Sunday, June 19, 2011

Chocolate Scripture..Mmmmm..

Hey ya'll! ...I'm running behind on the pillowcase dress! Sorry-we had company all day yesterday, and Father's Day was Today, so we did what the father wanted! ; ) heehee  I'll have to make it tonight or tomorrow!

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! : )
And then...I had a new crafty project.  I was telling the ladies in Bible Study last Tuesday how I used to (ha! Still do.) go in my closet and stuff my mouth with chocolate to control my mouth.  It killed three birds with one stone: filled my mouth so I couldn't say anything really angry to my kids in the heat of the moment and hurt their self-esteem, gave us both a time-out and gave me a rush of endorphins chocolate!  It works really well, you should try it. : )

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?
I've added the Bible verse page as a .pdf (click here) so you can download and print it if you feel like you need some Bible Chocolate stuffed in your mouth! ; )  (or someone else's mouth? hahaha!)

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


Denise aka Mom of Bean said...

What a great idea! Love the scripture chocolates!!

Anonymous said...

Great idea and so cute and thoughtful! Where are you hiding the chocolate? = )

Stephanie said...

LOVE the pillowcase dresses! And how funny - my daughter's American Girl Doll (her "just like me doll") is named "Megan" too!

Jen Snow said...

too cute! the nightgowns turned out so sweet! :) that reminds me that Joey raided my chocolate stash and I better refill before that day when I need a piece! LOL

Unknown said...

Holy COW!!! You are AMAZING. Really neat idea. you ever sleep?

Tracy1918 said...

Hi! I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

TOTALLY cute idea about the chocolate.

You are WAY more creative than me! : )

Hallie Addington said...

You amaze me, woman!! That chocolate idea is awesome!!!!! Love it! And your crafty sewing skills never ceases ton amaze me!!!

Holly said...

You guys warm my heart, thank you! : ) I get to hand out the chocolate tomorrow, I'm excited! : )

And Reyna? I don't sleep much! We got to bed after midnight, and my mind wakes me up early in the morning ready to go! hahaha! : )

Hugs, guys!! : )