Saturday, December 13, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thanks to my friend Melissa for being my model. Doesn't she look super cute! She just started student teaching this week and will graduate next spring with a degree in elementary education. Lots of love to all those who educate our children! She is so good with my kids, I'd love to have her as my kids teacher!
So, I fell in love with an apron that I told mom she just had to make. This is it...
However... I found out in order to sell this wonderful apron by Sew Liberated we must first be approved than purchase a license. So for now, I think I must just keep this one for myself. (Thanks Mom!)
We also plan on doing our first giveaway. Planning on a child's apron maybe even a matching doll apron??? Suggestions?
Until then check these new ones out on our Etsy site! Happy weekend to you all, I think the babies are waking up from their morning naps. Love it when they wake up!
"There aren't enough days in the weekend." ~Rod Schmidt
Monday, October 20, 2008
I had an idea for a holiday "List Taker" and I needed to task my mom with some new aprons. If you haven't tried these or these you must either try them or head over to our Etsy store where we just listed some ready made ones. JCasa aka Jennifer has created these super fun projects and Jennifer has allowed those who purchase the pattern to sell the items. Super sweet! I don't know about you but the Holiday's get crazy and I have a million lists so we decided to make a holiday version.....
Friday, September 26, 2008
"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself." ~ Lucille Ball
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Go here http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6167643
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Heather Bailey's Pop Garden + apron = adorable!!!
We will also be listing some adult aprons too. Best of all we made our first sale. Lesley from http://www.erinoliviadesigns.etsy.com/ purchased the pink and brown retro apron. We are including a matching doll apron as a thank you for being the first to purchase an apron on Etsy. Check out her great patterns for crocheted items. My mom purchased the http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15145722 to make for the twins. No more bare feet, it's getting pretty chilly around here. Thanks so much to Lesley for her purchase and we hope her daughter enjoys her apron and matching doll apron as a Christmas gift.
Natalie and Hailey, "the twins", (is that bad that they are called that by everyone?) celebrated their 1st birthday on 8/29. We had so much fun and I will put a few pictures here soon. We made sure and sang Happy Birthday to each of them and man did they get so much stuff. My mom made these books...
and she made these bibs...
and we had so much fun watching the girls devour their individual cakes!
Don't forget to check out our Etsy listings;
I want to finish with a quote after each blog. Some sweet, some funny, some even a little sad but always true. I thought I'd start with one about family, which is what means the most to me.
"Family means putting your arms around each other and being there." ~Barbara Bush
(Regardless of what political affiliation we may have, I believe this says it all!)
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
The girls will turn one on 8/29/2008, my how a year can fly by. Someone said the first years with twins is a blur. I can second that! They are wonderful and I can't imagine life with out the two of them. They make us complete.
Natalie is a replica of her big brother, Wesley. She is pretty mellow and doesn't get too excited about much. She is soft hearted and is the brut of the two coming in now at 2 pds and 1 1/2 inches bigger than her little sister. Natalie was born 18 min before Hailey.
Hailey is the peanut, not my typical baby. My others are all very healthy with lots of rolls. Hailey is much smaller and petite with lots of curls coming through. She is feisty and very daring. She has a short temper but loves everyone. The big kids are wonderful with the girls and life is easier having their help.
Last but not least, this is the whiz behind the biz, my mom, Diane. (AKA Oma) She is the best mom anyone could ask for, a great friend, and even better grandma. She and my step-dad, Ray are the only ones brave enough to watch all 4 of my children over night and actually say they love it. Mom is an amazing seamstress, she loves to knit, crochet, weave baskets, makes unbelievable quilts and I believe can do about anything. She can't sit for more than a few minutes unless she is making something. I have to say she is a bit of a perfectionist, sometimes even anal. (sorry mom) She works at a fabric/sewing center in Cedar Rapids, IA.
You will here more about the whole clan and I may sneak my husband in too.
I just launched our Etsy biz today. Please check us out and keep coming back as we are having a child's apron giveaway soon
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Fabric colours, patterns, eras (i.e. the 1950s, 1970s) that you LIKE and DISLIKE
What you like to create (i.e. aprons, girl's / boy's clothing, bags)"
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Gracie is the biggest farm girl diva you have ever seen. She would do farm chores 10 times a day if you let her in her cowboy boots and princess dress. She takes dance lessons, and loves to ride the horses. She has a favorite farm cat, Yellow. Bet you'd never guess what color he is. She can really melt your heart.
Gracie loves Taylor Swift. Gracie and I are going on a date on 08/08/2008 for dinner and a Taylor Swift concert. We are so excited. She starts pre-school this year, look out! She gives the best hugs and kisses and gives lots of them. She can really push her brother's nerves who actually has the patience of a saint. She treats her baby twin sisters as her own dolls and I'm sure will teach them many things. GOOD and BAD. UGH!
Oh how we love our Gracie... there is never a dull moment!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Wes is now 8, almost nine, will be in 3rd grade, loves to read like his dad, ride horses, play baseball, basketball, listen to music and is seriously the best big brother to three little sisters. He is an amazing boy and I am able to be a better mom because of him. He melts the hearts of everyone he meets. Can you tell I am so proud? He has recently started learning to sew, and recently on a trip to Oma's house, my mom, he made a book bag all by himself made of cowboy fabric. He received a wonderful cowboy quilt for his log bed this past Christmas and he adores it. See my Flickr photos for some pics.
Wesley has become quite a little rider and is currently training a small pony with his dad for his little sisters. He wears cowboy boots every day and doesn't believe in wearing shorts (Just like his dad).
I love to watch the joy in his face as he rides. I look forward to watching him grow to a young man. I must disagree on the song, "Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys", because I love it!