Saturday, April 24, 2010


A few months ago we attended an event at our church designed to help families make their homes the first place their kids are exposed to God. Every age has a different theme. Since we have a one year old, that's the one we went to. The topic was praying blessings over your children. One suggestion they had was framing one and putting it close to your child's bed. I liked the idea, but didn't want to use paper so I embroidered one of my favorites on a linen like fabric.

To start with I printed the verse off on the computer in a font I liked. Then I added the embelishments. Since the verse was about not being afraid, I went with the moon and stars. Next I traced it on to the fabric with carbon paper and a knitting needle. Since it was such a dark fabric I ended up going over the lines with a fabric marker. I think I maybe should have used a brighter contrast for the blue thread, but overall I like the way it came out.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Treasure Hunter

A few days ago my husband and I went to Savers. I'd been intrigued by it since it opened, but I had never made it in. I was really impressed with the organization and cleanliness of the store. We didn't end up getting anything for ourselves, but we did find some great buys for Joel.

Here are my favorite finds.

This is why.

Here is his dad's favorite.