Monday, July 13, 2009

Auction closed

The auction is now closed. Thank you Ruthi for your bid and helping to bring David home to his family. Please email me so I can ask you questions about the sizing/sewing of the dress.

Robin, from Red Thread Stitches fundraises for China Little Flower through auctions. In about a week I will have another outfit to auction on Robins website. So please check back. Below is a photo of come of the children at China little flower. They provide much hospice care. Below the photo is a brief description of China little Flower.
China Little Flower is named after St. Therese “the little flower” who had a great heart for China. Their staff consists of less than 30, including the nannies who care for the babies. They are working in cooperation with the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (priests and lay missionaries) and Missionary Benedictines (a small convent of nuns). They have always kept the number of babies in the hospice at 12 to 15, but the new home will have beds for up to 20. The home was expanded from only a home for dying babies, to also accepting fragile preemie/low birth weight babies, and also those born with congenital club feet. The babies come from all over China, not just Taiyuan. China Little Flower also cares for older disabled orphans in foster families; there are about 40 of them. Some attend school, and some are severely disabled and mentally retarded and do not. The work is funded solely by donations.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Dress Auction to help Davids family

This entry is for an auction to help Davids family. I posted earlier about this family. They are in process to adopt their 3rd special needs child from China. David is a sweet boy who has waited a long time to come home to his forever family. About 2 years ago this family adopted Davids best friend Maddie June. Maddie June can't wait for David to come home. She has never forgotten him. The photo above is a picture of Maddie with David while they were living in China together.

This auction will end on July 13th at 7pm. Below is the photo of the dress available. What I love about this dress is that it is knit. The knit is a beautiful pale blue with lots of fun bright colors. The straps are made from a polka dot grossgrain ribbon. The hem is trimmed in pink ric rac. The bodice of the sundress is gathered. The winner of the auction can choose the size they want me to sew. The dress is available in size 12m to size 8. Please leave your bid amount under comments. Thanks so much for supporting this family. At the close of the auction the winner will go to the families website and pay them directly. Once payment is sent I will start sewing your dress in your size choice.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

mermaid skirt

My daughter loves mermaids and put in a request for a mermaid skirt. Below are pictures of her skirt. I can get this fabric for just a little longer. I can make this skirt in size 12m -8. It will cost $32. Email me if you would like to order one or need a skirt with a different "theme"

This month I have had 2 new neices. One adopted from china and another born to my sister in law and brother. Below is a dress I made for my brothers new daughter. It is a classic tailored dress that has hand emboidery work. I monogrammed her initial using a technique called "shadow emboirdery". I then added embroidery work to the hem. See photos below.