Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
"...thanksgiving always precedes the miracle."
"Expectations kill relationships - especially with God."
"If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place of training and correction and it's not so bad."
- One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
I had so much fun making these adorable Kusudama origami flowers! They're part of a belated set of "All-Things-Harry-Potter" Christmas gifts for my sister since she's a HUGE fan (I have yet to read the books!). I'm in the process of finishing a purse made from the cover of her favorite book in the series (I'll post pictures when I'm finished; it's taking me a lot longer than I expected!), but I hated to throw away the innards. So, I was thrilled to discover directions for these flowers on Pinterest (a much better way to waste time than facebook, I've decided!!).
I love the idea of repurposing text paper...
She should especially enjoy these since she'll recognize the text as being from chapter 1.
Friday, March 2, 2012
I such a sucker for these vintage glasses - they remind me of meals at my Great Aunt Ruth's house when I was a little girl. I've decided to start collecting them, but only when I can find them at a bargain. These were a bargain indeed, especially since it was Friday night at my local thrift shop when everything is 50% off. :) I was thrilled to find the orange juice canister as well.
I really like how the oranges on the outside of the glass are a pale orange,
but viewed from the inside, they're a bright, cheery orange.
Yea for vintage glassware!