Saturday, March 09, 2013

Custom Christmas Stockings

Made these Christmas stockings for a friend. Her mother made some for her and her boys many years ago. Now the boys have families of their own and we needed stockings for them! So I made these as close to match the ones her mother made so they would match the set. :)


LiL cowgirl set

Here is a custom little girl Cow Girl set that I made for my dear, sweet neighbor and her new baby niece. Can't wait to see pictures of her little sweetness I it! :)


Friday, April 07, 2006

Paige's Easter Dress

This is Paige's Easter dress. Brad's grandma made it for her. She will have studio portraits done tomorrow, I was just making sure everything fits ok. I made her the little slip to go under it. Could not find one at the store and it was easier for me to make what I wanted. Her shoes are too big, but that's ok we will go with out them. It's a really special dress, and can't wait to see how the pictures turn out.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Well, the last three nights Paige has slept the whole night through! Woo Hoo! We switched her to Goat's Milk to supplement with instead of formula and she's doing great. Believe me, we've tried everything. I was so ready! I'm exhausted tonight, hopefully I can crochet a little since I need to unwind. Don't know if she's going to let me! I am cooking dinner now and then it will be her bed time. She did not take a nap at all today to speak of, she kept getting woke up and it's so frustrating! Anyhow, enough of my whining!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Romper and Sweater

Here is the romper and sweater I made for Paige. She wore it to meet Great Grandma and celebrate grandma and mommy's birthdays.

Last night was rough. I only average about 4 hours of sleep per night. She has colic symptoms although I don't think it's colic. I think it's still her tummy troubles. I'm exhausted and don't know what to do! I can't get her on a schedule and it's so frustrating!
Anyone else like this??

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Welcome Paige Marie

Well, I have been neglecting my blog for far too long due to the addition to our family. Paige Marie was born 4 weeks early on December 27th. She is doing fine and is getting so big!
Here are some hats that I made for her. Some she likes more than others.....

Things are going well here, I have decided not to go back to work at this time. I have taken a personal leave of abscence and can do that for up to one year. At that time I can decide what I would like to do. So I am still on employment status and can go back with just 2 weeks notice. My last pay check will be this week and we will see how that all goes! Wish us luck!!!
I will post more photos soon as I have a couple of more works in progress to show off.
I have a bunting I made for Paige as well as a throw I am making for my cousin's wedding in June.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Christmas Items

Here are some photos of what I have been up to. I made a lot of my Christmas items this year. I just hope the people receiving them are not disappointed! Mostly for the kids.

This hat is for my nephew so when he plays out side in SD snow he won't be cold!

This bag is for my neice, I filled it with some goodies for her.

This cradle purse is for another neice. She's big in to babies these days. I think she will like it.

Baseballs for the two little nephews. They will be perfect for grabbing, throwing and chewing! The pattern came from an old workbasket magazine and you make them just like a real baseball.

This head band is for another neice. She's the girly girl one and this fits her to a T. Her sister's is blue and green stripe, but I did not get a picture of that one. Forgot before I wrapped it!

These slippers are knit from a pattern my grandmother gave me. She used to make them for us every year, but now she can not see any longer and has passed the pattern on to me. So I made her a pair this year! My aunt also got a pair, and hers are red. No picture, mailed the box before I rememebered.

I have some more things to add, will do that after I get the pics downloaded!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Here is a preemie set that I made for my friend Josh and his wife, Brooke. They are expecting a baby anytime. She will be delivered by C-section and will have surgery soon after at Children's Hospital. Baby girl has her intestinal track out side of her body and will be in the hospital for some time after the surgery. I wanted her to have somthing to keep her warm in the hospital. It's a little jacket and hat that may not fit her if she's super tiny and a small granny square blanket that I thought they could put over her in the isolette if they will let them. Anyhow, I pray for the best for them.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Baby Update

I haven't written much about baby lately! Baby is doing well. We had a scare about 20 weeks or so where my OB thought there was a hole in the baby's heart on the ultrasound. So we decided rather than wait and see we would go to a specialist to find out for sure and know what our options were. We went to the specialist, and wouldn't you know it, but baby was uncooperative! :) Must take after daddy..... haha They got a good picture of the heart and said there is a spot on it, but it is normal as that is where the tendons attatch. He also said I have a 1.3 percent chance of having a baby with Down's Syndrome so we opted not to have the amnio. The brain was developed normally and the baby was really active. Playing with it's toes is the favorite thing to do these days.
Baby does not like to have anything pushing on my tummy. Not even my jeans or my own leg or arm. Baby will kick at it and push on it to make it go away. Kicked me so hard the other day that I jumped in my chair at work and my co-worker wanted to know what was wrong with me!
We went to the Talladega, AL Nascar race last weekend and had a great time. The baby's first Nextel race. We went to a truck race earlier in the year. The noise really got the little one moving! We made it home safely and I did not have any trouble traveling. I am now officially grounded though until baby gets here.
Thanks, Karla for asking about me and for wondering about baby!
I have some new projects I need to post, I just got the pictures on my digital camera this week.
I am off to yard sale with my dad! We are having one to sell some of grandma's things as she is in assisted living and we need to minimize some of her things.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

County Fair

I entered three afghans in to the county fair this year. Thought it might be kind of fun. My starghan that you can see in below posts received a 2nd place red ribbon. The multi-colored one received a 1st place blue ribbon and the green and cream striped won a 1st place blue ribbon and actually won the special award of Best Afghan! I was so excited! My friend from work called me to tell me earlier in the week so I could not wait to get to the fair and take some pictures!
This was my first time entering and really did not know what to expect. The pictures are not that great, but the lighting in there was not the best.

Braven's Baptism

My newest nephew, Braven Mark, was baptised over Labor Day weekend. He's such a cutie! I made him this set when he was born, he's now 6 months old. I never thought it would actually fit him! There is a hat that has a baseball bill on it, booties, a sweater and an afghan. I was so hot in the church that day that he only wore it for pictures, but was really neat. Oh, the buttons are actually little fish. I thought they were cute. Yes, that is me in the picture with him. I was his god mother. I was about 20 weeks pregnant there and he is pretty heavy for me!

Melia's Sweater Poncho Hat and Afghan

My friend, Sherri is adopting a baby girl from China. She leaves next month to go and pick her up. I made Sherri the sweater poncho and hat for her birthday and I think it will look cute on Melia. I am sure I am not spelling her name correctly, but I think it is close, and then the baby afghan was for the baby shower. She will be about 8 months old when she gets to her new home. We can't wait to welcome her here.

Dot's Ditty Bag

I made one of these in Simply Soft, but did not get the picture taken of it yet. This one is out of Sugar and Cream and I added a flower. Will be a Christmas gift, but don't know who yet.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

My Reverse Starghan

Here is what I did with all the Caron Simply Soft Brites that I had left over from my starghan. I like how it turned out. Can't really decide which is my favorite! I still had enough left over of each color for some little projects too.