K, so I love crafts!! I am a very artistic person and love to create things. However, becoming a mommy has put my craftiness on hold for awhile. When I get the chance, I will go to Micheal's or Hobby Lobby and no joke, my heart starts racing! If I had nothing important to do, I would craft 24/7!!!! :) However, I do, so I can't. But sometimes I get this burning inside of me to create something and I feel like I'll go crazy if I don't. This usually manifests itself by me making a sketch of what I want to make in one of my spirals. Ha!
So awhile ago, when Suz was having all that trouble w/ bad dreams and being scared of the dark, I made a sketch. It was of a pillow that had various Bible verses that could comfort her when she started to be overcome w/ fear. It was bright and happy. However, life is busy and the sketch remained a sketch until this weekend. I had been doing really well w/ maintaining the house and on Saturday during rest....I made 2!!
I had a big piece of cardboard that I slipped into a pillowcase and went to work.
When all of the writing and drawing was complete, I used a rainbow blanket binding around the end of the case and wal-ah!
This is Suzannah's after I washed it. I forgot about it and some of Molly Beth's bled onto it. Arg!
Here's one side of Molly Beth's case b/f washing.
Memorizing scripture is something that I really think is important. W/ kids, the easiest way to teach them is through song....and repetition. I learned the verse about "bad company corrupting good character" from repetition! HA! So I figured each night we could meditate on one of the verses on the pillow case until Suzannah can comfort herself by reciting them. It is really empowering to recall scripture that corresponds w/ your situation. It's amazing how as an adult scriptures just pop in my head when things happen. I'm thankful for all the repetition (thanks Mom) and study. I want my kiddos heads to be filled w/ God's word as well. :) We'll see. But they were both so sweet and grateful and it made me feel good. :) I hope it helps. Suzannah no longer struggles w/ nightmares, but does occasionally get scared at night and Molly B is starting to have some bad dreams....so, maybe.
There ya go. My little, simple craft for the week. I hope to stay on top of my "chores" so that I can justify a little craft time here and there. I have so much stuff in my head (and my spirals) that I hope to manifest into reality. :)