A series of tips on how to help your kids build some basic sewing skills while developing a love for stitching and growing a deeper connection with you in the process.
I wrote the following words last year as a reminder to myself that the beautiful moments of motherhood aren’t wrapped up in a single day. That I can appreciate being a mom even when I don’t feel appreciated. And I can acknowledge the hard bits, but lean into the good. Little did I know they’d be even more applicable this year!
How in the world do you have time to sew when you still have kids at home?? It’s a question I get a lot, so I thought I’d finally take a minute to break it down a little and share some methods that have helped me out.
Sundays are just plain rough in this phase of life. I’m not able to sit in church, soaking in Scripture, focusing on the day’s teaching, and reveling at being part of the body of Christ.
But maybe this phase of life can serve as a reminder that being in the Word isn’t just a Sunday morning activity. Maybe, just maybe, it can be an encouragement for dwelling in the Word during the entire week.
I go back and forth with whether to include photos of my kids (often just their extremities) on my Reclaimed for Good posts. I don’t want to use them for “likes”, and I definitely don’t want to give the impression that I’m such an awesome mom with the best kiddos ever because, “Look! My kidsContinue reading “Mending, Making, and Motherhood”
Remade – faith, sewing, and you.
This past month, I had the bittersweet joy of working on three memory quilts for a family. Here’s a glimpse at my process.
A reclaimed Baptism bonnet has been in the back corner of my mind for several months now (along with a lot of other project ideas!). I was happy to have an excuse to sew one up for the annual Lutheran School Association Auction Fundraiser in Cole Camp, MO.
I had been diligently storing away even the smallest pieces of this keepsake memory project so there would be nothing left to discard at the end.
Memorial projects are incredibly special to me. I love hearing stories about the person’s life and keep them in the forefront of my mind as I cut and sew, doing my best to incorporate bits and pieces of who they were into the design. My goal is always to create a piece that can be a tangible reminder of a beautiful person whose memory lives on in the hearts of those who loved him or her. Here is a peek at my process.