Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall is back again

Ahh Finally the kids are back in school and mommy finally has a little time for crafting.  Or that is the thought anyways.  I have been cleaning out my craft room and listing things on my supply store on etsy.Supply store  A whole range of stuff is on there now but I still have a ton to list.   Jewelry classes start up again next week after a month off starting with the wire wrap bracelet class on Tuesday  Sept 13.  There is still room if you want to sign up.  I got my order of parawire in and it is slated to arrive right on time on the 13th.   A little to close for comfort but I still have other wire left no worries.   I have spent the summer learning new stuff.  I took a bit of a break from making jewelry and took to the sewing machine.  I have a bunch of purses to show for it.  Which are up in my shop express your faith etsy shop.  Plus a few more that I need to go back and add a clasp too I forgot to add the magnetic buttons agh  so now I have to decide if I want to pull it apart and add it or add something else like a button and elastic or sew on a snap or what.  Might check out the snaps at the store today.  Or maybe a fold over with buttone hmmm.  Anyways still got some work but they are the cutest  purses ever.  I know because my 13 year old wants them all.  She is my fashion and style indicator if she doesn't like it it is probably 10-20 years ago if she likes it then it is usually the first one to sell.  She picked out some of my best selling fabric.  She has a real fashion eye.  Did i tell you she wants to be a designer when she grows up.
     We actually she already is.  She is my personal designer of my booth,  and helps me pick out the next projects and lets me know when something isn't that cool.   Sometimes I make it anyways because I like it  but her designs always sell the fastest.  I know a good thing when I see it.  She likes the money she gets it is big bucks to a $13 year old too bad it isn't so big for me.  Oh and she is also a beautiful model for me too.

Her is her best pick of the summer.

I gotta take her shopping again to pick out some more great fabric.
The big project this week is making her a dress.  She is very tall with long legs and long arms so she has the hardest time finding a dress that isn't too short.  With such long legs the above the knee's style is just too sexy and too short.  So I am making her a dress.  She picked out the fabric it was all peace signs and tie dye when we went shopping.  So we will see how it turns out it will definitly be unique but I hope she likes it..  Pictures to come when it is finished.  Now this is the first dress I have made in the last 6 years since I stopped making little girl dresses so it will be a challenge.   Whew better get started.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pretty Things: BeadFest Wrap-Up -- and Give-Aways!

Pretty Things: BeadFest Wrap-Up -- and Give-Aways!: "I'm home, resting up from the many hours on my feet shopping at BeadFest. I honestly didn't plan on spending much, but I did have a pl..." Stop by Lori's blog she is having a bunch of giveaways of beautiful beads and stuff.

Monday, April 11, 2011

My church was on National TV last night

We hardly ever watch tv and I really mean that we watch DVD's the tv itself is turned on maybe once a month and only if we are home Sunday Night we like to watch Amazing Race.  It teaches good life lessons on getting along and how silly it looks when you don't.  So we started watching this new show that the kids love Undercover Boss I really like it too because the bosses are so cool.  So tonight to was Baja Fresh and guess what they came to our town Boise, Idaho and then the next thing we know we see our Church on the screen and the guy goes in and prays at our church.  Our little University Baptist Church is on TV.  That is so awsome that they showed that.  God is still on National TV.  Seems like the only time they talk about GOd on TV is on National TV,  Survivor too.  But my kids were very impressed and excited to see their church on TV.  We were waiting for the Pastor to come out and be on TV but he wasn't but they knew about it.  So cool.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


I have gotten behind on posting so I am going to start again at I.  I have been loving blog land lately and getting tons of inspirations of new artsy crafty things to do.  So here is just a few of my favorite things.

that bag above is cute and looks easy enough for me to even make.  If I ever find the perfect fabric I will have to try it out.  The like will also lead you to lots of other great bag patterns and quilt patterns.

Is't this beautiful and amazing a whole store of beautiful fabrics

I just love these pompoms made with tissue paper.  I see them everywhere online.


And here is some out of old t shirts or what ever fabric you have they are so cute and these you could wash and squish and they wouldn't be ruined.  So cute.

And this one looks like a lot of folding but so pretty and decorative.

Paper flowers ball

And here is the same thing but only one and a bunch more flower designs
Six Paper Flowers Tutorial

So these are the inspirations for the day.  I love the idea of putting them on my blog because now I can find them lol.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I found an ambitious stamping project to add to my someday list.  Love this little box isn't it cute can you believe it is stamps and paint.  So cute.

Now I can find it again now that it is on my blog :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Be true to Yourself Bracelets - Blogging A to Z challenge Day 2

Be true to your self --- but to me I need to be true to God in order to do that I need to be true and truthful to myself and others.   I hope that that will inspire me to be more intentional in doing the right thing.  Being kind to my kids and taking time for them.  Shutting off the computer when my husband comes home and giving him my full attention and turning it off when I spend time with the kids.  Really exercising every day and taking care of my body.  Reading my bible and putting it into practice.  Praying and asking God for guidance in what he wants me to do with my day.  Following God's guidance to share Christ through all I do.  Not getting off on fun stuff that doesn't really glorify God.  Staying focused in where God wants me to go and doing what God wants me to do.  Today I want to show you some cool bracelets I've made.  These are called Gospel or Salvation Bracelets.

These are a simple but powerful sharing tool to tell your friends, family and strangers about Jesus and Salvation.

What the Colors Mean

Each color in a Salvation Bracelet has a specifc and significant meaning:

Yellow-  we all want to go to Heaven and be with God but
Black - Sin, which separates us from God.
  • Red - Jesus died for our sins.
  • White - We are made pure through forgiveness.
  • Blue - We are baptised in the Holy Spirit.
  • Green - The growth of our relationship with God.
  • Purple - The promise of eternal life in Heaven.  We are now a part of God's royal family 

Friday, April 1, 2011

A new start - Blogging from A to Z

Day one on blogging A to Z is suppose to be about A and it is very fitting for this new blog of mine.  It is "A" new start with new products, A new name and A new direction.  In the past it's been all about Jewelry but now I am expanding to things like magnets, magnet boards, handstamped pendants, bookmarks, keychains, cell phone fobs and wine glass charms and what ever else I think of.  But I have narrowed my focus to Expressing my Faith in Jesus and sharing it with others.  Some of my stuff is just fun or inspiring but I really want to have some things to share Jesus not just the same thing as everyone else.  One of my favorite new this is my True Love waits.  I have the necklace, key chain but now I also have some of the cutest little magnets and I decorated some little tins to put them in too.  Here are some pictures for your enjoyment.  I don't have them up in my store yet but if your interested they are $12 each.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Blog

I am changing over to a new blog but I don't want discontinue my other blog.  My first blog is all about jewelry and jewelry design.  This one is all my new products for my Express Your Faith etsy shop.  I will also have stuff for sale here that you can't find in any of my stores.  I have so much stuff and I don't list it all as it is too time consuming and expensive so I will put up all my new creations on this blog so that if you see something you like you can buy it direct from me.