Because I am greedy


Two great giveaways in one week, yep its true!! Katie is celebrating her 2 year blogiversary with a flat rate box STUFFED with fabric, and we arent talking unknown fabrics we are talking top of the line well known lines. So go over there and enter in, and if you would be so kind mention I sent you over there and it not only will enter me in more times it will help boost your good karma!
Have a great weekend everyone!!!

I want!

Have you heard of JC handmade blog? No? Then you are missing out! Yes? Well then you know how ubber talented she is and she is giving away a custom made baby blanket/playmat.

If I was to win, I would love it for the baby boy. (Since I have had no time to craft for the little guy) so colors I am thinking (though I am flexiable) would be some sort of blue (teal, aqua, baby blue) orange and tan/brown.

Now go over and check out her blog!

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who voted on my poll. This will help me tremendously as I start to create stock for the show that is coming up in about a month (eek!). Medium across the board won out and I tend to agree so lots of "medium" bags will be made with a few small and larger bags thrown in there.

Enough shop talk on to the winner:

#10 Congrats! I will be sending you an email today.

Thanks again everyone all of your input was a big help!



A crafty update! Took me long enough I know. Between baby issues and a sewing machine that kept having issues it took me almost 2 months to get these babies cranked out. They are actually pretty tiny purses but oh so cute. I am sending them out into the world this weekend I hope the store in Madison will like them. I plan on making a few more in this size for the upcoming craft show as well as creating a medium size purse from this pattern. Now I just have to get my "large" size purse pattern settled. I have a feeling this will be a weekend of prototypes!
Oh and remember to vote and let me know that you voted in this post to be entered into my still undecided giveaway *smile*

Advice Needed

I just got the heads up that I will be doing a major craft show here in Madison (Post about that later) and I need everyones help! I am starting to create my stock and I need to know what my consumers really want.

There are two polls right over there ---->

I need your opinion, once you voted leave me a comment that you voted, the polls close Monday night and Tuesday I will pick a random voter and will send you a little thank you for you time. Havent decided what yet, I may make it your choice, maybe fabric, vintage patterns, maybe even a purse if I have the motivation *smile*

(Oh and everyone is eligable I will ship the prize anywhere so international readers feel free to vote!)

An even better update

So today was the big day. Seeing the baby in 3D and checking everything out. I am happy beyond belief to report everything checked out fine. My levels have gone up and I was sent out of the office with the instructions of keep drinking lots of water and rest whenever I can.

Sorry I wanted to get a picture of the baby BOY. Yep! We are having a baby boy (sorry Ria I didn’t call you before posting it for the whole world to read!) and we are over the moon with the news. I had no time to take a picture OF the picture plus we have a wedding this weekend that will take up most of the rest of the weekend.

I want to thank everyone from the deepest of my heart for all of your thoughts, prayers and positive energy I truly believe every bit helped and I could feel it in my soul as days passed during those uncertain days. I will never be able to repay you what you are worth but I can promise I can pray with the best of them now that I have had a lot of practice this last week and a half.

Love you all and have a great weekend!


I saw my doctor today and my water has not broken or torn which is really good. I have an ultrasound on Friday to see if they can find any other reason as to the low fluid levels. My doctor seems optimistic. He reassured me that just because I am below "normal" doesnt mean we are in danger some people have to be above normal and others below normal so you can get a normal.

I want to thank everyone for all their thoughts and prayers. It has truly gotten me through this first hurdle. We are still not out of the woods yet but so far so good. I just keep sucking down water and trying to take it as easy as a mom of a toddler can.

I cant express my gratitude for all of the notes of thoughts and emails I will be in debt to you all for the rest of my life.

More Information

After multiple calls and emails from worried friends and family to know what the heck is going on I am sorry I left so little details yesterday I wasnt in a clear state of mind. Here is what I know of so far:

I had an ultrasound on Tuesday. Yesterday my doctor called, they are concerned that my fluids (amniotic) are low. I needed to come in and see him within the week to check for any sort of tear or leaking of my water. I will see my doctor late Monday (the 13th). I also needed to schecdule a new ultrasound at the actual hospital in the prenatal care unit because they have the 3D/4D ultrasound machine and should be able to see a little bit better just how low my levels are (the earliest appointment is next Friday 10/17).

I made the mistake of instantly looking up what low fluids meant and came to this website and all of my worries were brought right up in front of me. I am thankful for the internet but somedays there is too much information. There is a truth to be had about too much info at a time like this it just makes it that much worse!

I am not sure if everyone who reads my blog knows this, I had a miscarriage about a year and a half ago and even as time has past the fear of it happening again is so fresh in my mind that I went straight to a scared dark place that I knew I needed to get out of as fast as possible for the sake of my well being as well as the baby. I am a firm believer in positive thinking and what better way to get as much as I can to help my baby then to ask for prayer and strength from everyone and anyone who would offer it.

The baby from what I can tell is still ok, at the ultrasound on Tuesday the heart beat was there and our little baby all day yesterday kicked up a storm (more so than normal) as a way I think to say I am still here have faith! He/She hasnt kicked as much today but I still am feeling him/her and I am trying to be as optomistic as I can. But as many know it is easier said then done.

As soon as I know more I will share, please keep baby in your thoughts to stay strong, healthy and to keep growing.

Thoughts Please

I know that there is a lot going on with everyone's lives and we all have a lot of stress right now with the way the world is. Can you please keep my family in your thoughts right now? We recieved some distressing news about our little baby right now that I dont have enough information or answers to right now but it could be pretty bad pretty fast.

Please just send a prayer or 100 his/her way please.

I am going to take a few days while we get through this and get more information sometime next week.

Apple picking goodness

I finally got to cross off a new item on my life list. Going to an apple orchard. BFF and I took our girls out to a nearby orchard and spent a good portion of the mid morning there.

The orchard is up on a high hill they have a nice grassy knoll that invites you to sit around hang out and let the kids run in the sun.

Looks of roaming was done while we were there. They actually have a historic landmark on the property. An old log cabin that if I remember correctly was built in the 1800's and was actually used as a home up into the mid 1920's. Needless to say it was a good education oppurtunity with BFFs 4 year old daughter. We got to teach her about outhouses *smile*

Oh and the leaves have started to fall so lots of leaves were thrown to recreate the falling leaves. This is one of my new favorite pictures of Leila.

And to end the trip, what better way than with carmel apples. I cant wait to go back next year!


So I write this nice post about the love of our dog, Kelly. How does she thank me? By getting sick and having diarrhea in Leila's room.
No post for today, I am busy searching google for cleaning tips and airing out her room!
It just goes to prove no good deed goes unpunished *smile* Have a great day, tips for cleaning are welcomed.



I grew up with a pet dog named Buddy. He was amazing and the best pet a family could ask for hands down. When he died I was right around 13, we never got a new dog. Looking back I think it was because my parents knew that no dog could ever replace Buddy and our hearts were so broken by the lost of our “brother” that I don’t think my parents wanted to put my sister and I through that again.

I have always wanted another dog, in entered Kelly our rescued beagle. She has been in our family now for about 4 years and we finally have started to really understand what makes her tick. She had a whole list of issues and she still has skittish tendencies towards strangers but every year she seems to get a little bit better.

Leila has known nothing else then having a pet in her life and boy is that bond strong. Leila treats Kelly like her sibling. When she is angry at anyone she takes it out on poor Kelly, she plays dress up with her, and their favorite game is chase. And Kelly is so gentle about it all, she allows Leila to dress her up all while giving me sad beagle puppy eyes. The happiest for both of them though is up at my parent’s home out in the country running around the property.

Since Kelly is a rescue dog we aren’t really sure of her age, she was full size when we got her but we think she was only a year or two old at that time. If our calculations are right she is close to 6 years old. I am just hoping we have another 6 good years with her, since as hard as I wish I know a lifetime isn’t possible. But I do know that the memories will and can last a lifetime for Leila.


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