Tuesday, November 24, 2009

in the midst of all the turmoil and strife in the world right now, i find great comfort in the company of my family and friends. we are living through some pretty tough times. but you know what i think?
i think we are going to make it.
no, really. we will hopefully be better people for having experienced this refining process. i mean, aren't we all just diamonds in the rough anyway? they say when the going gets tough, the tough get going. i say when the going gets tough,
eat more chocolate!
and read more books...good books. and play with your children more. and laugh more. and drink more
dr. pepper!
we have decided to have a homemade christmas. with limited funds, we don't have a lot of choice anyway...but to look at it as a conscious choice makes it seem more fun! i am excited! i had to wipe the dust off my sewing machine, but i am loving it! i didn't realize how much i missed sewing. and the kids are really catching the spirit and getting excited too. yea! we have fun designing and creating and cutting and chatting together. sometimes we watch a movie while we cut or stuff or iron. it's great!
maybe we have started a
new family tradition...
and in that same vein...when i get my gifts finished, i will start working on my etsy inventory. that's right...
i have an etsy!!! i feel so grown up. i can't wait to get some inventory made and photographed and put up for the world to see. you can check it out at
shabbytrunk.etsy.com.
please keep in mind that there is nothing there yet, so come back from time to time to see what's new. i hope to have quilts, aprons, children's clothing, purses, children's "church toys" (you know...the kind that are quiet) and maybe even some scrapbook projects.
happy holidays to you all!
c'est tout bien...

5 comments:

angieinpink said...

love the christmas idea.
love the jenny on etsy.
love you. (:

Laura Blue said...

the handmade christmas sounds great! i'm glad you guys are getting to spend time together & having fun creating. i wish i was there to join in on the fun. i'm glad you pulled out your machine & remembered how much you liked it. i keep telling people up here how amazing you are & keep hoping that you started doing that stuff again...and here you are! i love it! i can't wait to see what you have made. enjoy your time with the girls! i love you mom!

Braydens Blog said...

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sandalloons44 said...

love that idea. Yes life is touch
I always said if think could ever go as planned I would faint, relate??? I just keep my chin up and know the Good Lord above will be here for us no matter what, when the world turns on us.
so, hang in there and I will love to see your shop! love Etsy!!!!

ForeverSarahLee said...

I have to say that this was one of the best Christmases ever! I absolutely LOVED my "Believe" frame you made me. It's gorgeous! You truly are SUCH talent mom. Thanks for that, even if I did only inherit a little. You rock!