Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day to our Daddy.

Ok, you know I am a big fan of Etsy! Right? And you know I always prefer things handmade when possible.
So, it is only normal that I would be looking on there for Todd's Valentine's present.

And are you ready for what I found?!

I present to you.... THE GROVES FAMILY!

This is Todd and Melanie, aka "Dad and Mom".
Green eyes for Todd and blue for me. Goatee, LSU jersey, funky tights, all pretty much accurate! (Todd says my boobs could have been a little bigger!)

And the kidlets... Ellie Sue and Gabbi Lou!
The Indigo Twins, who made these for me were really cool to work with, because I would look at their initial sketch and say, "No, actually, Todd's hair is a little longer. And no, Ellie wouldn't really wear that girly girly dress. Make it a little funkier, please. How bout a petticoat? and maybe some polka dots? Oh, and Gabbi's hair is more of a bob. Can I send you some pictures? " Etc. Etc and so forth. My point being that they really listened to me and, I believe, got it perfect!
In Todd's new gameroom, we are expecting a nice purple hue for the walls. They already have a complete stone stacked wall, and his cabinets are already installed. I thought he might like to have this in his collection of all things purple and gold. He loved it!
But, why oh why, didn't I think about an "11" on the back!? Did I fall and hit my head?!

Well, here we are saying, "Goodbye". and if you want the info on how to order your own...
here you go....Indigo Twins at Etsy. I am telling you, for a very unique gift, this is it!

Oh, and even better news... I am getting together a list of artists that I think do unique arts and asking them to come down to my retreat. You know that retreat that I don't have dates for yet, (hey, it starts as an acorn and grows into an oak, right?), but that I KNOW will happen. The Indigo Twins are getting me info and I am telling them I will have a place for them to stay.
SURELY the BAH will be ready by fall! I think learning this clay craft will be the bomb.com!

More Valentine's coming your way. It was a big day at the Groves house!
MO

17 comments:

Kim said...

LOVE the Groves family ~ you came thru in big fashion just as Daddy-O did!! What a FANTASTIC Valentine's Day it appears ya'll had!!

I cannot wait to hear more of your acorn as it turns into an oak!! Fall time retreat sounds WONDERFUL ~ just in time to learn some new things for making Christmas gifts!!!

kimybeee said...

those are awesome!!!!! i think the big boob thing is funny too!! I have a feeling these will not be the last of these figures for you!!

Kaia said...

That's cool!

connie said...

i love what you had made so cute im sure todd will treasure it for ever. i cant wait to hear more about the retreat im praying i can come i would love too come and do the arts stuff with you.. i cant wait to hear more about your valentines day activites. wel im going to bed i got a eye drs apt in the am early ugh good night mo hugs

jneman said...

So cool! I too am interested in hearing more about your retreat - time away from MN would be good...

Just curious - Dying to see some of your current tags. are you going to post them soon? :)
Jerelyne

Amy said...
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Amy said...

That is awesome! And Todd's comment about you...lol!!
(I meant to say - about your figurine, not you)

kate523 said...

That is so cool!!! I checked out their website and I wsa very impressed. I'm having a hard time deciding between 3 or 4 sculptures. They have so many cool things.


Thanks for the idea!

Kathryn said...

How totally cool! The perfect gift!

showtime said...

I LOVE the gift!! Any dad would be proud to get such a gift. I definitely will have to check out their website!

Ava said...

Love it! I have already put in an order to have my parents' dogs made. I would love to have my family done, but we aren't complete yet!

Cherry said...

Love it..I know that you did not make this but you could...I think it must be from your dads side because your moms side just doesnt have it..Well I dont anyway...I would love to be able to do half of what you do..Jen said she would like to paint a fleur de lis...I told her to call you up...lol You should have had Ellie posing ...love it....love yall

Mackenzie Holley said...

That is SO CUTE!!! and creative

Melissa said...

Those are sooo cute!! You have the sweetest little family! Billy (Caldwell) and I were talking last week about how adorable those girls are!! CUTE!

Becky said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! That is soooo cute!!!

snekcip said...

Too cute! Now Mo, I know you can pick up a paintbrush and add an
"11" on the back of "Todd"! You are talented with the "brush"! Get'er done!!!

RADstitches said...

LOVE this! And I am officially offened for the dogs sake that you did not get his sculpture made too... I mean he is in LOTS of your pictures too you know!!!