Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Friday, December 02, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I found that Value World sells Barbies for $1.01, so I've kind of been snatching them up. It's funny that people just toss the Barbies because the hair is ratty. I work a little bit, and make the hair nice again, and they're good as new. I like doing it too. Maybe I should start my own Barbie Refurbishing business. :)
I found a large group of generic Barbie clothes at Marcs... but when I got them home.... hardly anything actually fits! the capris are way too small. It was a very frustrating waste of money.
I don't like the clothes Barbie (and similar fashion dolls) is putting out now, it's all way too revealing. I think it's definitely the wrong image. Little kids shouldn't be thinking about sexy clothes, and bodies like that. They need to be able to associate Barbie with their own mom, or teacher, etc. I get sad seeing little kids trying to pose all sexy for photos, and wearing clothes that are way too grown up for them. Sigh, well, that rant is done, so I'll move on. LOL.
There is a fantastic seamstress on Etsy called White Squirrel that makes nice Barbie clothes that are more modest. I plan on buying them sometime, but for now, I just wanted something to dress these girls, so I could take them on Sunday.
My solution was just to make my own clothes for them. I had a ton of sleeves left over from the Tshirt Bags I make, so I just started stitching away. I think in the future I would actually like doing it by hand much better than the machine, just because the machine is like a runaway horse sometimes. It was pretty stressful trying to get the machine to do what I wanted on such a small canvas. Here are some photos of my refurbished Barbies, and the clothes I made for them. I did find a pretty black Barbie, but she has the wind up mechanism in the back for wings, so I'm going to continue my hunt, and use her only if I can't find better ones.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
yeah, i just found someone like that....
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/featured-seller-jennifermorrisbeads/ (read this, it's great)
http://www.etsy.com/people/jennifermorrisbeads?ref=ls_profile (and this, while you're at it)
oh my so fun!!
and this is what she makes!! i am in love with these little things...
and i'll leave you with a little quote that was at the end of her profile page on Etsy...
*we all have unique talents*
follow your heart and you'll create your own unique things!
the world needs to see what you have to offer,
not a copy of someone else's.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Journey of Faith
This week, she wrote about MY church, how exciting! She visits different churches and then writes about them, for her blog. What a great idea!!
She wrote all about her experience as a visitor at Cleveland Baptist Church, and the service she attended, Civil Servant Sunday. What a perfect day to visit!
I love my church, but I'm totally biased. Ha ha! It was so encouraging to read about CBC from a visitor's perspective. You need to go check out her blog.
Oh, and she has a really cool addition... a "cross of the week" drawn by JB... here's the one from this week, it's gorgeous!
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Monday, September 05, 2011
Friday, September 02, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I have had so much fun putting together treasuries on Etsy, here is my list of treasuries so far.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Here is a fun photo tutorial on how to thread a micro link through your hair, and insert a feather extension. :):)
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Come see my shop...
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
today has been mostly great! God is so good.
We visited one new playground this morning, for a little while (we never stay at the ones without bathrooms for long.) that was nice... then we came back home, and headed right back out to meet jeffie, and bring him lunch.
i set up a little picnic lunch for us all in a school playground that had a nice picnic area. it was wraps again. man, i love those so much. i'm almost out of the 2 packages i got this weekend. haha. so a second new playground visited.... then another trip for a bathroom break, and more to drink.... and on to playground #3. haha!! (i'm trying to make this the finale of our playground summer.)
well, on the way to the next playground, :(:( i witnessed something horrible. a group of kids were riding their bikes across the street. they were on the crosswalk, but for some reason they were out in the middle of the street at the wrong time, and all the cars kept going.... i stopped... because the one boy decided to try to beat the cars... he got hit. :(:(:( i was so shocked. the boy's bike was totalled, but he got up... i was so glad to see him get up. but it was nuts that he was crying and upset that the lady had killed his bike. it was his fault for riding in front of a moving vehicle. i'm just so astounded by all the pedestrians and bikers that assume that a vehicle can stop if they get in front of them. don't even get me started on that. haha. i hope he's ok, and very thankful that the accident wasn't more serious. i'm also thankful the boys didn't take it as hard as i did. i slowly got past the mess, and then just started bawling.
but... just a few minutes down the road, i was on the parkway, and noticed a family of deer lunching in a person's front yard... i was able to put my hazards on, and stop to watch them and take photos. i will forever believe and be grateful, that it was the Lord that put those deers there to help comfort me. i am very visual. so this was like a little healing for my soul, after what i had seen earlier.
we spent the rest of the afternoon at the playground, and i met some great people. one lady homeschools, and goes to a romanian baptist church, and knows beth from church. it was cool to get to know her. and then another lady talked to me, and i found out that she named two of her boys GABRIEL and GIDEON!!! and she calls them Gabey and Giddy! can you even believe that?? it's uncanny! they were on the playground too! she said she kept wondering why someone was calling her boys. hahaha!! that was just the coolest.
also, i got to get some photos of an adorable baby squirrel who came up right behind me to munch on something.
so all in all, it was a blessed day. i'm thankful, so thankful that my boys... that my whole family... is safe and sound, thankful that i have a car to take us places. and that we have so many cool places to go. lol.