Sunday, January 31, 2010

Almost 2000 Visitors Have come to this Blog!

New in the Shop this week

It was suggested to me in a critique of the shop that I bring back the towels.  Here they are.  Hope you enjoy them.  If you have a specific need for towels to match your kitchen or bath, let me know and we can work something up together.

God's Gifts to Us

God gives gifts to each  of us for the purpose of serving one another and glorifying Him.   This is not only true in our churches of worship, it also encompases those in whom we come into contact with each day.  The long term goal of spiritual growth is that others around us recognize the transformations that comes about in our daily lives.   The way we live our lives becomes an example for others.   God's gifts to us include inspired and divine speaking to others, serving others by recognizing and attending to their needs, teaching and encouraging, sharing, leading and showing compassion.  It is my goal this week in my daily walk at home and at SewSassy to serve you in anyway I can.  If you have a need for prayer this week, if you are hurting or worried, if you just need a friend to talk to, please contact me.  The Lord has lead you here for a reason and whatever the reason may be, I pray that I may be a blessing in your life.  I pray that God will bless you this week in your personal life as well as in your business.  I pray that if you come to my blog or my store, that I recognize that God has sent you as a gift to me and I am a gift to you.  Have a wonderful and productive week and may you do the work that the Lord our God has sent you with a happy heart.  Love and Blessings to you.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What is the relationship between creativity and faith?

This article just ended up in my mailbox today.  Since these are not my words, I have highlighted them so you will know what is a direct quote.  Sandy

"Each human being is a gift, and we each have our own unique dream and purpose for living. We each must mine our imaginations, creativity and souls to uncover our true purposes and passions."

— Sandra Magsamen

Are You Listening to the Great Creator?

Interview by Lisa Schneider From

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Since the publication in 1992 of Julia Cameron's creativity handbook The Artist's Way, it has sold more than 2 million copies and inspired people from all walks of life to explore their artistic abilities. Her follow-up book, Walking in This World, offers 12 more weeks of creative how-tos. In addition to teaching workshops and public speaking, Julia is also a poet, playwright, fiction writer, essayist, and journalist. She spoke with Beliefnet about the connections between spirituality and the creative process.

What is the relationship between creativity and faith?

Art used to be made in the name of faith. We made cathedrals, we made stained-glass windows, we made murals. When Michelangelo was flat on his back in the Sistine Chapel, he was in service to something larger and greater than himself. And so artists have always talked about the inner connection to a larger something, and sometimes we call it the muse. But what we are actually talking about is that any time that you are engaged in a creative act, you are engaged in a spiritual act. And that's probably the single most important sentence: Any time we're engaged in a creative act, we're engaged with an inherently spiritual act.

Faith is almost the bottom line of creativity; it requires a leap of faith any time we undertake a creative endeavor, whether this is going to the easel, or the page, or onto the stage—or for that matter, in a homelier way, picking out the right fabric for the kitchen curtains, which is also a creative act. You have to muster a certain amount of belief that you're not making a mistake and you're not a fool. And this means you have to have faith.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Reason I Make Totes

The Fabric is a canvas.  A blank canvas ready to be reinvented to be splashed with color and a story.  I tell a story with every item I embroider.  The stories are usually about nature oriented things, like birds and flowers.  I love the world that God has provided for us and want to depict beauty in his name.

I make the bags also because I CAN'T stand digging around in a purse, especially a purse with black lining, to find something.  I have totally lost my checkbook in those darn thing!  Because of this I design thre inside of the bag to be as efficiently beautiful as the outside.  "A place for everything, and everything in it's place."  Ever heard that saying before?  It totally sums up the bags I make.  Beautiful, Practical, and Purposeful. Period.  I'm in a hurry so I am not going to proof this document now, so TTY Business PPL for Christ. 

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Spirit has blessed me with Talent

Since I have restarted blogging on Jan. 1, 2010, The Lord has called me to give up this little business of "mine", completely to him.  It's no longer mine, but his and his alone to do with as he pleases.  If you are called to this blog or the virtual store, then I believe that he has sent you here for a reason yet to be known by you or by me.  We are to share the gifts that he has given me, and I to receive the gifts he has given you.  My nature is now changed because my mind is changed by giving the Spirit Control, which leads me into true Life and Peace.  Therefore, this week,  I will not fret if I get no sales, nor will if fret if nobody reads my blog.  It is out of my control and in His control  and his alone.  The Holy Spirit is constantly working to bring us new insight if we will only investigate with our spirits open.  The life in The Spirit is a daily revelation of Christ.  God has something to share with us everyday.  Everything we do operates by faith and trust in the Holy Spirit. 

Thank you for reading this, as I know and trust with all my heart that you are here as a gift to me from the Holy Spirit, and I to you.

May your week be blessed and your heart turned to God, for the good of everyone with whom you my come into contact with this week.

Friday, January 15, 2010

New Products-I'm so excited!

Today my beautiful friend Carolyn is coming over to do some modeling.  She will be flaunting her stuff in lots and lots of outfits and accessories.  I'm so excited, I just can't hide it....dadadada ...da da da ...dada.  Can you tell I have a song in my heart?  Check back later or visit the virtual store for "snaps"!  (I love to call pics, snaps, borrowed from an old English movie I saw!)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Pile is Dwindling

Here are some of the items I have made out of the pile of Scraps.  Some are in the store, some are not.  If you have an interest in anything not in the shop let me know.  This is turning into a full time effort...not only the scraps, but getting the shop up and running as well.  Big learning curve.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The BIG SCRAP Project

One of my goals this year is to clean out all the little bits and pieces of fabric, project parts never completed, and miscellaneous supplies that clutter up my sewing room.
It sounded like a simple project when I conjured up the idea. HUH! Not as simple as I thought.

I got started on Jan.1, 10 and I have accomplished quite a few projects. One of the ideas I had was Little Pockets accessory holders. That is the one I have been working on. The idea started because I had all this patriotic themed material left over from The Baby Marine Project. Out of the leftovers I have made The All American Saddle Bag tote with coordinating Bible Tote, Wristlet Tote, Notebook holder, cigarette case. I combined some of the patriotic material with some worn out blue jeans my neighbor gave me (UGH) but being the pack rat I am, I could not turn them down.

Turning This:

So now folks, tell me what am I going to do with all this stuff I'm making?

                                                                                         Into This....

Monday, January 4, 2010

Off to the Scrap Bin

Today, in addition to starting to take the inside Christmas Decorations down, I'm looking forward to digging through my material bins to find some more interesting material to make stuff with.  I have an order for a boy baby monkey, which I should start.  Do I want to do any of this...well yes and no, but I will regardless so I can keep going with the goal.  The only problem is when I was out shopping on Saturday, I bought at least six more pieces of material!  Go figure!  You never know what I might put in the shop go take a look!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year's Day!!!!

This year one of my goals is to utilize every scrap of leftover material in my sewing room!  Now that is a big endever because I have many storage tubs of material stached in various locations around the house.  And that is because I can't squeeze one more piece in the sewing room!

So my first project toward this goal is genuine Red Heel sock monkeys.  However, mine are different!  They are completly dressed and many have hair! 

Here is a really cute newborn baby monkey girl with her little monkey doll!  Now, as Rachel Ray would say, " HOW Adorable is That!"

More of my next ingenious projects to follow later...heheheh.