Monday, 26 November 2012

The question is, Wyboston Lakes?

Hi everyone hope you are ready for December??
I certainly am! Excited for the things to come. 

So I just came back from a Teens Advisory Weekend where we went to talk and fellowship about new and upcoming events that we will help bring together to be an amazing 2013! 
I had so much fun that I am getting hotel withdrawal symptoms! Oh yes, we went to an amazing hotel in Bedford, 5*! It's all good and well until you realise how much a 5* feeds you, the one thing I am happy about is getting back to my normal portions. 
But overall it was an inspiring weekend filled with amazing people, and we're all growing to make the Teens advisory the best it's ever been. 

Last week I further carried on and made progress in my sewing skills. Here is an example of one of my garments I made:

Have a great week, and more updates on my project will be coming!

Karina Xo

Monday, 19 November 2012

Busy busy bee NOVEMBER!


So this month has been the busiest yet. So many exciting things happening which I want to share with you. 
So firstly I had the conference at the beginning of the month and since then so many different opportunities have been coming up!

Monday-Saturday was week of spiritual emphasis and Newbold church had the amazing Bobby Bovell speaking for the entire time, it was great. My participation consisted of singing with the praise team a range of different songs, and on Saturday some amazing singers came down from London to take part with us. During this week my good friend Uriel came and spoke to me with some exciting news about possibly working together to create some music pieces and record. As well as that, I am getting another chance to be a part of another conference in February! Plans are being made already, and that makes me again, very excited. 

But anyway, I wanted to show you some other things I have been up to lately. Last week I had such a urge to just go and create garments.  I took advantage of our textiles room and stayed for hours on end. I started off simple, but experimented with different patterns and materials. Here are some examples of pieces that I made and am now able to wear. Happy! 

My first piece, similar to a blazer I have made, with a collar


I then added another layer

Zip at the back

Floral - with ruffle

Tartan dress with collar

As well as this, I visited Westminster University early on in November. All I can say is.. I LOVE IT. The teachers, the teaching dynamic, the atmosphere, the facilities were just amazing!

Here are some other photos of my day out in London. 

Oxford St Christmas lights


Some amazing shoes in Urban Outfitters! In love. 


Beautiful and vivid House of Holland patterns

@ The Diner with my Brother :)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

PBC!!! Amazing experience

So this post isn't one filled with some sort of fashion insight, but actually am going to tell you about my half term. I had recently really gotten involved in teens ministry, through my church. I love going to events and being part of making it all happen. So this event was called Prayer & Bible Conference, and was Mon-Fri at Stanborough, a seventh-day Adventist boarding school. The fact that I got to meet so many new cool people and spend five days with them was amazing. 

My duties varied across different levels, from hospitality, making sure everyone was comfortable through to singing as part of the Praise & Worship team. That's another thing I wanted to mention, the power of good music. I don't just mean good as the average celebrity good, but really good good. I realised music is my method of really connecting with people, and with God. 

During our daily evening services, there was time for people to come and share their testimonies (their 'story'). This was another breakthrough of how I view the world around me. I often take my life for granted. There are some people who are really struggling with their problems, and sometimes we don't even realise, and that's a real shame.

Lastly, I have come out feeling like I want to continue helping more and more in the area of ministry work, it's great working in a team, and with so many amazing teens. 

Have a good week everyone!

Karina Xo