Get Over It! Get Over Yourself!

It is very true that the only person standing in your way is you! I will sit and look at a project that intimates me for days. Lord! Please don’t let me make a mistake. I may not try it out again for a couples of weeks or even months! Crazy! In the end when we look back on our accomplishments, it really wasn’t as hard as we made it seem. We stand in our own way.

I have been fighting with this waist band and zipper combination. I YouTube’d until I couldn’t YouTube anymore. Then it got me after watching over and over. All I needed to do was try it! Just give it a try. Take my time and figure it out. I did just that and I am happy with the results.

I LOVE everything African art/ African print. I love how the blend of colors or in some cases full colors look. I am a lover of all things unique. And so this fabric print I found (below) became a skirt!

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Back (zipper install)

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Of course my daughter tried this number on with excitement. She loves skirts and custom made items. She is my biggest fan!

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Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet-My Valentine’s Gift to My Husband

Sewww…I saw a wedding photo that inspired me! A bride was washing her grooms feet. This instantly made me think deeper. I wanted to do that for my husband! Any gift that I give comes from the heart and spirit. I love creating things or giving things that have meaning behind it. Everything I do has a meaning behind it. I think we as a society go wrong and loose connection when we said or do things without meaning. I believe everything has meaning.

My husband has been awesome from beginning to end. We have been through so many tough times. I have not aways been the easiest person to deal with, but he has always seen my beauty and potential throughout it all. He is a hard worker and everything I dreamed of.  He is selfless when it comes to his wife and daughter, and there is nothing spared. Why not show appreciation in the deepest regards? What am I trying to say? What is the meaning of this?

Here is the meaning:

John 13:1-17New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet

13 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus.Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

“No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”

Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

“Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”

10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean,though not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Credit: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2013:1-17

I believe in mental stimulation and mental intimacy. Once you unlock it you can build a powerful relationship. It is more than a kind gesture. It is a way of life. Setting an example changes others who in turn can change the world. Change begins and ends with us. Love begins and ends with us. We must show others in order for them to understand. Show your appreciation be vocal and physical (positively) about how you feel.

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DIY T-Shirt Dress

The spring and summer time is vastly approaching. I have been trying to hear up for the seasons. My daughter LOVES dresses. If she could wear dresses all day everyday she would! I think dresses not only cute but comfortable to wear. I have been busy making a couple of T-Shirt dresses.

T-Shirt dresses are super easy to make. You can adjust them to any size.

Supplies you will need:
1. T-Shirt
2. Fabric of your choice
3.Sewing Machine

Step 1
Lay your T-Shirt on the ground. Iron it lightly if needed. Determine how much you want to cut of the shirt. My daughter is a size 5t so I bought a five 5t shirt. I used my measuring tape to measure my shirt from the bottom up. I cut off 6 inches of the shirt.

Step 2
I bought half a yard of fabric. You may need more depending on the size dress you are making. You are going to measure from the top to the bottom of the fabric. I used about 10 1/2 inches in length. I used all of the fabric in width (across/from side to side).

Step 3

You should have two rectangle pieces. Sew a basting stitch across the right sides of each of  the fabric. Gather the fabric across the top while laying it on top of the shirt to match the length.

Step 4

Pin the sides on the fabric together and sew along the sides.

Step 5

Place the shirt inside of the skirt. The cut bottom of the shirt should be pinned to the gathered top of the skirt/fabric. See it together. Zig zag stitch the frayed ends to finish, and your done!

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The Power of Support

We have always heard the phrase, “There is strength in numbers”. How true that is. A few people could never defeat an army with a strategic plan. Note I said strategic plan. I love supporting and embracing others. I go hard for anything and anyone I believe in. That’s just my personality. I have always believed in unity.

Unity with the right people can open up doors in unimagined ways. Bringing ideas and concepts together could be just what a certain puzzle needs to completed the bigger picture. I believe that if we were more open to the idea that everyone is not the same and accepted that, there could be more productivity.

Social media has done a great job in giving everyone a voice. We may not realize it, but we are learning more than our own environment. We learn other ways of thinking, and living other than our own. I believe this is important. Learning about each other and about things outside of our environment strengthens us, and in some cases frees us. Connecting to other people helps not only to open our minds and hearts, but to open opportunities as well.

I love sharing fellow entrepreneurs ideas and works. There is something special about someone that takes time out of their schedule to create things. It shows passion.

With that being said…I did my 1st revamp. I have been busy building skill so that I can shift over into making clothing. I love making things for others that are customized. I have a pretty unique name that no one else has, so feeling as if I am number is second nature. I want everyone to feel like that. That’s what’s behind the passion of my creations.

My husband was given this adorable shirt by Leroy’s Lipsmakin Lemonade.

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I at first glance I knew I wanted to make a tank. However, when the day came that I would actually sit down and do it, I decided to make a peplum tank.

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Isn’t it the absolute cutest? I love creating and supporting. This project helped me to accomplish both!

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Journey To Natural Hair

I wish that I could say that my natural hair start was one full of optimism and joy. I wish that I could tell you that I just “wanted a new look” I wish I could *Sings* tell you something good. I can only give you my reality. The reality was I was overwhelmed, I was frustrated, I was fed up, and I was sick. It was not a pretty picture. I kind of had an Angela Bassett moment. You know in the movie “Waiting to Exhale”? I just cut all of my hair in frustration. I wasn’t happy.

I wasn’t happy with my career. I wasn’t happy with who I was, and what I was allowing to happen. My family and my health were suffering greatly for it. March 2015 put the icing on the cake, when my iron deficiency landed me in the hospital. It was the worst I had ever felt (even worst than child birth). I was slowly dying and I was so busy giving other things attention that I didn’t even notice it.

That admit into the hospital woke me up. I realized I had to make a change. It did not matter if anyone was mad at me. It did not matter if people wanted to leave. I could not just settle and take anything anymore. I could not allow people to disrespect me and I stay silent anymore. I could not let people do to me what they would not allow me to do to them anymore. I could no longer hold my tongue and not say how I felt and what I thought anymore.

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I learned that I was more important than I knew. I am someone. I deserved to be cared for and to care for myself. I learned that I only have one life and none of the petty things will matter at the end of the day. I learned loyalty to self, my world, and the people in it.

So I started working on myself. Of course, I lost people, jobs, and I have cut tithes. People are not as accepting when you are completely yourself. Everyone cannot handle certain personalities. I am very outspoken, but I am respectful. I am easy to talk to, but I will not tolerate reckless behavior. I am very passionate. Anything that peaks my interest I am going to give more than 100% to it.

I love the person I have become without anyone’s approval. I am learning to create my world and the things I want. I am learning to take the right opportunity build on it. I am learning to be strong and bold as a woman that will bring other women to the top with her in her journey. What keeps me going is knowing I will be an example for others, and someone is always watching…especially my daughter.

My journey to happiness had just gotten started!

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