Friday, May 28, 2010

Win a Flitterbug!

You can win any Flitterbug of your choice over at:

Click on the picture to enter.....stay awhile and enjoy Amy's lovely site!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Flitterbug Design!!!!

You've requested more choices and options for older girls.....
Here is the first style I've been working on:
The "Katie" Dress or Top
Wear sleeveless in the summer....add a shirt and leggings in the winter!
The Katie Dress comes in sizes 6 months to size 10....
$27 for size 6months to size 5

$32 for sizes 6 to size 10
....and the Katie top comes in sizes 6 months to size 14
$25 sizes 6 months to size 5
$27 sizes 6 to size 14
I can make the "Katie" out of contrasting fabrics....or just one favorite fabric....
Evangeline tells me this dress is the "most cozy" yet!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

3 Day Sale!!!!

Flitterbugs Sale!!!!
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, any....
Short Sleeve Flitterbugs Dress is just $20!
Click on fabrics and pick out your favorite.... then email me with the size and fabric you would like.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Want to win a free Flitterbug?!?
Head on over to my favorite frugal, encouraging, coupon clippin', homeschooling Momma site
to enter!
If you are visiting from MSM, thanks for stopping by!
You can follow Flitterbugs on Facebook HERE, to be the first to know about special sales and giveaways!

(Head on over to MSM to enter the giveaway!)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


It's official....the paperchase is complete! We've been checked, fingerprinted, interviewed, seminared, documented, pricked, prodded and inspected.......(and, we found the whole homestudy process to be quite enjoyable, thanks to a wonderful caseworker and agency!) feels good to have everything checked off of my list!
...all of our profiles, ready to be shown....

It's official....WE ARE PAPER PREGNANT!
The next step in our adoption journey...will be the call!
We are praising to Lord, and so eager to see who He brings our way!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Fabrics!!!

Lots of new fabrics are up! Go here and pick your colors and prints for summer!
Just email me if you would like to order something for your little one.....I am hoping to sell 100 dresses this week....go here to read more!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

100 Dresses In A Week?!?!?

A week from today, our caseworker will come to our home, chat with the kids and get our profile. Then, we will be finished. Done. Papered out. Ready. And I have a crazy goal.....
I hope to sell 100 Flitterbugs in a week!?!?!?
Crazy, I know....but that would have us about set for our placement fee...which technically could be anytime after next Tuesday. I never imagined doing what I so love to do, sewing for kids, could literally bring a child home.
But it could; it can; it almost has!
Want to be a part? You can buy a dress, email your friends, blog, facebook.Whatever strikes your fancy:)
We are almost there!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sewin' Love...

I am so thankful to have had a lot of sewing to do this past week! Thank you, thank you to everyone who is helping to bring our peanut home! May 18th we should be officially homestudy approved and profile ready!!!! OK, a few recent designs:

Paisley Ruffle Sundress...headed to Texas
Frog Paisely to South Carolina
This specialty tee was SO much fun! It is headed to Tracy, who is OFFICIALY miss Ellie Grace's momma! Ellie Grace will be home from Ethiopia SOON!!!
I loved working on these will see them in an upcoming giveaway on one of my favorite sites on May 19th. I can't wait!!!
Loved, loved this first birthday specialty tee!!!
I have about 20 dresses made up and ready to post for a big, if I can just get pictures taken and up! Soon, soon!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

HALF PRICE...any one outfit!!!!

Thought about ordering a Fitterbug, but just haven't yet?!? Now is a great time!
Today and tomorrow (Wednesday and Thursday).......any one item of your choice is half price!
**Just click on the "home" page and see what style Flitterbug you want
**Then click on the "fabrics" page and choose your favorite
**Email me with your selection...half price on any one item! (plus shipping)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Meltdown, Fingerprints and Total Controlled Chaos:)

Last night........I had my first total, complete, gut wrenching adoption waiting meltdown. It was not pretty, as my kids can tell by my still-swollen eyes. We officially started our adoption journey last August, and have had many bumps, setbacks and total frustrations since then. I KNOW that this journey is the Lord's and HIS timing and ways are perfect, but my heart ACHES and LONGS to hold my little one.
Our most recent frustration has been our GBI/FBI fingerprints and background checks. We must have these checks run and return to our agency in order to be homestudy approved. Without getting bogged down in the boring details, Georgia has very recently changed the ways agencies and the courts run checks, and this has caused much confusions for all involved. We were thrilled wen we were able to get our prints taken 5 weeks and 4 days ago. It should have taken 48 hours for theses results to be sent back to our agency...but here we are, over 5 weeks later, still waiting. I have made countless calls trying to get things worked out, but to no avail.
Last night I heard that a family from our agency had a baby girl placed in their arms within a day of being homestudy approved.....and my heart just broke. Now, don't get me wrong,I am HAPPY for this family, and I KNOW that this is the child the Lord has set apart for them...but I became lost in hurt and frustration. We have for MONTHS been on this journey with what seems like no progress. I KNOW in the end I will look back and see His goodness and timing in it all, but some days my heart feels nothing but ache for our child. It is hard to watch families who started the journey get referrals, travel to Ethiopia and love on their children while we wait. My heart just hurt to the point of a total breakdown last night.
The good Lord knew that today would bring some relief! My sweet husband called at about 10:00 this morning, and said, "I got 'em." WHOOOHOOOO! He had left work (yea, he'll now have to make up those hours), and gone to the courthouse. He basically refused to leave until he had those background checks in hand. After an hour and a half of working every living soul in our county court offices, the judge and our with our agency's help (thanks Jill!!!!) he emerged with prints in hand!
I grabbed up the kids, hucked everyone in the car and drove out in the rainstorm of the decade to take our prints to our agency. The kids were looking rough when we arrived, and for some reason I just HAD to tell our caseworker Samuel got his hand stuck in the mouse sticky trap this morning. I must have looked like a crazy lady asking...."Hey ya'll...approve me to adopt!"
Below is my hubby...the superhero of the day with our clearances!

Then, it got a little crazy. Hubby decided to cheer me up...... and spontaneously got a free (stray? we aren't sure) baby kitten for me. So, with baby kitten in the van, we trek t our agency, then take over a hour to get home in the torrential rain. Whew! Kids and cat in from the near flood outside, when up pulls our postlady with a box of 25 baby chicks we had ordered a month ago! Augh! I now had one kitten and 25chicks....all of whom need someone to feed them with the medicine dropper. I was going to put the chicks in the coop outside....when I noticed the mouse/rat in the coop and back in they come. I would like to think the chaos is controlled, but not too sure on that one.

Now off to care for the children, chicks and cat...and hopefully hear when we will be approved and profile ready!