Monday, August 02, 2010

Quiet Day....Down Time Creativity

So the day started out on the crummy side....feeling lousy, deciding to stay home today.  Good day to just crash, try to feel better...
Frankly, I just can't do totally nothing for I started looking for something creative to play around with....ok here is the blank canvas....
Sunday night I am in a G-12 class for our church.  We were in a study about prayer this last week and I wanted to put together a prayer journal to use.  Now I couldn't have a plain one....LOL  So I pulled out some scrap papers, stickers, mod podge and started to play around.  And here is what I ended up with.... new and improved prayer journal.  Love this one and it kicked off getting several projects in gear.  So from the prayer journal...I pulled out some fabric....
This fabric just said "rice bags" to me....flannels and ribbons......and
Rice, with lavendar flowers....and lavendar oil......ohhhhh such a relaxing scent!!!
Quickly sewed up several muslin bags and filled with the rice/lavendar mixture.  Then I pulled out the flannel to sew up covers for the lavendar bags.....and tie up with pretty ribbons.  Then they are ready for me to put on Etsy or hold for the November Open House. 
Feels good to have some things completed and I am looking forward to pulling out more fabric and patterns. 
Hope you all are having a great start to your week.....
AND I am looking forward to starting the Jonah bible study on the Women's Bible Cafe. 
Sweet Dreams All.....


  1. The rice bags are great and I LOVE your journal. We've been decopauging composition books too. The black hard cover ones are on sale at Wal Mart for .25 each. We are having fun with them... pretty papers, ribbons, etc. I've seen the spiral books like you did with lots of different ribbons tied on the spirals... like fringe. I want to do one of those too. Isn't it fun????

  2. Hi Pen Pen...they are so easy and such fun!!! Now that I think of it, I purchased decorating patterns for those black hardcover ones from someone online, forever ago. I can't remember exactly what it was, but I remember she had some unique ideas for decorating and tips/hints. I am gonna have to go look those us again. Thanks for the reminder!!!


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