Sunday, March 27, 2011

'Wizard of Oz' altered hand bag

Check out my new 'altered' hand's was both fun and easy!
When I found this purse at the new antique mall in Delano Square, I really liked the fabric photo and came up with an idea to alter it. The beads dangling and fluffy stuff had to quickly removed....not my style! My idea was to use some of the pretty yo yo's I had on hand. Don't pretty little fabric O's make you smile?
Carefully I laid out the exact number of pretty yo yos that were needed to cover the top of each side. As you may notice, I did the second row in reverse so that the colors would go all the way around.
The next step took me the longest. I dug deep in my old button tin and picked out the prettiest red buttons I could find. Carefully I sewed one on each of the yo yos.
The 'P' trinket prettied up the front yo yo along with the lace and a heart bling.
Carefully I attached each yo yo onto the top of each side of my hand bag with my 'very hot' glue gun. The little red ruby slippers are the cutest. They didn't fit any of our grand daughters or me so they took 1st step...1st place in my Wizard of Oz collection of stuff.
As you can see...I'm having fun.
Patty in Oz

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring Cursillo #99...DeColores!

We brought the roosters out on Saturday afternoon on the Cursillo weekend.
What a pretty view out my window. God is so good.

Hello friends! I want to share a little bit about how God is working in my life. Life has been very full this past month with work and other responsibilities...I'm excited to get back to blooming in Kansas and keeping memories making new posts. Soon I will share about the next N2God art class. Oh it's going to be fun and different. And yes...I can't wait to catch up on what you've all been up to.
When Sally asked me back in November 2010 to serve on the Spring Cursillo, I was excited to be asked. Serving God, there isn't any thing I'd rather do more.  I began planning ahead and am so happy how God brought everything together. All I can say is "Wow!"

Because I serve on several different ministries...I had a 'big' bunch of ideas (and the best ladies in the world helped me put some of them together). Thank you! Joan, Phyllis, Mary, Becky, Diane, Lil, Starla and Chaloe had so many wonderful gifts to bring such as prayers and the cord rosaries in little pretty! I wish I would have thought to take a photo of every item.You will see in the photos some of items God gave us to share on this Cursillo. The best gift we all gave is our love and prayers.

Years ago my 'three day Cursillo walk was an awesome time of fun, discovery and learning many building blocks to have a wonderful 'best friend' relationship with Christ. From what I could see, all of these ladies certainly had wonderful experience. My part on the team was to serve in the background (in the MOST amazing place). A few of us just didn't have the opportunity to get to know the ladies over the Cursillo walk. That's OK....we look forward to getting to know them in the coming year. I'm sorry...I didn't get permission to post pictures of anyone. Have some cute ones of us in our aprons. 

Patty in Oz