Friday, July 24, 2009

New Things To Come...

For those that have been into my Etsy shop you know that I mainly specialize in childrens' wear and accessories. For the past several months I've been exploring the option of expanding towards ladies' apparel and accessory items. I'm not sure how well they with mesh with the childrens' items but my creativity is saying, "I must create these other things and throw them in my shop". Like I said in my first blog..ever sense the first pair of Lamblegs I created...the ideas just don't stop. LOL I have decided to merge these creations together and that it is not in my best interest to open a second Etsy shop due to lack of time.

So I just added two other sections in my Lamblegs shop but nothing in them just yet. In this blog I'll talk about the first new one, Wedding/Formal Accessories. I have recently to become interested in the creation of wedding veils. After researching for some time and looking at countless photos of the various styles of veils I have decided to try my hand at it. I have hand beaded experience which plays in my favor for adding that delicate touch. So as I was just trying to decide which style I would try first, I see an alchemy bid for a wedding veil with a photo attach and sewn/beaded floral detail is just amazing. I'm not sure if I will have a chance to make it for the bidder. I will be making a version of it that will eventually go into my shop is all goes well. So far I have the scalloped edges cut out of a white, nice quality soft tulle and I started beading. For the edging I'm using small silver glass tubular beads. It's going alot slower than I originally thought. I have to be careful not to rip the tulle and sewing something onto tulle is actually time consuming but at least this new project of mine has started. I will post photos of my progress pretty soon.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Where I've Been....

I am a mom of two beautiful girls, wife to a great husband and we have a cat named Nacho. I stay at home full time raising out family and on the side I am an Etsy shop owner of Lamblegs ( This shop has proven to be my outlet for creativity as well as a healthy sidekick to what is going on in our real life. We are all walking through something, right?

My oldest daughter Marissa is almost 4 years old. Almost two years ago, she was my inspiration for the first thing I created for my Etsy store...a pair of lamblegs to go with her Easter outfit. I couldn't find anything like these in the boutiques and figured...I can teach myself how to make these. Why not? Since then the ideas never stopped and I now have a portfolio of childrens' clothing.

Marissa is a special girl with a special call on her life. Due to we don't know what...Marissa's brain has developed in such a way that effects her speech and mobility. There are some delays and let me say it is challenging to carry a 28 lb child up and down stairs, to her preschool classroom, and holding her while we sing songs in church because she is not walking. Let me be the first to proclaim, "My daughter will walk!" We are seeing progress overall each month and we have Marissa involved in a wonderful therapy program and a special preschool. She will just have to work that much harder to do the normal things that come so naturally to other children. Normally, all Marissa wants to do is lean over to give us a kiss or hug. She is extremely loving and sweet.

Back on March 30th, we welcomed our second, healthy daughter, Jenna. She already loves her older sister Marissa and loves to watch her play. Marissa always wants to kiss her head lol. I believe they will learn to walk and do other things together at the same time. Now I have another little one to inspire my creations.

I truely think sewing and creating has been theraputic during all the therapies and treatments my daughter has to receive. I want to share my journey, my thoughts, and my projects with all of you. Especially my fellow shop owners in Etsy...So when you see me come in the chat room you'll know me beyond just a cute shop'll know where I've been.