We'll I've been out of the loop forever. I sincerely apologize for not even having the time to keep my blog updated. I'll do a quick synopsis of the last 9 months of my life.
I had my son Jan. 3rd.. super cute, healthy, and the sweetest little guy you'll ever meet!
March I took the kids home (WA state) for a visit with all the grandparents and family.
Mid March - hurt my back - had to have a micro disectamy on my lower spine.. yikes! Wasn't fun, although quite the blessing that it happened in WA where I had all my family to help with my kids. This turned my 3 week trip to WA state into a 3 Month stay while I healed.
Late June returned home to Florida... and slowly tried to get into a routine by myself with the kids. I flew my brother back with me to help for 2 weeks and ended up putting him to work painting the kids rooms and helping me decorate them. I hadn't even had my son's room together yet.
August... my oldest daughter celebrated her 4th birthday and started pre-school... Tears... and Tears of Joy. Scary and fun all at the same time. She's so ready for the stimulation... mommy just wasn't quite ready to let my first baby start the never ending path of school days and letting go. She's doing fantastic by the way!!
That leads me to now! I'm slowly getting time to work on my shop. Although it's been really hard now that I've given up my craft room to my son. I now share the playroom as my craft room. This makes it super challenging especially now that I have a son crawling who likes to stick everything in his mouth! Yikes! So I've decided to focus on smaller runs, completely hand-sewn items. I am really enjoying this now since I can focus on the best part of having my own shop which is creating what I love and focusing on the details.
I just listed some of my latest projects. Some hair bow holders - for all that couture hair candy you buy. I've also made some felt puppets and some hand embroidered artwork. Here are a few pics above.
Thanks for all the kind and loving words. My customers never cease to amaze me. I truly am blessed with the best customers.
Heres to you, CHEERS!
That's right. It's time to celebrate the Holidays as well as prepare for the birth of my son. I'm in my 9th month of pregnancy and counting down the moments till his arrival - wish me luck!! I will eventually re-open once things normalize around our house.
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In the meantime - I wish all of you the happiest holidays. Many blessings!
So I have to share with you all my latest creative project. I finally sacrificed my unused dining room to make the coolest playroom for my daughter and soon to be son. I really tried to not girlie it up too bad - which is so hard for me to do. I'm so into girly
things, but I'll let you be the judge.
I got super lucky with a huge discount at Pottery barn for their Cameron playroom storage. I got their floor models at 50% off. I really just got lucky - I had been wanting these forever, but honestly couldn't bring myself to spend the money. Then one day I finally decided, I'm just going to save up the money for these. So I went in and struck up a conversation with the sales clerk (she may have been the manager) and was trying to figure out exactly what I wanted and how much I would need to save up. She then says "I'll tell ya what, I just got an email that we need to re-merchandise the store and I can sell you these floor models for 50% off". I screamed
I'll take them! You never see them marked down that low and I couldn't believe my ears. It was exactly what I had been looking out - color and everything!! So that started off the playroom makeover.
Then.... I started thinking I really need to get a play tent for my daughter. Everyday my poor couch was getting torn apart as she created her next fort out of cushions and blankets.
After getting really tired (partly because I'm pregnant) of putting the cushions on the couch every time I wanted to sit down and relax I finally went on the search for the perfect play tent. There are so many cute ones out there. Pottery barn has an awesome play tent that hangs from the ceiling. I also found these super cute cloth play tents that a lady made which were even more spectacular. But, after coming down to reality and realizing I couldn't spend $100 - $350.00 on a play tent I figured I could just make one! I have tons of fabric laying around from my shop so I used the scraps I had to piece together what I think is a super cute tent - plus it matches the decor. I even added these really cute Christmas
lights that have tin covered star shaped cutouts around each light so it casts a star like glow inside the tent.
I already had the play table
which I bought a long while ago from Land of Nod
- Another store I absolutely LOVE!!! So the last thing I needed was some floor cushions. Another search ensued and again - I thought, hey I can just make some of these. I already had some large pillow forms I had bought a while back for a project that never came to be and again I raided my fabric stash to come up with some monogrammed pillows. I monogrammed an "E" for my daughter Eeva
and a "K" for my soon to be son Kalevi
. I think these turned out super cute.
I'm still searching for that perfect rug to tie it all together... but haven't had much luck. I always have the hardest time committing to rugs for some reason.
Anyways... I'm so proud of my little project and best of all now I can contain all her toys in one room - this has been so nice!! I'm not tripping over toys in every room of the house now. YEAH!
Hopefully I can inspire some of you moms with my little projects. I would be happy to answer any questions just send me a convo
via my shop and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.