Thursday, February 23, 2012

{DIY} Crochet Bird Hair Clip

  • G Hook
  • H Hook
  • I hook
  • yarn needle
  • hot glue gun
  • hair clip of your choice (for this I prefer a pinch clip)
  • 3 colors of cotton yarn (I prefer Lion Brand Cotton Ease)
H Hook
  1: ch 2, 10sc in 1st ch
  2: 2sc in the next sc, sc in next sc, hdc then dc in next sc, 2dc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc, sc then dc in next sc, 2tr in next sc, 2 tc in the next sc,  2 tc in the last sc, tie off weave in ends 
G hook
  1. Join beak color yarn in the 7th stitch of the second row. hdc in the same stitch. Tie off weave in ends
I hook
1.  Chain 4.  Make all of the next stitches in the first chain. 3 trc, 3 dc, chain 1, 1 trc, chain 1, 3 dc, 3 trc, chain 2 slip stitch
Assembly of the BIrd:
Glue the wing on where you think it will look the best, and you can either embroider an eye, or use a small black brad, or small black button.  Then Glue your clip to the back and voila you have an ADORABLE little bird!!!
Please leave me a comment and let me know how you like it!!!  

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Let Your Faith Be {BIGGER} Than Your Fear


What does that saying mean to you??
It’s hard to really wrap your mind around actually just {TRUSTING} that everything is always under control isn’t it??
Have you ever been challenged to do something and you know in your heart it {IS} the right thing to do?? But oh my goodness it’s going to be scary!! I’ve come to realize in those situations that is where you put your trust and faith in the ONE who promises to get us through {EVERYTHING} He brings us to if we just believe and love Him!
Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him..
Sometimes the new adventures in our life can be so overwhelmingly daunting and terrifying.  And sometimes it seems that there is NO way it can be conquered… but it {can}.  I’ve been through MANY things in my life.  I’ve been through sexual abuse, and I’ve felt the sting of abandonment, I’ve felt the fear that I’ll never be good enough, I’ve felt the fear that I might not be able to have a second change at marriage, I’ve felt the fear that I would screw up my kids. In the beginning I turned to drugs.. that did NOT make me braver or stronger.  Then I got pregnant at 18 and felt the fear of being a failure mother… so I turned into a control freak. (and was off the drugs… nothing was worth more to me than my son) That didn’t do anything but push people away… it wasn’t until about 5 years later, when I was at my own personal low, divorced, 2 sons, living with my mother in a not so good environment, at a dead end job, feeling like I didn’t deserve to be loved by anyone.. (cue the violins)
I met my husband… we said lets take the kids to church… and THAT is where I heard the Lord say welcome home my beloved Daughter. What?? You mean the Lord was with me through all the bad and good?? How does that make sense?? I found out through one verse how that makes sense:
John 16:33
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
There is NO need to fear ANYTHING if you have {FAITH} in the Lord because even if it’s the troubles in life… HE promised us ALL will be for good!! And when your being challenged.. don’t you know that the ONE who can heal ALL hurts, and Created the world can get you through it!! We are so blessed to have a Lord and Savior who can do ANYTHING!
what do you think??

Thursday, February 9, 2012

{giving} Back ~ Redemption Rings

So today I’m randomly looking through Etsy, like I usually do and I cam across these, and my eyes literally welled up with tears. I love seeing the Lord working through others.  As Christians we are called to be an example of God’s love and to NOT turn a blind eye to injustice, and these people are shedding light on a problem that is so easy for society to ignore.
I don’t have the exact words to describe what amazing things these rings do to help human trafficking… so I’m going to copy their description and let their words speak for themselves:
“Psalm 72:14 "He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their lives are precious to him."
Redemptions Rings were and idea that came out of my interest in working to bring young girls out of human trafficking rings here in Arizona and around the world. I started thinking about the word "ring" as I was wearing a wire ring a friend had made for me and how much it caused me to think of these girls trapped in this life. Here is this beautiful girl, trapped in this wire cage.
Then came the idea of Redemption Rings! What a beautiful picture to paint of these girls being "Redeemed" vs "Trafficked". I started making these rings to sell to raise money and awareness for my upcoming trafficking trip to Thailand. :)
Our premise for the rings is buy one, give one. Eveytime you buy a Redemption Ring we give one to a girl being trafficked to share the Redemption story either here in AZ or in another country through other organization / ministry contacts.
Now you can order your own Redemption Ring to wear as a reminder to pray for these girls trapped in these vicious cycles and that they would be Redeemed!

The pics above are from my recent trip to Thailand and girls we gave rings to - read more about it here –
Thank you So much for your support!”
WOW… if that isn’t inspiring I don’t know what is!!!!! I will be getting the ring sizes of my loved ones and buying quite a few of these!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

{DIY} Crochet Heart Hair Clip

Love is in the air!
I absolutely LOOOOOOOOVE Valentines Day!
Here is an adorable crochet pattern for a mini heart hair clip!!

Crochet heart:
  • I hook
  • worsted weight yarn
  • hair clip of your choice (I prefer snap clips for this)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  1. Chain 4
  2. 4 dc in last chain from hook, ch1, 4dc ch 3,all in same stitch
  3. sl st in center.
Pull tail through the center TIGHT and tie with first tail to make a secure knot. Then using the hot glue gun glue to the hair clip of your choice.
I would LOVE to see pictures of your creations!! And I would LOVE to hear feedback!! Please post comments!! I {heart} them!
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Have Fun and Month of Looooooooove