Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More cards

These were born two days ago :-) This round, I was inspired by Roy Lessin to craft about Jesus's Assurance. I shared his creative writing here two posts earlier and was already toying with the idea of making it into a card (read that as ONE CARD!). It's a wonder how much some stockcards and lots of odds and ends can motivate you. Actually, my other half thought I was at it again - getting myself into some church fund-raising project or other... Yup, I got a little carried away and churned out more cards than I had planned. Then again, when you enjoy doing something, every second is bliss! OK, enough of babbling... I'll just let the cards do their talking :-) Scroll down and enjoy :-)


Thanks for dropping by :-)

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Patchwork cards

God thinks you're wonderful

So promise me you'll never forget...
that you aren't an accident or an incident...
you are a gift to the world,
a divine work of art, signed by God.

You were knit together.
You weren't mass produced.
You aren't an assembly -line product.

You were deliberately planned,
specifically gifted,
and lovingly position on this earth...
by the Master Crafts-Man.

I have always enjoyed reading Dayspring Devotions. They have really good writers. Today I was inspired to borrow a few of their verses for my papercrafting project. For starters, I chose Max Lucado's God Thinks You're Wonderful. Coupled with my love for fabrics, I came up with these four patchwork cards. I've seen samples of these before (some where, some time) and have thought of trying out the technique. Well, I got my wish today :-) and I love how they turned out. 


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Friday, June 25, 2010

Sweet Pea Junior

You can see I've been busy. I tried out another tote. Here's Sweet Pea Junior, a smaller version of my earlier bag. It's still not right :-( I think it's the fabric... Can't use cotton - too lightweight. Now, it can't stand on its own!!!
What next? It's back to the drawing board, I suppose... and perhaps a trip to town tomorrow? ;-)   I need new sewing machine needles definitely. I broke 2 sewing the handles of the bags and am now on my last one. Yup, and while I'm out, I might as well pop into the fabric stores to stash up on heavier fabrics. Who knows, this might turn out to be a blessing in disguise after all            :-) :-) :-)

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Meet Me In The Meadow

I've always enjoyed Roy Lessin's writings for DaySpring and subscribing to his Meet Me In The Meadow (it's free) helps me to keep tab on all his articles. Here's one which I particularly like and written at a time when I so needed those very words to share and encourage a dear friend going through chemotherapy. It's very aptly entitled Assurance...

May Jesus assure you that as you follow Him—
you will never meet a fear He cannot conquer;
you will never face an enemy He cannot defeat;
you will never enter a battle He cannot win;
you will never have a need He cannot meet;
you will never face a temptation He cannot overcome;
you will never have a burden He cannot lift;
you will never face a problem He cannot solve;
you will never have a bondage He cannot break;
you will never have a moment when He does not care;
you will never have a time when He is not there.

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency]. Philippians 4:13 AMP



Friday, June 4, 2010

Bag awry

You know when I'm on a new craft, after I finish the first, I just can't wait to do another (and another? and another...) There's this obsession to innovate? Well, I started off on Sweet Pea, my second tote... sewed away excitedly... and finally, it was done. Eagerly, I stood back to look at my handiwork and *poof!* my heart sank right down to my toes! What was wrong?

I don't know... I can't put my finger on it suffice to say I just didn't get that "high" that I got with the jean tote! All that hard work turned out not quite what I envisaged :( Maybe, it's the material (too light weight, creases too easily...)? Maybe it's the size (too big)?

Anyhow, let me give you a closer look... I chose a sweet floral print as the main fabric for the top and a dotty pale green cotton for the bottom. I had matching green and purple silk ribbons accessorising the front... 

...a loop and button fastening to close up the bag. This was not as difficult to do as I first thought.
...two open pockets and one zippy one on the insides... the one saving grace - *grin* - I put this on all on my own!

Sigh! Although my enthusiastic flames have been doused somewhat, I will plod on... Next round, a smaller version, you think??? Perhaps, a heavier fabric??? Let me chew on this.....

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