This morning Melba Miller, my Nana (great grandma)passed away at 99 years old. I've loved her dearly my whole life. She was one of the most wonderful people I've ever known. The perfect example of love. She had the most amazing ability to make anyone she came in contact with feel like the most loved, important person in the world. I want to be just like her. In her 90's she flew out to Hawaii for my college graduation. She never liked to miss a party!
She was the matriarch of our family and was loved by all of us. She loved life, she never complained, and always knew how to laugh. I miss her...
Nana loved kisses. I thank my friend Michelle for capturing this moment years ago. I've always loved it.
I feel so lucky to have had her in my life for so long. I knew the day would eventually come, but you're never really prepared when it actually does. Unfortunately I wasn't able to be with her in person, but I was able to say my goodbyes to her over the phone these past few days while my mom and aunt held the phone up to her ear.
One of my favorite things was that she would always put her hand on my cheek when I would sit with her. It always made me feel safe and loved by her.
What a beautiful legacy she left behind. To have 5 generations of women-Priceless!
She loved babies and small children and would have enjoyable tea parties with Mia.
When Mia was 2, I wanted a picture of all our our hands together (Nana's, grandmas, mom's, mine, and Mia's). Nana thought I was being silly-I'm SOOO glad I had this picture taken anyway. I know this is my craft/business blog, but I just had to share a piece of what this beautiful woman means to me and how greatly she'll be missed. I emailed those of you on the MJ back order list explaining another small delay due to me going to CA for her funeral. I will be sure to work on them quickly when I return. Thanks for being so patient with me and for being so understanding. I appreciate it more than you could know.
I'm Katie! Thanks for visiting my blog! I was inspired to create MiaMoo Designs in honor of my daughter, Mia. This has been such a fun journey! I started MiaMoo Designs 5 years ago and was mostly selling flower clips and burp cloths. I slowly began incorporating dresses, skirts and other hair accessories and turned this blog into more of a craft blog where I could post all my projects, tutorials, etc. I've been making chunky beaded necklaces for about 4 years and I think I finally found my niche! They have really taken off :) I LOVE beads and designing new necklaces to go with various clothing lines and special outfits for my clients. I really enjoy custom orders because they continue to help me think outside the box. Both my daughters 7 yrs. and 4yrs. wear my necklaces and feel so glamorous especially with all the compliments they get from people when we're out! MiaMoo Designs necklaces are so unique and will make any little girl feel special. To order, leave me a comment at the bottom of the blog post you are interested in, or go to my big cartel shop to see what is already pre-made (link is at the top right of my blog). You can also find me on Facebook! Thanks! Can't wait to work with you :)
Just a Side Note:
I use swarovski crystals on my accessories--Please keep in mind they do not always photograph well due to the way they pick up light. In person they are VERY sparkly :) If you have any questions regarding the color of the rhinestones used please feel free to leave me a comment!