2010….into 2011

Alexander

 

So much has changed in this one year. First things first.. I now have a baby boy! He truly makes my heart go pitter patter. He has brought many moments of laughter and tears. He’s a kind old soul that just wants to smile and run! He started walking at 8 months old. But, because I’ve been so busy with Alexander and of course Isabel.. and do not forget Sarah! I’ve not had time to spend time with my lovely beads.. until recently. I’ve recently gotten everything in place to begin again my love, my craft. Let me tell you what I’ve been playing with… Beautiful miyaki seed beads. I’ve been creating French Beaded Flowers.. This is one of my first..

From Vintage Mom Creations.. Little Pink FlowerSo much is coming into my heart and mind now.. I just don't have enough time in the day to create all of my thoughts! But, avid reader.. prepare for an arresting amount of delicious beaded pleasure coming soon.. my heart can't be contained for long!As a side note I thought I'd share my newest photo of Ms. Isabel ( she's the one with down syndrome that many of you have grown to love) she's now 4 years old and a wonderful big sister. One of my best friends Joy created this wonderful piece of digital art for me ( you can find her on the internet by searching "Goddessjoy" she makes WONDERFUL jewelry.. and is an artist I guarentee you will love.. her link is also listed on this page) anyway.. here is my baby girl now.. Isabel~our down syndrome princess!

 

Isabel~our down syndrome princess!

That’s all for now my friends.. Keep watching for more beautiful creations.. coming from Vintage Mom Creations…

Sometimes you just have to laugh

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Featured Artist of the day.. The Birds and Bees

How cute can it get! I swear I am in love with this little shop.. All you mommies out there.. Get to SHOPPING!!

Introducing The Birds and Bees~

And the Red Footed Booby Bird
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Buy it here~http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8587562

I am a 100% wool crochet and felted red-footed booby bird. I get my name because some people, and I emphasize “people”, think I’m a little clumsy on land. I’m very graceful in the water though. I have beautiful red webbed feet and a blue beak. My wings are dark brown and the rest of me sandy brown. I measure around 7 inches (18cm) tall

 

Adorable huh? I love it! A wonderful item and wonderful seller.

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She’s calling Daddy because mommy is blogging again.

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I don’t usually blog so personally here. This is my business blog ya know? 😉

But this girl.. Whew. This is my daughter Isabel. She’s 18 months old this month and you can always read more about her on the other pages here but, let’s get an update.

We’ve had quite a time over the last year, Isabel and me. Of course a family always have ups and down’s but Isabel.. and Mommy well we have alot on our plate sometimes.

This past year we’ve made some major decisions with her therapy schedule and how we handle life together in general.

You see, Isabel has Down Syndrome.

Which means therapy. So of course at the beginning of her life I had her signed up for every single pt, st, and ot available. ( physical, speech and occupational therapy) We did baby group. We had play dates.

YUCK.  Not yuck.. but double yuck. We were killing ourselves.

A few months ago we said STOP this madness!

I’ll tell you when the iceburg hit the mommy ship.

I was tired. Worn out actually. My aunt had died of breast cancer May 1st. Another Aunt died of COPD in June. It was funeral after funeral.

Isabel was trying to learn to walk. She was cruisin around and having a good time and we were especially pleased with her progress. ( daddy and me and the other kids.. we were actually tickled.) She was 14-15 months old. We were still in the normal walking window right?

So, We go to physical therapy. And.. To make a very long story short.. he suggested a “baby walker”. Not a walker.. like sit the kid in and have fun walker. But a metal .. help the child with the disability walker. I was confused. I have absolutely NOTHING against anything that will help Isabel. But a metal walker?

So I began to question him.. Does she really NEED this? Is this something that she will have for life.. this crutch?? ( again.. some do.. and I in no way am against that. If Isabel NEEDED IT I would be FINE with it.) But… She was trying to walk already!!!

Long story short.. a mini battle ensued.  We as a family wanted Isabel to have a chance to walk on her own two feet. The therapist wanted to SPEED THINGS UP. We wanted her to have her time.

We no longer go into the center for therapy. We are in a ps2 program that I will write about in another blog or page..

Isabel is running now. Without a walker.

Isabel walks alone. 🙂

Don’t give up.

Never give up.

She doesn’t.

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Featured Artist of the Day~ Jujuw~Baby it’s Cold outside..

I have a friend that handpaints the CUTEST baby items.. You gotta see these booties…

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Oh my goodness.. Aren’t these the cutest?

From the description..

Cute lil slippers to keep a little one’s foot warm on those cold days and nights, all while doing it in style…A GREAT gift for that special little one.

Each slipper is soft suede like fabric with furry trim around the top and inside to keep a little one’s foot nice and warm

*ALL designs are trademarked under the name of ‘JuJu’Designs 

These slippers were hand painted (NOT stenciled)by me, ‘JuJu’ Designs, using non-toxic permanent paint.

Find them here 

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8063918

 

And for the baby top?

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6,12,24Mo,4,5 Sweatshirt – Train – Red- Handpainted
 
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7937334

Description
Every guy needs a sweatshirt for those chilly days and nights, and THIS one with the train is PERFECT to keep him nice and toasty all while looking adorable at the same time. Great for company or just hanging around the house, this sweatshirt is sure to please.

Combined shipping rate available for purchases of more than one item.

Sizes: 6MO,12Mo,24Mo., 4T, 5

Please specify size desired

The sweatshirt was handpainted (NOT stenciled) by me, ‘JuJu’ Designs, using non-toxic permanent fabric paint. Machine Wash & Dry.

50/50 fleece sweatshirt.

 

About the Artist..

I live in a small town on the Connecticut coastline. I’m a born and raised Connecticut gal.

I have 3 children, one of which is a chef…YEAH…I HATE to cook…2 boys, 1 girl…and then there’s my pup of 14 yrs. who’s my best friend, and most of the time, best kid. He takes great care of me and without him I’d be lost.

I started painting kid’s clothes almost 30 yrs. ago when the kids were little. My husband was out of work at the time and began sewing aprons and painting on them. I entered myself into a local craft fair and made a whole $40…from there a few of the neighbors asked me to paint over the stains in their child’s shirts, and hence, a business was born…it mushroomed and developed a life of its own until I was selling to 10’s of stores in the NYC metro area and doing very large juried craft fairs in NY and CT.

After several years of working 18/7, my husband’s new job transered him to Atlanta…which is when we decided it was more important for me to spend my time with the kids rather than a business so I shut it down. I dabbled in painting off and on over the years.

I’m a hypnotherapist and a reiki practioner but have always loved painting…ALL kinds of painting…houses, walls, furniture, clothes, it doesn’t matter.

Things that are important to me are family, friends, simplicity in all things…and humor!

Thanks for stopping by to meet me. If you’d like to chat just send me an email…I’m always open for a good convo and meeting a new friend.

 

I’m here to tell you.. juju is the way to go. She’s a postive lady that never forgets your name. Let’s get those sales rolling into her shop!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5142675

 

Buy Handmade.. It’s worth it.

Thanks again for reading,

Renita~ http://www.vintagemomcreations.etsy.com

About this blog..

I haven’t been doing the greatest job in the world blogging. It seems that I have wonderful intentions and yet so many different aspects to my life have continually hit me that I just haven’t felt much like really writing. I think this blog may finally be coming together a bit. I have a place for Isabel and the Down’s Syndrome. I have a place for my wood crafts. I have an about me section that is started. Now I just have to add a just jewelry page and then holidays and such. I am hopeful that between Joy and a couple other friends I will have this page looking like a real “grownup” page before too long so that I can continually add to it without getting disqusted.

Off I go now to clean up this house and get ready to watch the Buckeyes!!