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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cheap, Pretty and Good – Some Fun Autumn Crafts


Here are some home d├ęcor items you can make, possibly with things you already have on hand.  Most of these could be made with your kids as well and some are appropriate for even young children.

Book Page Pumpkin Tutorial by Kara at “Creations by Kara”.

Here is a cute way to recycle or upcycle a book you don’t want any more.  Turn it into a pumpkin.  If you don’t have orange spray paint be creative.  Let one of the kids color the page edges with an orange crayon or chalk, or do it yourself. 

These Newspaper Leaves over at “Life with Little Ones” are a simple project that would be fun with children.  You don’t have to use newspaper.  White or light colored, light weight paper could work just as well.  If you’re careful you might recycle pages from an old phone book or something of a more similar weight to newspaper.

Here are some leaf rubbings that my sister-in-law in Australia made some years ago.  As you can see, she made them on plain white paper.  This makes me think – you could frame “artwork” like this.  Do the various leaves in different fall colors for more pop.

Photo property of Spark & Chemistry

Now this is a project that I really want to make!  I might make it non-seasonal by using green leaves or some other translucent covering, though I really like the autumn leaves.  Maybe some interesting fabric scraps?

Autumn Leaf, Mason Jar Candle Holder over at Spark & Chemistry by Alicia and Geneane

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Birth of Jesus Christ – Part 9, Matthew 1:20-21


If you missed the first parts of this study on the birth of Jesus, you may wish to go back and start at the beginning.

This week the subject matter will probably be more controversial in some ways.  This discussion will include the teaching of Jesus Christ on the subject of divorce and marriage as well as a few thoughts on our great Saviour and why He came.

Read Here: Matthew 1:20-21

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Evening Song – My Anchor Holds

Hebrews 6:18-20  That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sew Happy Friday – An Easy Quilt to Make with Fat Quarters


The Broken Bar Quilt from the Missriouri Star Quilt Co. is a quick and easy quilt to make with fat quarters.  If you have larger prints or you want it to go a bit faster, you could probably cut some of the strips wider and skip the really narrow ones.  In fact, for really large prints mixed in with smaller prints or solids, you could cut some quite large pieces 10” across as feature fabrics.  In this design it would look quite stunning, I think.  Just make sure you get them right side up. :-)

You can also “shop your own stuff” by selecting quilting fabrics from your stash and scraps to cut into 10” sections rather than using fat quarters.  I probably have quite a few scrap pieces that would work for this.