Friday, May 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Isn't it the sweetest!I have more exciting news. Creative Smocking is going to distribute this pattern for me! They already carry my book and crochet patterns, but now I will have a sewing pattern out! I am so excited! I want you all to know that I probably wouldn't have had the guts to take it this far, had I not had so much encouragement from my wonderful family and you all. This is the most supportive and encouraging community. Thanks guys! Y'all are amazing!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The big pot of veggie soup we have been eating off of. Molly started begging for some the minute she smelled it. It was hard for us to wait! This little table, full of their little on going crafts and projects.
This beautiful dirt! I can't wait to see our veggies popping up! The kids are so excited, they just watch the dirt. Molly can't wait to eat the hot tomatoes straight out of the garden, that's her favorite.
The beautiful artwork that is taped all over my walls. It really is priceless. Waking up with Elvis. LOL! WIld night?
The Whale download is now finished. I hope you all enjoy it!To get your freebie whale click HERE (or on the word tutorials at the top of the page), click add to cart (pattern is free), follow the prompts to download.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Hey! How have you all been doing? I have been working like a mad woman on this computer (and on my sewing machine) getting "Miss Molly" my new pattern ready for my testers. I hope to have it ready for them by Tuesday. This is one of the dresses I have made from the pattern "Miss Molly". I added a sweet little whale applique that will be available for free download later this week. Isn't my model a cutie pie! I hate to run but I will be back for the free download soon! ~xoxox, Samantha
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Guys! Thanks so much. I had over 150 offers today! I was gone all day and I had my iPhone so I could see the emails pouring in, but I couldn't read them because we were so busy (organizing the twins room) until I got home. Boy was I surprised! I definitely have enough at this point. LOL! I am going to go through my inbox and pick 2 testers per size. I will also pick 2 people to look over the instructions for me. I don't really know any other way of doing it. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! What a great community! I was so touched that so many people were willing to help me out. You are awesome! I wish we could all get together, drink coffee, and get the rest of this pattern finished. Wouldn't that be fun. Oh and some cake.....sour cream pound cake........and we could have some hazelnut creamer for the coffee. OK I'm going to stop and go eat now. LOL! I will let you know by email if you are a tester. I have church tonight so I will probably have to get with you sometime tomorrow. Just for being the sweetest people ever I will share my new pictures of Lily and Iris. Can you believe that they are 7mo old now? Really? Has it been that long? They are PERFECT! xoxox, Samantha
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Happy Mothers Day mamas! I wanted to share my favorite picture of the precious children who made me a mama. I hope you all have a wonderful day! Just like I told ya, I woke the morning after that last post feeling much better. Thank you for all of your kind comments. ~xoxox, Samantha
Friday, May 9, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
(THIS IS A VIDEO CLICK ON THE PLAY SYMBOL TO WATCH)
At our small church we don't have a choir, or not an adult choir I should say. We have very good music and a couple of singers, and then we have our precious children. Every Sunday they come to the front and sing along. They are seriously the highlight of the service! What is so funny about this is that they don't know any kids songs, they like hymns! This Sunday we were missing a few musicians and singers so Pastor (30 minutes before service) requested that the children take over. Our two guitar players decided that they would play children songs instead of our normal hymns. We didn't have time to practice any of the songs but we were sure that if they knew all those old hymns so well that they would surely know "This Little Light of Mine" and "Jesus Loves Me", well, not the case. This turned out to be the most precious mistake ever! I laughed so hard that I had tears pouring down my face. And Just so you know, after this song was over they sang "I'll Fly Away" and never missed a lick! It was so touching. Jesus said, "Unless ye humble yourselves and become as little children ye shall by no means enter the kingdom of Heaven" I am so glad to have a daily reminder of childlike faith. When Molly was a baby I was holding her in a restaurant and an old minister came up to look at her. I knew him to be a very Godly man, but he didn't remember me. When I was little I would go to bible school at his church, and he always took the time to talk to us like we important. He looked at her for a minute and his eyes filled with tears and he told me "this is the closest to heaven you will ever be here on earth". Oh those words. They have been with me since that day. I hope you all enjoy this video! Sorry it's shaky at the end, I was loosing it! When they just went back to singing, I just couldn't handle it! LOL!
Another reason life is good. Est! She is the sweetest! I won a giveaway on her blog and she sent me this. I LOVE IT! I got it when I checked the mail last Sunday before church and I took and showed it to my Sunday school class. They loved it too- and that's saying a lot considering that they are little boys ;) I have it on my desk and it makes me smile every time I see it. Thank you Est! I will have three freebie patterns out this week, and some sewing to show you so stay tuned!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I also wanted to let you all know that I now have 3/8" entredeux available in my shop. This is the size that I use with size 10 crochet thread. I love this entredeux because it is big enough that when you crochet in it you can still see the holes, but small enough to use on baby clothing. To see more just click HERE.