Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Priorities and Creativity

I have been staying off the computer more and more lately. One reason is this time of the year we are very busy with birthdays. The other reason is God convicted me recently about the amount of time I spend on the computer. Like the Proverbs 31 woman she does not sit idle....that got me thinking about computer time, that IS sitting idle!! I have so much time to do things for my family and myself. In ONE day I made this skirt for my daughter.

This was so easy to make, it is supposed to be longer but Hannah does not like them long. I got the fabric at Wal*Mart for $1 a yard!! I also picked up enough fabric to make Katie and myself a couple. I will finish Katie's today and start on mine. The thread I got at the thrift store a long time ago by the basket full for pennies!! I will also be finishing up my nephew's apron. I'm really excited about it, I hope he likes his goodies!!

This morning I woke up and came out to the dinning room and found this....

Andrew was building him self a garage where he could work on cars like Uncle Matt!!

This is the side view of his garage. Such a little smarty figuring this out. He is very mechanically inclined....definitely did not get it from me!

Here is the finished product. He has everything, an office, windows, and a pile of tires...which you can't see because of the shadows.


Heather said...

Jen, that skirt is really cute! Good job!!

I'll have to make sure Matt looks at your blog to see what a great job Andrew did with the garage - that is so awesome!

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

I commend you on receiving conviction with an open heart about "idle" time. Too many of us hear it and turn our heads to correction. (I have been guilty as charged *grin*)

What a pretty skirt and at a great price!

Love the 'garage'!

Renee said...

I know what you mean about computer time. Andrew's creation is great and the skirt you made is really cute! Have a great Mother's Day.

Sandra said...

Yeah computer time seems to take up a lot of our day if we don't keep an eye on it.

Such a sweet skirt, what pattern did you use?

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

Love the skirt ... very cute.
I remember when my older boys played with legos - for hours. They are the BEST toy ever invented.