Yes, I'm back! Hopefully my bloggy and Etsy peeps are still around -- and I am so super happy to make new ones, too -- because after five years, I've opened up my Etsy shop again! This is all so super exciting for me, the hubbs and the kids too, of course! And after 4.5 years, I'm also back to blogging too...because somehow, somewhere, in the midst of homeschooling our 3 children, returning to college for a Bachelor's degree in Science, Mathematics and Technology with a concentration in Information Systems, coordinating a homeschool STEAM playgroup, and cooking, cleaning, and taking care of myself, husband, home, and family's needs (not in that order!), somehow I have carved out some time to sew and create designs, and post some of my handmade creations for my blog visitors to see. Woohoo!
A few sweet moments of quiet bloggy goodness in my sewing studio and makerspace is really good for the soul. So that's where I am right now, here in my home studio:
I have realized that I really miss writing and sharing my creations here on my blog, and also in my Etsy shop. The kids and I have been working on lots of new items, and bringing back some beloved classics too! So I'll be posting photos of handmade goodness that I create and sew, along with 3D printed designs straight from our 3D printer, which will all be available in my shop.
And if you're wondering where that baby of mine is, the one from my last post/last bloggy giveaway back in 2012, well...he's almost 4.5 years old now and that's him up there in a monster shirt that I made for his big brother Joey a bunch of years ago. Isn't he amazing?? :D
By the way, his big brother is now 10 years old. YES, TEN, and big sis is now 8, (*eight!*) and they are three of the most fantastic kiddos you could ever imagine. They continually amaze the hubbs and I on a daily basis, and we are so very thankful every day as we get to spend our days together and enjoy homeschooling. Nothing in the world compares to spending time with my babies, and I am thankful to God daily for this time together.
We have also added another few additions to our family over the past few years. Another German Shepherd Dog, who is so one beautiful, big awesome doggy. Then there's our uber fluffball, a French Angora Rabbit who is more like a kind little puppy than a bunny. She knows her name and comes running when she's called. It's very funny to see. I'll find a video of her to post someday soon. There's a photo of her way up there at the top of my blog's header image. Next to the throw back photo of me and the hubby.
And hmmm...I'm thinking pretty soon I'll have a Grand Re-Opening Monster Giveaway on my Facebook page! So be sure to go follow my Facebook page so that you'll be notified when the giveaway begins: https://www.facebook.com/handmade.childrens.clothing.by.joeyandaleethea
And just in case you've forgotten where my super cutesie shop is, it's okay, it's been 5 years since it was open! Joey & Aleethea is here: http://joeyandaleethea.com
Off to sew now, I have an order to fulfill for a super cool Mama and her baby girl in the Netherlands! How awesome is that? I'm so excited about making it, and need to go create some handmade goodness now, so I'll post a photo of the super fun dress when it's done.
The world today needs a whole lot of happy, colorful, fun, creative goodness, and this is my way of sharing some of mine with you. So come back and visit whenever you can. We'll be here!
Peace and love.