I did however get some stuff made over the past two days...I finished Mary Claire's nightgown (and Megan's) finally-I was waiting to measure her shoulder straps. It was super easy: I just measured around her body, added about 3.5" (31 inches, including seam allowance), then made a big long rectangle a little over twice the length (I think it was about 72")
then used my ruffler to add the long rectangle to the strip (and it ruffles-ALL in one step!), sewed the ends together, and finally covered the edges and added braided fabric shoulder straps:
|Megan wears an undershirt all the time, and she just got a new one from Andalynn today! : )|
I digress. Anyway, we were talking about how someone should make chocolates with Bible verses inside (kinda like the Testamints?) so we'd get our wisdom and chocolate at the same time. I told them Dove kinda already does that, but they are just kind words! Tiffany texted me later saying that Dove is the symbol of the Holy Spirit-and maybe that was their intention all the time! : ) Wow, God moments.
Anyway, I decided to make them some chocolate scripture. ; ) I had seen some candy wrapper stamps in the Stampin' Up Idea Book, so it all came together...
|First I laid out all the candy, so they all got the same ones. I also didn't want anyone to get two of the same wrappers. ; )|
|Then I gathered some of my favorite Bible verses (and lots on controlling your tongue!) and sized them to fit inside wrappers. I made two columns, 1" margins, and sized all the cutesy fonts pretty small-all at between 9-11 points!|
|I cut the scriptures tiny, and spread them out so no one would get the same two scriptures. I did accidentally have two on the sheet of twenty that were the same, but I made sure they were not together.|
|Then I wrapped the scrapbook paper wrapper and Bible verse around the candy, and taped.|
|They are finished! And ready to be bagged...I'm thinking about packaging. : ) Any ideas?|
Hope the fathers (and the men that made your babies possible!) in your life had a great day! If not...maybe you could make them some chocolate?
I leave you with this one:
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29