Friday, October 19, 2007

Beautiful readings !!!

The following are readings I found while I was looking for texts and reading for my wedding, eventually I didn't include them in my wedding, since they are in English and I felt the'll loose their charm if I translate them ... So I just hope to use them for a wedding gift for my sister !!!
I really adore the blessing said here and enjoy !!!


May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
the rains fall soft upon your fields.

May the light of friendship guide your paths together.
May the laughter of children grace the halls of your home.
May the joy of living for one another trip a smile from your lips,
a twinkle from your eye.

And when eternity beckons,
at the end of a life heaped high with love,
may the good lord embrace you
the whole length of your joy-filled days.

May the gracious god hold you both
in the palms of his hands.
And, today, may the spirit of love
find a dwelling place in your hearts.

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you;
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune,Rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.



Now you will feel no rain,
for each of you will be the shelter for each other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be the warmth for the other.
Now you are two persons,
but there is only one life before.
Go now to your dwelling place
to enter into the days of your life together.
And may your days be good and long upon the earth.

Treat yourselves and each other with respect,
and remind yourselves often of what brought you together.
Give the highest priority to the tenderness,
gentleness and kindness that your connection deserves.
When frustration, difficulty and fear assail your relationship
- as they threaten all relationships at one time or another -
remember to focus on what is right between you,
not only the part which seems wrong.
In this way, you can ride out the storms
when clouds hide the face of the sun in your lives
- remembering that even if you lose sight of it for a moment,
the sun is still there.
And if each of you takes responsibility for the quality of your life together,
it will be marked by abundance and delight.

Napkin for kids parties/showers

Here's a very fun project for all ur kids parties, showers, birthday, etc...

It's cheap, creative, customisable and upgradable...
- Cheap beacuse you only need paper napkins...
- Creative because u can come up woth any shape u want, shirt, pants, dress, t-shirt, etc...
- Customisable because u get to choose the colour, design, and shape u want that matches ur party (i.e. I did these to match a clown theme, for my friends shower (jungle theme) we did a kaki safari suit, we used the same tutorial below, but folded the sleeves and the pants to make it look like a safari suit, for a beach theme, u can also make a sailor suit !!!)
- Upgradable because u can add to it any items u like, buttons, ribbons, felt... name tags, belt ribbons, etc...

Below I will try to show how to make them... Please bare with me, and for additional information, please email me...I will be more than happy to help.

A) u may use the small or larger size of any square napkin :

B) Start by folding each side of the napkin in the middle, and make sure to fold in the direction shown on the following pic:
Side 1 :
Side 2 :
C) You should have this shape :
Now open the napkin in the center where the red arrows are pointed (don't let the thumb direction mislead u-just open it at the center).
U should have the following shape :

D) Now again fold the centers of each side :

until u get the following final shape :

E) Now remove one of the folded layers which will make the sleeves :

Now there are 2 types, if u wish to make a full dress, just cut a horizontal line shown as a blue dotted line in the pic below:

If u wish to make a shirt and a pant, cut 2 horizontal lines, one at the blue dotted level (for the shirt sleeves) and one at the red dashed line (for the pants):

In both cases, once u cut the horizontal lines, fold back the layers underneath as shown in pic below:

Now u will need a sticky glue, just to glue the folded sides on the back, u will figure out which sides need to be glued there's no rule, I usually glue the back of the shirt and dress, and sometimes I glue the inside of the shirt so it doesn't flip-flop when picked up by the guests.
example: glue this part :

Dress :

Shirt :

For the pants, once u cut the horizontal line (dashed in red), also cut a vertical line (shown as a dashed red line), and fold back the layers underneath (as shown in pics above):
then u'll have 2 leg of pants, fold the cut sides inside, and glue each leg, then glue both legs on top if each others :

Eh voila :

You can also cut diffrerent shapes of sleeves or legs :

In all cases, after I glue the "flippy" sides, I usually iron the "outfit" to have the folds smoothed.

Don't forget if u like what u see, and u decide to make ur own version, please post pics to my post comments,

Enjoy it !!!