2017 Scrap Busting Craft Challenge: January "Easy Fabric Flowers"

This year I decided to join the 2017 Scrap Busting Craft Challenge. I have piles upon piles of fabric scraps and I wanted to do something nice with them. I don't believe in throwing away perfectly good material. I had been searching Pinterest for scrap busting inspiration for quite some time now, but never actually made something from my fabric scraps. When I had the opportunity to join the Scrap Busting Craft Challenge, I was all for it. I needed that extra push to get me motivated to finally put all my fabric scraps to good use. The idea of the challenge is to make a new project each month using a material of choice from our scrap fabric stash. This month I decided to feature small printed lightweight fabric pieces. 

I had these chevron glitter headbands just sitting around, and I got the idea to make some embellished headbands. There are tons of ways to make fabric flowers, both easy and hard. Today, I'm going to show you how I made some really easy fabric flowers using little fabric scraps.


1. Mark where you are going to place your flower on your headband.

2. Find your scraps! I really love to mix and match prints.

3. Gather your first flower "petal" piece and gather it from the bottom. Now with some thread and a needle, sew a stitch to keep it together.

4. Take your second flower "petal" piece and gather it. Hold it tightly.

5. Take your second piece from above and place it next to the first piece. Carefully make a stitch to hold them both in place.

6. Keep doing the same thing until you have a flower.

7. Trim it if you like. I trimmed it to make it a little rounder. Don't worry about the middle. You can glue or sew on a button, another fabric flower, or some jewels. It's all up to you! I personally made some rosettes and added some buttons to the middle. 

Here is the other little flower I made for the gold headband.

8. To finish off your flower, cut a small circle (smaller than your flower) and glue it on the back of your flower.

More gluing!

All done! Don't forget to check out the other participants projects for the 2017 Scrap Busting Challenge!


How to Live a Christian Life...The "Right" Way // Scripture

How many times have you heard or read this verse? I'm pretty sure that many people have come across it at least once in their lifetime, if not more. Have we really grasped what it truly says though? I'm going to be real here. About a few days ago, I didn't fully understand the depth of this verse. I'm not afraid to admit this publicly online. After all, if anyone lacks wisdom, we should ask God who gives generously to all. (James 1:5). 

Going into this new year, I have been struggling with so much. I had magically hoped that God would just take all my problems away as soon as the clock hit midnight on New Year's Eve. But yes, I know, it doesn't work that way. (A girl could hope, right?) Anyways, one of the things I have struggled with for so long is, religion versus God. I have read countless articles, sat through numerous preachings, and prayed endless prayers asking for answers. I was desperately seeking for the "right" way to live a Christian life. Did I need to give to the poor? Did I need to donate my clothes or my time? Did I need to attend church every single time? Did I need to pray every single moment?

When I reached my breaking point, God spoke John 14:6 through someone near and dear to me. "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father, except through me." It's so simple! It's funny how we humans try to analyze everything. We just want to know everything! I'm not saying that knowledge is bad, not at all. But, God makes it so simple for us to reach out to Him. Living a Christian life the "right" way is simply following Jesus. After all, the first thing Jesus mentions in John 14:6 is that He is the way. All the things I mentioned in the previous paragraph (donating, attending church, praying) are in no way wrong at all. But, to live a Christian life the "right" way, is not to focus on our own merits, but instead our focus should be 100% on God. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life! And God was so thoughtful enough to give us the gift of the Holy Spirit to help us on our path. (John 14:26)


New Year's Eve // Style Diary (Late Post)

Hello 2017! 
I uploaded these photos late since I had an eventful New Year's Eve weekend. I spent actual New Year's eve at my house with some family. We ate dinner, played some games (my family is big on games), and counted down until midnight. The next day I went to the snow up in Pinecrest. I was fine at the beginning of the day, but towards the end I was freezing. The day after that was spent doing some cleaning and errands. The weekend felt really long for me, but in a good way. But anyways, cheers to 2017!


Skirt: Express
Booties: Toms


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