Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye to a great year! Here's to an even better one in 2011

While there were definitely up and downs, overall 2010 was a great year. I started it with the man of my dreams and a new business venture. And while the business isn't going where we want it, it has lead to discover what it is we really want to do with out lives and careers. 

By spring time my little man was turning 3 and on the same day we discovered that he would have a brother or sister by the end of the year.
Summer was great, full of day trips to the river and park and walks around the neighborhood. Plus I got to spend it with my baby girl (although if you ask her being 7 means she's not a baby).

The fall came and we learned the baby brewing in my belly was going to be a girl, my poor little man is going to grow up in the middle of an estrogen sandwich :) Soon after came our wedding, which while not exactly what I pictured, was amazing and wonderful.
And with the onset of winter we finally got to move into a house with enough room and even better, heat that wasn't provided by a space heater. Soon after that, just days ago really, our baby girl came into this world.
So life has been good to us this last year, I hope it was for you as well.

And here's to everyone having  a great year in 2011!!
Oh and I almost forgot I'm planning on taking a photo and digi-scrapping them for everyday of baby Willow's first year (and also my son and oldest daughter starting on their birthdays).Above is number one and below is number two.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

Great Days!

So the past couple of days have been fantastic! Yesterday I logged on to Deviant Art and found the my Fluttering Butterfly had received a Daily Deviation. I was floored and so happy. Then today I go to check my Etsy shop (like I do about 100 times a day) and my Dragon pattern was right there on the front page!!  I can't help but feel like things are looking up for us, nothing like a spirit boost when times are a little rough. :)

And in other news; My wonderful husband has decided he too would like to open an Etsy shop. He'll be making mancala and other wooden board games (in fact he's knee deep in sawdust right now working on them). As soon as his store is up and going I'll leave a link. They look great (and I'm not just saying that because I married him:)

Oh the last little bit of happy from my universe, I'm done with all the crocheting for my book! All I have left to do is take the photos and place them in the patterns and send the whole lot off to my publisher. (And it looks like I may have a chance to take a deep breath or two before the baby arrives).

Well thanks for listening, and have a good night!!
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Monday, December 6, 2010

A New venture and a two week count down

So as if I did have enough on my plate with the book, the baby, my etsy shop, and setting up my new house; I've coerced my mother and sister into starting a new shop on etsy!
We're going to be selling scrapbook goodies, some digital some not. Plenty of cut outs and embellishments with custom orders always welcome. My sister and I will be designing digital scraps and I'm thinking about trying my hand and digital papers again. My mom will be putting her cricut and massive paper stash to good use and cutting fun shapes and words and such for adding a little kick to your paper layout. And my sister's going to make some cute felt embellishments.

Here's just one of my digi stamps (it's the only one I've got a completed example for that's ready for viewing, but there are more on the way)
The frame (minus the words) is my first ready to go digi stamp.
So what's the verdict, do you like it?

We'll also be setting up a blog (where I will be posting from time to time). Both the Shop and the Blog are under the same name : Those Crafty Girls. We look forward to seeing you at our new venture!

And just two weeks till the new baby arrives!!
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