Monday, February 7, 2011

Preparing for my life with two little boys

Countdown to baby #2 is about 4 weeks, and life is about to get much more exciting and adventurous.  I have been trying some new activities with Daniel, including playing in flour.  He loves it!  He pretends it is snow and covers all of his trains and his train tracks with 'snow.' I love his imagination and I hope that it is something that he uses for a very long time.  

When Daniel was born, I was going to school and working and didn't make the time I should have to craft for him.  I wish I could turn back time for just a few moments, that way I could have done more for him.  I am trying to make up for that now...  I have just finished two items of his new bedding, a blanket and a pillow.  I want to make a fitted sheet and bed skirt as well, then possibly some curtains for the boys' room. 

With being a stay at home mom I have had the opportunity to craft more, and even return to teach yoga from time to time.  I know that my life is forever changed and I may not be able to do all the things I dreamed I would, but life is full of many joys that I am now learning about.  I would not change any path that I have taken in my life because it is all of these paths that have lead me here.  I love my family and feel so blessed to have them in my life.

With that said, here are some new projects including some flour play with Daniel and his new bedding  :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Loving My Sewing Machine!

I must say, I never thought I would enjoy sewing as much as I has opened up so many options and new creative ideas.  Of course with my new little baby on the way the only thing on my mind is baby!  That's okay though, I also have two cousins in the family who are also expecting their second babies.  One is due in July and one in August, congratulations ladies!

I am working on some new items, with a twist on them as well.  I made pacifier holder, bib, and silky the other day.  The silky and bib are not yet complete; I have some border stitching to do on the bib, and on the silky I have to add the satin border, and I am going to add tags as well so that baby can feel different textures.

I am also planning on making and selling coordinates when I become a bit more comfortable and get a good stash going.  Hope to start doing some craft shows this fall.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Countdown to Baby Boy # 2

Our countdown has begun!  We are less than 8 weeks from meeting this little octopus and I am starting to get anxious.  Brian and I finally went to a yoga class together on Sunday 1/9/2011, yes I want to document that date as it's likely to be the only time he will join me for class  :).

A friend of mine, Katy was our instructor and there were about seven other couples with us, oh, I guess I didn't mention this was a Partner Prenatal Workshop.  Brian was a good sport though, we learned some very nice partner postures and we went over lots of ways to help distract me from the pain of labor contractions once I am in active labor.  It may sound a bit strange, but I am actually PRAYING that labor pains will start on their own...I am literally praying for pain.  :)  Anyway, I was very proud of Brian and I really appreciate that although he did not want to be there he showed me a great deal of support, and like all the other hubbies that were in class with us, he bit the bullet and even stated that the stretching felt pretty goo

   Many Colors

On another note, my crafting is picking up speed!  I have finished several burp rags, and will be working on a few bibs and a minky/cotton blankie tomorrow since the weather is supposed to be pretty terrible.  Weather man is forecasting a winter storm and possible 3-5 inches of snow.  Since Daniel also has a brand new snow suit you may catch outside making snow angels  :)  

Here are some of my completed burpies and the start of some baby leg warmers for a friend...I have plenty of fabric left, so if anyone would like some burp rags send me a line and I'll let you know how much I sell the sets for.  

Happy Day to all

  Baby Blues

 Bronze and Black


Mellow Yellow

 A weekend worth of projects
( Burpies and Crochet baby leg warmers)

Baby Leg Warmers ( hand sewn)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Time Is Passing By

My, my how time does fly, especially with a 20 month old running through our home!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Now lets get going with 2011, more blogging and another bun in the oven...that's right, we are having another bouncy baby boy in just about 8 weeks!!!  I told you time has flown  :).  

We are about 31 weeks and three days with another little angel from God, and what better way to enjoy him while still in uttero than to be practicing yoga and learning to sew.  I have been teaching yoga throughout my entire pregnancy and I try to take classes as frequently as I can.  If you have never taken a prenatal class and you are PG than by all means try it is a wonderful way to start the bonding process and enjoy all of those little twists and turns you are feeling.  Prenatal yoga also offers many wonderful laboring positions and breathing techniques, even meditation to help you and baby with the birthing process.

So, for boy # 2 I  have decided to try my hand at sewing as well as my usual crocheting.  I have hand sewn a few items before but have never used a sewing machine.  I think for a first timer my little burpies are pretty impressive.  I am also going to work on trying to knit, which is very difficult when your used to only working with one hand as you do in crochet  :).  Here are some of my finished and unfinished projects to give a fresh start to a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Eternal Youth Yoga Updates

Recently, our computer caught a virus, so we had to strip our CPU. Unfortunately, when we stripped the CPU all of my information for updating and working on my website was erased. For the time being, this website will also serve as a source for my Yoga updates.

Last Chance Free Prenatal Yoga
Saturday: April 10, 2010
1:00 pm -2:00 pm

World Peace Yoga and Motion Studio
268 Ludlow Ave.
Cincinnati Ohio

*This class is open to all women in their second or third trimester of pregnancy, and will be videotaped for training purposes. Video releases will be at the studio for you to sign.

Spring Into Yoga
Saturday: April 24, 2010
3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Eternal Youth Yoga
1901 Bising Ave.
Cincinnati Ohio 45239

* Free hour and 15 minute yoga session, food and possibly a Demo from Lauren Schewe on Tai Yoga Massage...more details to come.

RSVP to either event at


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Herbs and Flowers...check!

What a wonderful day! All of my herbs are planted, and so are all of my flowers. Daniel and I enjoyed a brisk walk this afternoon at the park and I am hoping we are able to get outside and work in the yard some tomorrow.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring Flowers, Herbs and Squash

Well, last Friday Daniel and I started what I am afraid will be quite the task of getting our gardens ready for spring. Friday was so beautiful Daniel and I went outside to start pulling weeds in the front flowerbed, due to the mud and the remaining snow, we were unable to get very far.

Yesterday I decided to go out and start getting the seeds I want to plant and some Jiffy pods. I am going to try doing a little more weeding tomorrow, since we are actually going to see the sun for the first time in three days, and hopefully get all of my herbs planted. I am going to start all of my items indoors, then move them outside in about six weeks or so. I am also planting Columbine, and four varieties of squash.

I am so ready to have Daniel help me in the garden...he even has his own bucket, shovel and rake. I think he will be a good gardener like his great grandpa. I am also ready for walking at the park this week, no rain in the forecast again till Saturday! I won't mind, because I will be doing yoga...much needed by the way, all weekend long! I will try to get some good photos from the weed pulling, planting and yoga to post soon. Happy Gardening! :)