Monday, February 28, 2011

It's been a while...

I haven't been posting as frequently as I used to... I'm starting to have trouble remembering what my last post was about! LOL I have hit 36 weeks now... I'm hoping to meet my little girl soon! She is going to be really big; I can tell. It's pretty painful when she moves around.
Tomorrow we're moving... What fun... I have been packing, packing, packing... Hubby will do all the moving, but then it will be unpacking, unpacking, unpacking... and I am NOT looking forward to it AT ALL! Then we have to clean this apartment for the move-out inspection, and I would like to make sure that everything is completely done before she arrives. I'm excited that she will have her own bedroom, though. I have gotten quite addicted to making things for her bedroom. :) I have a list of things I want to make soon! I hope I will be able to do some next week!!!
This past week, I have expanded my crafty-ness to include fabrics... I still don't, nor do I plan to, sew or use a sewing machine. I'll just stick to my hot glue gun for now!! LOL I made cute little memory boards for the kids' rooms though...

Also, I have made several sales, YAY, so here are some of the things I've made:
 A baby stocking hat, and an adult beanie with matching scarf...

 Bunny hats for sisters and a cute little newborn beanie...

 A diaper cover to match the previous beanie and a few pairs of mary jane slippers...

 A hammock... I have another I need to start working on now. :)

& a cute little beachy hat!

Right now I'm working on another bunny hat, then I have another bunny hat, some headbands, a hammock, and another diaper cover to make. :) Exciting! I also plan on making some leg warmers next week. Wish me luck! I hope everyone has a fabulous week!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Giveaway :)

I have gotten a lot of new fans on my Facebook page, so I'm going a giveaway there!!! The first place winner gets a free hat, second place gets $10 off, and third place gets $5 off. I'm also giving away $10 off on three other Facebook pages, so check out my page for more information or to enter. :) I know many of you can crochet your own items, but if you know anyone who might be interested, spread the word!! :)

My Facebook, 4Hankins Crochet

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Things I'm Loving...

This week has been really busy, and the next two weeks will be TWICE as busy... So I was glad to get on Blogger and see something that made me remember to "stop and smell the roses."

Here are the things I'm loving right now!!!:

My new diamond earrings my hubby got me for Valentine's Day! We didn't really do Christmas; we decided to wait a couple of months to conserve money at Christmas time.... They are gorgeous! My very first diamond was my engagement ring, and now these... :)

The Playstation 3 that I bought DH for Valentine's Day!! One of my goals when I started selling my crocheted stuff was to get him a PS3 or a new Xbox since his broke two days before Thanksgiving... I was able to save up HALF! I am very proud of myself for contributing, so I didn't feel like he bought it for himself! It's awesome being able to stream Netflix to the tv now, since we turned off our cable a while back, and the picture is amazing... I know he loves it, because he can't stop playing it!!! :)

Darling little bows and beautiful baby clothes!!! I'm due five weeks from today, and I just can't wait to meet this little girl constantly moving inside me!!

Swimming! My son has only been able to go swimming a few times each summer, and every year it's the same: The first time is torture, the second time is a little less scary, the third time is okay, and the fourth time he loves it... and then we don't go again until the following year, so the cycle repeats itself! Well, we suddenly decided to start going to the indoor pool on base once a week, and ----SUCCESS!!!! It took him the first couple of trips to ease into it, and then we got him a puddle jumper, which is AMAZING!! Now, he loves swimming around all by himself. I can't believe how "big" he has gotten in just a few trips!

Quality family time!!! A couple days ago, my son started saying the cutest thing to my husband... When we turn a show or movie on, he scoots over on his little couch, pats it, and says "You can sit on my couch, there is plenty of room right here." LOL

Making new crocheted things.... Being more creative!! I just need more time to make all the things I want to try!
My Facebook page for selling this stuff...

Being only a couple of weeks away from having my MASTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And last, but not least... something that I cannot post a picture for... My daughter doing somersaults inside me! She is SO active! Way more active than my son was... She is moving constantly. It's amazing to me how one second she makes my belly look like a rectangle, and then a star, and then a square, lol... It's never round... She is always sticking a body part out of a few places! I will truly miss feeling her moving around, but I will be oh-so-happy to hold her in my arms! Here's a 34 week shot of the belly:

Well, it has brought me a lot of joy to sit here and think about some of the best things in my life right now... I hope everyone takes a few minutes to do the same. :-D

Thank you to paisleyjade for starting this. :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Very excited!

Pictured are all the things I have sold in the last two weeks! I'm very excited to finally get this up and running. I still enjoy crocheting, and I hope that doesn't change with the more I sell. I have a few things I would like to work on for my daughter, but I haven't had a chance. The more I work, I expect the fast I will get, and I'll learn to manage the orders and my wants at the same time. :) I'm really hoping business keeps up, because I like contributing, or at least making enough to pay for my hobbies. With selling things, I keep making new things, and I'm really proud of my work!! :)

Visit my Facebook page to see what all I have for sale! :)