Faith :: My journal Bible

To some journal bibles are a new fad, that it would fade, but what many don’t know is that this ‘fad’ has been around for a very long time. Personally I do not believe that it is a fad but instead it is like any normal bible study, just aimed at the more creative believers. If you do not know what journal bibles are exactly, it is a bible that has a wider margin on both sides, this allows for note taking, scrapbooking, drawing and sketching, any way that helps you remind yourself of what God is doing for you and what you need to do more in your life. Personally I do not like the scrapbooking style, I believe that this kind of defeats the purpose of the bible itself as by the end of it you can’t read what is said.

Here are some questions that I have been asked recently about journal bibles and my journal bible.

Faith :: my journal bible

Where did you get it from? My journal bible was gifted to me by my amazing mumma. She got it through book depositry. This bible was ordered through book depositry and had to be ordered from London because they are so popular here down under!

How do I use my journal bible? I write notes in it either during the sermon, bible study club or when I read or hear something that is important to me. When I am done writing notes I will add a bit of colour either through highlighting important verses or doing a drawing at the bottom of the page. The drawings that I do do not really have to match the verse but I do botanicle or floral drawings that really amplify God’s beautiful creation.

What do you need? There are no set requirements with your journal bible. It is all about what you want to get out of it, do you want to inspire people or yourself? Do you want to remind yourself of the things you need to become better at? What do I use? A simple ink joy black pen, fabre castle pencils in a range of colours, rubber, sharpener and for writing notes I use pocket scrapbook cards.

My journal bible

Is there a theme to what I do? At the moment yes. I am doing a “BE” series. This series focuses on things that I have to BE, be humble, by truthful, be honest, be peaceful, what ever I struggle with or that I need to be better at, but more on that later.

What translation is it? Most bibles today are either found in NKJV and NIV (New King James Version and New International Version) but the latest version and my favorite is the ESV (English Standard Version), similar to the NIV but not much different from the more commonly used NKJV.

Anything that I don’t like about it? I love all of it, I wouldn’t change anything, I wouldn’t add anything! Love love love it the way it is!

faith :: my journal bible

So here you go! Journal bibles are not exactly cheap, I got mine through book depositry for $40 but it is all worth it!

If you have any questions about journal bibles or your opinion on them comment below or contact me via littlewolvesnco@gmail.com

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Craft and Create :: Embroidery Template

Create :: Embroidery Template

Recently I gave embroidery another go and I am happy to say that it was a rather smashing success! This embroidery design is inspired by one of my favourite bible quotes: “Praise the Lord oh my soul” .After hearing some great feed back after I posted a picture of it on instagram I have decided to computerise (easier said than done) the design and make a free template of it (my first freebie! Yay!). There is no set style for this embroidery pattern, you can take pieces out and even add stuff in! Have fun!

Craft :: Embroidery TemplateCreate :: Embroidery Template

Hope you have a lot of fun stitching this design up! When you are done, take a pic of your embroidery and post on instagram with the tag #littlewolvesnco #littlewolfmakes and tag me into the phone (littlewolvesnco)

If you have any ideas for a cool embroidery design, have your own embroidery styles or have anything to say about this one comment below or email me via littlewolvesnco@gmail.com

Love Keeks XX

Crafty in a Quicky :: Mini bunting

Who doesn’t love making their presents and their packages look absolutely gorgeous! When it comes to birthdays I live by the saying “brown paper packages tied up with string”. I will be showing you how to make a really simple (10 minutes simple!), but gorgeous, washi tape bunting. Washi tape has become really popular in the last few years, and you can get in your local newsagent and super-stores.

Alright! Let’s get started! Here is what you need:

Crafty in a Quicky1. Choose your washi tape! You can go simple with just 1 tape, or maybe 2 or 3 with similar patterns and colours. You want to be careful when it comes to this so that you don’t have clashing colours and patterns. For my mini bunting I have gone for 2 tapes, a teal snowflake and a check-stripe with teal accents.

Crafty in a quicky2. Cut your thread to about a one meters long, or however much you think you will need depending on the size of the package. For this I have gone for black twine.   Crafty in a quicky3. Cut about 3-5 cm’s of your tape. Leave about 10 cm on the first end of your thread and fold your tape over the thread. Keep doing this, alternating between tapes until you have 10 cm left on the other side.

Crafty in a quicky4. Next, we have to cut the tape down to size. All you need to do is make these (should be) square pieces of tape look like your normal pieces  of bunting. You just need to make a triangular cut on the top.

DSC_0904_2Now when you have a birthday party and you want to bling up your prezies, remember that it takes only 10 minutes!  Everyone will want you at their parties!Crafty in a quicky

If you have a quick craft (under 30 minutes) comment below or email me via littlewolvesnco@gmail.com