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March 07, 2012


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May Wheeler

Wow! Reading this one post reminds me why I wanted to be like you when I grow up. :) You are amazing, I don't know how you do it all AND have time to blog about it!!! My head was spinning just reading about everything. I hope you are doing well and taking a moment to breath and pat yourself on the back. Miss you and look forward to seeing what you do to those beautiful chairs.

Whitney W

You are an amazing woman, mother, and artist! I am in awe in all the you have accomplished. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Best wishes for the move, I know they are not fun.

Jen Nicholson

Good luck with the move! That is a lot of stuff going on at once. One good thing about our move back to Plymouth is that we already had the house! I've been showing Clay your renovation pictures in the hopes that it will inspire him when it's time to do our kitchen. And you will definitely have more time as the kids get older--there is no way I could have gone back to school any earlier than I did!


Yay! You're back! Good luck with the new house. All that room sounds incredible! Can't wait to see it all Shelleyfied!

trina caudle

I don't know if you remember me from Girls Camp WAY back when, when we were kids - I saw you on my brother Eric's Facebook page (and then I canceled my Facebook account) and then came to your blog. I've become a crafting blog junkie and added your's to the list.

Anyway, all this to say ... I saw your posts about your fabric line and was really excited when I came across it last fall on fabric.com - I love it! I immediately bought some to make skirts for my girls for Easter. I'm glad I did then because now I want more but can't find it! I hope there's more coming - good luck!

And good luck with your family's move! We've been in Mississippi for 3 years and are planning to move later this year as well, but don't know where yet.


I hear that is a pretty are. As soon as Zac gets back from Afghanistan we will be spending a week in Duck, NC. Good luck with your "new" house. New houses are fun.

Sarah Cresap

Yay, for finding a wonderful new house with lots of land for the Dettons! I love your kid art boards. I may try to copy that. Are you going to advertise on militarybyowner.com? That's how we rented our Memphis house. Speaking of websites, Additude.com and Additude magazine have been nice resources for us working with Talmage's ADHD and Aspergers. There are so many helps for these guys, thank heavens for No Child Left Behind! (no thank you, Obama, for trying to kill it!) http://www.wrightslaw.com/advoc/articles/plan_iep_goals.html Is also a great resource for building IEPs. Good luck! Love, me


Still, as always, I stand all amazed. You get an amazing amount of work done. Your new house is gorgeous - love that long lovely shaded front porch!! Best of luck with the move and settling in, in your new location.

Linda Beam

Baby steps, just take baby steps...you are doing great! Welcome to NC! Hope it is a wonderful move for you and your family.

Beverly Atkins

You ARE amazing! I'm so happy to see your post. It sounds like perhaps the marketing was the problem with your fabic. I'm so sorry to hear you're thinking of putting off doing more fabric. But you can NEVER go back and raise your children. They are your heart and soul. They come first. Looking forward to more posts once you get settled.


Sounds to me like you are over-worked and need to take a deep breath. Everything is for a reason and you'll know what the right move is at the right time. In the meantime, keep on sketching, designing and sewing. Good luck on your move.

Edith Songer

Shelley, I have meant to comment on this latest post for a while. I don't really have anything to say other than--I hope everything settles into place for you with your move and Hyrum's new diagnosis, etc. I look forward to seeing your new house. In pictures, that is.

Wendi Lane

Shelley first off I LOVE your new home it looks so beautiful and I am sure that you are going to LOVE the extra land.

Aidan is still waiting for his testing. Hyrum is an AMAZING young man and will be very successful!! Aidan misses Hyrum and always says that he needs to see his BEST Friend it just maks me smile:)

I also wanted to say Shelley that you are not giving up on your dreams just because things are not working out right now it does not mean it will not in the future. As someone once told me...there is a time and place for everything and kids are only young once :)

Hang in there and "enjoy" the move.....


My LQS carried your fabrics and I bought some for a small project. Haven't gotten around to it yet, but your fabrics are beautiful.


Could you tell me what product you used on the dresser?
I love the color!

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