Sunday, June 28, 2009

My new niece/ sisters adoption

My sister and brother in law are in China right now adopting their 4th child - first adoption. If you would like to see their journy the link is

There new daughter is very cute and very sad. It is so hard to watch and witness a child grieve like these children grieve. Please pray for "E" as she accepts her new family and grieves the loss of her foster family. Pray also for the foster family. They loved her very much.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


We got an email from our agency yesterday saying we had a LID. LID stands for Log in Date. That is the date that China officially logs in your dossier (paperwork) into their system. Our LID is June 22, 2009!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


If you are interested in anything please email me first instead of leaving a comment. I made the skirt below for my neice. It is a tiered skirt with an apron front. The apron is a white fabric with small pink polka dots. I embroidered flowers onto the apron. I used green ric rac for the stems and border. I can make this skirt in a size 2t-8. I have enough fabric for 2 more skirts. It cost $32

This is a matching peasant dress I made for my neice who is coming home from China in July. I used the green ric rac around the border and appliqued a flower on to the skirt of the dress. The fabric is gathered around the neck and hem of the sleeve. I will make and sell this dress for $40

People have inquired about the skirts and cross tees. The below fabric is made from seersucker. I will make the skirt from the pink seersucker and trim it in either white, pink, or yellow ric rac.

I can make the below fabric in skirt/tee. The skirt will be made from the pear fabric and apron from the red polka dot. I will use the brown or yellow ric rac for trim. The cross tee and skirt is $42

I tried my hand at smocking and made this bishop for my nephew. It is light blue and smocked with cream thread. The sleeve is smocked and trimmed with lace. Right now I am not going to sew and sell smocked items until I have practiced more.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I sewed 2 antique hanky skirts last week. I think they were very cute and a great way to use antique linens. These skirts were made for 2 sisters. In the next few weeks I am going to do an auction for a family in the adoption community. They are in process to adopt a sweet China Care little boy. For the auction I will sew 1 or 2 outfits and auction them to the highest bidder and I will give all proceeds to this family

Our daughter was in the China Care foster home during the same time her children were there. Their son who is waiting in China was best friends with their daughter Maddie. They had a super sweet relationship and she has never forgotten him nor stopped praying for him. These parents are so faithful and a wonderful picture of Christ like love.

I am not sure what size or style I will make, but if you know of something you would like to bid on please email me

Monday, June 8, 2009

On its way

Our paperwork was shipped to China today. We should have a log in date in the next 2-3 weeks. Our agency said they are matching clients within 2-3 months. We still need some time to save up money for the adoption so we have instructed them to not even try to match our family till the first of next year. So if you want to place an order for an outfit send me an email. I will do custom orders.