Oct 18, 2011

Welcome Baby

Please Welcome
Charlotte Rose
Born 8/22/2011

Yes she is almost 2 months old now...and I have been enjoying every minute of her!

Picture taken by About Heart Photography
a local photographer, she does an AMAZING job!! ;)

Here's what I've been doing:
Aside from the fact that I am now a Mother of 6 (wow) I have still been crocheting, cooking, and well...not so much crafting. You see, right now we are living with my parents in their 800 square foot house, it's small, cramped, and a little hot, but it's better than our travel trailer! ;)

Tomorrow we are heading out on a trip to Rapid City, South Dakota!! YAY!
Going to meet some family there, have some fun in a motel, and the hubby thinks he wants to move their, so I guess we will be looking into that too...

So...that's what I've been up to...
Hopefully I will be able to get back to Blogging more than once every 4 months! HA!

Here's what Charlotte looks like now
(as you can see, I am no photographer)
but I can make cute babies!LOL!

Jun 3, 2011

OMGosh Where has the time gone??

WOW! I haven't been on my blog in like FOREVER!!! Life has just been so busy...let me explain...
First my Husband lost his job in Feb., so we decided to move out of our rental in fear of not being able to make the we moved into our travel trailer....YIKES! 5 kids and a big ol' pregnant lady living in a TRAVEL TRAILER!! was NOT my parents "hired" my hubby and BIL to add a small edition onto the back of their 650 sq.ft. house...We have since "moved" into this small edition(which is a master bedroom with walk-in closet and a small bathroom) although it's by FAR better than living in the travel trailer, which might I add, I now have NO interest in going camping this summer...AT ALL! I still look EVERYDAY for a cheaper rental...(where we live the price of rentals is RIDICULOUS)
My husband, after losing his job, has started his own business with our BIL doing all things construction...
no really...
they got a general contractors license!
It's been a lot tougher than we thought it would be getting it off the ground, and we haven't exactly been able to count on some of the people we thought we would be able to...but GOD is GOOD and FAITHFUL and has sent others in their place!!! I would like to request prayers at this time, for the success of my Husbands business and for our family, that we will be able to get our OWN place to live BEFORE BABY ARRIVES!!!(THANK YOU)
We found out... 
 IT'S A GIRL!!!!!
and here she is!!

LOVE technology these days!!!!
This ultrasound picture was taken at a high tech ultrasound Doctor appointment, the first ultrasound showed that my baby's umbilical cord was attached in the "wrong" spot on the placenta...known as Battledore Placenta...there are a few different scenarios that can will have to google it if you want to know the different "types" of Battledore, here is what we found with mine,
the umbilical cord is usually attached at the center of the placenta, it's the "meaty" part of the placenta and gives the baby the best nutrition, mine is attached more toward the outer edge, which is not as meaty. What does this mean?! It means that my baby may or may not get very big in the womb. As of right now, baby is exactly the size she is suppose to be for how far along I am!Yay!!!
So, as long as she keeps growing(and I keep growing, ugh) all is OK..I think!!! Praise The Lord!!
and now...
What's up with ~Couture Unraveled~?!
I have put my Etsy on "vacation" possibly for good!
I am wanting to do more pre-makes instead of custom made crochet because it's less stressful and more cost efficient for me!!I am also now selling in a local boutique store!!
 I still have my Facebook page and you can see any NEW items I have created lately from there!

SO...THAT is what I have been up to in the last few months!!! I will try and check in a little more frequently! LOL!!!

SO how many of you have officially started SUMMER BREAK?!
We start next Friday and we also leave for my hometown of Watertown, South Dakota, for a mini vacation!!!! YAY!!! Super Excited about that!
What do YOU have planned for this summer?
Projects? Vacations? at home FUN?

Tell me about them...maybe it'll give others(or me)something to do or try!!

Have a Blessed Day!
~Couture Unraveled~ 

Feb 18, 2011


Sorry this is late!! I have been a little under the weather lately!! First pregnancy symptoms and NOW the nasty sickness my kids all had! Good Grief! I need to feel well again!!!
OK..done complaining...
The winner of the $25 CSN GC is..................


Congratulations to her!!!!!
(She has been notified and has 48hrs to reply or we will choose a new winner)

Thanks to ALL who entered!!
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!!!

Feb 8, 2011

CSN Giveaway

(sorry I didn't get this up yesterday like I was suppose to...sick kids and Doctor visit kept me BUSY all day!)

CSN contacted me awhile back and asked if I would be interested in doing ANOTHER giveaway for a $25.00 GC from them...without hesitation I simply replied YES!!
I jump on the chance to give stuff away to my readers!!
So let's get started!!

First let me tell you a bit about this online store...
CSN is comprised of more than 200 different shopping sites under the overall umbrella.
You can purchase almost ANYTHING from Baby cribs and Bedding to a light fixture for your bathroom!!

With 5 kids you can bet my bar stools get a beating!!!! So I am needing to replace them every few years...I saw these modern bar stools on their site and LOVED them!!!!
This Bar stool looks AMAZING!!! I just LOVE the texture in the steel back!!!

Wouldn't this one be fun in your Kitchen!! I am REALLY loving the stainless steel!!

Now this one SCREAMS STYLE!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the intricate design in the backing!!
The camel colored seat is sure to match any color scheme!!
Want something a little more ya go!!
This simple bar stool is perfect for just about ANY kitchen!!

So now that you've seen some of the bar stools I am drooling dreaming about!!
Let's get to the giveaway!!
Go check out the modern bar stools and see which one you like the best!
Come back and tell me in a comment and THAT is how you will enter this giveaway for a
$25.00 CSN GC!!
Want MORE chances to win? Try doing some of these for extra entries!!
 {1 entry} Become a blog follower of ~Couture Unraveled~
{1 entry} Become a fan of ~Couture Unraveled~ on facebook
(type ~Couture Unraveled~ into the search box)
{3 entries(3 separate comments)} Blog, Facebook or Tweet about this giveaway
comment with the link.

Since I was a bit late getting this party started...I will add an 8th day to this giveaway!!
Ends on February 16th @ 11:59 PM (pacific time)


Jan 31, 2011

CSN Giveaway coming soon...

First off! Let me explain why my Blog has had literally NO ACTION for almost a month...
you see...I'm pregnant and I feel like doo doo! I have absolutely no drive to do anything and quite frankly...I'm lazy tired!
I'm 8 weeks and 3 days today...YUP I have FOREVER a LONG time to go!!

anyway...awhile ago I did a giveaway for CSN and they have contacted me AGAIN! YIPPEE!!
So, In 1 WEEK(Feb. 7th) I will be posting ANOTHER giveaway for a $25.00 online GC!!!


SPREAD THE WORD and LINK your friends back here!!


In the meantime....I am participating in the Handmade with Love event Feb.2nd-6th through 
and I just SO HAPPEN to be giving away a $30.00 GC!!
You better go check it all out and get in on all the action!!!

Victoria W.
~Couture Unraveled~

Jan 5, 2011

Sleepy Owl Hat

Have I been busy!
Thanksgiving, 5 kids and 1 Mom getting sick (no fun at all), Christmas(fun), 5 kids home ALL DAY EVERYDAY(a little fun and no fun all at once!)
However...In all my sane quiet moments
I did manage to make a couple new items for a friend that was due to have a baby around Christmas time!
~Couture Unraveled~
Sleepy Owl Hat
~I have seen these Owl Hats all over everywhere Etsy. I FINALLY got a chance to sit down and make one...and this is how it turned out! I LOVE it...seriously!!
but no hat is complete without a pair of I made these..

and since her Baby was due right around Christmas time I also made her a "sparkly" pair for coming home in...

Both items are now available in my Etsy
If you would like to make this hat yourself....
here is the link that I found for the owl hat...
(i did change my hat up a bit from this pattern...but this is the basic pattern for it)
the bootie pattern was purchased from Mon Petit Violin)
on Etsy.

I have a question...when you go onto Etsy to purchase something...would you prefer: it pre-made in whatever color/size it comes in
(making it available for shipping right away)
2. have it custom made at time of order in color/size you need/want?
(having to wait longer for your purchase, but it is made to order)

{I am trying to see if I should start offering pre-made items in my Etsy}
right now it is ALL custom made to order!
Feedback would be much appreciated!!!

~Victoria W~
~Couture Unraveled~


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