Saturday, January 31, 2009
and put..a mystery Joxy in there..
i wonder what it looks like??
and stuck some red felt on the backing..
and Voila..there she is!!
That's how I get
My Zebra Fix ON!!
I still have the coasters and fancy tablecloth to show you!!
and..when i don't feel like keeping my Joxy all closed up in a glass house..
I can wear her..if i wasn't wearing the other one i already made..sorry..no picture..
all for $1.20 in Zebra fabric!!
And look at that plate..
just a simple white plate..
i got the idea from Sara at Sara's arthouse..
she got a black plate from HER Goodwill..not mine..
and painted white circles on it!! She's really fantastic and artistic like that..
amazing..she'll paint anything..and everything..or put her some fancy papers all over it..and it is a work of art!! I, on the other hand.. was afraid to use paint...but i love me a dry erase marker!!
and it is just the right balance for my Zebra obsession..
speaking of obsession...did you see my new "Loving" on the left sidebar..
okay..i need to take some pictures of more shadow boxes..
hopefully this pre-posting works!!
Have a VERY Love-fully Day!!
He is saying
"I did it!" here!!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
From such a great book!
It is filled with such great ideas for entertaining your weekend guests, or a dear friend..
see exhibit A
There is no evidence of actual baked goodies...
but i did bake them... and eat some...and share many!!
Okay..how many Zebra sightings have you made lately!!
I have seen this print everywhere..
is everyone else obsessed with this print like me??
Elise told me there were zebra print rugs at Target!
And she wasn't kidding...
they had towels...and pillows...and vases...
I didn't get anything...
But next door at The LOBSTER...
I found this little bit of fabric in the clearance section..for $1.60.
so..i'm gonna make me some coasters...
to go along with my new no sew side table cloth...
you know i'm so excited!!
oh...and a Joxy too...a zebra Joxy...
I started on a black and white swag and wreath last spring and haven't finished them quite yet...
maybe that is why i am drawn to the black and white..
i Love black and white checks...like Mary Engelbreit..
they are in my kitchen curtain and a cakestand that hubs gave me before we got married..
i am being cautious to not go overboard...
i mean, who loves THAT much zebra print??
maybe a Momma Zebra loving her babies...
and maybe me...
so far...i've got a no sew table cloth...(a piece of zebra fabric laying across my tiny side table...)
i better go work on those in my new studio..
should i call it something??
I like Cloud Nine..
but i'm not gonna be doing any sleepin' up there!
What do you think!!??
Any and all suggestions welcomed!!
And have a Joy-filled day!!
See you tomorrow for another Cup Of Joy!!
ps..i just went over to Elise's blog to linky-do...
oh my goodness...GO see what she made!!
Oh my goodness...i thought for sure it was for me..
tell her she needs to make these for her shop...
she is wondering if she should...
i say YES!!!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
The Lord longs to polish our hearts...to wash and cleanse us , blotting out our iniquity..He wants to create and renew in us.. and restore in us the JOY of our salvation....
We wish , and hope, and pray for these things...yet are we longing for Him...in such a way that ..
as we sit on the Goodwill shelves of LIFE...all dark and oxidized..tarnished like...are we longing so hard to ASK these things of Him... Longing to be pursued by Him...
and accepting the WAY He pursues us!
He sees us as beautiful, and shiny already...
He sees our potential!
Isn't that such a comfort?
Saturday, January 17, 2009
more clean fun... I Love some nice soap and lotion by the sink..
I have given this as a giftie to a few friends...and family..
I call it the sink side saver...
I spend so much time at the kitchen sink...washing dishes, hands...dishes...and i have grown to really enjoy this time..
some pretty pink soap...a pretty window...and a pile of dirty dishes..okay..i may be stretching it...but think of all the other amazing women standing at their sink taking care of their dreaded pile of dirty dishes...(or laundry...or(craft rooms))
They are taking care of so much more at that moment...
The plates and cups and bowls that held nourishment for their families... the food that they prepared...
I am feeling sentimental about food right now because our children ARE eating the food i prepare for them...
not just pbnjsandwiches...and banana pancakes...
we're talking, rotisserie chicken and steamed broccoli friends!
And we are sitting at the table...together!!
So...when there is nothing on the plates to scrape into the trash..
I delight in washing those dishes!!
I delight in knowing how far we have come...
I delight in knowing the Lord is whispering to so many of us Mommy's as we wash the dishes
for our families... we are serving more than these people under our roof...we are serving our Lord!
So go get some pretty pink soap...and
Praise God you have dishes...and serving ...and LOVING to do!!
ps...the boys love playing with these hearts on my necklace...
Thursday, January 15, 2009
we sat in the back...with his sweet buddy Ash..
and the bus was a big hit!
not so much, for the Theatre...at first...but a few minutes in and he was clapping and repeating many of the lines..
That's my guy!!
and the flowers were a surprise along with my beautiful green buttons...and look at the envelopes..i love them!!
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