Hello all! Just a quick post to let you know that our little Abe Alexander entered the world on June 6th. He’s such a great baby, very cuddly, a great sleeper and eater, with a head of dark hair and as cute as can be.
I’d love to write another post with the full birth story soon, but I’m pleased to report that my VBAC was successful and experiencing the miracle of birth was nothing short of amazing. Thank you to everyone who supported, prayed for, and encouraged me!
We are all doing fine and recovering nicely (despite a case of jaundice after coming home from the hospital) and adjusting to life with a fourth member of the family. Love to you all!
Hello dear readers! Happy Friday and happy Memorial Day weekend! Just wanted to let you all know this is my last post for awhile. I’m planning on taking a break from blogging and most everything else for the month of June so I can have my baby and adjust to new life with a family of four! I couldn’t be more excited.
Of course, I do plan on posting a photo or two and a quick birth announcement after our new little guy is born (my due date is June 13). If you think of me, please pray for wisdom, safety for me and baby, and peace as I am attempting a VBAC delivery which I am excited to try but also slightly nervous about.
I’ll miss you, but I’ll be back before you know it!
It’s been over two weeks since my last post, yikes! I sort of took a sabbatical from blogging to re-prioritize my life and allow myself to process the trip my husband took to Kenya. I’d like to share some things I’ve been thinking and in the meantime, here are a few projects I’ve worked on recently!
Changing this blog format to include not just art and inspiration, but personal thoughts as well.
Creating for my etsy shop whenever I feel like it…in other words no pressure!
A handmade gift for a sweet friend of mine.
There has been so much stirring in me, whirling around with no where to land that I thought about starting another blog, but I really didn’t want two blogs to keep up with. So evie s. will be a journal for me of sorts, after all I’m not trying to achieve success or fame, I just want a place to express myself completely and if people want to follow, great!
Some cute hair clips for some little girls I know (made from this tutorial).
So I hope to be posting more frequently, because I have ALOT to talk about. Are there any topics that you are particularly interested in hearing from me about? If so, I’d love to hear!
I’m so excited to share with a great way for artists to use their talents to give back to humanity through their work. As an artist, I’ve struggled with the “why” behind the creative urges I have, beyond using them for profit or for myself, I really have longed for a greater purpose. I know I’m not the only one like this. That’s why I created A Beautiful Idea.
A recent aquaintance of mine hit the nail on the head so perfectly…she says, “how can God use artists to meet real needs in practical ways? Cuz my creative gifts seem futile up against a hurting world. Help!”
My hope is that this movement can be the vehicle to do just that – make a difference in a hurting world. Here is how it works:
Etsy sellers, independent sellers and artists create a unique product to list and sell in their store, with 100% of the sale of that item going to charity. This can be ongoing, or a one-time deal. Your choice.
At the end of every month, ABI will donate the funds given to the chosen charity and give a report on our blog. Every 6 months (or once our monetary goal is hit), a new charity or cause will be selected.
It’s a three-fold beneficial cycle:
Artists have a way to create work for a greater purpose.
Consumers are given the opportunity to buy a unique product that supports a cause.
Charities are given the proceeds to help their mission.
Imagine with me for a sec, for instance if only 1% of Etsy.com’s current 200,000+ sellers (via entrepreneur.com) got on board making one $20 item a month – that’s $40,000 dollars a month! Think of the unprecedented change that ARTISTS could make in the world.
OK, you’ve heard enough and now you want to get involved, right? It’s simple.
Hey everyone! Thanks for all your sweet feedback on my last post. It’s really fun getting to share the journey with you! This is just a quick note to show off some brand new items I posted in my etsy shop this week. I’m excited to start making more things for your home AND your wardrobe!
Hello wonderful readers! I’m excited about sponsoring an online holiday exposition right here on evie s. This will be a fun little collaboration to celebrate the holiday, and see some great work and products.
Who can participate: Any artist, etsy seller, independant seller, crafter, or photographer.
What you can submit: A product, a photograph, artwork, DIY project or craft…pretty much anything as long as it has a holiday or winter theme!
When to email it by: Please email your submissions by Sunday, December 13th. I will be posting the expo on the following Monday.
Where to send your submissions: Email me pics, links, etc to info [at] evie-s.com
Since we are moving to Oklahoma City, I would like to get rid of some serious amounts of STUFF! So I’m discounting everything in the evie s. store to sell. I really want to get rid of it all! The less we have to pack, the better.
I love this creative project by Culture Vulture to send a few themed Moleskines around the world to be drawn in by different artists. You can already see the drawings in this Flickr group, but here are my favs.