Thursday, June 7, 2012

My Heart for Honduras

This is Mae.

me with Nenxy's packet in April
Recently I got a letter from the Facilitator of the Compassion student center my Compassion child, Nenxy attends. There were some very difficult things in the letter. The area where Nenxy lives is greatly influenced by gangs, drugs, crime, and high unemployment. As a result, there are high malnutrition rates and other health problems. Compassion has come to strengthen the children and their families and to let them know that there is an answer for their basic needs and that there is a God who loves them and can help them get out of their situation.

Today I am a guest writer on my mom's blog.  You can read the rest here.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Fun problem solving by Mae

Several weeks ago a favorite shirt of mine was stained. I was sad at the time but after a while, realized that I didn't have to throw it away. The stains were in such a place that I couldn't cover them with a sweater but on a purse I could cover them with a pocket.
So as you can see, I turned the shirt into a purse. I stitched a seam across the bottom of the shirt to make the main part of the bag. I then used some denim that I had as well as a ruffle and a bow from the shirt to make a big pocket on the front of the shirt.
That is the pocket up close I was so excited that it covered all the stains so well and looked so cute at the same time:).
I made a shoulder strap with some more of the denim and another bow from the shirt.
The purse had a tendency to fall open (most of my homemade purses do for some reason when I figure out why I will be very excited) so I made a simple closure with a button and another piece of denim.

I prefer round bags over square ones so I just stiched across the corners on the inside of the bag
And viola! A nicely rounded bag with no visible stains!

Friday, January 13, 2012

book review-cricket in times square

I loved this book and think that it would be a grat read a-loud. It has no skary parts, and would be a grat

night-time read.