Saturday, December 20, 2008

Owlie & His Flock!

Owlie 010, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

...owlie and his flock are done... and on their way to Ohio! The fabric birdies will be perched on several limbs that have been threaded together as a mobile for a wee one's room. I'm hoping to make one of these for Ella's Secret Garden Nursery after the first of the year. :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

We think we see Santa!

We think we see Santa!, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

...or maybe it's Camden being a distraction!!! LOL.

I took pictures of Sheena's little girls today for their Christmas card. They were so incredibly cute in their little red dresses. Sheena's mom lives right next door to us so it was very easy for me to run over during Ella's nap and take pictures! Camden and I even brought over the little rocking chair for them to sit in. The rocking chair was a gift from Uncle Dan, it was his when he was a little boy. Camden loves to rock in it. And I thought it would be a perfect backdrop for a Christmas picture :).

Sweet Toes Custom Order Beth

SweetToesCustomOrderBeth 006, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

I completed this custom order at naptime today for two pairs of sweet toes, one in pink and one in purple. They are for an itty bitty baby, even smaller than Ella... so this pair still fit my little model, but were a bit snug, so they should be perfect for the recipient. My favorite part? The little button hearts sewn on the side, and the starburst stitching along the top that mocks the starburst floral pattern in the fabric. Love. It. Thanks, Beth!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Playing at the Park

December17 004, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

Camden has had a BLAST playing at the park lately! :) He packs his bag full of toys and we go. It's amazing that little boys can play with trucks in the dirt for HOURS.

The Stockings Were All Hung on ?? The Stairwell?? with care.

December17 005, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

Here are all of the stockings that my mom has made for my family. Aren't they lovely? :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunnynole's Nest - the Etsy shop redesign.

Here I go again! I have gotten a few custom orders lately, and I thought that (well, in my mind, because of that...) I needed to step my shop design up a bit. So, Connie has been hard at work on my re-design. I changed my shop name to Sunnynole's Nest because I thought it incorporated a bit more of what I do here. A shop for moms, babies and the home. I love the design and the name, it's so perfectly fitting. On a more personal note, the "nest" comes from the bit of time that we had to stay back in the hospital after I was released to go home because of Ella's heart. She's all better now, but that nest illustration that they placed on our door has stuck with me. It's in my craft closet now, awaiting a frame. There is a larger meaning beyond the proverbial nest. It is comfort, it is nurturing, it is home. When a mama (or mama bird) is "nesting", they are preparing their home for baby. So, perfect name for my shop, a shop with items for moms, babies and the home.

Only, I haven't been able to come up with a tagline. My husband and I have been trying to decide on one for weeks now and it has not come to us. So, I'm asking for your help! Leave a comment with your suggestions for my tagline. The winner will get a little surprise in the mail.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cuddle Bug.

Cuddle Bug., originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

I took Ella to get her ears pierced today. She did very well with it and looks so adoreable. I chose pink stones for the earrings, as her whole wardrobe is practically all pink, and it was just fitting. She's my girlie girl already.

I heard Ella laugh really hard for the first time today. It was a low gurgling belly laugh, and so completely adoreable. I was touching my nose to her nose while saying "ahhh-boo" over and over again to her... and she was JUST laughing her head off. It was SO cute. She's ticklish too, I found that out the other night while changing her clothes. I called my mom to let her hear the cute little laugh, and of course she stopped. She certainly has made it clear that she isn't everyone's circus monkey!

I've been enjoying how nice Camden is to her. He hugs her and holds her and talks to her. And she's totally enthralled by him. Whenever he is in her sight, her eyes light up and she smiles. He can soothe her just about as well as I can. She calms down when he begins talking to her. It's amazing.

And he's so funny about trying to soothe her if she's getting fussy. He hasn't realized yet that sometimes babies are just fussy when they are tired. So he will repeat "It's okay Ella, don't cry" over and over to her, or he'll start singing "Jesus Loves Me", which is what he did everytime she started crying during our car trip to Fort Lauderdale. I love that about him. He might be a handful, and he might not always listen, and he might get on my last NERVE a lot of the time, but he's a really loving little boy, and he loves his sister probably about as much as I do! :) That's a good thing.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Becky's Custom Order - Completed!

Finished this little order up at naptime today, and it's on it's way to Newaygo, MI :)!

Ella in the Rainforest

Ella 002, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

Ella loves her Rainforest mat from Granddaddy and Gee. She is now GRABBING at things and playing with the toys attached to it. Sooooooo exciting!!!!!!!!!!

Custom Order for Becky- Hair Clips Complete

Burning the candle at both ends these days- I finished these hair clips early this morning. I can't do much crafty work during the day because my attention is focused so much on my children- as it should be... but the night-time and early mornings have been my friend these days. I've had so many custom requests that I just can't turn down! I have a few more pieces to make to go with this order, and I'm hoping that will happen today during naptime so after naptime we can run them by the post office on our way to the park!

Seeing Birdies!

I'm making a bunch of these little stuffed fabric birdies as an etsy custom order for Connie. She is going to use them to create a mobile for her baby's nursery using this pattern from spool. I completely love the little birdies and love the mobile idea- and may do something like that for Ella's Secret Garden Nursery after the holidays!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Camden's Cadillac!

Camden's Cadillac!, originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

Thanks Gee and Granddaddy! Camden loves his new car!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Ella Loves her some Gee and

Custom Order for Joni -

This pillow was a custom Etsy order for Joni- it is for her 10 y/o son's room- his room is decorated in all vintage-american things. They recently took a trip to Washington, DC and this Abe and Son photo has a special meaning. This will be one of his Christmas gifts. She said he will be thrilled to have something so unique. I'm really pleased with the product and (hope) that she will send pictures after the holidays of it on his bed.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

"Take a Picture"

"Take a Picture", originally uploaded by SunnyNole.

Such a sweet moment in time....
He put his arm around his Daddy and looked at me and said "Take a picture" in the smallest and sweetest voice ev-er! Definately one of my favorite pics of them. Right up there with This one!.

Monday, December 01, 2008


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving trip to Fort Lauderdale. Camden spent lots of time hanging with Gee and Granddaddy- and they wore him OUT, as you can see in the picture :).... (Granddaddy looks a lil tired, too, don't ya think?)