Before I show you our craft,
I want to share with you my sweet day yesterday.
The last few days have been . . . well . . .
I was in a yucky funk and was just having a hard time being cheerful.
Does that ever happen to you?
It's not fun.
So I read my bible and spent some time in my prayer journal.
I asked God to please help me be
To be so full of joy it would pour out on my family.
I finished my quiet time and opened my computer
(my morning routine).
I went to my dear friend Alicia's blog and she had written an entire post about lil' ol' me.
Um . . . , talk about a happy way to start your day!!
It truly was a dandy way to start my day.
I'm smiling as I just think about it.
I felt quite loved.
And I met quite a few new people who showered me with encouragement.
I love the way God answers our prayers-
in such fun creative ways.
And let me tell you, my heart was/is FULL of JOY!
It feels like a 4 year old with her own beater of cookie dough.
So thank you Alicia, you're the sweetest friend a gal could hope for!
Now . . . on to our lil' craft.
I haven't been brave enough to try the sewing machine with the girls yet,
but decided I could teach them how to sew on a button.
That's a good skill to have right?
I went to the dollar store for push pins and came out with a handful of other things
(and no push pins of course).
I found these paper clips that I thought we could transform into bookmarks.
After gathering our supplies, it didn't take long for the girls to ace this little domestic skill.
"Really Mom, do you have to take a picture of
every move I make?"
She's only 8 but she has 'that look'.
I thought I wouldn't see that until junior high!
We had gobs of fun combining felt and buttons and making bookmarks for those we love.
(some of you may be seeing these near Valentine's Day)
I think they're kinda cute.
Well, I'm off to have a joyful day.
We got gobs of fresh snow
and the girls are so excited to play in it.
Ha! I've got some leverage for school today!
Hope you have a day FULL of JOY!