I thank the LORD JESUS for each day that is given me to create wonderful projects...As always, I give Him all the glory.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Not a Card but a Shoe/Gift Box with a Crochet Baby Espadrille---It's September Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello there friends!  It's the first Sunday of the month which means we are starting a new monthly Challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  Another wonderful change happening is that you can now vote for your favorite entries which can include voting for your own creation till September 30th.  Anyway, I a can't believe how time flew by so fast and we are now close to the end of the year.

Anyway, I will not hide  the concern I have for our country and the world as each day approaches.  It's one thing to be positive but as a follower of Jesus and His Word, I can truly say now more than ever, that we are living the prophetic pages of the Scripture.  It's mind boggling how men of God who didn't even have all the technology we have now in their time could have written a detailed description of what is going to transpire at this day and age.  Only one thing is certain, the prophets didn't come up with the prophecies all by themselves.  God, through the power of the Holy Spirit revealed to chosen men what is to come.  It is a tragedy for anyone to ignore God's warning as it would mean eternal damnation for everyone who allowed themselves to be deceived.  The sad thing is that they were given a chance to know God but they pass up the chance over and over again due to pride and selfishness.  Everyday, I thank the Lord that He called me and enable me to hear His voice.  I want to share with you one of the chapters I read in the Scripture which both warn and encourage us to hold on to the Truth and salvation we were preciously given.

The Day of the Lord (2 Peter 3):

"Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking.  I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles. Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation. But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.  But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.  But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.   So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.  Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen."

The Day of the Lord (Tribulation Period) is the time when God's wrath will be poured out to all of mankind who rejected the finished work of Jesus Christ.  For as the love of God was fully displayed through what Christ has done at the Cross, so the wrath of God will be in full force in those coming days.  The horrors of those days will be unimaginable and there will be no escaping God's holy anger as the unholy trinity (Satan, Anti-Christ, and the False Prophet) with their followers face God and lose profoundly.  Friends, IT IS WRITTEN!  THE VICTORY OF THEM THAT PLACED THEIR FAITH IN JESUS IS SURE!  The mark of the Beast (microchip/RFID technology) is already enforced in many countries including here in America and many already accepted the implant to their hands or foreheads.  Everyone is being forced to oblige by government's ungodly agenda and I am praying that you take the time to learn of the Truth of God's Word, humble yourselves before the Lord and come into the victory that is only found in Christ Jesus.  Though things like this may cause us to fear, know that the Lord remains our protection and that we instead use our lives to share with others what Christ has done for us in hopes of snatching them from the claws of damnation.  As the Scripture above implied, the Lord is not slow to do what He intended to do but He's being patient with us---to give many a chance to repent and place their faith in Christ.  The Lord does not want us to be consumed by worry but to make use of the time to share the hope we have in Him.  I know in my heart that Jesus is coming to save all who trusted in Him (Rapture of the Church) before all hell breaks loose.  I will keep my focus on the glory of that moment while living these troubled days.  Remember that our God sits on the throne and is absolutely in control of everything.

For the Box, I used an image from my Recollections Clear Stamp and colored them with my Sharpie markers.  The box is made from Kraft CS, cut and scored to make a 5 x 4 x 2 inchex box.  The DP's are from Paper Studio and the sentiment from Cloud 9.  For the Crochet Baby Shoe, I followed a pattern from a book titled "Crochet for Little Feet." It measures 3.5 inches long and is great for baby girls from 0-3 or even up to 6 months (depending on baby's growth).  It was a challenge at first but things got better after several hours of just trying to understand the instructions...LOL  I learned that you have to have tremendous patience in these little things as it can be hard both in the hands and the eyes to get 'em done.  This was made for a friend who needed a Baby Shower gift and I am grateful she trusted me to make one for her.





This Projects is entered into the following Challenges:

 A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
Animal Friends---With Fur
Crafter's Cafe---2 Patterned Papers
Crafts and Me---ATG
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Crafty Awesomeness---ATG
Craftyhazelnut's---Patterned Papers
Creatalicious---ATGwith Optional Theme
Cute as a Button---ATG
One Crazy Stamper---Babies
Petal Lu---ATG
Sparkles---Lots of Layers
Sisters of Craft---ATG
Your Scrapbook Place---ATG
Art by Miran---ATG
Let's Color Linky Party---ATG

There you have it, folks!  Don't miss the opportunity to join our Anything Goes Challenge with an optional Twist at 613 Avenue Create.  There's wonderful prizes awaiting the winners from our lovely sponsors for this week---Kreative Hender Digis, Aurora Wings, Scrapper's Delights and RSD.  Can't wait to see what fabulous projects you're going to highlight this week.  I hope you have a wonderful week filled with the divine inspiration of God's Word and be able to share the Hope you have in you to bring light to the dark places in your sphere of influence.  Would love to hear your comments too.   Hugs, always!    


  1. What a great gift Jo Ann! Love the color of the little shoes and the box is darling! Lucky recipients down the road I know.

  2. These shoes are such a special gift to the new mom. It is neat you crocheted them and the box you made to give them is equally as sweet! You my friend, are using the talents God gave you!

  3. What a beautiful pair of booties and a beautiful top to your box - you are so talented Jo Ann. Thank you again for you wise words.

  4. OMG the booties are too cute, I crochet a pair once but I had to follow a youtube video step by step, it's so hard for me to read patterns.
    A really cute box for the shoes too, so nicely decorated!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Let's Color Linky Party
    Critters & Creatures Linky Party

  5. I cannot tell you how fabulous I think these are! My Mum always tells me that when she was young her Mum (who was also fabulous at crotchet) wanted to teach her how to crotchet but she was lways dashing out the house and never had time. She regrets it now and so do I! Really love both elements of your project and think you are an extremely talented lady! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Anything Goes ! Good Luck! Denyse x

  6. Beautiful box and you did a fabulous job with the little bootees I can crotchet but only squares -have never tried to follow a pattern
    Carol x

  7. Wonderful box and beautiful shoes! I love crochet!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge September "ATG".

  8. Awww!! So cute!! The image is sweet! The wording is beautiful!! The boots are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us at Cute As A Button Challenge Blog! Hugs Victoria (DT) x

  9. Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

  10. The little gift box itself is adorable --then those darling booties inside! Wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  11. Fabulous creation. Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x Don't forget about our Sisters of Craft Facebook Group too where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.

  12. Beautiful, love those little slippers, and everything is wonderful, thanks so much for sharing with us at One Crazy Stamper.
    Leanne DT/OCS

  13. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

  14. A wonderful project!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional anniversary” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…



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