Thursday, March 31, 2011

Laziness or Exhaustion?




Yeah - I wish that were me - I'm not that cute pregnant!

I thought I was past the first trimester exhaustion when I stopped needing to take a catnap in my office chair every day at work, and I actually managed to sew a few things (and sell one of them right away in my Etsy shop - yay me!). 

So then comes my internal dialog beating myself up for plopping on the sofa every evening after my daughter Arden is asleep.  I keep being really motivated earlier in the day, and then all I want to do is curl up under a blanket and zone out watching television until say, 9:30 or so and then I crash.  My husband has taken to calling me inertia - how's that for supportive?

So, maybe I'm not past the crazy-hormone fatigue just yet.  Or maybe it's that Arden has woken up crying nearly every hour for the last five days with fevers and pain from her molars and/or a sore throat.  Either way, I'm still not quite myself and I'm sorry that you haven't seen much from me except for the posts about all the fabulous Spring Fling giveways.  At least that's keeping some content on here. 

But - I have been thinking up lots of fun projects so when I'm feeling a bit more energetic, (whenever that might be) I'll have plenty to draw upon.  I'll definitely be working on my Every Occasion dress for Jennifer from My Mommy Can..., and already have all the fabric for it.  It's good to have external motivators when the internal ones are broken!

Anyone else get insanely tired during pregnancy?  How'd you manage?


Spring Fling - Day #12!


We're getting close to the end, but the giveways keep on coming!  Today's giveways are:
 
Vintage inspired Sunbonnet Sue flour sack dish towels from Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations:

 
And a handpainted window sill sitter from Renee at Strokes of Magic:

So head over to their sites and enter.  The giveways will be open for three days and the winner announced on day four.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Every Occasion Dress Winner!



It's time!  I'm so excited - my first giveway!  And the winner determined by Random.org is #15:




Woo hoo!  Maybe it's a Jennifer thing?  Anyways, I'm super excited and now I get to start sewing!  Jennifer, contact me and let me know what size Every Occasion Dress you would like!

Thanks to everyone who visited and left comments, became a follower, and "hearted" my Etsy shop Jennuine Design.  I'm giddy over all my new friends!

Spring Fling Giveway Day #10 and #11!

First let me begin by apologizing for the lateness of this post.  Something went wacky with my post scheduler (or was it a chair to keyboard interface error?), so I'm manually releasing it a day late.  There's still plenty of time to enter, so get going!


Yesterday's giveways are:
 
A glass pendant necklace plus a surprise from Brooke at Girl Boy Girl Inspired:



And two bows from Ashley at Ashley Creations:

 
Today's giveways are:
 
A $30 gift certificat at B.Inspired Vintage from Kristina at B.Inspired Mama:
 
And a set of decorative tiles from Delina at Dew This:
 
 
So head over to their sites and enter.  The giveways will be open for three days and the winner announced on day four.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Fling - Day #9!


Today's giveways are:
 
A pair of wood you be mine necklaces from Jayna Rae at Rock N' Regalia:



And a custom appliqued shirt from Jamie at Two Plus Jilly:

So head over to their sites and enter.  The giveways will be open for three days and the winner announced on day four.

Don't forget that my giveway of a custom Every Occasion Dress is still open through tomorrow!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Spring Fling Giveway!



Yay!  Today's my big day!  I'm giving away a custom (made especially for the winner - for real!) Every Occasion dress in your preferred size between 6-12M and 4T.  This is the last dress I made for the Project Toddler Runway competition hosted by Shauna at Shwin&Shwin.  I'll make the dress out of the birdcage fabric from the challenge and two interchangeable aprons. 

A special note about the fit:  The dress in the photos is a 2T made to fit my daughter, but it is being modeled by my friend's older and taller daughter, so your dress will be at the knee and bit roomier than shown. 

Also hosting her giveway is our fabulous Spring Fling creator - April at Wildflowers & Whimsy!

April's giving away her Sweet Bustle Back Spring Dress



To enter, please leave a seperate comment for each entry (you do not need to have a blog to enter):
  • Become a follower of A Jennuine Life, or tell me if you already are
  • Follow April at Wildflowers & Whimsy, or tell me if you already are
  • "heart" my Etsy shop Jennuine Design
  • make a purchase from Jennuine Design - 3 entries - leave 3 seperate comments
The giveway will be open for three days, and the winner will be chosen using random.org and announced on day four - March 30.  I can't wait!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring Fling Day #7!


It's halfway over - time sure flies when you're having fun!  Today's giveways are:
 
A handmade purse from Bethany at Sweet Bee Buzzings:



And a gift basket with 12 handmade items plus vintage earrings and lace from Melanie at Lucky 7 Design:

 
So head over to their sites and enter.  The giveways will be open for three days and the winner announced on day four.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Fling - Day #6!


Have you been entering all the amazing giveways? 
A cleaning apron and box of Magic Erasers from Nat Mac at Nat Mac's Nick Nacks:



A lady beachy keen headband from Stephanie at Luxe Boulevard:

 
So head over to their sites - you heard me - right now! - and enter.  The giveways will be open for three days and the winner announced on day four.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Reversible Kyoto Pinafore



I've added another reversible pinafore top to my Etsy shop - Jennuine Design!  This one is available in 3T, and for this one the reverse features adorable gathered patch pockets.

Spring Fling - Day #5!


Have you been entering all the amazing giveways?  Today there are three giveways! 

A bloom necklace from Lauren at The Simple Sussie:

Image of Bloom Necklace:Ivory

A mustard yellow burlap flower from Candace at Sweet Nothings:

 
And... A diaper and wipes case, owl plushie, plus a surprise from Lelanie at To Sew With Love:
 
 
So head over to their sites - you heard me - right now! - and enter.  The giveways will be open for three days and the winner announced on day four.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Fling - Day #4!


14 Days of Fabulous Giveways continues today with a toddler headband with interchangeable crochet flowers from Joy at Momma's Kinda Crafty:



And a spring bouquet of hair accessories from Jennifer at My Mommy Can:

 
So head over to their sites - you heard me - right now! - and enter.  The giveways will be open for three days and the winner announced on day four.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Fling - Day #3!


14 Days of Fabulous Giveways continues today with a Chocolate and Salmon Vintage Style Necklace from Anna at Ask Anna:



And an apron from Krista at While He Was Napping:

 
So head over to their sites - you heard me - right now! - and enter.  The giveways will be open for three days and the winner announced on day four.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Fling - Day #2!


14 Days of Fabulous Giveways continues today with a tutu and bows from Suze at Time Well Spent:


and


And these handmade hair acessories from Shawna at A Very Dandoislion Life :


So head over to their sites - right now! - and enter.  The giveways will be open for three days and the winner announced on day four.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Fling - Day #1!


Spring Fling has finally arrived!  Can you stand it?  14 Days of Fabulous Giveways beginning today with a pair of rolled-fabric earrings and necklace, plus a coupon for 20% off any item in her shop from Leighanne at A Crafty Southern Chick :



and


And also this rice neck heating pad and a Burt's Bees Polka-Dot Perfect Mani-Pedi kit from Amy at Increasingly Domestic :


So head over to their sites - right now! - and enter.  The giveways will be open for three days and the winner announced on day four.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Jennuine Design is Open for Business!


I finally did it!  I whipped up two adorable reversable pinafores with fabric I have had for months and months and listed them in my Etsy shop, Jennuine Design along with the two bibs I finished up the other day!



The pinafores are available in 12M and 2T, though they fit for much longer than the given size - Arden has some 12M ones that she can still get into at two years old.  The 2T she's modeling is very roomy on her now - more of a tunic length.  I wanted to bring the adorable hummingbird floral onto the opposite turquoise side, so I added the ruffle detail at the top.  Now I don't have a favorite side anymore!


I have two of the Finn Drool Bibs listed.  I'll be whipping up more of each of these in different styles and hope to have other items listed soon.  I have a great idea that I just need to put into production and list - I think it's going to be a big hit!
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