Saturday, December 29, 2012

Looking Back on 2012

Welp 2012 is coming to a close and 2013 is sprouting up. As the new year is showing its head I can't help but look back on the year. There was a lot of big changes that happened to me. For one I went in 2012 single for the first time in a long time. My boyfriend and I were always off and on, but the last time I was SURE we were done. But our unconditional love brought us back together again... as usual. This time he tried to make it official and he proposed! So for 2012 I was an engaged woman with the man I've been with for 5 years. He was in another state when he asked but that didn't matter. We were head over heels for each other. It was time to set our love in stone. When he came back we moved into a new place together. Not our first place together but it felt like it. A lot more space, 3 rooms, a basement. Nothing like our crumby apartment. It's a really nice place.

2012 was also a big birthday year. I turned 25! So I had to have a big party that I would remember for years. I had my party at a club in downtown Detroit. It was successful. The only thing was... I was pregnant. Yup. A few weeks prior I took a test and it was positive! So yeah it was my biggest birthday yet no drinking for me. It sucked a bit but I realize now somethings happen to you for a reason.

So for 2012, I turned 25, was engaged, new place in Detroit, and now a human incubator. Wow. My daughter started 1st grade and I started my semester as a junior. As the months went by I learned that I was pregnant with a baby boy! I was so excited. I was blessed to have my little girl now to have my little boy with my fiancé (our first together) that has always been there for our family. I guess there was a reason for that 3rd room after all. ^_^

 My year has been full of exciting new changes and I'm very happy. At first I wasn't. Big changes like those can really scare the crap out of you. Change period is hard. But as the months of 2012 are coming to a close I realize that change is good and everyone has to go through it. He wouldn't put more on me than I could handle. 2012 has proved to be my biggest and most memorable year yet. And I'm sure 2013 will be just as big. With the baby on the way a lot more will change. I haven't had to change diapers and feed a baby for over 4 years now. But those skills never really leave you. And Nathaniel will show me just how great of a mommy I can be--still.

I hope your year was full of excitement and love as was mines. Have a Happy New Year!!! -Sable

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

DIY: First Collection I've Sewn

I finished my first collection of outfits! Well they aren't sized for humans but I think the dolls are happy! My daughter has a few dolls that seem to stay naked! And with me picking up sewing I thought it would be cool to make her dolls a few outfits. Here's the collection...

So whatchu think? I think I did pretty good for my first time. I took a old shirt and pair of jeans and made these three outfits. I even made a little denim purse to match the skirt. We couldn't find it for the pic. It was pretty neat. I'm glad I decided to start on doll clothes before going on to real life sized clothes. There's a lot to learn!! But I'm excited.

Next I will be working on the new arrivals clothes and blankets. I have a few patterns I bought from Jo-Ann. Wish me luck!!