Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
1 Corinthians 3:16
We have all been really sick around here. Some of us are getting better and some are still in the throes of it. Luckily, I'm on the better end. Unfortunately, I'm also the mommy and get to take care of everyone even when I'm sick. Today I cleaned like crazy since illness makes me feel like deep cleaning.
I also made this fabulous bag. It's the Joy bag again. It may not be for sale because I am really loving it. I bought the fabric from JCaroline, a wonderful online fabric store. It is really soft for a cotton. And the Joy bag is really a shopping bag. It's so fun. For a market bag, I didn't really think it needed pockets. However, since somebody may want a place for coupons, I put one pocket on the inside. Then I made the cute little bow, which is removable because it's a pin! You could also put it on your jacket. The Joy bag is nine inches wide, thirteen tall and five and a half inches deep. It could hold a nice little shopping order. Or some new clothes! Since all nine bags are designed, here they are once more with their names and prices. I'm so proud!
(clockwise from top left) Joy $30 Light $30 Faith $35 Hope $35
(top to bottom) Pardon $38 Love $42 Peace $45
Understanding $45 Giving $48
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
There is a little more room if you would want to put something bigger in there. The blue toile reminds me of the packaging on some French soaps someone once gave me. The Light bag is 7 inches tall, 9 1/2 inches wide at the bottom and 4 inches deep.
I made this apron for my friend Mary Maxwell. She is the creator of Double M Designs and makes the most beautiful jewelry. It's southwesty with lots of turquoise and silver. I'll include pictures one of these days. She wanted horses and just look at this fabric. Fabulous!
Monday, May 11, 2009
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, thou hast tought me to say,
"It is well, it is well with my soul." --Horatio G. SpaffordThis hymn was written after two major traumas in Spafford’s life. The first was the great Chicago Fire of October 1871, which ruined him financially (he had been a wealthy businessman). Shortly after, while crossing the Atlantic, all four of Spafford’s daughters died in a collision with another ship. Spafford’s wife Anna survived and sent him the now famous telegram, “Saved alone.” Several weeks later, as Spafford’s own ship passed near the spot where his daughters died, the Holy Spirit inspired these words. They speak to the eternal hope that all believers have, no matter what pain and grief befall them on earth.
I got back to the bags finally today. This one is for Mrs. Shirley, my kids' preschool teacher. She needs a big thank you for all she did this year. Aren't teachers wonderful? My parents are both teachers, so I have always had a lot of respect for the profession.