Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Out of Africa

Amy went to Africa....

This was a few years ago, but it changed her life forever.

It changed her outlook on life, it shaped her ideas about her future, and it all showed up in her artwork.

One of the gifts she brought home was a bag of fabric scraps. They were unwashed but already cut, and most had a pretty loose weave.

I wasn't really sure what I could do with them. I was afraid if I washed them they would unravel or fall apart. And I wasn't sure how to work with the wild patterns.
Until I found the Pink Penguin. Ayumill had the perfect solution.

This is my second basket; the next batch will be Christmas themed!

1 comment:

Milah said...

Your daughter's artwork is awesome! She's so pretty too! There is nothing like a mission trip to change one's heart. I want to take each of my grandkids on a mission trip when they are teenagers. I know that will be the best gift I could ever give them.
My husband is going on a mission trip in January to Jamaica. Our church builds houses there so I know someday I will go too. Who knows, maybe God will lead us to Africa some day. That would be awesome!
Your baskets are lovely. I have a friend from Russia who made some of these baskets. She changed the pattern a little to make handbags for their bibles. She and her husband are Russian missionaries who are starting a Christian church in a prodominetly Jewish region. She teaches craft lessons in her home and during those craft lessons she tries to lead them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. You can check out her baskets at,

Loved your post today!