Saturday, 27 September 2008

Jar of Gems

I made this jar for my friends (postnatal) baby shower. Decorated this preserving jar with cosmo cricket paper and my goreous new Martha stewart punch! Sweet little ladybirds andprimas, added ribbon and a label on the top saying Preserved Pearls of Wisdom. Inside I made a good hand full of origami stars, which made my thumb and finger hurt after a while from all the squeezing and pinching that is involved! Then got her friends to right choose a bible text and write words or encouragement and advice, cut them up into little scrolls and added them to the jar. People wrote such lovely things- I wanted to keep the jar for myself!

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Perpetual Prayer

I was very unprepared for this weeks SALT challenge 'Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.I Thessalonians 5:16-18 ', it really did creep up on me! I really wanted to do something that involved some sor or circle or spiral as a representation of contiuos (taken from the verse). I was tempted to cut a spiral from thepaper so it hung and spun, but with lack of time I didnt, instead I made a spinning disc with the verse, one side coloured in to represent when life is going well and the other side when life isnt going great... but in both those times we need to be praying continually!