Friday, March 30, 2012

It's been a long time, and a lot has happened.

It has been quite a while since I have blogged.  The reason for this. . . I got pregnany unexpectedly.  While quite a blessing, also quite exhausting.  I held off for the longest time tell anyone outside of family and close friends.  After what happened with Julia, I was terrified to hope for a while.  I was assigned to a great high risk doctor  though, and Joseph Matthew arrived safely by induction on February 13th.  I was induced at 37 weeks because at 32 weeks he began showing signs of IUGR, and the doctor felt he was safter out that in at that point.  He has done very well since and it quite adorable.

While I was pregnant, I also discovered that you have to be licensed to legally make items using military fabric.  As a result, I pulled all my listings until that is settled.  I have been working on fulfilling the requirements, and am currently licensed by the Marines, and am working on the Army, Navy and AF as well still. 

Because of having a new baby, sleep is here and there, but I am still working on orders as they come in, and trying to catch up on house work that had fallen behind.  I'm also trying to catch up on homeschooling my 4 year old, and getting him ready to go to school with James next year.  He does do well with homeschooling, but has been asking to go to school with James for the last two years at least.  So, we're giving it a try.

In the meantime, I have been playing around with new patterns, and getting ready to consign with a store local to me, as well as the Little Bit of Bliss gift shop on post.  Stay tuned for more updates . . .

Friday, August 19, 2011

Catching up.

Ah, August.  School starts back, and in some parts of the country the weather cools down.  Stores have already starting stocking Halloween items.  In the past two months, we've been busy.  Jake went to Afghanistan for a predeployment trip, and while he was over there, I took a pregnancy test and it came out positive.  I followed it with a blood test the next day.  I am now 11 weeks along.  As a result, I'm trying to slow down a little.  Do more computer work, and a  little less sewing, while still maintaing the house.  I'm still stocking at Creative Mamas so if you care to stop by and take a look (maybe even find something that you must have), please do.

I'm limiting my custom order slots to those that request the customs specifically, to try not to get overloaded.  Jake is going to try to convert my snap press into a foot press so that I can still do OS and snap diaper while he's deployed.  We have roughly a year apart facing us starting sometime Sept/October, or whenever the Army decides it is time.  In the meantime, I'm planning out outfits for the boys, and getting James to and from school and his karate class.  My 5 year old will be going for his purple belt this month. 

So, to close this posting out, I'm going to post some photos of orders that I've done recently or received photos for.

Monday, June 13, 2011

It' been a while.

It's been longer than I'd like since the last post, but there has been quite a bit going on.  To start, I got overwhelmed with orders, and have spent a lot of time catching up.  Then, Jake went to LTP where he fell and fractured his skull.  He came home after being discharged from a hospital in Vegas, and spent a week recovering at home.  He was plauged by constant migranes for the better part of that week, then they let up just in time for him to get Strepthroat.  He wasn't even at work for a full day when he got sent home for that.  He seems much better now, which is wonderful.

So, in the meantime, I've been taking care of him and the boys, and trying to get orders done and maintain the house.  Jake had his first full week back to work, so I'm mostly caught up on orders now, but need to get the house picked up a bit more (it's not bad, but not up to my satisfaction.  Jake helped me this weekend with the dishes, so that was a big plus.

So, now onto what I've been working on.  A friend of mine who did the business cards and web design for Creative Mamas did a trade with me for my web design and  a registration card for my Mei Tai.  As a result, I made her a diaper cover with a coordinate with an embroidered shirt, and a size medium swing back dress is Boho Orchid (one of my favorites).

I've done, and sent out quite a few diapers and diaper covers lately as well.  Here's a look at some of what I've done.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Coming soon.. . .

I'm in the process of opening my store on Hyena Cart.  I have it all designed, I'm just trying to get the adertising banners made for it.  I have quite a few bibs, and diaper covers I will be stocking for the Grand Opening.  In the meantime, I've been very busy with custom orders.  To give you an idea of what I've been working on, here are some pictures.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Boy it's been busy around here.

The last time I posted, I was just getting ready for a Bazaar.  Well, the Bazaar went well over all.  I also got custom order during and from the Bazaar, which I am still catching up on. I've just about completed all the orders that came in during February, and am trying to clear out the ones from March, so that I can get to April.

At the end of this moth, I will be opening my own HC store, and will be stocking it will inventory I have in stock.  In the meantime, be sure to check out some of the items that were at the Bazaar.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

In keeping with the DCU theme. . .

I was recently asked to make a very special custom order.  My customer wanted a dress, pocket diaper and bib done in DCU.  Since this fabric is being discontinued by the military, it's not so easy to come by.  I happened to have one of my husbands old blouses (the one that went with the pants that made the bag in the previous post) and she was able to find an XXL blouse to send to me.  What came out of these blouses are the swing back dress trimmed with pink rick rack, the pocket diaper, and the bib.  I think they all turned out quite lovely, and it was rather nice working with these prints, as I haven't in the past.  So, enjoy the pictures.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The DCU Bag

Well, I wanted to make a purse out of one of Jake's old uniforms, but all I could find were BDU and DCU bottoms.  I have the ACU top, but can't find the bottom to it.  Since I was itching to make the purse anyway, I cut into a DCU bottom.  The purse itself turned out alright, and I'm pretty happy with it.  I will be making some modifications though.  Like I plan to add linning and some interfacing to it.  Overall, I think it turned out really nice.  So, here you go.  My latest project in the world of camo fabric.