A customer had a beautiful idea I executed for her. She wanted her children’s names etched into the glass of a floating locket. And it turned out BEAUTIFULLY! I think I’ll be doing the same on a second necklace for … Continue reading
Guys, I’m not gonna lie. I feel horrible right now but I’m bored and the youngest is asleep and the oldest is playing so well by himself, there’s no way I’m interrupting our household peace! So we’re gonna attempt a … Continue reading
Last year Logan wanted to give out space valentines with bouncy balls. We’d seen the idea in a magazine and he was ALL excited. Well this year, he’s still excited, and since we moved 5 hours away and we have … Continue reading
We have found a new church we really like and have been carrying our bibles back and forth twice a week. I really don’t want to see them get all tattered before their time. So I found a plain tote … Continue reading
I REALLY need to be better about posting when I do something. I’ve said it before but I need to live it: down with perfection!!!!
Some great friends of ours have a sweet little girl and were expecting a little boy in their family. When I make shirts I try to make them personalized to the family and she (like a lot of little girls) loves princesses, glitter, and pink and purple.
So I made her a princess crown big sister shirt with glitter to bling it up a little! And I made the new baby a frog little brother shirt.
Super cute, right? But rather time consuming! I’ll post these for sale in my store.
Well after my two failures yesterday, I had to create a beautiful necklace I WOULD be proud to wear! (failures detailed below) I put it up for sale in my storenvy site, I think I’ll try something new and post … Continue reading
We have some awesome friends we’ve had to move away from. (You know, because of life, not because we don’t like them anymore!) Actually, we’ve had to do that with a lot of friends… But these friends just added a … Continue reading
Is it just my life or do babies come in waves!?!?! Goodness gracious! Including my own, I know of 11 babies coming within the next 7 months! Yikes!
I LOVE these SO much! I swaddled both my boys until they were 6-months-old using these large receiving blankets. And they weren’t little boys either! When the blanket is the right size, I find it easy to do. When you try to use the store-bought ones (that are barely big enough to swaddle a newborn) you’re bound to fail! Miserably. The flannel ones keep them nice and warm and are a bit larger (approximately 42″ square) so they work well for a very long time. I also found them useful when we would go on walks because they were large enough to tuck around the baby and could be tied around me and the baby if it turned into a windy trip.
I also found a great muslin cotton to make this large lightweight receiving blanket for all of the upcoming spring/summer babies. (I used a lightweight cotton gauze for Blake and I loved it, but it was rather pricy and it stretched a LOT which was nice sometimes. But a lot of the time I was wishing for a sturdier fabric that still breathes.) The muslin is a looser weave but still sturdy so it will be perfect for the warmer months.
If you’re interested in purchasing (similar) blankets, please visit our storenvy store.
Thanks for looking, and see you next time!
If I’ve learned one thing from moving so much, it’s that “home is where your heart is,” is supremely true. No matter where we are, I find that if I’m feeling miserable it’s because my heart is somewhere else. It takes effort, but I can usually rearrange my thoughts and feelings (and sometimes rearrange our schedules or routines) so that my heart is happy where I am.
I designed this awhile ago while thinking of this phenomenon, I think I lean much more toward the simple things when creating.
If you have a plotter (cutter) and would like this file, you can have it! For free! You can even sell things you make using this file, but please don’t sell or distribute the digital file itself (I’d like to know how many people like the file and want it for themselves, so please direct them here (or to the store) to get it for themselves!) http://smithsisters.storenvy.com/
Since this is my first time “selling” a file, I’m not entirely sure how well it will work. I have it set up to be $0.00 in my store and you should be able to just order it, then I’ll email it to the address you provide in the ordering process. (If storenvy requires you to input paypal or creditcard info for a $0 purchase, please let me know and we’ll find a different way to get you the file, I don’t think you should have to input that type of info for a free file!) Thanks for working with me to figure out the best way to go about this!
The wall is lookin’ a little bare! Guess I’ll have to create more!
So…when I disappear from blog-land y’all should just assume I’m pregnant! Yup, once again, we’re expecting another little bundle! And once again, I do not handle pregnancy well. I can’t decide whether I hate women who have it easier, to … Continue reading