Friday, December 10, 2010

God's Pocket

 After Gary and I were married we were given a "God pocket". This is a perfect gift for newlyweds, expectant mothers, new mothers, anyone going through a tough time, well anyone could use this really!

Inside our God pocket were two letters.

One was how to use your God Pocket and the other was a story about letting God take over.

The how-to read "This is your personal God's pocket. You may use your God's pocket however you wish. Write down your prayers, your hopes, your dreams, and your fears. Slip in a photo of a loved one if you like... Anything you need to give to God for His care, you may put into His pocket and leave it there."

The story read, "As children bring their toys with tears for us to mend I brought my broken dreams to God because he is my friend. But then instead of leaving Him in peace to work alone, I hung around and tried to help with ways that were my own. At last I snatched them back again and cried 'How can you be so slow?' 'My child,' He said 'what could I do? You never did let go.'"

Love the story, love the whole concept, love everything about it!
So here is how to make your very own God pocket.

What you'll need:
  • 2 linen napkins, handkerchiefs, or tea towels (I used linen napkins)
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Switch Witchery (I PROMISE I CAN SEW! I've just been really lazy fallen in love with Switch Witchery)

Overlay the two napkins/ tea towels/ or handkerchief about an inch.
Use some Switch Witchery to adhere the two pieces together.

Fold the bottom piece in half and "sew" (use more Switch Witchery) up the sides

Next fold down the top piece and iron to create a crease.

Now you have your own place to write down your hopes and dreams to leave in God's pocket... but don't forget to let go.

Happy Friday everyone! I want to give a BIG thank you to Allison from House of Hepworths for featuring me! Thank you thank you thank you!!! I hope you all have a LOVELY weekend! What are y'all's plans?!?! I know I have big plans! My Sister-In-Law and my cute little niece are in town this weekend! I can't wait to spend some time with them! I love the holiday season! It brings everyone together! So since Amy will be getting her Christmas gift this weekend I'll show you all on Monday what it is! :-) I had such a fun time making them!!!

Once again Thank you Allison and everyone have a fun weekend!!


  1. What a cute idea. The story is very nice. It made me smile! Your weekend sounds better than mine--I'm off to the dentist! ;)

  2. Ooooo Have fun at the dentist! I'm sure it can't be that bad right?!?!

  3. Great idea! This would be such a great gift or even to make for yourself. Love it.

  4. What a cute idea. It would be so nice for someone who tends to be a worrier. I'm so sorry I didn't get over here sooner, there were a couple of late linkers :). Hugs, Kim

  5. What a wonderful project! It is beautifully made and I love the verses! I'm your newest follower. You have a darling blog. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE for you to visit me and follow me, as well! I look forward to seeing your future projects. By the way -- I do have a party every Tuesday called the Boardwalk Bragfest -- anything you want to brag about. You're certainly welcome!

  6. I have not heard of this before. It is a great idea and should be given to more people and trust they use it.

  7. I've never heard of this either but I love the idea! Great idea for a graduate as they head off to college too. Thanks for sharing, Nan

  8. I too haven't heard of this but really like the idea.

    You might want to take a look at my gift pocket tutorial...

    You could also write little notes to Jesus, put them in the gift pocket, and hang them on a Christmas or Jesse tree. (If you use this idea please give me credit!).

  9. Don't you mean "Stitch Witchery"?

  10. This is a really neat project. Happy VTT!

  11. Thanks for the comments!!! I had never heard of these before I got one! I love it though! I filled mine up with so much!

  12. This is a really sweet idea. I had never heard of one. Thanks for sharing!



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