Thursday, September 11, 2014

Coin Pouch | DIY

If we are being completely honest, I haven't made anything other than passport cases or other items from my Etsy shop in a while. It's a funny thing- to always feel like I'm making something but not moving forward and making anything new or just making something for the heck of it. So earlier this week I told myself I should make something. Anything. So I did- with items I already had lying around. From there, I have made three other projects and I'm slowly crawling out of my hiatus. I think getting back into crafting just starts with something small, something simple, something practical. So I made a coin pouch. Easy, functional and something that has come in handy. 
Materials: Leather, fabric, sewing machine, paint pens, round object for shaping
Instructions: Trace your round object onto your leather and cut out 3 circles. Cut 1/4 off one circle, cut one in half and keep one a whole circle. Place the complete circle face down, layer the 1/4 circle on top and the 1/2 circle on top. Sew around the edges and place coins inside! 

These would make a great gift and are very functional! What have you been making lately? Be sure to leave a link so I can check it out! I promise soon I'll be back into making more tables and beds;)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Postcard Project: September

"Whenever your heart starts to be anxious about the future, preach to your heart and say, "Heart, who do you think you are to be afraid of the future and nullify the promise of God? No, heart, I will not exalt myself with anxiety. I will humble myself in peace and joy as I trust this precious and great promise of God—he cares for me." -John Piper

I can't tell you how many times I've spoke this quote over and over to myself over the past three years. It gets me every time. So with this new month that has crept so quickly upon us, take it in strides of confidence that God cares for you and whatever big changes or big deadlines come your don't have to worry. Take it a step at a time, take a deep breath and move forward. It is going to be a great month, friends! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

One Year of Etsy & A Giveaway [CLOSED]

Today marks one year I've had my Etsy shop open! I still can not believe that I get to work full time from home, working with my hands and doing what I love. This past year has been a year of growth, learning, challenging moments and lots of victories and fun opportunities! I have learned more than ever before to step out and trust God because He is faithful. I have a whole lot more to learn, but I couldn't be more excited about the future of Shop Always Rooney!

This giveaway is closed. Thanks to all who entered! The winners have been contacted. 

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God is good. Doing what you love is tough but rewarding. The Etsy community and marketplace is fun. Take on your dreams, one step at a time.