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Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Holidays


The Holidays are a great time of year to reflect on the year and enjoy the togetherness of your family. I am having a hard time this year. This will be the first Christmas without my Dad. I am having a hard time getting in the holiday spirit. To try to get in the spirit, I worked on some embroidery items yesterday with a Christmas theme.



I especially like the snowflake one. I hope to branch out soon, and offer more items with embroidery. In the meantime, I am really enjoying playing with my embroidery machine and software!

On December 14th, I'll be participating in a craft show in Rudolph,Wi. It is the cutest little town. All the street signs have Rudolph on them. They even have a contest in the schools for a drawing to be used as the postmark that year. It is a lot of fun from gingerbread house contests, wagon rides, hot chocolate, craft shows, and more. What a great way to celebrate the season!!




Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Dizzy

Dizzy
 
 


I've been really busy this week finishing up my orders. The last 11 orders I have created have been black chevron. Feeling a bit cross eyed now...



This has been my hot seller for the last couple of weeks. Why has there been a surge for this product? Holiday traveling? Who knows, but I was really surprised that all orders were for the same exact fabric print!

 
Starting tomorrow, I will be starting a made to order car organizer with a new option - Embroidered names! I'm so excited to see how it turns out!



Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fall

Fall...
The time to reflect on what we are thankful for. This year, that is going to be very hard for my family. We have lost a lot of friends and family members this year.

What am I thankful for?
My husband - he is my rock and my biggest supporter. I don't know how I would have gotten through this year without him.
My family - This year has brought us all closer together. Without my family's support, I don't know where I would be now.
My health - I can honestly say I have no major health concerns.
My Etsy Shop - Without my shop to focus on, I'm not sure if I would have done anything productive in the last 10 months. We all need an outlet. This is mine, and I love doing it.


Let's reflect on our lives, the impact we have on others, and how much we appreciate everyone around us.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Finally Summer!



It's time for summer. A time of relaxation, fun, and warm weather! This season has been a slow start for warm weather, but as I sit here typing this in my very humid living room, I think it is finally here.



May has been a very good month for me. I see signs of success starting, and let me tell you, it feels great! It is so hard to work toward your goal and feel like you are going nowhere. But, then we sit back regroup and focus on our dream. In the end, it always works out.





One of my best sellers this month is the iPad Headrest Holder. It has stretchy Velcro straps that wrap around your headrest so that the little ones in the back seat can watch a movie on those long trips without fighting over who gets to hold it. This one is a pattern that a customer created. Isn't it cute?



I've also been working on car organizers for a custom order. I finished this one last night, and I am very happy with how it turned out. The next one is a zebra print. How fun!!


If interested in any of the items listed, please check out my shop!
Baby Girl's Creations


Thank you so much for stopping by!!





Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Welcome!


My name is Michelle, and I have been selling handmade items on Etsy for over a year. I first discovered the love of crafting at the age of 7 when my grandmother taught me to crochet. Isn't she beautiful? This is my favorite picture of her.
 
 

Through my grade school and high school years, I dabbled in many different crafts - plastic canvas, crochet, painting, etc... Then, for my 8th grade graduation, my grandmother gave me her old sewing machine as a gift with a sewing box. It was a Vogue Stitch. She taught me how to make clothes for my dolls and Barbies. I learned to make pillows, clothes, and all kinds of cool things.

When I was 18, I got married much too young and got pregnant. My husband and I were much too young, and within a year, I moved back to my parents house. I was 7 months pregnant. My daughter was my life and was quite a challenge. She sure kept me on my toes!!

When my daughter was 2, I met the love of my life. He helped raise my daughter. When my daughter was in the 9th grade, she was diagnosed with ADD. She was quite a handful. I was so busy making sure she was doing what she should be that I never had time to do any of my crafting. It was like my life was missing something. When she graduated high school, we were so happy! We were so proud of her. Believe me, it was quite an accomplishment for her to finish school!
 
 
After she moved out and went on with her own life, Tim and I grew closer. We never had that time before children, so it was very nice to have the house to just ourselves. In time we decided it was time to get married. We had been dating for 17 years!
 
 
Now, that the house was quiet with my daughter gone, and my husband was working long hours, I started to want to do my crafts again. I started out making car organizers and seatbelt covers. After a while I created some tablet or iPad covers and carrying cases that resemble purses. When I was crafting, I was in my own little world. Then, my father got cancer again. He had been fighting different types of cancer for 10 years. He became ill about 3 months after I got married, but he fought it and came home. He looked better than he had in years! He quit smoking, changed his diet, took heart medication. I cherished every moment. In January, we learned that his cancer had spread quite a bit, and that there was no way to "save" him this time. I lost my father on January 22, 2013, and I think I lost a part of me too.....
 
 
 
Now that my father is gone, my crafting helps me to cope. It keeps me motivated by creating things the way I have always have. It brought me back to the "real" me.
 
 
Thank you for reading. I know this is long, but I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself.