Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rustic Cross

Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:8. I just LOVE the hope and peace that this verse brings me! It is one of my favorites. As a matter of fact, I really wanted to write it on the back of these crosses that I have finally finished! I tried....really! Then, the minwax that I used as a sealer sorta smeared the words together! I was so bummed! So, I cam up with an alternative! I will simply add this scripture to the little cards that are attached to the cross!! The devil won't have his say-so today!
There is a darling man in our church who does woodwork. When I asked him about making some crosses for me, he asked a few questions and presto, beautiful pieces of work!! You should see some of his intricate ones that he simply stains. Lovely!
Anyway, I have two of these wooden crosses that are hand painted and stained and then decorated with sea glass. Sea glass is a piece of glass that has been washed over and smoothed down by the ocean and the sand and shells. Now REAL sea glass is quite costly, so I found some less expensive--at the beach--to keep my cost down! They measure 11.5 in. by 7.5 inches. I loved the twine on each end!
I plan on giving these a birthday and Christmas presents...maybe even for wedding showers! I am not sure how many I will actually be able to sell. Have to make sure that my cross maker is willing!! If you would like to order one, hop over to my etsy shop! It's Sweet 'Tater Designs (sweettaterdesigns). If I run out and you want one, please let me know! I would love to create one for you!
For those oh, so smart people who have items in their etsy shops and have them displayed on cute little buttons on their blogs...I do not know how to do that!! Please help me if you so feel the spirit move you!! I do hope the spirit moves you!

Sweet Blessings!


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Beautiful crosses, Susan! Have fun with Lisa this weekend...tell her I ran with you!


amykat said...

Susan! I had no idea you had an etsy shop! I love handmade gifts -so I will most definitely keep your crosses in mind. Great to know!
And that verse is so comforting to me. I love the word picture of pouring out my heart to Him!

Lynn Cowell said...

Love them, Love them!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

look at you.... love that you are moving forward with your business. Will be checking it out.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Hey Susan-The crosses are fabulous, and they will make great gifts!

If you sign into your etsy shop, at the bottom of your choices it should say "etsy mini or mini etsy" if you click on that it will give you instructions on how to place it on your blog.

Let me know if you do not find it.

Now, I am off to check out your other posts. I am always playing catch-up!


Empty Nest Full Life said...

Those would make wonderful wedding gifts, or a great gift when someone needs and extra special lift of encouragement! I like the idea of attaching a tag to them with the Bible verse. I am planning to make something, and attach my Bible verse on a tag too. Have a great week! Jackie

Leebird said...

Oh Susan..that cross is beautiful! I will check out your shop. Thanks for praying for me..it means more than you'll ever know. Love, Lee

Danielle said...

Very beautiful crosses! You are so talented. I'm hopping over to your etsy page... if I can figure out what etsy is. LOL

Andrea said...

Love the crosses! I will check out your page! ;o)

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful crosses!

I recd your message and enjoy your bible study! :)

Love and hugs dear friend.

Susan said...

Wow, love the crosses! You are so talented Susan♥

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Susan, that's a very cute piece, love the sea glass. I wish you the best with your Etsy shop.

Joyful said...

Hey Susan. Beautiful crosses!

Thanks for your comment today on my blog, although, I had to laugh. You wrote about how you'd like to meet my friend Holly...you have!!! I wrote that post for Holly Good, celebrating her b'day today! :)

Now, wasn't everything I said true!!!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

You are so talented...and you call it a hobby?

You better made that wood-maker some cookies or something to bribe him. :-)

Shay said...

beautiful cross!

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Just getting around to checking my email & blogposts after returning my Florida.

I love these crosses. The sea glass has a special meaning for me & my daughter. When she was in 4th grade, we had our growing-up talk on a special trip for the 2 of us to Cape May, NJ where the beaches are known for sea glass. We had such a sweet memorable time searching for the sea glass.

I don't know what an "etsy" is, but I'll find out!