The Macs

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

in the store

I just added twenty-nine new things to our store.

There are six new dresses...

...and more coming next week!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tooooo cute..You and Grammy have been busy bees! I did get a cute burpie for my munchkin...he's a little big(9 months wearing 12 months)and a boy, to wear the cute little things..
I will continue to help support Cora's Playground Project!
You, Joel, Cora and your families are always in my thoughts and prayers!


March 24, 2009 at 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I love your creativity!

Thinking of you today,

Yakima, WA

March 24, 2009 at 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are way to cute! You both have an amazing gift!

March 24, 2009 at 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please please please make that dress in an 18 month size. :)

March 24, 2009 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger Staci said...


I went to the store looking to buy a dress but didn't see any. Are they sold out already?

Lovely work!

March 24, 2009 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

wow. I went to buy and they were all sold out. i will look for more...18 months size or more.

March 24, 2009 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

wow those went fast!! That dress is beautiful!!

March 24, 2009 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I'm never fast enough... lol!

March 24, 2009 at 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am never fast enough either. I just checked earlier today and now they are gone. You are doing a wonderful job. And we are praying for you!

March 24, 2009 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Jennifer W said...

Can't believe how fast they sold! I LOVE those dresses but my 11 month old is in 18 mo+. I ditto the requests to make big sizes!

March 24, 2009 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger purejoy said...

sooo super cute! too bad my daughter is 18!! i know you're going to sell out immediately!
that playground won't be long, now!

March 24, 2009 at 7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh man I missed the dresses again!!!! The jackets are so cute. I hope to be able to get those dresses in 12 months for my twin girls... I love them!!!

March 24, 2009 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger The Carroll's said...

I just can't get enough of the dresses! Unfortunately, I was too slow this time :) I'm so glad that this is another way to contribute to the Cora Playground... although my husband might be cutting me off soon- haha!

March 24, 2009 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Alexa said...

I'm too SLOW!! I was a dress so bad for my baby girl! I'll be blog/etsy stalking like crazy nest week.

I hope your hanging in there and sewing these adorable things is bringing some comfort to your heart. You are always in my prayers...

March 24, 2009 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Marla Taviano said...

You sell out faster than you can even blog about them!! (charge more...) :)

That is soooooooooo awesome! Such a tribute to Cora! They're beautiful!!

March 24, 2009 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Sara said..., can we get a list going so we can get a dress?? ;)
or a secret email so I know when to check?
I really want a dress for my daughter to wear (24 month) in honor of Cora, too!
Good for you...what an amazing baby girl- she's touching a lot of people!

March 24, 2009 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Danyele Easterhaus said...

oh so beautiful!

March 24, 2009 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Aimee said...

Just ordered a few more items for my nephew. I feel honored to help in this little way to make Cora's Playground a reality. Still keeping you and Joel in my prayers. "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 God bless!
Aimee in Minnesota

March 24, 2009 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Kelli said...

Beautiful things to honor a beautiful life!!

March 24, 2009 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Seriously as soon as you put them in there they're gone! I'm not giving up though..I'm going to keep trying!!! :)

March 24, 2009 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Ethansmom08 said...

Everything is just beautiful, I love it all and will be patient because I know one day I will grab one of those cute Tripp tees for my 1 year old son! And the dresses are amazing, just so precious!

You and your mom are so talented!

Sara :)

March 24, 2009 at 9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're sold out again. Doesn't matter what I read on your blog--it all makes me cry. But, because of Jesus, yours is a story of HOPE in the midst of sadness.

March 24, 2009 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Jess! I LOVE the pink hoodie. Those are a fun addition to Cora's. See you soon and praying for you continually.

March 24, 2009 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Laura Marchant said...

Sold out already? Awesome!

March 24, 2009 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Missed them again!

March 24, 2009 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Polka Dot Moon said...

So cute and I'm too late AGAIN!!

March 24, 2009 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Kristin Stegent said...

Loving the hoodies! I just didn't get there fast enough! So cute!! :)

Loved that you got to share Cora's story on the news and in the paper! I have shared her story and yours several times. Almost everyone I tell cries.

My 10 month old girl has two ear infections (2nd time this month) and a bad cold...and I must admit that I am slightly paranoid now. I really think you guys are amazing and pray Jesus continues to walk you through and through!

March 24, 2009 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I missed them again! I wish I had a little girl for those beautiful dresses.

Waiting on more caterpillar tees for my babies 4T and 6 or 9 months *hint hint* lol

You are always in my prayers!


March 24, 2009 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger The one girl said...

Wow. It is all so beautiful!

March 24, 2009 at 11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The clothes you're making are absolutely so adorable. I can't wait to see what kinds of boy things you might come up with...
I know I don't publish very many comments on your blog, but I do want to you to know that I think about you everyday-honestly. I'm one of the many, many people who await for your next post on your blog- just something to make me know you're doing ok or not doing ok, but just "hearing" you gives comfort to me. That's a selfish thing to say, but I want you to know I think/pray for you often.
love, Jody Childs

March 24, 2009 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Surely you are the most popular store on ETSY right now! Perseverance will eventually pay off and I'll get something (a dress or hoodie) someday! What a great way to support the playground and hopefully this helps in your healing process as well.

Much love to you as you wake each new day. I've not forgotten about sweet Cora- she is one of Gods' miracles....(did you read MckMama's post on Miracles)- if not, you should- it's really good.

All you Mommies who have gone through all that you have- oh, the admiration I have for you all. I'll say it again- I don't know if I could do it....but, yet, I know I could.

Happy Sewing Jess!

March 24, 2009 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Kristi REDISKE said...

Well I missed out on the dresses again, so I will keep checking. I did get a necklace ordered the other day so I am excited about that. You guys are great-still praying for you-God Bless you all.

March 24, 2009 at 11:43 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Beautiful dresses! I can not wait to find a 2t available!! They sure go quickly!!!
In my prayers,

March 25, 2009 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Candice said...

You are SO making me want a girl next time around. :)

March 25, 2009 at 1:34 AM  
Blogger ems said...

poop - i'm never fast enough either!!! Was thinking about you in bible study yesterday. Doing the newest Beth Moore Study (Esther) I'm sure you know someone doing it, seems like tons of people are!! Anyways, she was talking about facing your biggest fears and said that the word courage comes from the latin root "cor" (instantly my mind went to little Cora, and of course started crying). "Cor" means heart,and courage comes from a heart thatis convinced it is loved. Truely could be said about your little girl!! The lesson was so good, if you have a minute it's worth downloading ( - it was session 4

March 25, 2009 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Micah said...

Girl, I really can't believe how fast this stuff sells OUT! Cute, cute stuff!!! Love the hoodie!

March 25, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

SOOOO stinking cute!

I was awake late last night praying for you. Don't know why you were on my mind so heavily but you were.

I really love that every time my eyes land on hot pink now, I instantly think of you and Cora. Hot pink is now synonymous with "The Macs" and I have a little bittersweet moment every time I see it.

I'm not making requests here ;-) ... BUT if I were to see a 2T or 3T Tripp tee, I'd love to snatch it up.

God bless you guys! Love you!

March 25, 2009 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Wow... you sure do sell out fast!
But that's a good thing =)
If you were to have some dresses in a 5T and 4T, I would be sure to buy those for my daughters.
Thank you so much for all the cute items that you have been able to put together.
Great work!

March 25, 2009 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Marsha said...

I missed them again! I am waiting for a dress and now a hoodie for my little girl! I hope that I can be fast enough one of these days! You all are amazing people who God is using in mighty ways. My prayers are with you!

Love and prayers,

Marsha in VA

March 25, 2009 at 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your dresses are so cute, you definately have a talent (& a great fashion sense)! With all the people trying to get their hands on them, you should consider opening your own business!

Still praying for you guys!

March 25, 2009 at 10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How courageous you all are! Your faith is still oh so inspiring.
Thoughts and prayers are with you multiple times a day.


March 25, 2009 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

wow, those went quick. i went on to buy this morning and everything for a 6 month girl was gone. (mine is 4 months). i'm so glad for you that things are selling so quickly. i think so many people want these beautiful reminders of cora. i hope i see more soon, i love everything that you and your mother made. it's just so precious and i think of you everyday. by the way, the news piece was great. thanks for sharing your story and touching so many lives in ways you may never know, (until we all get to heaven, anyway!)

March 25, 2009 at 12:23 PM  
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March 25, 2009 at 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang, too late again! At this pace you'll have to hire help to satisfy the masses, lol! The photos you posted are adorable. I'll just have to stay up all night to have better luck tomorrow...

March 25, 2009 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

You continue to inspire me with your etsy store! I have been wanting to do something like that for a year now, and still haven't! Your items are so adorable and so creative! I love them!

March 25, 2009 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

beautiful, beautiful. i love how fast you sell out! still praying for you daily. God bless.

March 25, 2009 at 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jess, Wow!!! You guys have quite the business! I read some comments on here about not being fast enough. I'm the same, they are always gone. I wish I was as talented as you and your mom and could come help get the orders out:) You continue to amaze me! The McClenahan fam. is so blessed to have you. You have done our name proud and now you are making us look like we have talent in the craft area:) Thanks!!! We are trying to get down there for a visit sometime, we will see. It may not be until Ivy's grad now. You and Joel are always welcome here. We love you guys and I pray for you all the time! You continue to amaze me and I love how I can see God in all of this. Love you, Andi

March 25, 2009 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger angie c said...

Missed the dresses again! Ack! How awesome how quickly your stuff sells out... everyone loves you and your creations! Hope that you are having a better week this week, you are in my thoughts daily. Angie

March 25, 2009 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I read the Etsy blog post about your situation today, and my first thought was, "how horribly sad" and second was "I wonder if they are Christians?" I was so excited to read your blog and see that you have the grace of Jesus Christ in your life. I have never had children so I can't truly relate to the pain you are suffering - but I know that God's grace is sufficient to meet your needs, as impossible as that may seem or feel. May God bless your family with His encouragement and love. He has promised to never leave or forsake you.

March 25, 2009 at 7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! CUTE, CUTE stuff!! I can't believe it's almost gone again! You are in our thoughts and prayers each day.

March 25, 2009 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Be My Chickadee said...

Your fabric selections & combos are great.

March 25, 2009 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Those items are, but of course, ADORABLE. But I'm always way too slow. Hoping to someday buy a 3T or 4T size. And a block.
I'm patient though. :)

March 26, 2009 at 12:42 AM  
Blogger meg duerksen said...

hey jess....
been thinking about you a lot today.
i will be praying.
these are cute dresses.
they were already all gone before i got one. :)
way to go!

March 26, 2009 at 11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so talented! Do you have any formal training or does it all come naturally? Also, the photographs that you take look so professional. I hope you have been able to find some peace and healing. Best wishes.

March 26, 2009 at 12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always thinking of you and praying for you. My heart just hurts for you and Joel.


March 26, 2009 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Mommy said...

I wished I had the opportunity to purchase something before it's all gone!!... I guess that is a good thing...the clothes are ADORABLE! I will keep checking back :) I have prayed for you and your husband. God bless!

Nancy in AZ

March 26, 2009 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger The Schilling's from Cimarron said...

Hey, How are you? The dresses are soooo cute! I also loved the necklace and had bought one when they first came out! love it and have had lots of sweet comments about it when I wear it! Jaylee has been sick again this week, not RSV this time or yet? but on 2 steriods and breathing treatments every six hours. They warned us that the first cold would be bad! SCARY and we have been on top of it.....probably a little tooo much, the doctors are used to or should I say sick of seeing us this week! ha
Ruth had sent us an invite for Easter dinner..... How sweet is that..... We are planning on coming, unless my brother from Lawrence comes home.... Then we will go to my parents. I don't get to see him or my nephew to often. My kids are soooo excited to meet you all! Sounds like you are doing good.... I still hear the sadness in your voice, but I am very proud of you and know that it is a daily struggle. I still appreciate your words of wisdom and faith more than you know! Looking forward to seeing you all soon! Now I should head to bed, and get ready for this big snow storm they say is coming....
So we have a snow day from school tom. YEPPPEEE!
But I am sure that won't keep Mr. Blake from heading out to play in it! :)
Take care and know We think of you daily and pray for "happier" days ahead! :)
love you!


March 26, 2009 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger The Gustafson Family said...

Will you be making more?? I would love to honor Cora by having my daughter wear a dress. Make more pretty please!!

March 27, 2009 at 2:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you!


March 27, 2009 at 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Robin in Benton said...

I got my Cora's Playground necklace today and was just thinking about you - wanted to let you know that I am still praying for the two of you and hoping for peace in your hearts.

Robin in Benton

March 27, 2009 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Jess, I don't leave many regular comments on your blog, but I just want you to know that my family is still thinking and praying for you and Joel and Cora. I keep checking in on you.

I left an award for you on my blog.

Have a great weekend in the blizzard!!

March 27, 2009 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Thinking of you guys and praying for you. I just got my Cora's Playground pendant necklace in the mail and I love it! Cora will never be forgotten.
Hugs and prayers
Heather~ On the Homefront

March 28, 2009 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Loving and praying for you guys today.

March 28, 2009 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger mommyoflove3 said...

I came across your blog in the past 6 weeks and was brought to tears over the loss of your beautiful Cora. I think it's so amazing that you share her story through your grief to share God's love with others. I pray for your family often.
And your etsy items are beyond adorable!

March 28, 2009 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Kristi REDISKE said...

I received my necklace in the mail today and was so excited-I love it and I will keep praying for you all. It will be a good reminder to me of what God has done and is doing. Thankyou for being faithful and loving our God and letting people see it even in these difficult times.

March 28, 2009 at 6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too received my Cora's Playground necklace. Lovely
I don't think that you, Joel or sweet Cora will EVER leave my mind..but my many keepsakes are beautiful..blocks, burpie, necklace and more to come..
ALWAYS in my thoughts, heart and continue to send many prayers.


March 28, 2009 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Kelly @ Life As A Martin said...

I said a prayer for you tonight as I released a balloon for Cora. I find myself thinking of Cora and your family often. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Faithfully, Kelly

March 28, 2009 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

The song Mighty To Save has been in my head all morning and I can't stop thinking about you guys on this Sunday.

God bless you!

March 29, 2009 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger The Carroll's said...

Thinking about you guys today- still praying :)

March 29, 2009 at 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Sheryl from Colorado said...

Hi Jessica,

I have been following your blog and continue to pray for your family. I have something that I would like to send to you and I would like either your address, your church's address or a P.O. Box to have this delivered. I know that it sounds strange but my daughter and I made something special for you! Please, if you can, get back with me at Thank You and I hope that the signs of Spring bring you hope!

March 29, 2009 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Joe, Katie, Taylor and Wade said...

Hi! I have been following your site for a while, passed on from a friend. I think you all are doing such a wonderful thing, especially during such a hard period.

I wanted to know if you all where you got the pattern for the sweet little dresses? I sew and since you sell out so fast, wanted to see if I could attempt to make one myself. Please let me know!!

March 30, 2009 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

I'm praying you smile a lot today every time you think about Cora and her chubby cheeks and her laughs.

March 30, 2009 at 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoping you are finding some joy in life as you find ways to continue to make it through the day. Always in my thoughts and always sending my prayers. I think you are amazing, inspiring and full of grace..


March 30, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger hoosier68 said...

Still thinking about you here daily in SW Indiana. I've ordered a necklace and am hoping to get one of your adorable dresses. Such creative ideas. Prayers for you and yours.

March 30, 2009 at 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are weighing heavily on my heart today. Always praying for you and Joel! Can we help?


March 31, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Thinking of you and praying for peace for you today.

March 31, 2009 at 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Robin in Benton said...

Thinking of you and praying for you today.


March 31, 2009 at 1:40 PM  
Anonymous lucinda said...

hi jessica,
i just wanted to say hi and reach out. i am inspired by your project and have one of mine own going to honor my son cooper who died when he was 3 weeks old. any way just wanted to say i understand the journey and my grieving heart aches for your grieving heart.
stay strong

March 31, 2009 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Still praying.

March 31, 2009 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Darn it. Too late again. :( My son is too old, but looking to get one of those cute little dresses for my niece!

April 1, 2009 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger awalkthroughthevalley said...

How beautiful! You are very talented. I only wish I had a little girl to put in one of those dresses!


April 8, 2009 at 5:53 PM  

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