Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Glitter

This past week I got to sew some super cute backpacks with some fun, glittery fabric! It's so sparkly and girly. I just LOVE this fabric! Now, my sights are set on glittery fabric. You can probably expect to see some pretty items coming soon. Until then, here are the backpacks I made. There are going to be some happy little girls when these arrive!

Oh so sparkly!
Pretty princess!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blessed

Good afternoon dear friends! As many of you know, I have been blessed in the past to help families raise money to adopt. Recently, I received an email from a sweet woman named Rachel. She was asking if I was currently part of any type of fundraiser. At the time of her request, I was not. She told me of a family that is in the process of adopting a little boy named Vinnie, from Reece's Rainbow. She wanted to purchase a couple of backpacks but asked if a portion of the money could be donated to this family, to help with the adoption costs.

I immediately knew the answer was yes! (Thank you Rachel for asking, and introducing me to this family!)


It was actually something I had been praying about. I knew the Lord was leading me to donate a portion of my sales to a worthy cause. And I can't think of anything better then donating to a family who is trying to adopt! I believe that it takes very special people to adopt. I count it a blessing to be able to help in any way, no matter how small it may seem. I know that every little bit helps, no amount is too small. I serve a big and mighty God. He can take our efforts and make them into anything He desires. 
Meet Vinnie
So, for the rest of the month of January I will be donating 25% of all of my sales to the Sheffield family. Please click on their name to learn more about them. Also, if you scroll down their blog, and look to the right hand side, you will see a chip-in. If you feel led to donate, no matter the amount, please do so. Every little bit helps! Although I do not personally know this family, I am sure they will appreciate it!

And please, if you would, keep Vinnie and the Sheffield family in your prayers. Thanks friends!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Sewing Itch

Not a lot has been going on around here lately. Well, I guess that is only half true. We've been busy. Mostly with trying to get back into the swing of all things 'school'. We had several weeks off and getting back into a routine is proving to be a bit challenging. We have been cleaning and organizing around the house too. My sewing itch is getting pretty bad though. Something *must* be done soon!

Hopefully, in the next day, or less, I will have finished re-organizing my sewing area. My husband almost took my little area away from me. Ack! But, he quickly realized that wasn't going to work. So, I have agreed to 'share' the space with the children. Which is actually a bit scary. I know you all know what I mean. Kids tend to take over. I have 3 tables set up. If I can just give up 1 of those tables, maybe it won't be as scary as I am imagining. Ha ha!

We will see.

That will have to be a completely different post though. For now, I just thought I'd share a couple photos I took while up in Kansas. I've always loved photography but am by no means very good at it. I have a regular ole point and shoot camera. It gets the job done, so I'm not complaining. =]

I used Picnik to edit my pics. I've been wanting to immerse my home in Scripture, so each one has a verse. If they inspire you, as they do me, feel free to save and print them for your personal use.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Goals and a New Dress

I guess I should start by saying, "Yay! A new year!". I hope everyone has had a blessed start. I'm not into all of the 'resolutions' but I do have a few goals. I'll go ahead and list three here, because I just know you all really want to know, right? ; )
  1. Grow in my walk with the Lord. Like, dig into His Word in the morning, afternoon, and evening. This one is more of a priority than a goal. Because without the Lord, I can accomplish nothing of real value.
  2. Focus more of my attention on my family and home life. Yes, this does mean I won't be on the computer as much, and will post less frequently. But what I do post should be fantastic, shouldn't it? I hope so!
  3. Get my ideas to paper, and from there make them a reality. I have so much stuff floating around in my mind. I need to organize it, prioritize it, and do it!
So, there's a *glimpse* at what 2012 holds for me. Before I sign off for now though, I want to share a little t-shirt dress I made for my sweet little girl. First, a little background (I guess?)...

As a home-schooling family, we attend a co-op for 9 weeks in the Fall and 9 weeks in the Spring. There's no uniform but we do have t-shirts to wear every Friday for 'school'. Well, everyone except the little ones have a t-shirt. But little sister needed something too! So, last semester I used some iron-on transfer, got a blue onesie (same color as brothers, and the other kids at co-op), and created her own Friday School shirt. It didn't quite turn out as I had planned, but it worked.

Well, this semester, I decided to try something different. A friend of mine had given me her old Friday School shirt. Her family was trying something different this year, and no longer needed it. I've seen tons of tutorials online about turning an adult t-shirt into a toddler dress. So, that is what I did. It turned out pretty cute! Now she will have the same 'uniform' as brothers. Hers is prettier though. I added a few touches to it to make it a bit girlier. =]

Front view




Back view

It's definitely not perfectly done but it will do for 18 days of the year! Or, until she grows out of it. ; )

Until next time, be blessed y'all!

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