Saturday, October 9, 2010

Flash cards

Not much crafting going on around here. Too tired and busy working on this baby, and playing with a toddler. I am having so much fun though.

I did buy some flashcards awhile back in the dollar spot at target, and make them more functional for us. I saw this somewhere but I have looked and looked, and can not find which blog I saw this on. If you know who, please let me know, so I can give credit, thanks!

So easy! You take your flashcards, a hole punch, and a binder ring. Punch a hole in all of your cards, put them on a ring, and finished!
 Perfect for trips in the car, while waiting at a restaurant, or in the doctors office. Educational and fun.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

cupcake ribbon blankie

My hair dresser is expecting a little girl in the next few weeks, and I had to make her something. I enjoy these minky ribbon pacifier blankies, so I decided to make her one. I have also noticed that I only have a dinosaur one in my Etsy shop, I should fix that, huh?
Should be soft yet fun for the baby. Has a place for a pacifier or toy. It also has ribbons and a crinkle crunch inside to play with.
The rest of this post is less craft, more wordy. I think it is still worth reading, but if you are not interesting in reading today, you might want to skip it.  

A little back ground story on why I gave her a gift. Marci and I were both trying to get pregnant, many years ago, before Brady. We of course talked about it every time I got my haircut, which is not often enough. We ended up getting pregnant with Brady after a little more than two years of trying. Trying for so long, doctors visits, and monthly let downs was one of the hardest, most emotional things I have ever gone through. It certainly humbled me in a big way.

After having Brady, Marci was till trying. Each time I went to see her, I would be hopeful that she would be able to share big news with me. Toward the end of 2009, and the beginning of 2010, I started to intensely pray for four women struggling with infertility. I was so happy and thankful when I learned that she was the first of these women to get pregnant. After 4 years of trying her and her husband are proudly expecting a baby girl. 

Shortly after, another one of the women I was praying for, got pregnant! After 4 1/2 years of trying!

I was also one of the women I was praying and believing for and we feel so blessed that after only 9 months of trying we are expecting our second child! There was a time when I wondered if we would have biological children, and now we will have two!

The last woman is extremely special to me, and a dear friend. She does not have good news yet, but I know that we will be hearing something soon! I can not wait for that day!

God is answering prayers like crazy! Why am I surprised at his greatness? I guess I need to add more ladies to my prayer list. I will always have a special place in my heart for families struggling with infertility. It is a very hard, long road, that is mostly kept very private. Month after month of discouragement can be terrible. But God knows the desires of our hearts, and no prayer or request is too big!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Big Bro Shirt

I am a bag blogger, but I have a really good excuse. We are expecting our second baby! We are really thrilled! Check for more on our family blog to see updates on our new addition's status. Expect lots of baby crafting in the future!

It so happened that my Mom was coming to visit shortly after we found out. I really wanted to tell her in a special way, and in person. I made Brady a special shirt to tell her the news and I videotaped her reaction.

Brady was not feeling photogenic, but here is his reverse applique shirt. It turned out okay, but I was not happy with the quality of the shirt I found. Next shirt I make for him will be much better. 
 Here is the video of my mom's reaction. Love it!

Grandma sees Brady from Melissa Yeats on Vimeo.
And their picture after. Everyone is so excited and we can not wait to meet our little one!
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