Friday, January 30, 2009

Trust in God

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6) I actually have this verse memorized which is a big deal for me, because my memory sucks. Things are going on in my life right now (I won't bore you with the gory details) in which I am clinging to these words. I know a lot of people are living in uncertainty right now, and I just wanted to make this charm as a reminder of who is lovingly in control.
I've been struggling with creating a design I like, and finally came up with this one. I made the heart with very fine silver glitter. So anyway, I just wanted to share what was on my own heart today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Take care,

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Creating in the Land of Chaos

I create in the Land of Chaos.  Do you live there too?  The dictionary meaning of chaos is "complete disorder and confusion."  This was my day.  I've never been the most organized person, so when you add the mix of kids to pick up, laundry to do, crock pot in the sink to scrap, and working at home, it can lead to chaos pretty quickly.  I've been hard at work making these little charms.  I have always loved creating, and am so thankful to do so.  But this was one of those chaotic days when nothing seemed to cooperate.  My computer was slow, the USPS website wouldn't print out my shipping label, and the dear dog wouldn't stop barking.  
That's why I love sitting down and let the chaos kinda leave as I enter my little realm of creativity. The little heart initial charm above is new.   This box was made by my friend Rosemary.  Check out her etsy site here.

new little initial charm.
...the back with a glitter heart.

Ah the chaos just melts away when I go here.  How do you find peace when your day is chaotic?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Flower Fairy Garden

When I'm not soldering, I'm gardening. I love to plant flowers, and especially containers that will attract flower fairies. So I went to the nursery and bought tiny plants and a shelter for them to enjoy.
This white planter will be a sure hit with the fairy folks. And the candle will warm their fragile little wings during these chilly winter months.
I added a path made of Irish moss, and lined it with small rocks.

I've been inspired lately by the beautiful Swedish blogs like Lilla Blanka, where white candles are often used.

Look closely and I think you'll see one hiding behind the shrub to the right!
Tonight the flower fairy's are sure to appear!
Take care and thanks for stopping by,
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