Sunday, June 29, 2008

So Cute!

Isn't this cute? I love how it came out!

Evidentally, I'm not the only one because Little Lady convinced me that she should have one. She has a pile of handmade by mama clothes but who could say "No" to seeing her in this cute outfit!

I'll upload a pic of her in it soon. In the meantime, check out my shop to go find one for your little lady!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Checking In

I've come to realize that right now, at this very moment, I am a very fortunate woman.

In this light, I'm speaking of friends. I have wonderful friends that I don't get to talk to near enough. Friends that I see on occasion. Friends that I speak to many times a day. All of these friends work their magic for me to be a happier, sane-r( I know that's not a word), more productive person.

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. --Aristotle

I've found this out more with time. Looking back, I can see how this worked for me in my past friendships, I just didn't see it then. Some of my favorite friends are the ones where you may not speak to them for months, or even years, yet when you reconnect again, it's like opening a book, back to the same page you left off on. Ever had that feeling? It's delicious. Validating. Encouraging.

To all my friends, far and wide, internet and real time, close and acquaintences-

Thank you for being a part of my life. Every touch that you have made has only enhanced who I am as woman, mother, sister, daughter, wife, ... friend

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lil Lady's Birthday

And, last, but not least, is Lil Lady's birthday.

5 years old.

Sheesh, I truly have no opportunity to adjust to the next year's milestones when another child turns a big corner.

I barely have any little kids anymore. 5 is really pushing the "lil" handle. I think I'm ready. Eek.

I belong to this forum "Sewing Mamas" What a great place! I've learned so much, I have a fun place to share my accomplishments, and they are huge enablers in the fabric addiction!

I nervously joined a June/July Birthday swap. I sewed for someone and someone in the pool sewed for me.

Lil lady got two complete outfits. One a great Olivia set, complete with pinafore. The other, a custom outfit from the Ottobre magazine. Very likely the most amazing thing she's owned (and thanks to Grannie, she's owned some AMAZING things)

I'm still a little speechless. These pictures do it NO justice. I'll have to take her outside when the weather improves and get some really striking shots. And, yes, the necklace was made for her too.

Happy birthday, my sweet girl. As a gift from your grandmother, you will always be that much more special to me.

I love you.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Middle Man

My second son. My middle child. "The baby who stayed".


Love him to pieces. He's such a wonderful guy. A blessing that I felt to my toes when he was born after two miscarriages.

~sigh~ I can go on and on about how dreamy he is, such a good friend, a warm energy that kids just want to be around, a gentle soul who's starting to show a fiery temper when pushed.

Here he is, surrounded by a bunch of pals and his lil sister, after a great squirt gun fight, ice cream sundaes, and opening his favorite gifts- LEGOS!

Happy 9th, Snooks. I love you.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008




I am a mother of a thirteen year old. How is that possible??

I've little time to adjust to ages and birthday milestones around here. It's currently "Birthday Season" (like Christmas season). All three turn their respective ages within 21 days of each other. And all four years apart. I'm still marveling at how funny that is.

But I digress.

What's thirteen look like, you ask?

Well, it's 5ft 7! It's 180 lbs. It's bushy-I-cut-my-hair-once-for-every-3times dad and brother do- hair. It's mouthy. It's nosey. It's astute. It's adept. It's nimble. It's handy (especially for putting a dvd for lil sis or watching the kids when we go out). It's scary. It's moody. It's goofy. It's never boring. LOL

And here it is, 11 at night, when its been told to 'turn the screens off or it'll be taken away'

Yes, that's the PSP against his chest, thinking I won't see it when I look into his room.

Happy Birthday. I love you.