Wednesday, December 19, 2007
busing making things
I've been busy making things! Here's pictures of the latest projects.
The first is of a scarf I finished crocheting this afternoon. I love how it turned out. The colors are so rich and warm, just like a sunrise or sunset - thus the name of the scarf on my etsy shop - "Sunrise Sunset" ! That's me, "modeling" the scarf, by the way. My face is not in the picture, because I have no makeup on today and my hair is kinda frizzy. I didn't think that would be a good selling point to those looking online at my website. haha... I've already started a new scarf - fire engine red! Can't wait to see how this one turns out!
The second is of the scarf I crocheted for Corina as her little Hanukkah gift two weeks ago. I found the yarn on clearance at a specialty yarn store. It is so soft -alpaca/merino wool blend. I love it! It turned out super cute - short and sweet - and perfect for Corina! She loves that apple green color.
The third is of the purse I made for Corina as sort of a going away gift. The fabrics are vintage - total 80's - taken from Clint's grandmother's collection I think, or from his mom's - can't remember. Anyway, very cool looking, and once again, perfect for Corina's style. The front is a graphic black and white print. The lining is apple green. I zig zag stitched the top lining seam and the strap. Love that zig zag stitch! I also sewed in a velcro closure so her stuff won't fall out. It really turned out cute, I think, and only took me a couple of hours.
I sold a pair of earrings last week on my shop. Today, the girl who bought them emailed me to thank me and was so appreciative of all the special touches I made in packaging them (ie, pretty wrapping, thank you note, extra freebie, etc.). It really encouraged me! I got to thinking about what makes me happy, when it comes to all this crafting business. And what I realized is that I love to create things with my hands because I love to give! I love to make others smile and bless other people. It's one of the ways that I can express the love of the Lord, the greatest Creator and Giver of all! And most of the time, it really is the littlest things that really mean the most to people. A sincere thank you note, a simple ribbon, even a flowery sticker can really brighten someone's day and make their world happier.
So, my challenge today to all my blog-friends:
Make something today for someone else. It doesn't have to be big, just sincere and from the heart. A "just because you're you" gift! A little note, a bookmark, cookies, a pillow, jewelry, a bag, a little painting, etc.. - whatever you can do, do it with all your heart, and see what happens! You could make a huge difference in someone's life today! And if something cool comes out of it, let me know!