Welcome to Sow Seek Sew Reap

My name is Amanda

I'm a stay at home mom to 5 
(my 1st being with Jesus & 5th still growing in my belly!),
previous host mom(7 discipleship students)
and a follower of Christ, with lots to do.

I LOVE to thrift, redo clothes & DIY projects!
 It allows me to expand my wardrobe, clothe my family 
and personalize our home without breaking the bank. 
My hopes are to be a good steward, raise a godly family, 
be content in times of little or much
and hopefully be of encouragement and inspiration to others.

My babies  Easter 2014
First day of 2016-17 school year
 for my oldest 2

(12.98 - 7.19.12)This was Matilda our longtime family member(13+ years) 
and our first "baby" before the actual ones came.
I still miss her so much.

I initially started with clothing redos in 2010,
after 1st discovering Marisa on Yahoo Shine(no longer available)
and then following her for a while on New Dress A Day
Her challenge to make the best of a difficult situation inspired me.

I'd been feeling disconnected & discontent with myself,
 believed I didn't have much to offer, other than being a spouse or parent-
and a shoddy one at that(a lie from the enemy).

I wanted that same focus, drive & challenge.

I nervously approached the idea of redo's.
Would it be vain, self promoting or selfish to invest in myself?
What if I got in over my head, wasted time and money?
I really didn't know, I just knew God was doing something in me.
Something BIG!

I completed my very first redo with good results,
shared through my personal FB account
and then continued to regularly.
I was no expert & definitely had lots to figure out, 
but maybe, just MAYBE,
 I could help someone in my position.

Here's a  little more  background on SISTER'S FOUR 

Every decently sewed item gave me more confidence,
lessened my complacency and encouraged my displaced creativity.
I literally became a new me,
a happier, inspired me.
I was able to see things/situations, not just clothes, in a new light,
be proactive and not settle for "as is", in anything,
and realize I could have a positive impact on someone else
 by sharing.
It quickly became more than clothes, saving money or looking nice,
but an opportunity to help women see & go beyond their own complacency. 


That's how the blog came about.
After a year on FB, nudging from friends
and prayer, especially over the name, took the blogging plunge.
I transferred all my old content (slowly updating & making reader friendly)
and continued REDOS here.
I decided early on that I didn't want it to be about me,
just the cool things I was learning, 
so I intentionally hid my face on the redos. 
You see my face more often now :)

I wanted the Lord to be glorified in all I did:
To communicate his investment in me and in turn, I in others(sow),
To share my desire to know him and make him known(seek),
 To use/discover my gifts/talents and encourage yours(sew)
lastly, receive the blessings of it all(reap).

The blog's purpose is still the same,
 to use my creative muscle and continue learning through it.
 To inspire others, help them think outside the box,
 find their own creativity,
 resourcefulness & ingenuity.

The blog and I have evolved over time,
including posts on family, marriage, life, loss, low-cost crafts/decor,
Friend Fixes and other tidbits.
What won't change, is the heart behind it
or my constant need for the Lord.

 If you have questions, prayer requests
or anything else, send me a note, I'd love to help.

Thanks for stopping by!