So today i was telling my husband about a play i was in many years ago.
I played the character Pink and sang and acted and wore a tutu. The other characters were Green, (the hero) Violet (the villain) Yellow (the victim) and so on.
There was trouble in colorland and whenever she could, Pink would wipe someone's tears or encourage the faint-hearted.
The play's director told us that every character you play, would stay with you for the rest of your life. I'm glad that Pink was such a lovable character to play. I cannot deny that i do have an affinity for the color pink, that is after white.
But what is the point of all this reminiscing? It's the prism I guess. I looked out of our balcony and saw this.
Life gives you a character to play all your life. But the play is not yet written until the very end. You won't know what happens in the end just like a whodunit mystery.
Every so often we think that we know all our lines and how it will all end. And then... voila... A plot twist!
So as i look at the rainbow, i remember pestering God with all my what if's. And all He says is "Put out into the deep."
Well a year later, I can see that the deep is where I was meant to be. All His promises have come true and there is more to come! God is full of surprises and He has a rainbow for each and every one of us.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
So today i was telling my husband about a play i was in many years ago.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Happy first wedding anniversary to us!
I guess getting married is somewhat of a big risk in life. Thank God that He picked the one for me! I didn't trust myself to pick a husband!
After a very very short year (it just went SOOO VERY FAST that the anniversary creeped up on me), I can say that my husband was even more wonderful than I thought he was! I asked him not to change ever. And he didn't! Still, I can't say he hasn't been more kind, more selfless, more loving than before. Every day with him is more beautiful!
That's why I wrote him this song.
Sorry I just had a guitar in hand, some scribbled words and chords, and not a lot of time to do a polished recording.
The song will give you a feel of how our marriage is! It's just like the sun!
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
My mind raced to think of what I could make with it. Since it's hefty amount of fabric, I didn't have to settle with just one project!
Since our space is quite limited, I couldn't keep a piece of cloth unattended for long.
I thought, with the summer season being so hot, to make a wrap around skirt. It took me half a day because I didn't have my sewing machine at the time. So everything here is hand-sewn.
Sharing with you my half day project! Enjoy!
WHAT YOU NEED:
Old bed sheet
Dressmaker's Chalk / Pencil
Needle and Thread
Buttons or Velcro
HOW TO MAKE THE SKIRT:
Make sure your fabric is not crumpled so you won't have a hard time cutting it. Try to wrap it around yourself (or whoever is going to wear the skirt later) and see what length you want it to be. Allow about 1/2 more than the desired width because the skirt will shrink once we put darts on it.
If you want to do it the easy way, do it like I did ... Since the bed sheet I had was actually a futon cover, which had quite thin sheets, I didn't even separate the fabric sheets. I just cut across it (3/4 of the way) and then used the hemmed side as the skirt length.
If you don't see any way to use the hemmed sides, then just measure the length of the skirt according to your desired height and width and allow for a margin of 1 inch at the sides where it needs hemming.
You're actually cutting a giant rectangle. Sample size would be 5 ft x 3.5 ft for a small sized lady. You can also make it 7 ft if you want to have the skirt wrap generously around you.
I did this on the floor. It really helps to cut on a large, flat surface... the floor is perfect! Just clean it :)
The fabric should perfectly align.
Yay sewing time!
And now for the darts!
I made my dart triangles 1 inch at the top and then dipping 2 inches down. For the darts on the sides of your hips, make the darts 2 inches at the top and dipping down maybe 4 inches for a more shapely skirt.
Once it looks like this, you know you're on the right track.
(1/2 inch from the edge of the darts, I mean.)
So the next thing to do is make the band for the waist part of the skirt.
To do that, cut a band of fabric from the unused cloth cuttings. Maybe 8 ft (to be sure) in length and around 5 inches in width.
Once the waistband is finished, turn it inside out and use a blind stitch to hem the edges.
Attach to the unhemmed portion of the skirt! I just used a double stitch on the edge (shown above).
Optional: If you did what I did and cut the length of the fabric too short, you'll need a few buttons to secure the skirt. If you used my instructions here on the size of the large rectangle fabric, you won't need buttons - it will be long enough to wrap around to keep you modest.
You can also use velcro instead of buttons! If by now you're pretty tired, you can just look for iron on velcro.
I hope you liked this project! We have more DIY's at the shop site here!
Monday, July 31, 2017
If you think about it, the gift of life alone ... another day ... is a tremendous blessing in itself.
Just yesterday, i read about a woman who was so very busy getting things ready for an important guest.
We can oftentimes be filled with stressful thoughts and worries and what if's.
That woman was Martha and Jesus set her right in reminding her what was important after all. It wasn't the preparations for the guest that was most important - it was the Guest!
Today, don't forget to pause and be grateful! God knocks every day on the door of our hearts. Let's put Him first and let's turn away stress and worry as they have no rightful place in our lives!
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017
All your resources talents gifts can be used In shining God's light in the world!
Friday, June 16, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
What are the ways you will let your light shine bright today?
Friday, May 12, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
For the crafter, the winner is Celine Fonacier from Quezon City, Philippines! Congratulations Celine!
For the Follower raffle, the winner is Kat! Yayyyyy
Please check your messages if you are the lucky winner! Reply back to me asap!
These are perfect for the crafter in you!
2 sets of these go to some lucky people :)
Brush Pen - perfect for calligraphy
Paper set - comes in a variety of designs perfect for origami or other crafts
Paper stationery set - beautiful traditional Japanese prints that are so nice to use as material for projects as well as origami
Scarf - I love the design on this fabric! Tie around your straw hat when you go to the beach, or just wear as a bandanna
Elastic scarf - for the neck or hair or just for an accent to your outfit
Chalkboard - so cute and portable! Nice for your desk or for the family announcements, as a signboard or display
Curtain - The design on this short curtain is so funky that you can just hang it on your wall to make it less boring :)
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The other set of prizes will go to one of my followers. I'll raffle all of you off! So fingers crossed!
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