Friday, May 30, 2008
Look at the quirky little smile! It looks like he's up to something doesn't it?
I still have the mate to this sock...so keep on the lookout for when I make his brother!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Then I cleaned out my own sock drawer for socks who are either past their prime or just never get worn. I have soooo many soooocks! I am not allowed to buy any more monster making fabric until I've used up at least half of the socks I have!
I can't wait until school ends (for anyone who doesn't know, I'm a teacher's aide at an elementary school) Only 3.5 more weeks (June 25th is my last day)! Then I'll be freeeeee to be craftyeeee all dayeeee! And then maybe this can turn into a daily blog instead of a semi-weekly/whenever-I-feel-like-it blog.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
These are with CJ moving the flashlight...
By the end of the night we had about 4 or 5 frogs in a cage, and then we set them loose back into the pond.
(BTW: The blanket in the background of the first picture is a work-in-progress crochet blanket for my friend Kim who just had a baby boy about a month ago)
"Oh thank you Miss Kira!"
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I've loved The Chronicles ever since I read them as a 9 or 10 year old girl. My great aunt ( a wonderful Christian woman) had given me a boxed set of the books when I'd been much younger. They sat on my bookshelf in pristine, untouched condition until I "discovered" them in 4th or 5th grade. Now, as a 25 year old married woman, that same set is on my bookshelf in a dogeared, well worn, well read, well loved condition.
I can't remember when I understood the idea that Aslan was a Christ-figure and that the part where Aslan is killed in Edmund's stead in "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" is an allegory of Christ's death and resurrection. I know I didn't get it when I first read the books, but I do know that I understood it eventually and that it fascinated me.
Illustrations speak to me. I am all about symbolism and illustrations. It isn't unlike the way Jesus used parables in the Bible. Just watching this most recent movie spoke to me about things I have been going through in my own life...one big one being faith.
Before the last Narnia movie came out, I bought a book back called "Not a Tame Lion", a book that unpacks some of the spiritual concepts within the Chronicles. This is a quote speaking about a passage in "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe"
"Then he isn't safe?" said Lucy
"Safe?" said Mr. Beaver. "Don't you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about being safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King I tell you."
"How is goodness a counterpoise to not being safe? Isn't goodness a synonym for safety?......Not safe but good? Reverse it, and you get the effect: Good but not safe. Goodness can't be trusted to leave us alone, untouched and unmoved. Goodness makes demands, putting something or someone at risk. Goodness has a very personal price tag."
Following God, in reality, isn't safe. It costs us a lot. But it's good.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
This guy is made out of some fleece I got out of the remnant basket at JoAnne Fabrics. His stomach and heart are felt. I think it's because of the fleece that he looks like the most "professional" looking monster I've done so far.
I have some pink fleece I'm itching to use to make another one.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Darn, I forgot to get a picture of the back! And I already gave it away to my friend Rachel for her little girl. I'm sure I'll get to take pictures of it on her sometime. And I have plenty more shirts to use to make more. This would be a good type of thing to put in my future Etsy shop. If anyone is interested in one, give me a holler.