The cat makes me smile...it's good to have something to make me smile in times like these.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
- Sturdy Carboard or Cardstock to make a Template
- Compass (or something round to trace)
- Assorted Paper
- Glue Stick
- Goodies to stick in it when finished
Step 1: Make a template using cardboard or other sturdy material. We traced around a juice bottle for the end and measured out about 4 inches.
Step 3: Place flat edge of template on the fold and trace around template.
Step 4: Cut out (each one is a half of the completed heart).
We decided to cut a bunch of these "heart halves" at once before we moved on to weaving so we would have an assortment to mix and match.
Step 5: Cut two evenly spaced strips starting at the straight edge going up about 3/4 of the way up.
Step 6: Take two heart halves and weave them together. This is the tricky part. I actually had to get instructions from another site that I can't find now. But their instructions put it this way: "While most weaving is over under, this is through and around."
Here is a picture once three rows are weaved together. Always start with the row that will be pushed to the top of the heart and end with the row that will make the other edge of the heart. Step 7: Cut a handle from leftover paper and glue it to the each side of the heart on the inside. (Optional: Glue sides of heart to make a deeper basket)
Step 8: Stuff with Goodies (I wish I had some shredded paper to nestle the chocolates in, but the recovering perfectionist in me will deal).
Step 9: Give to your favorite valentine.
I had more pictures, but for some reason I started having complications and couldn't upload correctly.
I hope you enjoy!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
It's a slow process, but I'm slowly kicking this behavior and confronting things as they come...most of the time. And I'm seeing the rewards of following the instructions of Jesus and "Going to our brother." It works so much better than bottling it up, tossing it around with everyone but that person, and then either exploding in a rude note or face-to-face non-Christlike manner speech. Been there.
Friday, February 6, 2009
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out!
I have prayed these scriptures A LOT over the past year as it is one of my deepest desires to know God in all His depth. Here is one of my prayer songs in my own words: