Friday, March 27, 2009

So Excited!!

I finally got a new embroidery machine! I am so excited! I have been using a machine with only a 4 x 4 embroidery area. I wanted to start off with an amount I could handle. I have been embroidering, monogramming, and sewing for about a year now, so it was time to step it up. I purchased a Brother machine with a 5 x 7 embroidery area. I guess only time will tell how many new things I can make!! I have a lot of orders coming in and the spring weather has been keeping me busy too! I am continuing to blog at least once a week, but I will try to make it more as I get in to the spring swing of things! Hopefully, as the weather becomes more predictable, my family will not be so sickly. Anyways, I just wanted to share my excitement. Oh and I wanted to mention that Lyndi and Kasha were the winners of the St. Patty's Day contest. They will be getting their prize in the mail very soon!! There will be more giveaways coming up so stay tuned! Here are some new photos of my sweet kiddos- A-man and Princess E!!

I love them!! They are such beautiful children!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patty's Day Giveaway

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than to give away a free gift? So, here are the details. In order to be eligible to win, you need to do two things. First, click HERE and become a follower of The Baby Goodness Diaries. Second, leave a comment on today's blog with your name and email address. By doing these two things, you will be entered to win a super cute free gift from Baby Goodness Boutique! I will have Big E choose a random winner sometime at the end of the day today! So, good luck! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Did You Miss Me?

Did you miss me? I have not blogged in over a week and I feel terrible about it. I have been overwhelmingly busy with lots of stuff- household projects, sewing projects, and a sickly child. I am happy to say that I have made some major progress in all of the previously mentioned areas. I helped Big E in the garage for what felt like 72 hours straight. We managed to clear out boxes that haven't been opened since our first move almost 3 years ago. It felt great when we finished and the super hubby hauled off a full truck bed of stuff to the Goodwill! We still have a lot of organizing to do in the garage since it is/will be half sewing room/half boys room. I suppose one more weekend in there will get it done! As for the sickly child, Princess E is just having a terrible time. She has been spiking fevers and being cranky on and off for weeks. I am now thinking that we have some molars coming in and she isn't happy about it. Hopefully, this mess will pass soon. If the weather would make up it's mind, I think we would all be much happier. I love Spring and Early Fall. I am not one for sweating or freezing. I like it be warm enough for flip-flops and just cool enough to enjoy watching A-man playing sports. Be watching for new pics of him and Big E, we are about to embark on our first tee ball season! Big E is going to coach!! He is amazing with the little kiddos. All of our soccer parents just love him! He is always all about making it a great experience for the kids and teaching them how to have fun. He has patience that I could only dream about having! As for the sewing projects, I have been busy, busy! I had a baby shower to attend for a friend and as with all showers I am invited to, I make something for the mommy-to-be and baby! This gift was interesting because the mommy wanted her stuff to be pirate themed. I wasn't sure about it at first, but I when I was finished I liked it. My friend was very excited and I got a lot of positive feedback at the shower. I was able to give out my card and get my name out there. The mommy-to-be placed an order immediately for a shower she will be attending the first of April. Hopefully, it will continue to build business for me! I also decided to attempt something that I have been very afraid of- Applique!! It looked really difficult, so I never considered it until now. I read the instructions and crossed my fingers! Here is what I got!

Turned out pretty cute huh??
You can get one for a boy or a girl at my website!
All letters are available and sizes, colors, and fabrics may vary.

Here is the pirate themed set:

Now, how about a little Eye Candy??

Hope you have a wonderful week! I will try to post a little sooner next time!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cute New Stuff

I have been sewing for days on end, working on one project after another. I love seeing the stuff once it is completed. It makes me feel so good like I have accomplished something other than dirty diapers and dishes. It has been a long week so I am keeping this one short and sweet. Here are the photos of my latest creations! All of these items are available at my website:

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fun in the Snow!

It started snowing about 9 o'clock last night and kept snowing until about 6 this morning! I finally rolled A-man out of bed at 9 and told him to look outside! He was so excited that he wanted to get dressed and get outside to play! He really had a lot of fun. I wish I could have gone out to play with him, but Princess E did not need to be out in it. Although, last night as we were getting out of the car, it was snowing and she looked at it in amazement and reached her hand out to try and catch it. It was precious! So, here are some pics of A-man throwing snowballs at the door and running with the dog in the snow! Isn't he the cutest??

Now, let's talk about sewing for a minute! I have lots of orders that I am working on at the moment, but I cannot share the photos until they have been received by the client! I love the excitement of waiting on a package!! As they get to their destinations, I will share them with you! Also, keep watching! I am going to be doing an adoption donation project soon and I hope you all will participate in this wonderful cause. I will post a blog with all the details sometime this week! Here is a photo of a toddler tee that I made this weekend!! This shirt can be purchased by emailing me here.

Have a great week!