Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Style Snaps + Sewing

 Hello all,
 I have another collection of daily outfits to share-this time taken over the span of a month. These are in no real order, but you can see that we have been thrown through a loop as far as weather goes. It has felt both like June and January in a very short amount of time. Enjoy!
1. Opal

2. Lazy Days

3. Reminisce
4. Tribal on Wednesdays
5. Elephant Romper
~Made by me from a shawl from Tanzania
The fabric and pattern base
Here is an in-progress view.
Super comfy and cool for sleep and play wear;)
Which leads me to the fact that I got a new dress form.
The reason this is such big news is because it was a direct answer to many months of prayer.
My other form, (R.I.P. Maria, you served me well) was laid to rest after complications with hip-dysplasia, and in her wake I refused to pay $150+ for a replacement. I believe God honors frugality, and with some help from my thrifty boss, we found this girl second-hand.


 The moral of this tale is that God cares about the small stuff, and waiting for a good deal pays off.
It also goes to show that when we can't find a bargain, recruit friends to help. I think I have the only boss in the world who would not only find me a dress form, but also go and pick it up too. How incredible is that? I was blown away.
P.S. What was your favorite outfit?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday

"...We pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." 2 Corinthians 5:20b-21
For many Christians/Catholics around the globe, today is the beginning of Lent. A season well-known for giving up a human pleasure, in order to prepare the heart for Easter. While I know plenty of fellow Evangelical Christians who participate in some way during Lent, I do not know, personally, any who take part in an Ash Wednesday service.
Besides it being the official start of Lent, I began asking myself what Ash Wednesday really symbolized.
What was the purpose of the ashes?
I probably could have googled it, but my mother and I decided to attend an Ash Wednesday service at the local Methodist church instead.
Ashes symbolize the fact that we are mortal, and that Christ took on mortal flesh in order to give us eternal life.
The service stood as a reminder that life, while beautiful and vibrant in it's time, will end someday.
 This season before Easter is one in which to reflect on the magnitude of the sacrifice that "paid it all."
It was a really lovely time of reflection for both my mother and I. The ashes on so many thousands of foreheads today are really just an outward sign of the truth that is hopefully burning in people's hearts. The truth that we must lose our life to find it, and die to self to be born in Christ.

What do you think of Ash Wednesday or Lent?
Is there a symbol that means something special to you in your walk with God?

With Love,