Sunday, February 5, 2012

Crafts & Life

So I said in my last entry that I'd post pictures soon. Here they are. These two crafts were relatively quick. I say relatively because I took my good ol' time doing them. But realistically they can be completed within an hour or two.

Butterfly hair accessory
 Sierra loves her butterfly hair band. Its cute and simple to make! Below is the butterfly tutorial. The band is half double crochet (2 rows). Check your length on the first chain stitch so you know you have the size you need to fit. After you've completed two rows of HDC slip stitch to join the ends.

Valentines Heart Bag
This bag I did the Tunisian (Afghan) stitch until I had the size I wanted. You can make it wider and longer by just adding stitches and rows. Then I took red and single crochet the sides together. The single crochet makes a nice boarder. The handle is also single crochet. I tried a couple different ways to crochet a heart, but I found the following tutorial to be the easiest.

Divider Graphics
~Magickal Graphics~
Now on to my mundane life. Since I spoke about Balance in the family and becoming the leader, I've found that part of our barrier to moving forward has been taken down! Yippee. It's amazing how much just changing ones perspective does for ones life.  I start my new job tomorrow. Everyone keeps asking me if I'm nervous. Well no, I'm not nervous. I am apprehensive, hopeful and curious. I'm not sure exactly what I'll be doing besides some clerical work. I know it's more than that however since the job requires me to have steel toe shoes. I am sad that I won't be home with Wyatt. I've tried to be extra cuddly with him these past few days because I know I'm going to miss him terribly. Though I'm sure daddy will take good care of him. 
Wyatt doesn't drink from a sippy or bottle well, so we are dealing with separation issues. I've had to spend a lot of money on items I need for work and I won't get paid for two weeks. These are all life's little growing pains I hope one day I can look back on and smile. Hopefully soon we'll be able to afford a new place to live. After that my goal will be to bring my dog Kota home! One step at a time though. 

Until then, I wish you all Blessings, Love, and Light. I leave you with this quote. 

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.  Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.  If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.  ~Dale Carnegie


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