Thursday, February 20, 2014

Deep pink with black velvet jacket

This jacket is not mine, it is for my daughter Cara. She saw my other jacket (queen of hearts) and she decided she wanted one too and asked if I could make her one and so since she is the same size as me (on top anyway) I can make her one without needing a fitting. We Skype quite often as she lives in Alberta and I showed her the jacket and she LOVES it!! Yay!!  This is my favorite that I’ve made so far! I’m going to probably be making one for me with this fabric!! This jacket is not as warm as the other ones I’ve made. More of a transitional jacket between winter and spring. I lined it with kasha lining but the outside fabric is thin and so it makes it just right.


I found this fabric on sale at Fabricville in Halifax NS, buy one get 2 free!! I just love it!! It is bright and rich looking with that black swirl pattern in velvet! The fabric is just as comfortable as it is beautiful with a little stretch to it. I decided to use my left-over fake leather to go with it. I also has an old pair of velour sweat pants that I did not wear anymore(I think they shrunk in the dryer) and so I used the legs of the pants for my patterns in back and on the sides.


The collar is fake leather also. I used the same pattern as my queen of hearts jacket so it go put together pretty quickly since I didn’t have to do any designing.


We actually had a day where I could go out to take pictures and it was warm enough to have my jacket unzipped!      Oh spring where are you??? Please come soon, I miss you!!


peek-a-boo double welt pockets with my leftover bedspread fabric!! gotta love it!!!


The color you see here is actually closer to the actual color of the jacket. Taken with a flash. It’s almost an orangy deep pink. Such a pretty color.


Yes I have roots!! I need to get my hair done! Actually I tried to dye my hair in a nice dark purple-red but only my roots grabbed the color and so I’m a little multi-colored and faded now but oh well… I’ll get it done eventually

Played around making collages :)

pink jacket close ups
pink jacket side look
pink jacket with bxw in middle

P.S. I had a good conversation with my sister today. We talked about how your past experiences can come back to haunt you even when you know better and it can make you feel just awful. When something has hurt you deeply, it is something that stays with you the rest of your life, you learn to deal with it but it doesn’t take much to resurface. We have to remember that we are not our past and those things can only hurt us if we believe them or let them hurt us. Some people LOVE to bring up things that are hurtful and treat you in ways that are degrading, somehow they think it makes them feel better about themselves by putting someone else down to raise themselves up but in reality it doesn’t, it just makes them look bad. I try to remember that those people who would try to hurt me are people who are hurting themselves. You usually don’t love yourself and treat others bad, it just doesn’t work that way.  A warm heart is tender and will not purposefully and coldly hurt someone else but in fact will go the opposite way and try to encourage and make someone else feel good about themselves.  I try to stay away from people that will only put me down all the time. I can do that just fine myself I really don’t need help! thanks but NO thanks!

Whenever I am feeling bad about myself I try to remember what God says about me.

1. I am a child of God. I have been adopted by the most high God, the creator of the world, into His royal family. It does not get better than that.

But to all who have received him--those who believe in his name--he has given the right to become God's children … (John 1:12).

2. Jesus says, I am a branch in his vine. I belong there with him.

I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me--and I in him--bears much fruit, because apart from me you can accomplish nothing (John 15:1, 5).

3. Jesus is my friend. I have the best friend I could ever want and He is always available even though others may not be.

I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything I heard from my Father (John 15:15).

4. Because of the free gift of grace(grace is getting something you do not deserve) I no longer have to feel guilty about anything to do with my past. If I do feel guilty and I have asked God’s forgiveness it is the devil trying to deceive me into thinking wrongly so that I am kept under bondage to the past. God convicts He does NOT condemn. Convicts means he gently shows you your sin but does not accuse. You have every right to refuse a guilt trip of anything the devil may bring your way. Stop it right in it’s tracks by saying NO to it!

But they are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:24).
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).

5. God says, I can be who I really am inside. I do not have to be afraid of what others might say if I don’t join in to what everyone else is doing. I have to do what I feel is right in my heart according to what He has taught me through the word of God. I have been freed from who I was and the sin in my life does not need to dominate. I have to and should refuse it. I would like to say I always do it but I can’t say that. My spirit is willing but my flesh is weak. I am not perfect but I do my best to strive for perfection and I ask forgiveness when I fail and If I fail I get right back on track and forgive myself for messing up.

We know that our old man was crucified with him so that the body of sin would no longer dominate us, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin
41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. (Matthew 26: 41)

6.  I have been set free from the law of sin and death. I no longer NEED to follow the ten commandments because they are there to show you what a sinner you are BUT I want to do it because I know it is good for me and because of my love for my father God.

For the law of the life-giving Spirit in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).

7.As a child of God, I am a fellow heir with Christ. Oh yes an heir!! Woohoo!! I will inherit eternal life in heaven because of my knowing that I am a sinner and because of the belief in the works of Jesus Christ on the cross!

And if children, then heirs (namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ)--if indeed we suffer with him so we may also be glorified with him (Romans 8:17)

8. I am accepted by Christ, He looooooves me!!! :)

Receive one another, then, just as Christ also received you, to God's glory (Romans 15:7)

9. God says I’m a saint! :O  Oh yes He does!!! I’m not the one saying it HE is! I just accept it.

… To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, and called to be saints, with all those in every place who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours (1 Corinthians 1:2). (See also Ephesians 1:1, Philippians 1:1, and Colossians 1:2.)

10.  I am set free in Christ. Free I say, FREE!!! Free to live life properly, free to live by what I know is right, Free to show love more, free to relax and breath. Free to be who I am, free to help others, free from fear of what others will think, free to forgive, free from sins traps, free to go to heaven when I die!  And I DO NOT want to go back to the old way of doing things when I only had one way of thinking. Free I say, Free!!! Oh and it feels soooo gooood!!! :D

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1)

If this doesn’t encourage you, nothing will

The Father’s love letter

My Child,

You may not know me,

but I know everything about you.

Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up.

Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways.

Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.

Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image.

Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being.

Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring.

Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived.

Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation.

Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake,

for all your days are written in my book.

Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth

and where you would live.

Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother's womb.

Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born.

Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented

by those who don't know me.

John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry,

but am the complete expression of love.

1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.

1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child

and I am your Father.

1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.

Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father.

Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.

James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.

Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.

Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love.

Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless

as the sand on the seashore.

Psalm 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you.

Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession.

Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you

with all my heart and all my soul.

Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things.

Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart,

you will find me.

Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you

the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires.

Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you

than you could possibly imagine.

Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you

in all your troubles.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted,

I am close to you.

Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb,

I have carried you close to my heart.

Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away

every tear from your eyes.

Revelation 21:3-4

And I'll take away all the pain

you have suffered on this earth.

Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you

even as I love my son, Jesus.

John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.

John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being.

Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you,

not against you.

Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.

2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.

2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression

of my love for you.

1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved

that I might gain your love.

Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,

you receive me.

1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you

from my love again.

Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I'll throw the biggest party

heaven has ever seen.

Luke 15:7

I have always been Father,

and will always be Father.

Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is…

Will you be my child?

John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you.

Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad

Almighty God



Until next time, good night