Hi friends and followers! Thanks so much for following me on this blog. Its sooo sweet of you! With all of the changes in my little corner of the world in the last 6 months, I think two blogs are too much to keep up with. I'm going to be posting primarily on this blog from now on: JulieElizabeth Handcrafted . I'm not going to delete this blog, but I probably won't post on it as often as the other. I hope this note finds everyone in good spirits!
See you at JulieElizabeth Handcrafted!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Wow...it has been a while since I've posted. Things have been VERY busy at work and I've been working at home to get everything ready for our little man's arrival. I've been doing a lot of research, as I'm sure most first timers do. My searching has led me down several paths. The first being the importance and necessity of breastfeeding. There is so much to know and so much to find out. That led me to more "natural" methods of caring for my home and our kiddo. One of these being the "new" cloth diapers. The one I have pictured above is called the Gro Baby - soon to be called the GroVia. It is what they call a hybrid system. You have the option to use the snap-in organic cotton cloth liners or to use the disposable (all natural, biodegradable, even compostable) liners. And the best part is it fits from newborn to potty training. If you live in the OKC area and are intersted in something like this, you should check out Green Bambino. I think the most difficult part of all of this new found information is getting the family on board. Of course, we are blessed with a wonderfully supportive and open minded family, but still, when you say, "Hey, we're going to breastfeed exclusively, so that will mean we'll have to limit our visitors for the first few weeks and you might not get to see baby until he's a couple hours old because we have to get started right away with breasfeeding. Oh and by the way, we're going to use cloth diapers too." They tend to make the "what?!?" face. Thankfully we have our parents on board and now they'll most likely be the people to explain the the exended family our wishes. If you're reading and thinking along the same lines, this might be a good article to send to your parents to help explain what you're reading in your books and learning in your classes (on breastfeeding) http://pregnancy-blog.parentingweekly.com/2010/05/7-tips-to-get-ready-for-breastfeeding.html Obviously the most important thing is that we want to have a happy and healthy baby. We're excited to share our biggest accomplishment with our friends and family members, but it will just be in shorter increments at first.
Has anyone else out there experienced the - Yep, we're going to do this a little differently - conversation? How did your families react?
Posted by Julie at 10:48 PM
Monday, March 29, 2010
Knitting and flowers! Yay! This is a bookmark. I found the pattern in a fabulous calendar that a co-worker gave me as a Christmas gift. (Yes, my co-workers know that I love knitting THAT much!) I took the picture of it on my Gardening Encyclopedia because I'm just that cool...hahah. So here is the pic...I can't wait to improvise some more of these cute little creations...what do you think?
Posted by Julie at 3:45 PM
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
I've been wanting to do a headband for a LOOOOOONNNNNGGGGG time now. I finally got around to it last night. This is what I came up with. I started witha pattern, but had to make some major adjustments for the yarn I used. It ended up being little girl sized. I think it will look best on blonde hair, so I asked my boss to give it to his cutie daughter. She's the only blonde I know! She is one of those fashion forward little ladies, so I hope it isn't too old fashioned for her. This was so fun to make that I'm going to offer several different sizes at the craft show this year :)
I also have to share this little ditty with you all....It is a Rose-style sign. She told me how to make it over a year ago and I just never did. It was supposed to be for a girlfriend's second child (and she is now expecting number three!). So, I was a little behind on this one. When we moved, I lost track of all of the supplies I had purchased for it, I just found them the other night and decided to make the sign. It turned out really cute and was just as easy as Rose said it would be. I think she would like it. Luckily, the friend who it is intended for likes it and still wants it...whew!
Posted by Julie at 10:37 AM