Archive For 28 September 2012

Dresses and more

Dresses and more

I spent an hour or so packing things into a big ol’ box this afternoon. about 2/3 of the donations fit into the box and I’ll be sending the rest after the next paycheck. This box will be winging it’s way down to Los Angeles to be brought back to Tam Ky by the lovely…

Sewing for Orphans update

Sewing for Orphans update

To put it mildly, this sewing drive has been more than expected. I was hoping to round up enough people to make a hundred items. In the end, I have more than 100 dresses. {and then I was interrupted by the doorbell and more packages arriving} I don’t know how many items I received in…

Working on hexies

Working on hexies

From Vanessa Christenson’s new “Simply Color” line from Moda. I have no idea what I’m doing with them yet. I just find them slightly addictive to make.  

More donations coming through!

More donations coming through!

When the doorbell rang this morning, I thought it was the GuyFriend’s daughter returning from a sleepover so I strolled down the stairs and opened the door, still in my pajama bottoms and a tee. It, of course with my luck, was not his 10-year-old daughter, but the neighborhood mailman with packages in tow. He…

Vogue dress

Vogue dress

What started as a comment on a friend’s Facebook page: “Hey, I have that pattern, too!” ended up with three of us making the same dress over a weekend. Jen over at BettyCrockerAss made hers using a shirting fabric, I used Robert Kaufman’s Essex yarn-dyed linen and Kim from Go-Go Kim picked a knit fabric…

New from Rashida and Cloud 9

New from Rashida and Cloud 9

I’m in love with this new fabric from Rashida Coleman-Hale. I adored her Washi line, of course, but this one grabs a hold of my little heart and hard. Maybe it’s the cranes! We saw them all over the rice fields in Vietnam, too. Anyway, it’s lovely, organic fabric from one of my favorites: Cloud…

Share your pics on Flickr, pretty please

Share your pics on Flickr, pretty please

As donations start showing up in my mailbox (thank you! thank you!) I thought it would be awfully nice if sewists could upload their own pics of their creations and we could all connect via Flickr. If you’re on Flickr, please connect with me (crinkledreams) and join the Sewing for Orphans group so we can…

Gifts

Gifts

This makes me so stupid-happy! Can you imagine how thrilled the kids are going to be when these lovely shirts, tanks, tees and skirts get passed out?! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, Laurie!

Let the donations begin!

Let the donations begin!

On Saturday, after a country BBQ at my parents,I came home find an envelope in the mailbox, stuffed with pencil cases for my orphan friends! Lorena from southern California made a stack of them, each one made from a different fabric. THANK YOU! I’m so grateful for everyone who has offered to donate. I am…

There aren’t enough Thank You’s in the world

There aren’t enough Thank You’s in the world

I can’t even begin to tell you how mind-blowing it has to been to watch my little idea to garner help in making handmade clothes/gifts for our orphan friends in Tam Ky grow incredibly over the past two weeks. I knew there were folks out there that I knew and admired who would help along…

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