Sunday, May 25, 2008

It's been a while, but...

Marli Claire is here! My new niece was born quite unexpectedly this past Monday. My sister and her husband travelled the 5 1/2 hours to Georgia last Thursday to attend her final baby shower. She fell on Friday and had to be admitted to our local hospital. It's not her posh birthing center she was planning to birth in to say the least! After several days of monitoring and some complications, Miss Marli was delivered by C-Section early Monday morning. The staff and doctors were so incredibly attentive, and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude!

Marli is a beautiful baby. I don't say that because I'm biased...really! She is such a tiny little bundle, and we weren't expecting that. Therefore, none of her little clothes I've made for her fit her just yet. Even the newborn clothes from stores swallow her whole. We're now down to buying preemie things. After delivering almost 10 lb babies many years ago, this one is intimidating in her smallness. I must admit that I tend to hog her a little bit. I do love to hold her, and I know she has to go back home eventually!

Monday, May 12, 2008

For the twins

I have a friend that I teach with the first nine weeks of every school year (in fact, she taught one of my children a few years ago) anyway...all that to say that earlier this year she found out that she and her husband were expecting another baby...make that two babies! We were all so excited for her; of course, we're not going home with her to help take care of her three children...oh did I forget to mention they already have a 2 year old? That's right, 3 in daycare! She needs all the help she can get. I decided to make the twins some little matching diaper sets because really, can we have too many of those? I was able to find this adorable bib pattern free online from She has a great blog! I found out so much from just reading her very well-written posts. I've bookmarked that one to make sure I get back there often. Here's a couple of pics of the diaper sets. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there and especially to my own. We were able to spend Mother's Day with both mine and Andy's moms's so convenient for both families to live in the same town! Today was also Andy's birthday, so that made it an even nicer celebration!

Most of my new endeavors (,, and this blog) all came about because of my sister's impending motherhood and my new found love of embroidery. All of the girly items in both of my shops have been made for Miss Marli Claire as we have already determined that she will be the girliest of them all and she's not even arrived yet! We are eagerly awaiting her arrival in just a couple more weeks now. If this child is a tomboy, it may very well destroy what little bit of sanity I have remaining! The photos you see are two of my favortie new outfits for Miss Marli. She can thankfully wear these while she is still very young and we are able to completely force our will upon her. Lord help the day she tells us all she'll be wearing the camo t-shirt and jeans to school today!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Who knew...?

So I've started my website and an Etsy shop all in the last two or so weeks. Who knew and should have told me how difficult and time-consuming this was going to be? Where are my technical friends out there? Honestly, I don't think they exist. Sorry guys, but we all know we're not technical in the least!

Well it's all up and running, so now should come the fun part right? Just sit back, maybe play around with the images a little bit, create a few more outfits or burpies...NOT! How about obsessively check the website, email, and the etsy convos for any hint of a sale. No sales? Okay let's at least see if anyone left a comment on the website...nope. How about views and hearts on Etsy? Okay we have 17 hearts...WOW! Let's look at their shops now and how many hearts do they have...915? Are you kidding me?

Meanwhile, the family feels a bit neglected. When Andy calls from his chair for me to watch one more Funniest Home Video and hears that heavy, heavy sigh...well, let's just say he doesn't feel in any way appreciated. So I've got work to do on the homefront too.

Needless to say, there's alot going on around here. Thank God the summer's on it's way...I think my second job is calling!