Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy Handmade Holidays!!

2012 was a slow year here. I'll be honest, this past year has been both trying and awesome. I was not prepared for the chaos baby #2 would bring to our lives, but navigating through it has made for one interesting year. While I haven't had much time to spend posting, I have been working on some new projects and have exciting things planned for 2013!

Crafting has always been a passion of mine. I love making handmade gifts and decorating my house with unique, personalized items.This year, I finally dusted off the Silhouette Cameo I bought myself and put the ol' girl to use!

I am a big believer in following the 50/50 rule when gifting crafty things- one part handmade, one part practical. So my nieces this year got books. Lots of books. They also got these personalized tote bags:

And for my nephews, they got new toy boxes with some toys inside!
IKEA toyboxes designed by yours truly!

They were a huge hit and made me very excited to carry on this creative outlet!

Therefore I have some big plans for 2013.

The first is the change of this site. Going forward I will be transitioning Mama Insomnia into a more craft centered site as well as a place to sell my creations/custom orders. I am also opening up an Etsy shop: Mama Insomnia Designs. I am currently working on custom t-shirts, onesies, tote bags as well as some home decor items.

I am very excited about the upcoming year and hope you will all join me on this ride!

Keep up with all the changes on my Facebook page and if you are interested in any custom work you can email me at

Happy New Year!