This is the continuing stories by Jaymi about why she believes God guides her hand.
I do not remember how my “Spirit Homes” came into being, but I suspect one of my friends was sick and I pondered how to cheer her up, and then bam, there the idea was in my brain. I believe that God sends ideas into my head, after all, who else could come up with some of the crazy things that come out of my hands? I thank him every day for the gifts he sends my way.
When I give the Spirit Homes away, or customers buy them, I get feedback that is always positive. I remember one young mother was having her kitchen redone, and it was the kitchen from hell. We put a spirit home in the kitchen window and not only did her kitchen end up beautiful, about two weeks later she met the man she would soon marry. She still has the spirit home because in her mind that is what completely changed her life.
One lady was having marital problems and every time she needed to take her rings off she laid them in the spirit home above her sink. The marriage is still strong today. I’m not claiming my spirit homes perform miracles I am just saying that if you believe in miracles anything can happen.
I always include a write up that says, “Good Spirit Homes provide a soft bed of cotton for your good spirits to rest and revitalize. If you are having a bad day check the cotton it might have become lumpy or dirty.”
For a joke one day I made a “Bad Spirit Trap” with spiders and snakes. It has hooks over the entrance so the bad spirits can’t get out. The saying I send with it is “Do not place the Bad Spirit Trap near the edge of a shelf, because if two are more bad spirits get inside they will start to fight among themselves, and pretty soon the Trap will start rocking and rolling and fall off of the shelve, breaking and releasing your bad spirits back into the room.” Men and boys are the only ones who have purchased these traps so for.
I made Bad Spirit Traps with magnets on the back and I called them calorie traps. You would put them on your refrigerator and when you got something like ice cream out to eat, the calories from the food would flow into the trap. You could eat in peace knowing the calories couldn't get out and land on your hips. This must have come from my brain instead of God's because I never even sold one. Oh well on to the next project.
Just a final note. As I am writing this it is election day and i have voted. My husband and I went to our Church also and we prayed to God. Not to let our candidate win but rather to watch over America during this time and to guide us in the way you want us to live. God Bless America!
Here is the address from each of us to go to our Etsy shops and enjoy all of the new art we are creating.
Patti Petit http://www.etsy.com/shop/runningrabbitpottery
Jaymi Hampton - http://www.etsy.com/shop/EastbournOriginals
Susan Holmes http://www.etsy.com/shop/SimplySusansPots
Patricia Noell http://www.etsy.com/shop/PotterybyNoell