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I'm a 30 something textile artists, wife, stay at home mom to a happy little girl and a modern day home maker trying to stay true to my Southern California roots as I navigate living in Southern Louisiana.
This blog will cover a bit of sewing, cooking, green living and everything in between. I'll be showing you how to do the things I love and enjoy, as well as trying some new things a long the way.

Miss.Chastain's is the design shop of Sarah's the shop  is focused on maintaining a connection to our fore-mothers through the rich heritage of needle works passed down through the generations. Miss. Chastain's head designer ;Sarah Rizzo, started sewing at the age of 7. Her first completely independent project was a recreation of the American Girls "Felicity" dress - a colonial reproduction. She learned to crochet a year later, with the Happy Hookers group at the local senior center. Thousands of dish cloths, baby layettes, afgans and garments later, she ventured into creating lace with threads. Sarah now has a passion for antique Irish lace reproduction, and lace jewelry creation. Sarah is an award winning costumer, having a love for all things historical. Her outstanding designs are worn worldwide in Victorian, Regency, Civil War, Renaissance and Medieval faires. Additionally her work has been worn in off Broadway theater, the Intersect Dance Theater, and Celebrate Dance 2011. Sarah studied Costuming, Pattern Design, as well was Fashion Design at Phoenix College She also writes a blog, with helpful needle art tips a long with life tips based in the wisdom, of needle arts.  Miss. Chsatsin's, offers you unique one of a kind items made from experienced loving hands ~ just like your Grandmothers or Great Grandmothers used to do. Each piece is made with a revenue for the art. Miss. Chsatain's, is based in Lafayette LA

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Being a mom is hard!

I think that it goes with out saying but that  parenting is in no way easy, no matter how well prepared you feel you are it's harder then you think it will be! It's hard on all parts of your life this is what I wasn't prepared for was just how hard it would be on my marriage. Things that never bothered me before that my husband does just pisses me off now, it's the crazy little things that will ended up with us mad at each other. The big things is our little one is teething she now has three teeth and one on its way, so she is having a lot of nights where she isn't sleeping and having some hard days as well. Now as a stay at home mom, I'm with her all the time so it does get to me more. Now my husband is able to sleep thur her getting up or able to just fall back asleep, really now... I'm sure you other mothers just understand how this is crazy and would bug you. Here's the thing it's not like I want him to get up there's really know reason to nothing he can do even if he were to get up I would still be up, I'm not a mom that can sleep as my baby cries, but still this makes me crazy. Because it does I get upset with him over really dumb shit, that has no meaning, I know it's not far and I'm sure it's the little to no sleep. That mixed with the feeling that I'm doing everything, as a stay at home mom I'm now only with with the baby all day and somedays that's a long day not just in feeling but in hours do to, that there are days when his gone from the house for up to 12 hours. But still I know that it's me that needs to lean how to let this shit go. His great with her changes diapers feeds her plays with her reads to her and loves her more then anything. So this little shit it just at little shit but still I let it bother me to the point that we fight over it. It's the only thing we have ever had fights about and that's hard on our marriage.