Wednesday, July 13, 2011

She opens her arms to the poor, she extends her hands to the needy

Proverbs 20 states that a Godly woman opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.

Of course there is always the practical need to give to charities, and and to church programs, but I think this goes further than that.

I think we need to look deeper into the people that are around us, and see their needs with God's eyes. Poor does not always mean without money, it could also be someone without family or friends.

Needy people are all around us, a need to feel accepted faults and all. A need to be loved, even if they are quite unlovable. A need to be resepected and appreciated.

I feel like a proverbs 31 woman not only sees to it that those around her are fed and clothed, but also respected, honored, and appreciated...

On the note of my clothing store-Sweet Home Boutique-I have listed several new things including a little red riding hood dress with a little pointy hood. This morning I listed this top made using Joel Dewberry fabric. This top is now available in my Etsy shop!

I hope you have a blessed Wednesday!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

cinch belts and ideas...

I have completed and listed 2 cinch belts recently

I am really liking these, and will also list one in navy blue with a ruffle soon.
I am also getting excited for the fall wardrobe coming up. One thing I have in mind to create is a little red riding hood dress (for little girls) with a pointy hood. Another thing I will start working on is lightweight coats to wear when the nights get cool in the fall. Hopefully they will be a success, and I can offer them for sale in my shop!!

What types of clothing do you like to wear in the fall?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

old photo, new photo...

We made better photos of my clothing today. I am working on photos for my etsy shop-Sweet Home Boutique-most of my pictures either my daughters took (3 and 4 at the time), or  I took them myself....Since my husband is now home on shore duty he is my new photographer. He use to not be into it, but now that he sees that I actually make money, he is a lot more willing to take pictures.

This picture was snapped right after construction. Andrew took it, but I had to get him to take it before he went to work. There are many flaws with this picture. Notice he BIG string hanging from the bottom, and the door and door stopper in the background.

This is the picture we re-did today. Fence in the background like most of my pictures. I have also made a bit more effort with my hair than the original (a little bit). Despite the bad picture of the original I sold 2 of these so far. It has also something like 38 hearts,and been in at least 2 treasuries. I am hoping the improved pictures draw more attention to the beautiful dress, and less to "that string" and the door.

not a totally bad picture of the dress, but the quality of the photo is what is flawed (and the distracting background). I took this one myself on the deck

this is the new picture taken today. The colors are a lot better, and the quality of the photo itself is great. Unfortunately the belt should have been ironed before this dress was photographed, but still an improvement from the original.

 So, what do you think? Do you think the new photos are much better, or do you think they still need a lot more work?