Yep! I’ve had my Silhouette Cameo for 3 months now and I still haven’t used it. Until tonight! And I am so happy, my excitement just won’t let me sleep!
I bought my Silhouette Cameo last May while I was on maternity leave (from miscarriage). I THOUGHT I would have lots of time to use and get my mind distracted and my heart at ease… but I thought wrong. I got too busy being a wife and mom, which is not all bad by the way, then before you know it, work happened.
But tonight, I was looking for a quick cheat, I mean fix, for an upcoming project and decided to finally take my cameo out of the box.
And the rest is history. Haha.
Just kidding. Actually, history has yet to be made but I am really happy and excited about it. So much that I can no longer sleep. But I have to since I still have loads of stuff to do tomorrow.
Can you imagine what the world would be like if everyone knew how to love the way God designed us to love? Yes. Life would be less complicated. But how should we really love? Or simply, what is love?
People go through lengths in order to know what love is. But we really do not need to look too far. It is not that complicated.
In fact, the Bible already tells us what love is:
And if every one, no matter the age, gender, profession, religion, or race, loves like this, the world will be a million times better. Don’t you think?
This is a first of my Sunday Scriptures series. I will do my best to post an artwork on a Bible passage at least one Sunday every month. The one I posted here is a digital art part of the Invitation Suite I created for my good friends Lorraine and TJ for their wedding last February. If you think you like this theme on Sundays, please follow my blog and get updates as they come.
Last month, my daughter’s Kindergarten celebrated Science Week. There were lots of activities I’m sure the kids and adults enjoyed. And to cap the week of exciting science games and activities, the children were asked to come in costumes made out of recycled materials. This got me excited, being the crafty mom that I am, but I was crunched for time given that I had to juggle things with work; unlike last year when I was on medical leave, which gave me more time to relax and also spend with and for my daughter.
But… a mother’s gotta do what a mother’s gotta do.
I initially wanted to make her a wedding dress, made of recycled sack and lots of sandwich bags and plastics, but we couldn’t find sacks or katya anywhere.
The next best thing? Newspaper or Magazines.
So we bought just that and in just 1 hour, while watching GoT with hubby (yes, I tend to multi-task most of the time), and half of a fashion magazine, I ended up with this:
Pretty simple. No, a lot simpler than what I really had in mind. But I am glad she had fun wearing it just the same.
So imagine my surprise when she came home with this:
Yup! A BEST IN COSTUME AWARD!
I dunno how it happened, so don’t ask me. I know it was probably not because of the beauty of the dress but with how my lovely little lady carried [wore] it. And that makes this mama even more really proud!
My only regret is that I couldn’t be there to see her win myself. Still, I was sooooo happy and proud I had to post photos and send pics of my daughter to family and friends that night.
Fast forward to today, as I look at my daughter as she sleeps, I thank God for allowing me to be a mother to this little girl. And I pray that someday, I can be there more for her, in every aspect of her life, the highs and the lows. And as I do my best doing whatever I gotta do to reach that someday, I pray to the Lord to continue and always be there for her, especially during those times when I physically can’t.
But this mama is not giving up. I know we will all reach our dreams someday. Well, never did I imagine we’d win an award in school for this but we did, didn’t we? So everything, with hardwork, prayers, love and dedication, is and will always be within reach.
I have been working with my mom, on late nights, to mass produce wrist rests and softies for a “Sale for a Cause” I am planning to launch this August. Part of the proceeds will be donated to aid my nephew who continues to battle Hemophilia. But before we could even get started, I received an order to make an owl and a cat wrist rest for the client to gift her mom and sister. Yey!
I was really happy that she took her time to go through my fb page and look at my sample photos. Unfortunately, the fabric print she initially liked was no longer available; but good thing Cotton Depot in Glorietta 5 had a similar one.
So I went ahead and made the ordered softies. But while I was making them, the poem The Owl and the Pussycat kept coming to mind. Was it because I liked the poem that much? Was it because of the poem that I even loved making owls and cats? Nah. It was most likely just a cute coincidence. But perhaps it was also because of a funny short film by Nestle Ph that was aired here back in 2011.
You may watch the video here:
The short film has a lot of funny things and jokes in it but it does have a moral lesson to it: to never give up and do your best at all times!
And that is what I hope to do for the next couple of weeks. To do my best! In making more Owls, Cats and other softies that will create smiles in others’ faces – to ours, to yours, to the clients’, and to my nephew’s.
I know I started making owls since 2009 and the cat wrist rests I’ve forgotten. But doesn’t really matter whether it is the poem or shortfilm that inspired me to making more Owls and Pussycats. I just love them and I know I will continue making more. And I hope you will love them too!
Won’t you? Would you? Just let me know and comment below!
P.S. I was supposed to launch the sale first week of August but since I myself is undergoing physical therapy, we had to slow down production for a bit. But do not be dismayed because the softies are definitely on their way! The sale will be launched locally here in the Philippines but if you are interested to get them internationally, feel free to email me at email@example.com for more details.
In everything, give thanks! To God be the glory! 🙂