Easter 2014

©MandyLynne- EasterAll the chocolate was delicious,
but when the car won’t start and it’s Easter morning..

the only thing that could make me feel better was to overhear my kids sing this song!

My heart was blessed!

“Lord, I lift Your name on high
Lord, I love to sing Your praises
I’m so glad You’re in my life
I’m so glad You came to save us

You came from Heaven to Earth to show the way
From the Earth to the cross my debt to pay
From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky
Lord, I lift Your name on high.”

Handmade skirts

Hello everyone!  Life is good.
Maybe you have been super busy you haven’t noticed my lack of posting. :-)
In the last year I set some very high goals.
The journey has been both challenging and rewarding.
I’ve been focusing on licensing opportunities,
working on a book project and starting a new business. (more about this soon!)
I pour my heart into these projects and sometimes forget about sharing the process.
Thanks always for following my creative endeavors.
My desire is to be balanced in my personal life, social media, and business.
Here is a fun project I sewed for my daughter and I.
I used vintage drapes that I picked up while thrifting and
improvised the Simplicity pattern 2410 by adding pockets.
It turned out so cute & comfy.
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My sisters and our girls treated Mom to a tea party for her 60th birthday!

lunch and tea.. it’s one of her favorite things.

Birthday tea party

I must say I feel very blessed to be her daughter.
She is our family’s quiet strength.. praying circles around us.
Her love & example always inspire me to be better.
Love you Mom xx

Sleepy masks

I have a very crafty little girl who is always up to something creative.
I began teaching her basic stitching earlier this year and she loves it.
She has this sweet way of talking me into little projects.
Thank goodness for Pinterest! :)
This time it was sleepy masks.. and even her brother got in on the action.
They chose their own characters and I made the patterns for them.

For a couple of kids that are still a bit afraid of the dark,

they sure like their sleepy masks. Maybe we discovered a secret!©MandyLynne sleep masks