Monday, November 30, 2009

My morning!

As a mom, you have to do a lot of unpleasant things. Hold your children down while they get shots, while the doctor digs in their ears, nose, or whatever part he or she happens to be inspecting. Talk to them while they are getting stitches. Hold thier noses to pour medicine down their throats.  All manner of miseries are done by moms in the course of getting our children grown.

This morning, Grammy had to stand by and watch as Brittney got the job of playing the role of the mean mom holding Jolie's head and hands still. It was not fun. I went with Brittney to take Jolie to the ENT dr. The tubes in her ears were out in the ear canal so they had to get them out. For those of you who don't know, Jolie was born with a lateral cleft. The ear canal on the side where her cleft was is VERY small. Her ears were bleeding by the time they finished. Grammy did NOT like it! We had Bria, too, so I ended up taking Bria out while they were working on Jolie. She was getting very upset that Jolie was crying and they wouldn't quit bothering her. That part was really cute. The rest of it was pretty much torture - for Jolie especially, but also for Brittney and for ME!

Brittney did great! (Better than I did!) I was crying in my car by the time I got to the interstate! Jolie was asleep in the van by the time they got to the interstate. Children's ability to fall asleep immediately after being upset is a gift from God!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

What's new . . .

So the plan was to quit Michaels. Turned in my notice. Was really happy with my decision. Boss was not happy. (lol!) So I thought about it for almost 2 weeks and decided that I could handle 2 mornings a week at Michaels. I will keep working Tue and Thu 8:30 to 12:30 for now. That works with my schedule taking Crys to Hinds anyway. So I will be working in my new scrap room pretty much all day on Wed and Fri and probably half a day on Mon. I will do the market on Sat. till Christmas then re-evaluate what I need to do for the first of the year. Sounds like a plan!

Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving! We certainly did! Had 4 of our kids and the two grand kids with us at Mom and Dad's house. Boy are those grandchildren a hoot! Little Gavin is such a gentleman and so adorable! Watching him play the Wii is about the funniest thing I've seen ever!  And if you ask him about his school, "u-ver-dis-i-ty Christian" (University Christian) he'll tell you all about God and Jesus!  So sweet! And Jolie is so definitely almost 2!!!  Terrible twos are so much cuter in my grandchildren than it was in my own kids! Ha!!! Her new dramatic teary-eyed-reaching-up-crying and through sobs saying, "Graaaammmmmyyyy!" is just too hard to resist! This grandma thing is absolutely the best!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New projects in the works!

I've been working on some little chipboard Christmas shaped books. I've gotten paper on the fronts and backs but now embellies yet. I'm amazed at how long it takes to do this stuff! So far I've covered a Christmas tree and an ornament shaped one. I'm going to do a Santa hat and a ginger bread man, too. Can't wait to get them done! But today I have to work from 3-10:30! YUK! So won't get anything done on them. Boo-hoo!

Friday, November 20, 2009

New pics! 6x6 Christmas album

I made two albums. They are similar but not exactly alike. The journal tags are in pockets on the back of the pages.  All of the white pieces of paper with measurements on them are the suggested photo sizes.  You just take off the piece of paper and stick your photo on.  Most of them slide under the edge of the embellishment.  (Oh, yeah, all of the pics are clickable for a bigger view.)

One of them has red journal tags with green grossgrain ribbon. The other has ivory tags with red rick rack ribbon. 
The little ginger bread men are felt.

This one I cut ornaments out of patterened paper to make a border  at the top.
This one is really pretty in real life.

Web site!

I'm in the process of getting my web site up so please be patient!  I hope to have it up and running by the first of the year. In the meantime, you can keep up with my products and where I'll be here. (Pictures coming .  . . I promise.  No, really, they are! Seriously!)

Come see me tomorrow at Belhaven Market/Farmer's Market on the fairgrounds here in Jackson from 8:00-2:00!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Good Morning!

I got a 6x6 Christmas scrapbook finished last night for the Sat. sale.  Still gotta get pictures done so I can post them.  It turned out really cute!  And my sweet hubby got my table put up in my new scrapbook room!  YEEEEAAAAA!!!!  Now I don't have to lug stuff downstairs to work on it and back upstairs to put it away and back downstairs because I forgot to finish something and go back upstairs because I forgot to bring down one little thing that i really needed . . . get the picture?  Thank you, Sweetie!!! 

Just so you know, you should be able to post comments here.  I'd love it if someone would try and let me know what happens!  Thanks!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hey, ladies!  Thanks for joining!  I'll post some pictures later of stuff I'm taking to the Belhaven Market this Sat.

Monday, November 16, 2009

It's Official!

It's official!  I have started my little business!  This past Sat. was my first time to have a vendor booth at the Belhaven Market/Farmer's Market on the fairgrounds as "Matildy Jane Designs."   It was a lot of fun!  I got to meet several of the other vendors and got great compliments and encouragement from them and the customers!

I have thought about this, prayed about this, talked to people about this for over a year now.  Sunday morning my friend, Pam, was talking about the ladies retreat she had been on.  Through something she said, God convicted me that I needed to just trust Him!  I knew this was what I needed to do but was afraid.  This morning on the way to take Crys to school, I told her I'm turning in my resignation at Michaels today.  She had no comment.  (Those who know her won't be surprised!) When I questioned her, she said, "If it's what God told you to do, you need to do it."  Then she told me she thought it was the right thing to do.  When I sent Britt a text to tell her, her response was, "Yaaaayyyyyy!  Come get Jolie!"  Ha!  Love it!

On the way home from taking Crys to school, I prayed again, "Lord, I'm still scared.  Please give me just one more confirmation!"  After I got home, I got a phone call from a reporter who wanted to interview me about the "Happy Birthday, Jesus Festival" that my family helps with every year. Funny thing though!  God had more in mind!  She also interviewed me about what Christmas means to me.  She is going to add that I'm stepping out in faith to start my own business.  AND she's going to include my blog address for people to connect to me!  How awesome is that????

God is good!  All the time!  We just have to believe that He is going to be faithful to what He has called us to!

So ya'll come see me this Sat at the market from 8:00-2:00!  It's right by the big metal building where the flea market used to be on the fairgrounds.  It's free to get in so it won't even cost you anything to come look and say "hi"!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gotta get busy on Christmas card kits.  Oh, inspiration, where art thou???

Card Swap

These are my cards from the swap.  Our friend, Sherriel made some beautiful cards, too.  But I can't seem to find pictures of her's!  Hate when that happens!

Card Swap

My friend Beth made these. Her stuff is always elegant and beautiful!

Card Swap

These are cards from the card swap at our crop in July. My friend Joette made these from a Hot off the Press kit. They are adorable!!

Mini Cards w/matching envelopes

These are some mini cards with matching envelopes I made to put in my etsy shop. You know, the shop I intended to start but only got 3 things listed . . . still on my very long "to do" list! LOL!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009