Fast forward to 2006....Ever since we started this adoption process, Brad and I both knew that it would be a huge financial undertaking so we began to think of ways we could bring in extra money to help pay for the adoption costs. As Brad took on additional jobs, I tried to think how I could help while staying at home taking care of Isabella and Elijah. I had discovered this company called Once Upon A Family a few years back and decided to become a consultant with the company quickly after starting the adoption from China in 2006. Once Upon A Family provides families with unique ideas and beautiful products to help create lasting memories through simple traditions that strengthen families. I love the company, their goals, their focus on family, and their heirloom-style products as I still remain a consultant with them. However, I was getting the "itch" to be "crafty" as many of my friends were having many babies, so I was looking to create gifts that were functional and helpful, but also cute and inexpensive.
One day while sewing on my mom's sewing machine, she told me she had an embroidery arm attachment but she had never had the time to figure out how to use it. I started to "tinker" with the embroidery arm and a light bulb went off! I have tons of fabric, tons of ribbon and now I have access to an embroidery machine.....I am going to make cute embroidered burp cloths for baby gifts and maybe I can sell them to help with our adoption costs!