why I've REALLY been MIA.

I wanted to explain my lack of posts lately.  We recently found out we've lost yet another baby.  Actually three...by some miracle there were three sacs this time.  The pregnancy was very rough on me physically and emotionally, so I just couldn't do the amount of projects I wanted to then.  I was very thankful for the few projects I was able to complete for friends around this time; they didn't know it, but they had given me something to do rather than obsess about the pregnancy and how it would end up.  It was great therapy, and while I won't deny that I would much rather be making things for a new baby of my own, I still love making things for all of you and I won't stop now.  If I've committed to doing something for you, please know I haven't abandoned you.  It just might take a bit longer for me to complete it.  The miscarriage is delayed, so my body is still acting as though I'm carrying a baby.  Once the fatigue and nausea ease off and the miscarriage completes itself, I'll be able to really jump back into it.  Thanks in advance for your prayers; never thought we'd have to go through three miscarriages but God is faithful and He'll get us through it!

If you want to read more, I've typed out a little testimony regarding this latest loss.  As painful as these experiences are, I really believe God wants me to use them to bring Him glory, and right now all I feel I can do is write about them.  The post is on my devotional blog and can be found here.  :o)


blasts from the past

This past week I had the privilege of making up some unique items for a couple of acquaintances from WAY back in the day.  Ah, Facebook:  reconnecting us with people we haven't seen since high school (or in one case, elementary school!).

One friend had seen a cute tooth fairy pillow circulating around Pinterest that she thought would be cute for her friend's nursery.  She's expecting a little boy and is doing a monster theme, so she asked if I could make something similar, but in a throw pillow size.  We also decided to make it a slipcover so shipping it would be easier.  I'm loving how it turned out, especially since by changing the size and making it into a slipcover, I basically had to wing it and hope for the best!

I used a sturdy canvas for the body of the cover, and felt for the eyes and teeth.  The white felt is actually very stiff, so that way the teeth won't flop over.  When my friend wants to give it as a present, she just needs to get a pillow form and stuff it there in the front!  As my husband commented, it'll be like the monster ate the pillow.  :o)

Another friend is expecting a baby girl of her own and wanted to make some of those month-by-month onesies and shirts for her little one.  They're an awesome idea for photos to track how much your little one has grown from month to month!  I made up a variety of iron-on's for her; all she has to do is iron them on the garments once she's ready to snap a picture of her little cutie.

Yeah, the picture's a bit atrocious since I took it inside, plus I'm not sure why the circles for 3 and 8 are so curled.  They'll flatten out once she wants to iron them on, it's just funny that it happens!

Thanks for the projects, friends!!!  :o)

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