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Thursday, December 30, 2010

He Makes All Things New

Happy New Year to all =)

“And He who is seated on the throne said, ‘See! I make all things new...’ ” Revelation 21:5

When God puts a dream in your heart, when He puts a promise on the inside of you, He deposits within you everything you need to accomplish that dream. He wouldn’t give you the desire to do something without giving you the ability to fulfill it. In fact, the scripture tells us that God gives us the desires of our heart. In other words, He puts the desire inside of us and then works with us to bring it to pass.

Oftentimes, people set out to accomplish their dreams, but they face a setback or disappointment, and then they feel like their time has passed. But let me tell you today, no matter where you’ve come from, no matter what’s happened in your past, God wants to make you new. He wants to give you a fresh start. If you feel like you’ve missed opportunities in your life, if you feel like your time has passed, remember, today is a new day. You are a new person, and God has new opportunities in store for you. Lift up your eyes of faith and look forward to the new thing God has for you in this New Year!

Father in heaven, thank You for making all things new. I give You this day and invite You to have Your way in every area of my life. I choose to receive all the promises You have in store for me and look for Your goodness in the New Year. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Because you aksed....

Ok, Since I've had soooo many requests......I've gone ahead and re-opened my store on Etsy. I had planned on waiting until late next spring so that I can get this first year of teaching back under my belt as well handling the many papers that I'm required to write for Grad School but so many keep requesting items or inquiring when I will be returning ~It is great to feel loved =) So I have added a few new thing to my Etsy store and will be adding a few more things over the next couple of weeks. I will no longer be doing overalls, ruffled pants or sets that include a lot of details as my time to sew is so limited. I will be carrying the familiar pillowcase dress, knot dresses, tie tops dresses/tunics and skirts as well as adding things for baby and mom ;) - this new addition will be fun!!! I have added another element as well as those I just mentioned....TWEEN styles. As your darling daughters grow there is no reason we have to stop dressing them in custom styles. So take a look at my store and shop away! Have a blessed week!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More New Line Pics

I also just wanted to post these because the HAT has significant meaning! The hat was my dad's who passed away 5 years ago. He was VERY close to my boys and always wanted me to have a girl....he passed before I had Eme. My oldest son got to keep my dad's cowboy hat ~ which my dad loved ~ so Eme was super excited about modeling for me and wearing PaPa's hat! These styles are also available in my Etsy store.

Time flies!

Well since my last post, I've added QUITE a bit to my Etsy store. There is now more listed there than Ebay so make sure you check it. I have several SALE peices right now, either samples or things that I'm just trying to move the fabric out. Most things are marked at least 25% off and some 40%. I've also added some new styles of dresses and skirts. On the skirts the bow sash is removable. I have attached a picture of both new styles. Please be sure to check out the new duds and I hope you find something that you "just have to have"! Have a blessed week :>)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Winter Winter Go AWAY ~ We want Spring to come our WAY

Ok I just heard that here in Northwest Missouri it is supposed to snow anywhere from 3-10 inches over the weekend...ARE you kidding me! We have had enough snow this winter to last a while and Saturday is the first day of Spring. Well maybe this is what my daughter will look like if she decides to take advantage of this latest dose of Mother Nature:

All I have to say is BRING IT ON...I will own New Moon come Saturday morning at 12.01 am and I have more than enough sewing for orders that need to be filled so at least it's the perfect weekend since I can't get out (or won't thanks to the Twilight saga) and a bout anyway! I don't want to see anymore white stuff til next Winter and prefer what we DO get to be all gone when I awake Monday morning! Please please please mother Nature let this be the last hurrah!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How'd They Do That? How To Make Korker Bows

Ever Wonder How to Make A Korker Bow and Save Money or Better Yet Make Money While Doing So.....then you've come to the right place! Korker Bows are so popular especially since Gymboree has one for every line they have! Here's How:

Step 1: You will need to have a minimum of thirty (30), 2-inch pieces of korker ribbon. You can choose a longer size but will still need to have the same amount (30) to make a full, thick bow. I would heat seal each piece at this point so you aren't trying to do it later when you are trying to gather and attach it to the barrett or clip.

Step 2: I recommend using "L Brackets" which can be purchased at Wal-Mart in the hardware section or any hardware/home improvement store. If you are unsure of what these are just ask in the store! Using these brackets helps hold your korker ribbon in place for following steps. Place the brackets facing one another so that the ends touch. Leave a small space (less than 1/2 inch) between the brackets. Between the two brackets, you will place your gathering string or wire. I prefer to use jewelry string or green floral wire. Be sure to cut your string long enough to "wrap" around the ribbon; for beginners, at least 12 inches of string is recommended (you can always trim it down later).

Step 3: Stack your pre-cut korker ribbon within the confines of the brackets. When stacking, be sure to alternate colors as to provide an even spacing of your colors and patterns throughout the bow.

Step 4: Pull each end of the string or wire up and to the middle, then tie a knot or twist the wire. When all pieces are in place, pull tightly and double knot.

Step 5: Now is the time to prepare your hardware for attachment to your bow. Alligator clips or French barrettes work best for korker however it depends on the; if you wish to make smaller bows, I would us the alligator clips. To use the French barrette, simply open the barrette and remove the tension. Set the tension bar to the side.

Step 6: Determine which type of "glue" you wish to use to attach your bow to the hardware. I prefer to use the Jewel Glue or Tacky Glue. You will need to lay out a strip of additional ribbon that matches your bow.

Step 7: Using the open French barrette or flat Alligator Clip, run a line of glue across the top part of the barrette, place it face down against your bow while wrapping your extra piece around the bow and barrette, tying in a double knot. Trim the extra ends. At this time, you can replace the tension bar of the French Barrett.

Step 8: You've completed your korker bow! Now you can do the additional touch-ups that are needed; such as trimming ends to make perfectly even bow. Also look for any ends that may need heat sealing/resealing.

LOVE THE OVERALLS - Click the link to my Ebay store PinkPetuniaPearl to find a custom "Overdolled Overall" set just for your princess!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Snow-Snow Go away! Spring Lines are here to stay!

Well, since my last post a month ago - I really don't know where December went - we are still buried in snow here in Northwest Missouri! While I actually love looking at it, I think I'm do now and ready for Spring Flowers! We have now had about 14 inches since Christmas with about 10 still on the ground. And guess I type it is SNOWING again with 6 inches estimated. My kids are never going back to school!!!!

Well because we haven't been able to leave the house since Christmas Day I have been able to start my Spring lines. I am in love the fabrics I bought last last fall when they were on clearance - as much clearance as Hancocks of Paducah gets :) and have had soooo much fun putting things together. Right now all I have are knot dresses and tunic with pants...yes I said pants, but don't worry overalls are coming. I have had more contacts in the last 2 days for overalls than I had the month of December. Ususally January is slow so I have plenty of time to work on the new lines but the last few days have been busy for business, YEAH!!!

Here are a few pictures of the new lines and I will also pick a few of my favorites to sell right here on this site rather than redirecting you to ebay or etsy.

Once again have a blessed week and a very blessed NEW YEAR! God bless - Kari