Saturday, November 26, 2011

I am a dorky crafter!

Somehow this little USB-powered tree needed a home, and for $7 it found one at my computer.  But what about a tree skirt?  Fixed it right up with some felt, beads and thread, and now it is a cozy mini tree. I love small, quick projects, and when they make you happy, then why not do it!!!

Tunisian Crochet Sample

I found an excellent tutorial on Pinterest for Tunisian crochet.  I think it is a little tricky at parts, but have learned to loosen the tension which helps a lot!  Here is a 2 inch (11 chains) practice square using Loops & Threads Cotton Club yarn in Vintage.  I love these colors and I think the different colors really show the stitches well!  Now I am on to 21 chains.  Find the tutorial here:

I am still talking to myself apparently, but eh, that's alright!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Owl Pins

Little blue, made without pattern
Orange, made with pattern, but I think I like the roundness of the first one.

Here are two felt owl pins.  The first one, blue, came out really cute, but the second one I made did not!  I made a pattern in Illustrator, and came up with the brown and orange one.  I need to revise the pattern, and then I will put it on Etsy.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Great Book!

(I received this book for free in exchange for a review)

Andy Stanley does such a wonderful job of bringing the bible to life.  Practical applications and thorough explanations, along with an entertaining writing style.  Anyone who finds that they lack joy in their life will discover the reason may be unresolved, buried issues that need to be brought to the light and dealt with!

This book helped me past a hurdle in my life that I thought I had let go of, but had not.  The tools in this book helped make a miracle in my life and let go of the anger that was clouding my joy!

This is the book from his sermon series "It Came from Within"  There are a few people in my family who need to read this!  This past year, due to family of origin issues, I have been on my knees in prayer, listening to many sermons from 4 different churches, etc, and when I got this book, God really spoke to me and finally, after 9 months, I feel a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulder!  Amen, Thank You Jesus, and Praise God!

Andy Stanley is an outstanding teacher i=of the word, and I would recommend any of his teachings to anyone, no matter where you are in your walk with God.