Baby Shower for Emma Renee


Emma Bag

Saturday was little Emma Renee’s baby shower!!  I decided that I wasn’t going to take the easy way out and run to Babies R Us this go around.  Half way into it though, I was rethinking my decision!!  :)  Here is a little diaper bag for Emma made with blue and black and white damask…. Emma’s nursery colors.

Emma Bag Inside

Here is the inside of the diaper bag.  It has 2 pockets on one side for wipes and diapers and 3 pockets on the other side for bottles, binkies, or whatever!

Emma Gift

I also made a fleur de lis onesie and bib so Emma can represent her roots! 

Emma burpie2

A black and white damask burpcloth accented with black velvet ribbon, blue/turquoise ric rac, and a fancy “E” rounds out the gift. 

Even though I ran out of time, I enjoyed designing and making all these dainty pretties for such a special baby.  I can’t wait to meet her when she makes her debut…. maybe I will even complete her blanket before then!

Nolen’s Ribbon

Nolen awareness
After joining Josh and Rebecca Chandler (read about their story) in the Atlanta Walk to Remember, the idea for this tribute came to life.  Nolen’s ribbon closely resembles the ribbon used to bring awareness to pregnancy and infant loss.  Pregnancy and infant loss is often brushed under the rug… parents are not given the time or support they earnestly need to grieve. 
Nolen awareness cozy
This cozy will be added to my etsy shop today!!  It is the awareness ribbon appliquéd to lavender suede with sherpa backing.  When I look at it, I smile and find peace in knowing that there are tiny angels in heaven watching over their mommies, daddies, sisters, brothers, grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles.  All proceeds from this cozy will be donated in Nolen’s memory to Nolen’s Fighters Team for the annual Atlanta PKD Walk on November 13, 2010.
If you would like to donate to the PKD walk, you can click on the above “Nolen’s Fighters” link and follow the directions.  Please contact me at if you would like to order an awareness ribbon appliqué with a name on a cozy, bag, or shirt.  Again, all proceeds will benefit Nolen’s Fighters!

Pumpkin Shirt Sneak-a-look

A couple of weeks ago, some friends and I got together to make our daughters appliqued pumpkin shirts for the fall.  We all started from the same pumpkin shape that came from a coloring book and each creation was unique!  What a great way to spend a day with friends. :)  Here is a looksy at Em's shirt.  I am in the process of creating a pdf tutorial on how to applique without the use of an embroidery machine.  Until it's complete though, I was dying to show the end result!!

Project 9 6 1 Family Reunion Concert

Concert Group pic 

Every once in a while, you just have to let your hair down!!  Last night, we ventured out to the Verizon Amphitheater to do just that…

Rebecca Lib Concert

It was a BEAUTIFUL day that turned into a wee bit chilly as the sun set.  We didn’t mind though and kept on singing!!


Here is Sevendust performing.  I couldn’t get good pics of the rest of the bands.  My little point and shoot does NOT take good nighttime shots from any distance greater than 2 feet at best. :(

Josh and Rebecca Concert

Josh and Rebecca smile for the camera!

Lib Eric Concert

Eric and I towards the middle of the concert.

There was no time for pictures when Buck Cherry and Shinedown were on stage… Bec and I were TOO busy singing, laughing at people in the Pit, and realizing just how old we really are.  Eric and Josh were sporting their Old Navy gear and trying to stay warm. ;)