Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dress a Girl Newspaper Article

Local sewing circles from the Payne County, OK area gather together weekly or mGlonthly to sew and make dresses for girls from impoverished areas around the world.  The local sewing groups are part of a larger group called Dress a Girl Around the World.  Dress a Girl brings hope to the girls with prayers and a new dress to help them feel a sense of worth.  

"The dresses send a message to predators that the girl is being looked after... someone is caring for them so they are less likely to be abducted by human trafficking and sold into the sex or self market," Gail Metcalf.

All dresses are hand carried to the girls and personally distributed with a prayer of hope.  They sent 196 dresses to Haiti with missionaries from the Glencoe Church of Christ.  The dresses included hair bows and cloth dolls for the pockets. The local sewing circles are Sew Sisters of Life Church.tv, Stitches of Love of the First United Methodist  Church and the Piecemakers of Glencoe.

Full article: Stillwater Newspress

I personally am so blessed to be apart of the wonderful group of women. ~ Gail

Picture 1- counting and sorting dresses for the missionaries to take
Picture 2 - Sew Sisters and Missionaries from Glencoe gather together to give dresses to missionaries.

Key to My Heart

Sweet treasury of love, Key to My Heart
Created by Dr. Batsheva Gillat of Bold Folds
Interactive pictures

Monday, January 27, 2014

Red Hot!

What is Valentine's Day without some red hot gift ideas?  Here are some just for you!
This treasury was created by Anne of  Metalworks Jewelry Designs
Pictures are interactive just click the picture.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Gifts for Her Treasury

This lovely gift treasury for her was created by  Bonnie Sernesky of Bonnie's Sew Crazy
All pictures are interactive so you can go to the site for more information.
My red waist apron was featured in this gift treasury.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Sweet for Your Sweetie!

Valentine's is such a sweet romantic holiday, and our children are a special blessing to us.
Your lovely little one will look so cute in this Valentine dress.
This cute dress is fully lined with red Dotted Swiss trim and white rick rack.  
All dresses can be custom ordered with you special specifications
 to make your little one feel so special.
Contact me HERE

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Reds for Your Sweetheart

Reds for your Sweetheart is this weeks Great Finds Theme at On Fire for Handmade
Check out these lovelies and vote for your favorite shop.

This Weeks Entries
Heart n Sow Designs Apron georgiamarbles Cloth DollOh Yarn Knit EarringsJamie Ray Creations Chandelier Earrings

Jannys Story Beads BraceletMagickal Artisan Valentine SpoonsEmofoFashion Knit Boot Cuffs  inanirsakolurbence iPad Case

All About the Buttons Button Barrette Bellas dog Bows Berniolie Knit Capelet Kibbles Riversible Dog Coat

 Gypsy Goods Fascinator Hair Clip Jewels2aT Heart Bracelet Joys AZ Place Hat and Scarf Set  songs from the Garden Boutonniere

 Blue Highways Hand Bound Book Colettes Boutique Salsa Red Necklace I Knit quilt Sew Baby Booties KP Dreams Wood Sign

Vote HERE for your Fav!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Recycling in the New Year

Great way to reuse and recycle items for going green!
 Thank you Anne from Metal Works Jewelry for creating
 this great treasury and including my apron.
All items in this treasury above are interactive, do check these out.  

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Recap 2013

Reviewing 2013, I find it was an unusually slow year for business but believe it was due to lack the right
items for sale and the limited time to create items as I was helping my daughter a lot with her new baby.  With all this in mind I must remember and reflect on what is most important.  Is it my small business or spending special time with my new grandson.  I value the time this year I had with him and cherish every minute for soon in this new year they will be moved, daughter and family to another state.  I'm   thankful for the time I have had with him.

  Now, as I think about life and business changes and going through up and downs I need to reflect on what to improve upon or keep the same.  I found that I needed another medium to sell besides aprons.  I added collars and cuffs that were Victorian style for weddings or special occasions.

Later in this year,  I began two Life Groups, one group for making dresses for girls around the world and the other for making blankets for cancer patients.  With these in mind and with  my daughter's help gave me the idea of making children's clothing.  This idea was such a hit I made many holiday pillowcase dresses.  So even though it was slow at times it did pick up and turned out to be a good year.

No Rhyme, Only a Reason Treasury

Fun Treasury created with no rhyme or reason involved.  This is an interactive link. 
 Thank you Catherine Cyko from Beautiful Bags Etc for creating this interesting treasury.