Saturday, April 18, 2015

Regency Straw Country Bonnet

Regency bonnets and hats are so elegant! Not to mention they are so fun to make! I just recently finished making this Regency bonnet. I inspired mine from The Merry Dressmaker  's tutorial.

This is what I started out with. My mom had picked this up for me awhile back, but I never actually wore it. Who know I would end up making a lovely bonnet out of it!

I removed the brown crown and used the straw brim.

The crown is made from a matte satin/crepe and lined with a cotton. The rosette is handmade from the same crown fabric and the darker green ribbon that was used for the ties.

I love how the rosette turned out!

Pleated crown

I am really happy with how it turned out! I am planning on attending a Jane Austen event in a couple of weeks and look forward to wearing it than!

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

He is Risen!!

Happy Easter peeps!!! Or as I like to say it, Happy Resurrection Sunday!

We have joy and everlasting hope as believers, knowing that our Savior lives, and will always be there for us. Today our Savior rose from the dead, pushed away the rock, and came out of his tomb. He suffered the cruel beatings, mocking voices, thorn of crown on his head, nails in his hands and feet, and the ultimate pain of death. All because of his love for his children, he laid down his life so that we could have eternal life with Him.
 1 John 4:9-11 states, "In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." 
I cannot fathom the amount of pain Jesus suffered on the cross that day. A King should be praised and worshipped, instead our King took the place of a servant to show his love for his Father and children. Isaiah 53:5 states, "But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed." I praise God that he sent his son. His son who he so cherished...yet loved his children more. Blessed are we who serves a Savior who saves, a Savior who loves, and a Savior who cares. 
Galatians 2:20 - I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Because He lives we have hope for tomorrow!