Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Blessed by beauty...

I went for my daily walk this morning, and I was just in awe at the beauty of creation and nature all around me. There was a heavy frost on the ground, but the sky was a brilliant blue, and the sun was just rising, casting golden sparkles. The colours were just breathtaking. I am always amazed at the beauty all around me, and its all the handiwork of an awesome Creator and God. How kind of him to create wonders and beauties for us to enjoy and love.

As I was walking, I really caught a desire to bless these children with beauty. Alot of the children I met in Indonesia don't live in very beautiful places, and their clothes are tatty and worn. I don't want to just make clothes for them, I want to make beautiful clothes and items. I want to make things that are special, and have been made with love, care and attention. I want these children to feel beautiful and special when they wear these clothes, or hug that toy, and I want them to see the beauty in this world.

I wanted to share some of my excitement with you about the first dress I have made. I was amazed at how quick and easy it was to make, and I just love how it has turned out. The bright yellow is just gorgeous, and I love the funky strip at the bottom.

Would you believe that this dress came from a cotton curtain I found at the Op Shop? I've chopped it all up and made two dresses from it. I can't wait to see a beautiful little girl wearing it someday.

I've also been blessed by some beautiful fabric that has come my way, which will be perfect for dresses, shorts and blankets.

God is always so good to provide us with what we need, and to bring people across our path at just the right time. It's always so exciting!

So, be blessed and encouraged by the beauty all around you. It may just be a flower you passed on your way to work, or a smile from a friend. Be blessed!


  1. Beautiful idea of love, and in the service of Heavenly Father.

    I would like to help. I will ponder how and share that with you when I know the best way that I can.


  2. I have a blog myself and have been involved in the same kind of work with children who have been orphaned and destitute for the last 30 years. I work in Sri Lanka in this field and would like (with your permission of course) to link your site with my blog. We seem to have similar interests as well. I do quilt and cross stich as well!