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Dean's Blog take over

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My brother decided to write a poem about what its like to have a deployed parent. I won't lie, not a dry eye left in the house.  I am often sad when dad is away. It doesn’t stop me from having fun,  It just isn’t the same with out him near.  As each day ends I get happier dad will be coming home soon, one day closer.  I feel sad still everyday,  I miss my dad with all my heart, But I know he is brave and I will be brave too.                                                                                                       -Dean 10 years old Deployments are hard, there are so many moments you don't get to share, but it also gives you a different perspective on the time you have together.   

Kaylee's Blog take over!

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  There is a contest going on with the USO for the unit our dad is deployed with. It asked you an answer a question 'what is is like having a deployed parent' and my little sister Kaylee answered in the form of a painting. You were able to choose what ever medium you wanted.  Her painting in her words; I'm really sad when dads gone so these are things I do when I'm sad, I paint, the middle shows me outside playing, the top right is me cuddling with stuffed animals, the bottom right is me face timing with my dad, the bottom left is me dancing, and the tops right is thinking about when we will be together again all how happy we will be.  She worked really hard on her idea and sketched it out first and thought about all the things she does that make her feel better while he's gone.  She is looking forward to having dad home in a few months again and being on the the next adventure. So for the Military families out there, what's it like for you? I will share my brot

H2O 2 Go Bags!

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This is the H2O 2 Go bag, it holds a water bottle, travel mug, or even a bottle of wine... (my mom checked 🤷) in the main body of the bag, the front zipper pocket has card slots to be used as a purse/wallet concept.  The first one shown here I made for my Grandma for her birthday, she ordered a purse last year with the black and purple dandelions so I went with he same fabric for this. She and my grandfather go on a lot of walks so I thought this would be great to carry water, maybe some snacks and car keys, phone with out loading down your pockets or hands with stuff. This second one is for my other grandmother and was personalized with an Army mom graphic, I can't remember a time I have seen her with out a cup or bottle with water or sweet tea.  This 3rd and 4th ones are actually the first ones I ever made, and were  Christmas gifts... can you tell I really love this bag? It is versatile, lightweight, and functional.  The first two I shared were more of a patriotic theme, the la

Field Journal like daddy.

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  You know you are a military child when you see a little book cover and your first thought is oh I could make a field journal that would look like dads.  I can't think of a time when I've seen my dad in uniform and he didn't have a little notebook of some kind, a field journal. I knew my brother for sure needed one! I made his with camo Star Wars fabric. He was so excited to have a little book too.  This is a little notebook cover and comes with a 3.5x4.4.5" notebook and a 4" pen. There is an elastic strap that wraps around the cover to keep it all secure. These are made with vinyl with fabric stitched on as well.  These could be personalized if you wanted to custom order one, I do have several pre made up on my site already (pre made ones can not be personalized) I just loved these cute little notebooks! I am forever making notes of things as they pop into my head for designs, school work, life in general. I hope you love them as much as I do.

Month of the Military Child GIVEAWAY!!!

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This month I decided to create a little gift collection of sorts that you can win by sharing the pinned giveaway post on my Facebook page and commenting on it. Super easy to enter, but a great package I think. I am going to go into a bit more detail below with each of the 4 items in the package. This is the bear, you will be able to choose from the fabric swatches below which you would like it made out of. No two bears will be exactly alike because of the fabric that is being used, some from actual uniforms, and some that is just printed, because of the design there will be some differences. (These bears are listed on the website for sale as well if you wanted to order others) Next we have a super soft toddler/lap size blanket, you can choose either purple, blue, or black. The saying is the same on all 3, 'I am resilient, I am resolute, I am relentless, I am a Military Child', all of them are the same color on the back with tossed dandelions, the official flower of the Militar

Character Makeup, and living Art

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 I have been working on a lot of make up looks, with my different classes, some light hearted and some with a much deeper meaning. I also have gotten my  Beyond The Clothing  Facebook group up and running, I am working on a YouTube channel, I really don't want to rush it though, I have taken a few classes on it too, I am a little nervous about it.  The look above is my take on the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland, turning into a butterfly. Below is the white rabbit from the same, these are from a character interpretation makeup class.  The design below is a bit deeper, from my living arts class. It is from a painting, F alse Mirror, Rene Migrette. My interpretation is the false mirror being other people words and opinions forming how I see myself. The side that has super pretty makeup being me taking back control of my thoughts and how self reflection. I think everyone has others voices as part of their inner voice to a point, unfortunately those voices aren't always pleasa

Cute Bears of the Military - Army Edition

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This request came in while I was working on my April Month of the Military Child plans. The timing was perfect! If you have been following me for long you know that I am a Military brat and that April is a special month for me. It is the month of the Military Child and I try to do some fun things through the month and all sales for the month in the past have been donated to  Our Military Kids . This year I have some new ideas and plans, more about that later though 😁 I decided this would be a great time to do a step by step style blog post about the creation of these amazing bears. These bears are made from the uniforms of your loved one, they can be made from other articles of clothing as well of course.  These 3 were made from one uniform, top and pants, that I took about 5 hours to take apart, all of the pockets, zippers, patches, velcro has to come off to make the fabric as flat as possible and get the most useable space. There are a lot of pieces, and no two will look exactly ali