Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Prayer Journal

I take pleasure in making gifts for my friends and family. Probably a little too much, because I rarely make anything for myself. haha. I had started on a "just because" gift for a friend of mine. We recently had been planning a craft for the girls in a ministry that our husband's take part in. It's a ministry geared towards Native American college students who love the Lord or are seeking. I've made many journals in the past and thought it would be a perfect craft for the girls to do. I showed her my journal and she loved it. Thats when I made up my mind that I was going to make her her very own. I emailed her husband to assist me in her likes...her favorite colors, her favorite verse.  Little did I know, as I was scrolling Facebook I learned it was her birthday today. What great timing! I got on it right away, finished it up, and made a card to go with it.

I have clear washi stamps that I've been eager to use, but was disappointed when I stamped the image on the card.  It was not a crisp clean picture that I had hoped for. Once again, clear stamps have not lived up to my expectations. I have yet to find good quality clear stamps.  Instead of the washi tape stamps, I used paper, just like I did in my file folder birthday card (A few posts below). 

I'm very happy with it and I know she'll love it.  I'm very blessed that God placed her in my life when He did.  We haven't known each other that long but as soon as we met her and her husband, we knew it was all God.  I look forward to seeing our friendship blossom.

(sorry for the poor picture quality)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

T-shirt Scarf

I had an upcoming craft fair and wondered what I should sell. So I created a few scarves from t-shirts (an idea my friend shared with me from youtube) and totally got carried away with the different colors and the flowers to match, all from a t-shirt! I prepared night and day.

I tried not to over do it with spending on things that I felt I needed but it didn't work out that way. lol. At least I have these things for my next craft show. One of the necessities I absolutely had to have was something to display my scarves. Pinterest is always the place to go for ideas on just about everything. I seen this post and knew I had to recreate it....well, I guess I should say my sister had to recreate it.  I was nose deep with all my other crafts since it was a very last minute decision and I hardly had any inventory. This would be my very first craft show. I was going bonkers with what to do.

My poor sister was poked and stabbed but she made it work, PERFECTLY! I was super pleased with how it turned out. Not to mention, I think I did pretty well in sales for my first time. I was so nervous that I had a friend volunteer her sister to sell with me. I'm glad she did! She turned out to be such a sweetheart and we enjoyed ourselves and the time passed by so quickly.