Monday, July 27, 2009

Old Bird

Upon bird watching, I encountered one of favorite birds! His name is "Old Bird"...
I tip toed to his bird hole...and what did I see? Old Bird relaxing, and waiting for me.As I came near, I was excited to see my friend, but should I disturb since he looks so content...
Anywhoo, I did, and oh what a treat! He invited me in...
But we realized there wasn't room for the kin.

It was fun making this little bird hole/nest for a special little girl, hope you enjoy it True!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Self Portrait of a Watermelon

Ever wonder how to pick out a watermelon? I did, until I called my dad. He always picks out the yummiest melons. So, as I was at the store, contemplating my next amateur move, I called my dad and he gave me the keenest process...1. Knock on the watermelon, choose one that doesn't sound as hallow as others
2. Then feel the whole watermelon, finding any flat spots, if so, discard. Look for one with complete roundness.

I never knew, and if you didn't either, hope this helps a little, maybe there's a better way to figure it out, but this helped me :)

Enjoy your watermelon freshness!

Friday, July 10, 2009

No Place Here For Her Kind

The anointing of Jesus by a sinful woman

from Mark 14, Luke 7, and John 12

I've done a lot of bad things.

Last night I had a hard time being that dark, humid room. Their breaths on me, made me nauseous. Their sweaty palms left me feeling dirty. Their heavy bodies made me feel burdened, even after they were gone. When I lay there, I try to think of other things-- things that will help relieve the pain, and the loneliness.

I've done a lot of bad things.

There have been whispers of a man. Not sure his name. They say he does something spectacular. But can it really be?! Well, I can't afford not to believe.

I've done a lot of bad things.

Tomorrow night I hear he'll be in town. But I won't even be able to get close to him--you know, since he'll be in that house. I see the way they look at me. They know who I am, and I know who they are… but somehow, I need to at least see him. The thought of seeing him makes me feel nervous. If I could speak to him, what would I say?

I've done a lot of bad things.

Would he brush me off? Would he be disgusted at me? Would he signal them to take me away? Or, would he be delighted to see me? I don't think I've ever had anyone look at me and be delighted to see me, when I have nothing, to offer them.

He'll know I've done a lot of bad things.

But if it’s true what people have been saying about him, I need to talk to him and ask...ask, for help. I don't want to be lonely anymore. I don't want to be dirty anymore. I don't want to be sad anymore. I don't want to feel far from I AM anymore.

I AM will take away the bad things.

I've never had the guts to break the alabaster. What can be more special than this? I won't even use that perfume on myself-- I am not worthy. But he is.

- F.T

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Refreshing Taste

Perhaps I'm not the first to invent this deli sandwich, but I love it so much I want to share it and hope you like it too! I first tried this two years ago, and loved the textures, and taste for a nice lunch treat....yummy.

Ingredients: blueberry bagel (opt for whole wheat), ham, pepper jack cheese, lite cream cheese, and spinach (I ran out). Optional: tomato

Toast bagel, and spread cream cheese on both halves (or just one). Put all other ingredients. Eat and enjoy.

Monday, July 6, 2009

In A Rut

Lately I don't wanna do anything that's art & crafty...I was working on a new brooch but ran out of supplies, and just got stuck. Hopefully I can get some juices flowing. I got ideas in my head but just feel blah about doing it. Do you ever feel that way?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sit Down and Relax

When I ventured into pillows, I got addicted and made three back-to-back. They were so fun to make, and really did a number on our sofa. Super easy to make, and it cost way cheaper then buying from your favorite retailer.
I tried a Martha Stewart technique. It didn't turn out so well, I think because of the thin fabric I used for the white one. Better luck next time.

I got these fabrics from JoAnn's in their custom order section, they were display fabrics, they kind you have to order, but this JoAnn was going out of business so they were selling their fabric squares samples (I think I paid less .99 for each, but these were expensive fabrics). The squares measured approximately 20x20 inches, but worked well for making sofa, or even bedroom pillows. I tried purchasing at another JoAnn's, but she said they don't allow :( Perhaps if there's a going out of business JoAnn's near you, you can purchase their samples and make cute pillows!