Friday, October 31, 2008

The Prince and Princess of Egypt

This year, the kids dressed up as the Prince and Princess of Egypt for the 2 Church Festivals that we go to every year during the last week of October. We found some pictures of costumes that they liked and then I was expected to duplicate them. After watching me sew for everybody else all year, they have high expectations for me when costume time comes around!

They were thrilled, and I thought they looked adorable, of course.

We spent a fun evening together going out to eat and then to the dollar theater to see Wall*E for the second time. Our early-to-bed children were dragging in the door at 9:30 when we got home, but we had a really fun time! They are growing so fast, and it's nice that we can start doing these kinds of things with them now.

More posts coming, as I have time!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Coming Soon!

Actual blog posts!! Probably about 5 in one day. I have pictures comin' out the ears--school pictures, the circus, costumes! I just need to find the time to upload and edit them all and then find time to blog about them!

I've been enormously busy with kids' activities, sewing orders, and just being a wife/mom. Add into that a little "something" that was dragging me down. I have no idea what was going on, but I couldn't get enough sleep and my body was just not "right" for about 4-6 weeks (no, not pregnant, but I'd have to say it was kind-of similar-feeling). Who knows. The good news is that I'm feeling SO much better and just have a pile of orders/piles of laundry/piles of dirt and dust to take care of.

I'm up and running, but need to play a little catch-up!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Own Peppermint Patty!

Here's my all red and white Christmas dress. I love how all the trims look together! You can find it HERE!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

HapPEA Holidays!!

My ebay design group The Lil Peas started a launch today called "HapPEA Holidays!" Here are my first 2 listings:

Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

Holly Jolly

I'll also be listing an all red and white dress in the next day or two, so check back!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Little Turkey

Here's my newest listing. I love this new Feliz dress pattern! It allows me to use many different fabrics. Notice the little applique turkey? You can find the listing HERE!

Monday, October 6, 2008


An online acquaintance of mine asked me to visit this site that her son helped co-found. Being a contest prize "junkie" (although I've never won anything), I must admit I'm hooked. It's a great way to support wonderful charities, and you just might win something FABULOUS!! The best part? IT'S FREE!! The more people who participate, the quicker prizes are won, and the faster new prizes are added....all for great causes so check it out!

(***Note: I am not affiliated with them at all...I don't get ANYthing if you visit their site! I just think it's fun!!***)

Here's a direct cut-and-paste from their website:

Raffstar is THE place to go for the chance to win prizes: absolutely, positively, 100% FREE; with no-strings-attached, no tricks or gimmicks, and no hidden catch whatsoever. All you have to do is register once, free-of-charge, and you're on your way to the land of unlimited prizes. Whether it's a cash prize, a new gaming console like the Xbox360, PS3, or Nintendo Wii; the chance to meet a celebrity one-on-one; a gift card to your favorite store; or the vacation of a lifetime- there's something for everyone at Raffstar. And with the ability for members to suggest future prizes, the prize options will remain truly limitless!

And by now you're probably wondering how we can offer all these prizes and not charge a membership fee? It's actually quite simple- all the prizes are either given or paid for by advertisers, so with no cost to us, we're able to offer memberships and tickets 100% free.

Believe it or not, Raffstar wasn't created just to give away free stuff- although I doubt any one will complain when they win! Raffstar's main goal is to generate awareness for charities and the issues they are working with. That's why each of our giveaways have a featured charity with a link to their site right on our page. So as you browse through the prizes,make sure you take some time to check out the charities' sites as well. And don't forget to visit the charities page where you can see a list of all the charities that you are helping support, simply by being a member of Raffstar.

That's right, by visiting Raffstar and entering in our free giveaways for a chance to win some amazing prizes, you are also helping people throughout the world. Bet you never thought that the simple click of a mouse could help change and save lives forever? And hey- who knows what prizes await? So tell everyone you know to visit Raffstar as often as they can; and don't forget to come back and win as many prizes as you can! Doing your part for the world just got a whole lot easier...

Busy, busy

It's hard to believe we are already into October! It seems like my "to-do list" grows longer every day, even though I am getting things done. I just thought I'd give a little update on US.

Last week was my husband's BIG week of work--he was gone from Tuesday through Sunday. He's taken the same trip every year for the past few years and it's always difficult when he is gone, because he is such an integral part of our family life (he does SO MUCH). I must admit, however, that this year was the easiest, by far! I think it has something to do with the fact that the kids are now 4 and 5 (instead of 3 and 4, or 2 and 3, or 1 and 2). The Prince really tried to play the role of "the man," and was taking care of me--so sweet! Every time he travels, my heart grows for the single parents out there! How they do it successfully is amazing to me!

The King's dad had surgery last Wednesday and will be in the hospital until later this week. He went up to the hospital to spend the night with him tonight. His mom is up in New York with her dad, as his health is beginning to deteriorate and she just needs to be with him. It all seems to happen at once!

I've kept quite busy with sewing orders and shuttling the kids around. I'm so thankful that we are able to keep me home--which is where I want to be right now!

The kids both LOVE school and being a former teacher, I LOVE that they love it. The Prince is continuing to read at amazing speed, and The Princess has already started sounding out 3 letter words. They have wonderful teachers, which adds to their excitement about school.

We have stayed healthy and gas in our city just dropped to $2.99/gallon--for these 2 things, I am EXTREMELY grateful!!

Off to clean my sewing room--when I get in a sewing "frenzy" I just start throwing patterns, fabric, spools of thread, etc. everywhere. Then, I have to take time to clean before starting my next "frenzy."

Friday, October 3, 2008

The True Meaning of Christmas

I have wanted to make a Nativity dress for the past 2 years and finally got to it this year. I truly feel that the birth of my Lord and Savior is the reason for the season, and I wanted one of my designs to reflect that. There are numerous details and appliques, and since I was going to have to line the dress anyway, I made it reversible!! You can find it HERE!

Also, I wanted a little set that was comfy, fun, and could be layered under most of the jumpers and dresses that I make. Find it HERE!