Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Life is hard, but worth the work!

     As a mom of three kids I feel like sometimes life slips by and you dont even notice. I look at my 3 1/2 year old and think when did you get this big, where was I?! Sometimes it is lonely and depressing to be stuck in the house all day with no one to talk to besides someone yelling at you to get them juice or tattle on their little brother, uhum Willow, or watching Dora for the 14th time, and doing more laundry than is humanly possible.Ugh I'm tired just typing it much less doing it.
      I sit here and think of what life used to be like before going to the store for some milk was a 2 hour ordeal or when Shane and I would just hop in the car and drive anywhere we wanted without packing a 40 pound bag full of toys, diapers, wipes, extra clothes, snacks, blankies...you get the point. Now I barely see him and miss him even when hes right there in the room with me. I rely on him to a fault... he is my best friend. I know that there will come a day when it is just him and me. I struggle to find the time amidst the choas to still make him feel special and needed. It's a good thing he thinks I'm so cute or who knows where we'd be. haha.  But as stressful and demanding as this 24/7 job is, it is the greatest calling I have ever recieved.
      I know the Lord chose me to be at this very point at this very moment.I am totally and utterly commited to my crazy family. But human commitment is imperfect... as much as I feel that I am commited to my man and my kids, it means nothing without the commitment of the Lord backing me and guiding me at every moment !His commitment IS perfect! I find that the less time that I make for God the more crazy and overwhelming life seems. If you are anything like me being a christian is not always easy and effortless. I have a uniquely strong will that hinders me just as much as it helps me. But Psalms 37: 5-7 says, " Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will act, making your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like the noonday. Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for Him;" and then in the same chapter after talking about those who live in sin and unrighteousness looking like they are living the good life it says in vs. 23-24, "A man's steps are established by the LORD, and he takes pleasure in his way. Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the Lord holds his hand."  As much as I think I can carry the weight of this word on my shoulders I CAN"T. I must rely on Him. What else in this world offers a commitment like the one the Lord offers us? I hoped this helps some of you other mommies out there who are feeling stretched to thin and overwhelmed like me. Our hope comes for the Lord so commit yourself to Him.
     Thanks everybody!  Leah

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chic bag, Ruffle wallet, and key chain

Here is another chic bag and ruffle wallet. These would be great diaper bags or for people who just like big roomy purses. Enjoy!

The fabric is Ty Pennington's new line. I love these colors.
Thanks for looking -Leah

Friday, February 25, 2011

Amy Butler "Sling Bag"

Hey everyone! Here is a bag that I made for a friend... She found the fabric at Walmart! So cute! Thanks for looking! - Leah

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Over the head bibs

Hey everybody! These cute bibs are made to fit over the head. They are made of flannel and backed with terry cloth so they are super absorbent! I made these for my friend Kellie and her adorable drool monster Ella. Enjoy!

Thanks for looking! -Leah

Lunch Boxes

Hey Everyone! It has been a crazy few weeks! Sorry I haven't posted anything for a while. Here are the lunch boxes that I made for my sisters boys. They are lined with PUL, and interfaced with thermal batting, so they won't leak and they stay cold or hot.

Thanks for looking!-Leah

Saturday, February 12, 2011

"Construction Boy" bib and burp cloth set

Hey everyone! Here is the bib and burp cloth to match the blanket in my previous post. enjoy!

notice that the backhoe is picking up the letter "s" (the initial of the little boy I made this for).
Thank you all so much for looking! - Leah

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Construction Boy" baby blanket

Hey everyone! Thank you all so much for taking an interest in my work. I noticed today that I had my 900th hit! I'm still amazed that people want to see my stuff. Please feel free to give me feedback and things that you would like to see more of.

It is so hard to find things to make for boys sometimes, this little baby blanket is ALL boy. It has construction equipment on the front and is backed with oh so soft blue dimpled minky fabric. Thanks for looking! -Leah

Monday, February 7, 2011

Purse, ruffle wallet and matching key fob

Hey everyone! I made these for my friend Paula. I am in love with this fabric. This is an original pattern by me :0) The fabric is by Amy Butler.

Enjoy! - Leah

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Another Mama Mia Purse

My mom ordered this purse from me after seeing the one I posted last week. She is getting to be high maintance! haha this is the 3rd bag this year. I love her though she is so giving and thoughtful. I hope she enjoys it!

Enjoy! Thanks for looking!
If you would like to place an order you can message me here or on facebook.- Leah 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

First Day of Preschool Dress

Well I posted the backpack and crayon roll up the other day, here is Willow's dress for her big day! I stayed up until 2:00 in the morning making it haha. I'm a little crazy but it was totally worth it because she looked so cute today.

 Isn't she beautiful!
She just walked straight in and sat down at this little table like she knew exactly what she was doing. haha
thanks for looking - Leah

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Backpack and Crayon roll up

I can't believe my little Willow is starting preschool next week! *sniff sniff* So a few days ago I made her a backpack and crayon roll up. She is so excited, and to be honest I'm a little excited too, haha. Enjoy the pics!

the fabric was left over from a dress I made for my friend Nikita's little girl.
Here is a pic of the dress with the back pack. too cute!
This is a pic of the flap on the backpack

And a pic of the inside of the crayon roll up.
Thanks for looking -Leah

Friday, January 28, 2011

Mama Mia Purse

Mama Mia Purse

Hey everyone! This purse is so chic! The pattern is called "Mama Mia", by Favorite Things Pattern Design. The fabric is by Michael Miller, Damask collection. This is for my husbands friend's wife, Sarah.
She picked out the fabric and it looks amazing! I am in love with this fabric. The pattern is actually a diaper bag. It comes with instructions for a changing pad also. Definately worth the $10 for the pattern. This is the second one I've made and I am so pleased with the way they have turned out.

Here is the same pattern in a different fabric.

Thanks for looking! -Leah

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Personalized bib and burp cloth sets

Hey everybody! Sorry i haven't posted anything in a few days, i had surgery a few days ago and have been recouperating (as much as you can recoup with 3 kids bouncing off the walls)
 I thought that I would enjoy the time off but after about 2 days I was ready to get back to normal, so i've been sneaking at night and working on some of my " to do " projects. Here are some bibs and burp cloths i finished this week.  Enjoy!
Thank you all for looking! I will post some new tutorials later on this week so check back!- Leah