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Tote for India

I bought this cute purse back when I visited Turkey. However, as much as I’ve used it, it’s starting to fall apart.

So for my trip back to India, I decided I needed to make a tote to carry around with me. And since purple and yellow pansies are kind of my thing, I found a fabric that had that type of pattern.  (more…)

Lengthening My Skirt

Before I left for my first trip to India in December, a very sweet friend from church gave me a beautiful skirt (I was in need of a few long skirts to wear while I was there). I absolutely loved having it with me because it was lightweight and breezy. Here, I’ll show you…

I love that I can wear it with so many different shirts because it is so colorful. There is only one minor problem… I’m 5’10, and it was not made with a tall person in mind. Well, that may not be entirely true. It is a long skirt… it goes almost down to my ankles. And while it probably wasn’t an issue, I felt a little self-conscious while in India that it wasn’t covering my ankles. So before I head back over there in a month, I decided that I would lengthen it so that I would be comfortable.  (more…)

Creative Wedding Invitation

My friend Rachael is getting married today! I can’t wait to see her walk down the aisle and marry the man God has for her!

Rachael sent out really cute invitations and RSVPs a few months ago. The RSVP was a Mad Lib. How clever!

Here is the front:

Here is the interior:

The Mad Lib was so much fun! I filled out mine with musical terms since Rachael is a violinist. The back of the Mad Lib was like a postcard with Rachael’s address and a stamp.

I wish Matthew and Rachael all the best today and after – with all of the blessings God has for them!

Sponsorship Table

Last weekend, I attended my church’s first adoption conference and got the opportunity to set up some information about STEPS. I spent a lot of time working on getting the display ready during the week leading up to the event.

The girls of STEPS can be sponsored for $30 a month, and we need 10 sponsors per girl to help meet all of their needs. So I made little buckets that hold ten pictures of each of the girls. On the front is their picutre and name, on the back is their birthday and story of how they came to STEPS. Then when someone sponsors one of the girls, they get to take one of the pictures with them. (more…)

Eliana’s Tote

After posting the blog about the tote that I made, I received an email from a friend asking me to make a smaller version for her little girl. After getting Eliana’s color preferences, I came up with a plan. I gathered some pink material, pink paint, and the canvas for the bag.

This is Eliana’s tote:

Hersey Bar Wedding Wrapper

When my friend Dani (day-nee) was planning her wedding, she came to me asking for help with their favor.They wanted everyone to receive a Hersey bar with a custom wrapper on it. So Dani and I sat down at Starbucks, she told me what she wanted and in about an hour this is what we came up with: (more…)

Octopus & Bible Verse Tote

This weekend my craftiness was itching to get out. Therefore I decided that I needed to make a new tote to carry my things. Most of my current bags are rather small, so I came to the logical conclusion that I needed a bigger one. After much internet searching, I found a design I liked here.

I printed out the pattern, but really only used it to see what measurements that pattern suggested – which I ended up modifying anyway. I began by digging through my tubs of fabric to decide which ones to use.


Becoming a Red Octopus

I don’t generally get into celebrating Halloween. But this year I was invited to a bonfire party with the single’s group that I just started getting involved with. And since dressing up was part of the contests for the evening, I decided that I better not be a party-pooper.

Now that I had decided I was going to follow through with this plan, I had to come up with a really great costume idea. I started perusing all of the websites, looking for a costume that I could reproduce. After a few hours of getting frustrated by the uncreative, cheap-looking, or just down-right prostitute-ish costumes, I gave up and started thinking about what I had with me here in Tennessee that I could use. Unfortunately many of the things I would usually use for a costume were back in IL.

I had the idea to dress up as Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s – all I’d need was a black dress, pearls, and the cigarette holder… but my black dress was in IL as well. And since our party was to be outside, I didn’t think that that would be conducive to games or being around a bonfire. Definitely did not want my little black dress smelling of smoke! Yuck! (more…)

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