So, a few of you may not know but I love crafting. A lot. In my free time, I look online for new inspirations for my crafting projects. So far, these are the things that I can make:
-Bow Hair Clips
-Harry Potter Wands
*These are like stuffed animals but for characters from anime
I've recently been making a lot of bow hair clips. With this craft, I made a music hair clip for my piano student (pictured above). She really enjoys music and playing the piano. I made it as a surprise for her birthday.
I gave her the hair clip today after our lesson. She was speechless. I also made one for her sister (they're twins) because I didn't want her to fee left out. I didn't mind doing it because I love making thins a lot. It was great to see her face when i gave it to her. My student couldn't believe that I had made something like it for her.
Pretty soon I'll be making an etsy account (aiming to be live in October). In the meantime you can head over to my tumblr blog (kniftycrafty.tumblr.com) to see the pictures of my most recent projects. Some are even posted on my deviantart profile (stargurl44.deviantart.com).
I'm really glad I started this positivity project. Its very rewarding to myself but I also enjoy how much I can touch other people.
So today I started Project 52: B+ (read as be positive). For those of you that don't know its just a way for me to spread positivity out onto others. I want people to know that someone out there does care for them.
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So today I donated blood. I wasn't originally planning on donating. I didn't have the time to sign myself up for a an appointment. However, today during work the director of the Red Cross was was running the blood drive stopped by and asked if anyone wanted to donate blood, even if they were a walk in.
I volunteered for two reasons:
1) I would be helping others - one pint of blood saves three lives
2) They needed to fill their goal/quota
They wanted to have a total of 30 donors for the day. When I agreed to donate blood they only needed 8 more donors. I wasn't nervous or anything. I had donated blood many times in the past. I was just thankful that I had gotten over my fear of needles a few years ago.
I was in good spirits when I went back to answer questions. I got a little nervous when the medical team told me that I would need an iron level of 12.5 or higher. I haven't been eating too well recently. I mean come on, I'm taking karate classes two times a week and I walk back and forth from campus every day, I felt like i could eat whatever I wanted really.
My iron levels came in at 13.0. I finished the rest of the questionnaire and began to give blood. The woman who was drawing my blood instructed me to turn my head away even though I wanted to see the needle go into my arm. I think they just suggest that now since a lot of people get lightheaded and pass out.
For the next few minutes I was just singing along to the songs on the radio and talking to the director. She's hilarious; all we talked about were shoes. She has a love of them. Much more than me and that is saying something. I mean I'm the type of person who names their boots. Not name names but I give them titles. That's a different story completely.
I felt proud of myself for donating. I honestly don't think many people do. Many more should. It only takes a few minutes and down the line you're helping someone else which is the best feeling in the world.
Everyone knows that 9/11/01 will forever be an important date in history. Not just for the US but for the whole world. This day is something I want to make sure that my children (whenever I have them) will remember as well. It shouldn't be one of those important dates that end up in obscurity until you need to remember it for a history test/exam.
I believe as the anniversary of 9/11 comes around people become scared and worried of any possible repeats. You shouldn't let that stop you from having a good day. You also shouldn't let it stop you from thinking about others. Take the time today to do something nice for others. We have to understand that even though there is bad in the world and even in our country, we're all untied as Americans and should respect and grieve as one and not individuals.
This post is in the memory of all the 9/11 casualties.
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman