April 29, 2011
April 22, 2011
No tutorial-just turned some old curtains into a new dress for this princess/camera hog. She loves it, what do you think? As it being only my second thing to ever sew, I’d have to say it’s a big improvement.
April 20, 2011
As I continue The Shine Project challenges, I am continuously faced with items that I am not.
Not a baker:
Not a softball player:
Tuesday I decided to work on the CREATE- The Shine Project challenge.
I tried breaking in my sewing machine. Boy did I:
Yup. That’s a broken needle. Can a story ever end well if I start with one of those?
If your model is cute enough you won’t even notice the mistakes.
It’s too small around. The bottom is shorter on one side (and therefore hemmed unevenly). And she has shelf butt. If you could see the dress off of her, the part right below the uneven ties comes to a right angle. Shelf butt. Good job mom.
She likes it though. In fact, I even made a second one (well she’s outside chasing daddy and the lawnmower in the second one that I was putting on her to measure length). Second fail at sewing coming soon!
April 19, 2011
The Lord that created everything, spends His time with me. How can you still have fear and guilt and doubt after realizing that?
I know there are times when I feel like I
So not only must I continue, I must do so with courage, strength, and HIM.
I'm constantly reminded that I am strong, powerful, courageous, and it's all because of Him.
April 18, 2011
Just to catch up:
April 9, 2011
"And we know that God causes all things to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them." -Romans 8:28
No pretty typography today. I’m running behind in the blogging department this week.
I absolutely love this verse. It is something I can read anytime I need comforting in any situation. This verse is a promise from God that everything that comes our way is going to work out for our own good, because we love and believe in God.It’s hard to remember when someone dies, when life is a mess, when everything seems to be going wrong, but it is still true that it will work out for our good. At the end of all of this (life) we find out why the good and the bad happened. The reasoning behind the hurt and pain and frustration was in our lives. For now, we have to trust God and His Word and believe that He is working everything out!
In other words, one day, when we stand before God and He explains to us everything that we didn't understand and why certain things had to happen, we will glorify Him.
I actually did the teacher letter one before I started The Shine Project.
I had many thanks to say to a one Mrs. Deborah Watson. Thanks for trying to keep me in class, thanks for encouraging my abilities in design, layout, and artwork. I wanted to give her credit where it was due. I am happy that I had her for three years in high school. I don’t still have what I wrote her, or her response, mainly because facebook can be annoying. I did however appreciate her response and was happy to know I am making her proud.
Give the mailman a valentine’s card
I’m not sure how I’ll accomplish this one, seeing as Valentine’s was back in February. I’ll keep you posted.
Do something you’ve never done
This one is hard. We’re supposed to become what we want to be. That alone is a tricky question. What do I want to be? Super mom, Social Media Maven, Artist, Photographer, Athletic, Organized. This list goes on. Then yesterday, something happened to me. I was warming up for softball and got hit square in the face with the ball. No excuse as to why I didn’t catch the darn thing (side note: Dad was right, I should always keep the ball in front of my face). After that, I still played. We lost (horrible 2-22). The thing was though, ever since I can remember I’ve always tried to be the tough one. Get hit, shake it off. I’d cry if it was bad enough, but I still never considered myself tough. This changed my view.
Share and Teach
Remember my Mini Chicken Pot Pies? Hubby and I had fun this past week cooking together. Easy recipe. Easy to teach. Easy to learn. He loves them so much, and now he won’t have to wait on me to make them next time. Plus it was fun to bond over cooking. I got tulips afterwards for teaching him (patiently) how to roll and fill the dough.
April 2, 2011
Congrats Ladies! I love reading and being inspired by every single one of you!
Part of the award is to tell 7 random things about myself. Easy peasy:
- I grew up an only child. However, I am not an only child. My half-sister moved in with my (real) mom and (real) dad when I was 16. My full blooded sister moved in with me when I was 20. It's confusing, I know.
- I have the hardest time making friends. I'm shy until you know me, but you can't get to know me because I'm shy.
- I REALLY wanted to be on America's Next Top Model. You have to be at least 5'7. I'm 5'6 and a half.
- I want to make an impact on someone's life. I want to be their reason, inspiration, motivation to do _______.
- I lettered in Special Olympics Volleyball by playing on a unified team.
- I cannot bake. See? I can, however, cook. As in full on meals.
- I am a Buffy the Vamipre Slayer fanatic. I own all of the seasons on dvd. I use to have pages of magazines pulled out and tacked to my wall when I was younger just because it was Buffy the Vampire Slayer related.
Rules of the Award which you may choose to do a post about, otherwise enjoy the gratification of the award.
- Link back to the person who gave you the award.
- Give the award to 15 other bloggers.
- Tell us 7 things we may not know about you.