It's finished! The room has been done for a couple months now...but I just now got it clean enough to show you on the blog! :)
AND my fabric is all tagged and inventoried thanks to some special girls at Northview WL!
This next picture I attribute to Jess Snell of Rockin B Design she has been instrumental in teaching me how to take my hobby to the next level of being a manufactured product. I love you girl! Thanks so much!
Here is a quick peek at some of the African fabrics we use in our bedding sets that you can find HERE at www.twolittlefish.com
.....and I just couldn't resist adding my favorite Marilyn Monroe picture that I purchased when I first graduated. I (used to) love to workout....and thought this was the coolest picture of Girl Power! Of course, now that I have aged (some) and have six children, it is inappropriate to grace my entry way...but perfect for my little home in the basement!
This next picture is the most special...I have never had an older wise woman teach me her sewing skills. I just adore older women that sew and LOVE the opportunity for them to teach me. Steve lost his mom at age 11, but still has her sewing machine, her sewing box and the picture on the left was her manual....HOW COOL. Her picture is on the right...even though I didn't get the opportunity for her to teach me, it has been really neat for Steve and I both to have a little bit of her presence in the room.
So....that's the finished product! I have had a day of feeling so blessed...to be honest though, I had to take a break from the ministry over the holidays....mostly due to the schedule, but also due to the fact that I needed a respite.....It has been REALLY hard balancing this task that God has asked of me with making new friends, helping out at church, being a good wife...oh and of course the six kids. But what God reveled to me in his timing, was that after the month of respite.....although I felt less tired and stressed....I also felt less fulfilled, less joy, less purpose. I realized that God knew I would be bored with the regular. Thus why he asked me to take on this task of creating a manufactured product line that would support local and global poverty...how else would I be able to saturate my children in a culture that is not ours? How else would I be able to sufficiently show my children the reality of poverty around us and around the globe. What better way to show my children how to live a life dedicated to obedience and service to God than to show them by my own behavior! God finally bestowed me with the wisdom that I am grateful for this opportunity and privileged that he asked this of me...yes it comes with more time management issues, more stress, more on my to do list...but I am GRATEFUL!
We have had a great year of preparation and we are getting so close to having a website with products up for SALE... Please pray for god to continue to bring the right people to us for product brochures, web design and video production. If you know of anyone who has skills in these areas that may be interested in doing some contract/free lance work can you comment under the Facebook feed. It's gonna be soon peeps....at least we can say a definite launch of products in 2012! Hooray