Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First Day of Spring!

Hi!  Hope you all are enjoying the first day of spring!
We went to Rita's and got a FREE Italian Ice!
(that is one of the reasons why I like spring)

When we came home I saw this in our front garden:

YAY!  Hopefully it won't snow again!

Remember to get your FREE Rita's. 
 You have until 9:00 pm!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Me In Hanbok!

This year at our Church's Missions Conference, a lady from Korea asked if I wanted to wear her Korean dress.

Hanbok is the traditional Korean dress.
She had two different top parts that I could wear.  The one on the left is a Traditional one, and the one on the right is a Royal Traditional one.
She also had head pieces that I could wear if I wanted to.

Here's a picture of me trying on a headpiece!

My friend went to South Korea back in October, with her grandparents for a Mission's Trip.  She had bought a Hanbok for herself.  Her and I wore them Sunday night.

My friend and I also have the opportunity of learning Korean from another lady at our church.  We have been learning now for about two and a half years.

I love learning it!  

I also have a friend whose family is a missionary to South Korea.  When they were at our church, we found out that we were born only a few hours apart!  
We've been writing back and forth to each other.  It is always exciting to receive something from her!  

For Christmas she gave me this cute change purse.

I always enjoy learning something new about Korea, and I enjoyed wearing the Hanbok!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Make a Four Petal Fabric Flower

As I was waiting for my mom to get her hair cut the other day I saw a lady making these.

I was watching how she made the flower out of material, and when I got home I tried to make one myself!
Today I'm going to show you how to make one.
They are really quick and easy.

Here's all you need:
A needle and thread
Material to cut into any size circles(enough for four)
I like to use two different kinds of material, but it's fine if you use the same.
It doesn't matter the size of your circle.  

Once you have all of your circles cut out, take one and fold it in half.
( as seen in step 1 )

Then fold that half in half.
( as seen in step 2 )
 Next, take your needle and thread and sew around the curve.
( as seen in step 3 )
You DO NOT have to be an expert in hand sewing.  I'm not!
After that do not cut it off.  Your going to do all four and make it a chain.
Remember, if your doing two different colors, do it in a pattern.

After that pull it tight and it should gather.
  It should look like this.

The next step could be a little tricky.  Pull everything together so that it looks like a flower.  Pinch the sides that aren't connected. 

You're going to sew that together and then knot it.  Now your flower is completed!
But wait!
To give it a final touch you can make a rosette and put it in the middle.  
These aren't that hard.
First, take a strip of material.
Then, fold it together and glue it.( you can use fabric glue or hot glue.  I use both. )
After that pinch it down.
Then you're going to hold the middle and twist going around.

Finish it by gluing.  And ta-da!  You have a rosette !  Then glue it in the middle of your flower.
You can use these for a whole bunch of things.
Here's what I did with some of them:

Hope you can make your own!

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Friday, March 1, 2013

A Sign of Spring!

This morning as I was taking a walk I saw this.

A sign of spring!  Yay!  I love spring!
It was so nice to see some color outside!
What is your favorite season?