Thursday, March 17, 2011

MMM 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Is that the right greeting? I think St. Patrick's Day is cool. I mean most people just think it's a day to wear green and drink beer, but did you know it's a day to celebrate the guy who brought Christianity to Ireland? That's way cool. He was actually British and ended up in Ireland as a slave. He somehow escaped or got sent back to England, and then as an adult he became a Bishop and went BACK to Ireland to be a missionary. The tradition says that he used the three leaf clover to explain the concept of the trinity - God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. So, I enjoy dressing in green, wearing clovers, and remembering a guy that went back to a country he had been a slave in, to teach them about his faith.

This is the second time I've worn this dress, but I didn't manage to get a pic last week.


Dress is simplicity 2975 in the Freebird fabric, and the cardigan is Simplicity 2603.
The little clover hair pin was made by Kara last year, and the necklace was made using the shop's laser engraver! We decoupaged some MDF with Japanese paper then cut out shapes on the laser engraver. Then I put Glossy Accents over the top to make it shiny and seal the paper. If you're interested in making your own, there are more of these pendants for sale in the new Bead Bar at the shop.

5 comments:

crafterhours said...

Kelly you are just too cool for making so much of your own wardrobe. Those pants are so perfect. I want to say that they look store bought, but I don't think that would be the compliment I mean at this point. They're BETTER than store bought, obviously! And I can't believe you guys have access to a laser engraver! I did just see that Aegean had flights for 69 euros to Stuttgart....

also, I liked your references to St. Patrick. My kids have a veggie tales dvd that does the story about him and how when he went to witness to Ireland, the Irish people were worshipping rocks, trees, etc. So, when St. Patrick says, "the Lord is like a shamrock" they all bow down and say "oh great shamrock!" and then he explains that that is just a metaphor, and they all bow down and say "oh great metaphor!" hee hee. I giggle every time. I doubt my 4 yr old gets it.

Corinnea said...

Have I told you lately that I love you!? Love your clothes. You look so cute with a Kara shamrock in your hair and the necklace is genius!

Jennifer said...

The veggie tales story is funny! I had not actually heard the story of st. patrick. veryinteresting..

I love your dress and all the things you are making. I need to come see you for sewing inspiration. I've got none right now. Clothes sewing that is:)

I LOVE the shamrock and necklace! Well done!!

I miss all the things the store offers.I've really got nothing out here:(

Becky said...

Haha, I love that Veggie Tales clip. I watch it every year on St. Paddy's day-- and I don't even have kids! It is a cool story, though. There's also a Stephen Lawhead novel about the same topic which I'd like to read sometime, other books just keep taking higher priority atm.

The outfit is lovely, and I love your necklace!

TheBlackForrist said...

wow, you made jewelry with the laser engraver! brilliant! awww, my clip =]