Monday, November 17, 2008

Baby Hiatus

I am so thankful that Emilia is here. She completes our family in so many ways. And after four straight years of pregnancies that were physically debilitating, it is such a wonderful thing for me to be up on my feet doing things again - things that I had to rely on others' help with for most of the past few years. So praise to God for His grace, and for mercy in giving me the physical strength that I have desired for what seemed like an eternity.

So we are all adjusting to a new life now. I have a renewed passion for keeping my home and serving my family. Not to mention trying to get the rest that I need in order to do these things. So that being said, I will not be taking on any more custom orders through Christmas. I may post a few items to my Etsy store, and will continue in the free gift wrap promotion, but I will leave it there. My family needs me right now - and I need them too! - so I will gladly turn my attention to them for the next 6 weeks or so.

And I'll leave this post tonight with one of my favorite quotes, from the book Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss:

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which it dwells is worthy all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to your mother's heart, welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, how wondrously blest!

If words could attempt to capture what my heart is dwelling on right now, those would do them the most justice.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Alright, the time has come. Today is the day. And Threaded Goodness is on the first page of Neat Stuff!! I'm stoked! Neato Stuff is a pretty rockin' website anyway, so it's worth checking out.

Back to newborn duty :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Welcome to our world....

Little Emilia was born on Tuesday, weighing a miniscule 6 lbs, 11 oz. She is such a sweet, sweet baby! Our first night home was last night, and she only ate at 11:30 and 6 am! I am loving this all over again. Believe me, it's the 4th time around and hasn't gotten old yet!

I took a break from my daily site promotion while I was in the hospital, lovin' on my sweetie. But today, check out MaryZoom . I love her stuff, but especially that art smock!

Back to baby bliss.... :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Another great site

Today, check out Craftily Charms, but specifically this item. Adorable! And yes, can you tell that I still have baby on the brain?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Custom order

Over the weekend, I finished this custom order for a friend. It was a blast! The funnest part was making the roses.

I think I may start making rose hair clips..... or something like that.... we'll see. But now I want to add those little flowers to everything!

Neato Stuff

Found out last night that I will be featured on Neato Stuff's website as Site of the Day on Saturday!! So excited! Of course, this is all part of the Great Marketing Exchange plan - a brilliant idea crafted to help promote some of my fellow Etsians. So check out the work on the sites listed daily here on the blog. There are some great finds, and it will be well worth the time spent. So for today: Paintings by Jude Maceren - unique paintings by a very talented painter! Have a great one!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Baby Makes Three

I seriously love Baby Makes Three ! Maybe it's because I have two little girls (and another one in the cooker). But seriously, their tutus are ADORABLE! I can just see Charity and Lottie dancing around in them!

So I'm thinking maybe for Christmas.....?? We'll see! But check them out - especially if you have a little girl!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Because I just love chocolate milk....

Check this out. What I wouldn't do for some chocolate milk right now.... :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

New listing

Oh it's true - finally got up a new item! Check it out here . It's so soft, and it was all I could do to not keep it for little Emilia!!!

Posting new item today!

I FINALLY finished a newborn sweater I was working on - and man, do I want to keep it for my little one!!! I absolutely adore little, tiny baby things, so naturally I would gravitate towards this. Anyway, I hope to get it up and listed sometime this afternoon.

Apart from that, I've been working on custom orders this week. It's been a lot of fun, and I love the process of thinking up what I want to happen, then finding a way to make it reality. Maybe I'll post a pic of that one this afternoon as well? We'll see.

Well, in keeping with the Great Marketing Exchange I'm participating in, I'll be featuring different online shops in my blog over the next few weeks. It will be the same shop as featured on Neato Stuff's Site of the Day. And of course, I'll be posting when it's my turn to be up there :)

So today, why don't you check out go go kioko!. They have a rockin' assortment of resin jewelry - and I just love her design and the colors used!

Now it's time to get the ball rollin' for the day. Sad day here for us - it's the day that naptime dies for the older two. Yes, it's true. And my heart is mourning. But a new phase in their lives, and I'm excited about it!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Check this out

Random Scraps - A totally awesome site of handmade cards. Definately worth checking out!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sooo behind this week!

I'm just going to call it what it is, and accept the fact that I will not be posting any items for a few days. I'm 36 weeks along now, and have been having contractions allllll day long. Fairly consistent, too. Tomorrow I'll be off to UVA to see the rheumatologist for some other problems I've been having - which right, it's important for me to see him before I have this baby! So suffice it to say, I will be crocheting my fingers off - but I will get to posting as soon as I get the chance.

Also, I'm devising a plan for my new-baby hiatus. I will probably not post exclusively on Saturdays, but as I complete my projects. Once the baby gets here, I won't add anything, but I'll still be open to orders (custom and not). It's always nice to have something to keep me busy during the day so I'm not falling asleep while caring for the other children!!

So we'll see where we are by this weekend, and of course, I'll keep the blog updated for sure. Can't wait to meet this little girl!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


I hate to do it, but I need to. I will be posting my new item on Sunday or Monday, instead of tonight at 10.

We have been going crazy here, prepping for the new little one's arrival. We figure, it's been long enough and we need to get our act together! So today Shawn's been painting, and I have been getting the bedding and all that together.

And I almost forgot to mention - I received TWO custom orders and one inquiry in two days! How exciting!

And now I have a Facebook page too: . Feel free to join it!

So looking forward to tomorrow and getting my new item up. I think I'll watch SNL tonight, since John McCain will be on, and that should be pretty interesting.

Happy Saturday!