Been on a big make things / crafting kick. Decided to make my own shoes.
I wanted minimalism. Fewer seams means less work & less friction. Basically, I wanted a sock I could wear outside.
I’ll walk you through it.
As a 2nd little one has joined our family, i have taken the time to pray for her, hold her and just watch her. I’ve found projects help keep me focused. Especially while praying. Something to keep my hands busy and channel my thoughts.
As i sat and stitched, i wondered who will this little lady grow up to be? What will these beautiful blue eyes see? As i prayed for her future, i fell deeper in love with my little girl.
Today i spent the day workin on what our family has lovingly named “hoot”.
Just like with “wala,” i wanted to have an already loved feel to it. Character that can form over time. I didn’t want the cutest stuffed animal…just one that could be loved for being.
The other day i heard ace say, “wala, i love you just because you’re mine.” it’s a quote from a kids book and that is the message i want my children to understand.
For now sleep well little one, hoot and daddy will be here when you wake.
Dairy MAX, a non-profit affiliated with the National Dairy Council and representing the dairy farmers of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and southwest Kansas, needed a new face to represent them. They wanted a top-notch illustration and didn’t have much time.
This is when I was contacted. I was given direction and started sketches. After a couple round of revisions, I am proud to introduce Dan the Dairyman.
after returning to the states, we finally settled down. this means purging the storage unit. it was a lot like christmas…only it was regifted stuff back to ourselves.
this presented a small problem. it actually became a large problem in our family. z is bookish. before we left she sold a LOT of books to 1/2 price books. i won’t tell you how much she made…but, if you’ve ever sold them books, your jaw would drop.
so, we have the remainder books. the ones that made the cut.
now we need a place to
store display these. budget $0. i was given a deadline and the instructions “something that holds books.”
when you are poor, everything seems so much more valuable. when the guy down the street leaves an old rusty toolbox out for the trash, you ask him if you can have it. when you drive past a house that is remodeling, you look at the old doors and say, “wow, those are nice!”
trash can be very impressive.
at work we had hundreds of pallets we couldn’t get rid of.
so, one evening i borrowed my sister-in-law’s truck and claimed a couple.
after some planning, a bit of sweat and some sanding…
i turned my $0 budget into “something that holds books.”
well, i’m pretty stoked with how they turned out!
there are 3 for now .i might make a couple more…we’ll see.
lemme know what you think!