Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I have been trying to sew for the girls as much as possible. I love to make cute things for them! Here is my latest project:

I made these tunic length and used fat quarters and ribbon from Wal-Mart. Very fun and very simple. There are some good tutorials here and here . The second one is the one I found and followed more closely. It was one of those things that I just wanted to do NOW and couldn't find bandanas I liked, hence the fat quarters. I just did a rolled hem on the serger all the way around and went for it. I was able to make them more tunic length since I had the extra inches. I love how they turned out! Easy, cheap and fast. What's not to love? 

I did make dresses for them from some shirred fabric I had in my stash. You know, just one seam and some ribbon ties and you are good to go.

So, I hope you are having a great week so far and we'll talk soon. Love and blessings from the Parsonage!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Today is the day!

I'm not really a "New Year's Resolution" kind of gal. I know before I even start, I won't keep up with my resolution for more than a month or two. That's just how I am. But for 2011, I decided to try and tackle those things that nag at me most, and try to do better. You know those things that hang around in the back of your mind and won't let you rest? Tell me you have those and that I'm not just weird!

My blog is one of those things, along with reading my Bible more, being on time, eating more veggies, keeping on a schedule (not too rigid, of course), sewing/scrapbooking more (gotta use those supplies!) and keeping the house neater. Whew! I'm tired already just looking at that list. But, the truth is that I'm happy with myself in that I have really done better in all of those areas. At least now that I've actually done a blog post and gotten my sewing corner straight. :)

So here's to 2011 and being better. There's always room for improvement, isn't there? So stay tuned for more sharing of our life in the parsonage!

P.S. Here's my first memory verse of the year: I DELIGHT greatly in the Lord, my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness. Isaiah 61:10 NIV