tamara Jansen said...

That is a gorgeous gift! Happy birthday to the Inmate :)

alittlebitofscrap said...

YOU HAVE THE BEST IDEAS EVER! I love this and so very sweet! and of course your packaging is the best. Very sweet and lovely!

Nikki S said...

That wrapping is BEA-U-TI-FUL!!!

The Stiletto Mom said...

What a beautiful gift...I remain in awe of your thoughtfulness.

I hope you are feeling better, someone as wonderful as you should never feel bad!! xo

LisaInCT said...

Lovely gift. Sorry you are still feeling "blech." However, Yeah to Veto for being a good nurse!

Feel better quick!

Moonspinner said...

Hi there Miss Saucy, thanks for visiting, I'm totally with you on darling Dita.xx Your site's cute.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a precious gift--I bet she'll adore it.

toadman said...

OMG! How did you get that little girl in the bottle!?! (and how can I incarcerate my little boys like this?)

;-)

Very nice.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh my... what a gorgeous and thoughtful gift! You are one talented lady! (And The Inmate is dern lucky!)

Linda Crispell said...

Aren't you clever trapping a fairy in an old oil lamp?

AwtemNymf said...

awwww- I just love that! I bow to the Fairy jar Queen-maker *winks*!
Hope you're doing alright and feeling better! I'll send a fairy up there to give you hugs for me!
*sprinkle sprinkle*
You've been Enchanted!

dragonflydreamer said...

What a beautiful and loving gift. Those are always the ones that are most cherished. My family has always thought I was a bit odd as I ask for handmade gifts, poems, songs or anything from the heart rather than a store bought gift. My husband was always so extravagant when he gifted me that it actually embarassed me, but also kind of disappointed me as I only have so many fingers for rings and the others sit in a box tarnishing or forgotten. One year he wrote me a beautiful letter on a piece of stationery that he'd made with a computer template of a rose and I framed it beaming with delight. You are so talented and creative in your endeavors and I really enjoy reading your blog. I hope you are feeling much better. ((hugs)).