chase made fish last night for dinner. i don't know what kind it was. fishy fish.
in addition, we thawed it in the sink using hot water. i know, i know. gross....but whatever, the man wanted fish.
we lit candles hoping it would help.
matt comes over. "it smells like fish in here."
"i mean....it's not a bad thing."
"yes. it is."
thanks for nothing, candles.
woke up this morning at 4:45 am to find chase wasn't in bed.
(calling down the stairs) "lovey?"
"can't sleep. smells like fish."
GROSS. yes, it did.
i opened a window when i woke up (thanks to my brother calling at 7:30 am forgetting we are an hour behind him) and lit some candles. went upstairs to sew. even my 3rd floor studio smelled of blasted fish!
a few hours later, no more fish smell. thank you, jesus. i blew them out and closed the window to go run errands.
came back an hour later and the FISH SMELL IS BACK.
help! sickgagnastygrossdisgusting, its making me want to barf. i'm going to go run to get away from it.
buntingflags! so time consuming, but so fun & happy :) i'm selling this one in the shop because i have nowhere to put it. (sorry for the shadows. didn't see them until i put it on the computer)
la ink. i can't get enough of this show. i've been watching old episodes via netflix and i get sucked in. i will say, though...as tough as kat von d makes herself out to be...she's kind of a baby/ drama queen. i still wouldn't mess with her though.
tulips. white ones to be exact. i have some in my yellow fiesta pitcher and they make me happy :)
these pretty folksy shoes from delia's. and only $15? i bet i order them by monday.
growing up, my granny & papa had these magnets on their fridge. i remember playing with them and saying "hoot hoot" over and over to drive my papa crazy. back when i started buying felt to experiment projects...my first thing i thought of was OWLS. I remembered my granny's magnets and tried to replicate them. I tried to make some mini felt owl magnets, but they turned out to look like bats.
don't believe me? see for yourself:
i told my mom about the magnets i made and told her i wanted granny's. she has broken her hip several times in the past year or so and is in assisted living. my mom looked for them but couldn't find them and then one day i got a text that said "found the owls in a drawer at granny's."
this was about the same time it was ollie's birthday (the cutest little boy that i often babysit) and since i had owls on my mind, i decided to make him one. this was the start ofoh, sweet joy.
and the rest is history. :) i love these magnets, missing sequins and all! there's something about having something that is a part of your childhood (and so before its time) that is so special. they were the inspiration behind a new chapter in my life. sweet.
i still can't figure out how to fix my layout and template. there is supposed to be a "layout" tab, but somehow i managed to make it disappear. any help would be appreciated.
i fixed it! hooray :)
here is part of the stash i've gotten in the mail this weekend for my skirt line (and some just for me!).
check out the cute "snip snip" fabric in brown and blue. not sure what to do with it, but i thought it was too cute to pass up!
getting fabric in the mail is the best. well, second best to getting a new wedding band in the mail! that was another fun surprise.
i LOVE this song and sing it anytime i'm excited about the mail that day. ask chase. :)
here are the swatches of fabric that i have available for skirts. most of these i have one or two yards of. i have (almost) decided that they will be custom orders except for a few that i will have in the shop pre-made.
if you are interested or have questions about the fabric (first 9 are numbered, second nine are lettered), email me (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) and we can talk details to set up a custom listing.
God's been kicking my butt lately. For the past few months, I've been struggling with my identity. He's called me out over and over but keeps hitting me hard with these questions.
Who am i trying to make myself out to be? What do I emphasize to others (small group, blog, friends, etc)? What lies am I putting on as my wardrobe each day? Why am I ignoring my identity in Christ?
I feel like I put on this facade that our life in Colorado (and in general) is perfect. Part of that is that I don't want to complain about stuff or be negative on my blog. I want it to be a happy place.
But that's not reality.
We are a normal married couple. We argue. We get bored. We struggle with sin, selfishness, anger, bittnerness.
We are so secluded here. I hurt. I miss home. I'm lonely. often...
But what I show is that I get to stay at home most days and craft and be a wife and live a near perfect life. I busy myself with crafts, sewing, etsy, nannying, cooking, cleaning, you name it. I busy myself to the point where I completely shut out the Lord because I know He is going to tell me to stop.
come to me.
sit with me.
but instead i seek other things to comfort and find my identity. When my identity in Christ has hope, future, promises, love, grace, and forgiveness...I instead cover that to find my identity in things that I am good at or enjoy doing. These things are worldly, fleeting, fading, and just plain silly in comparison to the joy I'll receive in heaven. Especially when I make them idols.
I'm getting to the point where I have lots of readers that aren't just my friends & family (thanks google analytics). I just don't want to make the mistake of being "fake fruit" as my friend Michelle calls it. Shiny on the outside but when you open it up, its empty and fake.
Although I share the fabric finds, crafts, etsy favorites, our Colorado adventures, and all the fun stuff...know that that isn't all there is. I'm in no way perfect and I don't strive to be...at least most of the time ; ) I'm just a ragamuffin rambling on.
But I AM a daughter of the most high King. He will continue to grow me as I have many more identity crises....or any type of crisis for that matter. He will call me out on my crap and I will have to deal with it.
We are called to be the salt and the light of this world. (matthew 5:13-14) Not the sugar and spice. (that was so lame, but you get the picture)
I hope that you will seek the idols and crap that you hide and deal with them. Seek forgiveness. Find peace.