Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday Inspirations

I love blog land but I need to get something off my chest today; why do people link to a link that links to a link that links to another link.  A link to a link is fine - but sometimes the trail gets so long that you get lost.

Take this cute robot for instance.
 I found her on Pinterest - and under her it said DIY robot. I clicked on the link, it took me to a blog and after scrolling through 10 pages I found the picture. It linked me back to Pinterest which linked me to someone else's blog that apologized for not knowing where the original picture came from... So sadly this poor Robot has been left wandering the world wide web alone. If you find her home please let me know - I would love to link you to it ;)
(I'm adding this about 2 weeks later - BUT I FOUND THE CREATOR!!!!) Here is her etsy link: Little brown byrd creations

And without further moaning from my side, here are some inspirations for today: :)

1. A little lamb pillow tutorial from the Purl bee.
2. A DIY paper mobile from Lait fraise  (Google chrome gave me a translate option - if you have it use it :)
3. A felt flower pillow tutorial from Twinkle and Twine.
4. And my favourite one for the day: A stamp carving tutorial (with all the right tools) from Ishtar Olivera

I hope you have a wonderful Monday!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Inspirations

Human exploitation is a big problem in this day and age. I think for too long we have been blind to it or just ignoring it. 
Recently a friend told me about a documentary that was made regarding sex trafficking and the exploitation of women for sex, called: 
(see the link for the trailer)
 I have had the privilege of watching it. They are currently showing it at screenings around the world and the DVD should be available by the end of the year. 
Watch it if you can and get involved. 
I am planning on. 
There are many issues discussed but the one that hit me the hardest was that there are many young children around the world, and especially in Cambodia, being sold (sometimes even by their parents) to foreigners for sex. 
CNN also released a documentary this past week called "Not my Life". If you missed it here are the links.
This is part one

Part two.

Don Brewster (Founder of Agape International Missions) who speaks on both Nefarious: Merchant of Souls and Not my Life, tells you what he and his team are doing to help.
 "We are going to sacrifice till it hurts, because this is an evil that needs to be destroyed and that's what we're committed to do." 
Don Brewster

They currently also have a campaign called "Treat the Tricked" - please go take a look and donate. Paying 10 dollars won't make a dent in your pocket, but it will make a difference to a child.
Let's join in and start doing something to protect God's children.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I wrote a letter to my love...

A while back I was missing my family and decided to send a small care package. I thought about what I would have liked and realized that sitting down and having a cup of tea with my mom would be wonderful. So, because that is currently impossible I went for an alternative.

 I had seen a few people from our wonderful online craft world make these, but their only use was the cuteness factor. I decided to change the concept just a little by making the envelopes from different colours and I wrote tiny letters to my mom and attached them each to a teabag. So that when she was missing me she could have a cup of tea and read my note (not exactly a full conversation - but you have to take what you can get if you are oceans apart.)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Inspirations

Today I am thankful. 
Thankful that God gave people bits and pieces of His creative side. I love seeing people's creativity and  today I have gotten a real kick out of browsing through people's blog posts, old and new, and getting my inspiration fix for the week. 

I have made a few links (below the pics) for you who do not have the time to amble lazily through blog land.

1. Page corner bookmarks from 'I could make that'
2. A DIY camera purse/bag from 'vanilla and lace'
3. A clock DIY makeover from 'wonderful joy ahead'
4. A toadstool tutorial from 'so you think you're crafty'
5. A DIY rubber mustache stamp from 'the sweetest occasion'
6. (my personal favourite of the day) Little monsters tutorial from Alisa Burke

Oh and just so you can get excited with me - I featured on scrapbook etc. recently :) and I made it on to this list :) (no. 46 under crafts and craft supplies)
 I'm currently doing my happy dance.

I hope that you have a great week.
Happy Monday!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Of course I have an opinion...

I'm currently doing a 30 day drawing challenge - although I've decided that I determine when those days occur :)
I just did day two and it was: Draw your favourite animal.
At the moment my favourite animal is a tie between Corgi puppies and Bunnies. I went for bunnies. But I decided that these bunnies needed to reflect my personality. Something about myself, that isn't always positive, is that I always have an opinion. I really don't know everything, but time and time again I find myself in mid sentence blabbing about something I know for a fact I really don't know anything about. The person I'm talking to doesn't even need to ask for my opinion, I give it freely and often ignorantly. I also have this intense desire to fill in the silences, you know those awkward ones where no one is speaking.
And time and time again I find myself with my foot in my mouth because I said something totally stupid.
One day I'm going to find my mute button - but until then... meet the opinionated bunnies :)

 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.
Proverbs 17:28

I hope you have a great weekend.