random fabric + simple sewing = anyone could make this!

I haven't sewn anything since bubs so thought it was about time....
 I've ALWAYS wanted one of these Moroccan pouffes... http://www.littlemash.co.nz/decor/743-moroccan-pouffe-light-turquoise.html ..... but can't see it happening anytime soon.....
sooo I thought bet I could make one!! so simply put "pattern for fabric pouffe" into good ol GOOGLE and came across a great SIMPLE one by Australian Better Homes and Garden....
I laid the fabric for the outside over a plain old sheet for the lining fabric and cut out both at once...
and once I'd downloaded the free pattern, cut + cello taped it together It really was as easy as following the instructions.....
I haven't fully filled it yet because it really does take the 2 rubbish bags of fabric they say to fill it!!
I used things like old jeans, sheets, towels, linen... whatever was taking up space to fill mine up to this point...

Well hopes this is a fun idea for you....maybe a Christmas present project? ;)

xoxo 
Wahoo!!! the only change I made was to put a zip in the bottom of the pouffe cause I know I'll have to wash it eventually and their version obviously wasn't made for a house with 3 little boys....
I just used whatever fabric I had and in total it only cost $6 as all my fabric was from opshops (50c!! or free bins!!) and a piece I'd gotten from Ikea awhile ago...  

the great choice...



One of the greatest struggles I'm finding in life at the moment is the battle of the great choice...

The choice I have every morning, of how will I think about myself, others, my children, my husband...my life...my day...etc..etc... 

Dear Father in heaven, teach me, teach us, to think things that bring life and let go of things that only bring darkness...

{...but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect....Romans 12:2 }


xoxo




created for freedom...

walking in the freedom given to us through a relationship with God continually challenges me... 

 Coming to a place of surrender, to consider the many places that I know I'm not walking in freedom yet and therefore ask him into those places...

So that I can lean on him, his spirit and not to try battle it out myself - to embrace the freedom offered me rather than run against the wind....


2 Corinthians 3:16-18

The Message (MSG)
16-18 Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face!
 They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone.
And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face.
 And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him...
xoxo

just a wee reminder...xoxo