Sunday, 8 March 2015

A Garden Module.

I am feeling adventurous for a non-outdoorsy kind of girl. I am going to do a learning book on the garden for my storms. After the success of the whale project I am enthusiastic to try something new. 

I found this great blog that has some awesome modules. 

I got the idea to make a mini garden in a pot for the storms. We have a shared garden and my storms are constantly asking me to plant things. That isn't exactly my strong point or possible in our current situation. However being creative and making a self contained garden in a plant pot seems well within my possibilities. 

The husband suggested leaf rubbings and tree rubbings so a trip to Kew Gardens to start the project should be exciting. 

In addition to this we have collected quite a few books about local butterflies and birds so this should be fun. I can imagine frustrating but I am imagining super fun too. 

Well I will keep you posted on how I get on. I believe as a christian we have a duty of care to the planet and this module helps to teach my storms this so off I go.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Pom Poms an easy sabbath craft

Always looking for something fun to do with the storms on a sabbath afternoon. After much bugging mummy I finally conceded that it would be fun. I remembered how to make a Pom Pom but I figured I should have some fun on Pinterest checking out what I can do. 

What a surprise there has been a move on in Pom Pom making. So I thought I would try out a traditional method then something more fun. 

So made the circles out of paper plates. Then cut the whole in the middle and covered them in clear tape to make them robust. I thought I would try and make it out of fabric as opposed to wool. The pictures are below and I hope it makes sense. My storm loved it. As in the end we made finger pom Poms. 

The thing that makes me laugh the most is he made one Pom Pom and then he was finished. 

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Bible journalling a new start

I have decided upon a new regime. I will arise early 5 mornings a week and study the word and pray. My starting motivation was all wrong even though my intentions were good.

I started because my life has been in a mess for five years now and I suddenly hit a wall I couldn't climb over. So I thought thats it I cannot do this God will fix it. Well having studied and taught long enough I know that ultimatums and God do not go hand in hand.

My week got hijacked and the best layed plans went to waste. But of this one thing I did stick to getting up early and studying my bible. Is it hard? Yes I have small children plus a nephew a house guest and a husband gettjng up early is no joke. It takes commitment and dedication. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Anything you feel passionate is worth the work.

So here is the picture of the first page of my new journal. Over the next few weeks hopefully I will post some of my inspiration here. I am a creative soul but an artist well thats yet to be decided. I think it doesn't matter as much as actually trying and putting yourself out there for God to use.