little messy missy

little messy missy

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Eating Pine Cones and Blue Glass Water...

I needed to get the new grapes and potatoes in the ground yesterday, so my little nephew and I bundled up went out into the cold wind. I sat him between the spinach, lettuce and radishes and went about planting the grapes. He loved being outside in the dirt, and was babbling as loud as he could. He ate a pine cone. The sap made his little thumb stick to his pointer finger and he keep looking at it with awe. I ended up using Goo-Gone to get the sap off.
Later that day my niece and I set out to make a mermaid garden. This month over at Yarnigras Swapper Spot the challenge is mermaids. I have to admit before this I had not even given mermaids a second thought, but now I love them!!! I had so much fun making the ornament, my kitchen table looked like a paper explosion for a good 3 days. I love the way the mermaid garden turned out and decided to use my polished blue glass instead of water. I have a pond and a couple of birdbaths already so this was a bit easier for me. I can't wait to see what is planned for next month!!

17 comments:

LemonyRenee' said...

I LOVE your mermaid garden. What a wonderfully whimsical idea!

That picture of your nephew in the garden is just too cute. It looks like he grew right there, like a cabbage.

LaurieW said...

I absolutely LOVE the idea of a Mermaid Garden!!! How pretty is that! Did you make the columns as well?

bad penny said...

What a fab auntie you are - I bet they love doing all that stuff with you xx

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I just love that mermaid garden!
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bunny said...

Loving the whimsy. No doubt about it...your one creative gal. Have a wonderful week.

bunny

Becca's Dirt said...

That is so cute.

I love the little fellow in the garden. Precious.

Chicken Boys said...

I mowed the grass Sunday morning with shorts and no shirt. I was sweating like crazy. Then I went swimming in our new pool Sunday evening. Trying to make you jealous. Mike said we'd make some salsa this weekend to send. Aren't you the one who said you wanted to trade jars? I hope so. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with everyone. I try to read and comment on all the blogs in my sidebar. Most of it I remember, but I do get confused from time to time.
~Randy

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Pine cones are good roughage. Coming soon to a diaper near you! If his Mom asks any awkward questions, play dumb.

Little Messy Missy said...

Laurie the column is a broken bird bath my neighbor was tossing so I snagged it! Hehehehe

Chickens in the Basement said...

I'm excited! Can't wait to see what you've made!

Callie said...

What a lovely idea and so pretty. I would love to try out the idea, but it would get covered up by all the leaves. Maybe I could make one in the greenhouse?

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Missy,
I am glad I clicked on the photo of your nephew to see it larger. I didn't see the chicken or pea plants in the smaller photo. That is an awesome photo! I had to laugh, picturing him opening and closing his thumb and finger. I'm assuming the pine cone didn't make him sick.

Your blue glass water and mermaids are pretty.

Yarni Gras! said...

I am SO GLAD you joined our little group. Your creativity is amazing! I love the mermaid garden :-)
As for your sweet nephew eating pine cones....hee hee.....totally funny!

Country Girl said...

Love that. Just catching up on your blog. How do you like the belly dancing classes. I just finished a session, it was fun just don't have the time for MOI :(
someday.....

Melinda Cornish said...

how have I missed your blog Missy, cause I just love it....I plant with babies in the garden too and I live in Utah....I am in the enchanted swap and the hot mama apron swap....I am going to follow your blog...I just sat and read for fifteen minutes......come follow me too if you like...Melinda

Rosey said...

Very cute.

I wonder if there if any nutritional value in pine sap?

mangocheeks said...

Your are really creative. This is absolutely gorgeous and warming to the heart. Can't wait to see the next garden!

Your nephew looks so, so cute sitting in the dirt.

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