Happy Handwriting

A few weeks ago, I was given the task of making a poster to welcome students to the MCO winter retreat.  (MCO is a campus ministry I am a part of at the medical university I attended).

I have several fonts I can write in, but wanted to do something different.  So I turned to Pinterest, and searched for handwriting fonts.  I was not disappointed.

I found this font, which worked perfectly:Image

(If someone knows where exactly this picture came from, let me know so I can link back to the actual site.  I can’t seem to locate it and want to give credit.  Thanks!)

I have since used this font for other things.  Here is a picture of the poster I made, using a block lettering for the heading, and my new font for the subtitle.

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I also used it to label the inside of my planning notebook for this blogeroo and my etsy shop:

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I love when Pinterest saves the day!

Happy pinning!

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New Life to Old Clothes

I found Merrick’s blog from a pin to this tutorial.  I loved it.  I was able to take 2 perfectly good pairs of pants from the goodwill pile and reintroduce them to my wardrobe in a much more flattering way.  (Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take pictures).

I loved her blog and her refashion ideas so much though that I used this tutorial to change a t-shirt and maxi dress into a cute new summer dress.

I had a strapless maxi dress that was not very flattering and was obviously a style from a few years ago, but I just couldn’t part with it because it was linen and had a pretty watercolor design on the bottom.  I also had a plain t-shirt from Walmart that I bought to be in a show at church, that was a little short and thus I would probably never wear it.

But with a few new seams and adjusting the elastic casing I now have a dress I love and wear!

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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The elastic waist hits at the most flattering part of my waist and the hem is just above my knee.  Such a great way to give old clothes new life!

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Super Fun Scarf (that anyone can make!)

This scarf is fun, and easy, and quick, and anyone with two arms can do it!

Yes, I’m talking about the ever pinterest popular Arm Knit Scarf.  It has been pinned from a variety of places but I used this tutorial to learn as I think she does the best job explaining what to do.

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The first scarf I made (took me about 45 minutes)

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Finished Product

I have grown to love making these.  I have a bunch of colors and am actually selling them on Etsy!  I have a shop in which all the proceeds go for a good cause.  The arm-knit scarves are benefitting a friend of mine who is trying to adopt a special needs child from India.  Here are some of my scarves:

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Extra Long Scarf in Barley 

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These scarves now take me about 25 minutes to make!

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Here’s the link if you would like to check it out: etsy.com/shop/ForTheWorldChanger Check it out and help another child to find their forever home with these two cuties!

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Happy Pinning!

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