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Let’s Sew!

Let’s Sew!

If you live in the Portland/Vancouver area, I hope you can join me tomorrow night, June 7th, to sew-sew-sew for the orphans in Vietnam. I will be bringing along patterns for bucket hats for adults and toddlers, the lovely Popover Sundress (that’s the dresses they’re sporting so sweetly in the pic above), and some generic…

Dresses for all!

Dresses for all!

Lyn shared this adorable picture from one of her last days at the Tam Ky orphanage. Can you pick out the boy hidden in a dress? I only have my guess, but I know his name is Khang and no one batted an eye about putting him in one of the dresses we made. This…

Thank you, Thomas.

Thank you, Thomas.

I first heard of Thomas Knauer back in 2011 when he was releasing his first line with Andover. It was a lovely collection called “Pear Tree” and I remember seeing him in Houston at Quilt Market carrying a bag he had made out of this lovely large-scale partridge-in-a-pear-tree print. I was too shy to say…

Another shipment

Another shipment

Thanks to the support of Gen Q mag and Teri (craktpot on Flickr) I was able to pay for a second box of items. I paid for this first one, filled with pants and dresses. And they paid for this box, double the size and cost, but filled with 40 Popover dresses, 12 pairs of…

Update on orphans and dresses

Update on orphans and dresses

Thanks to a lovely woman named Lyn, I get to share these wonderful pictures of the kids in Tam Ky wearing some of the dresses made for our sewing drive last fall. How cute are they?! I recently had the chance to talk with the folks at Generation Q magazine and they were so encouraging….

Giving a Little Gift of Love {guest post}

Giving a Little Gift of Love {guest post}

I want to thank Teresa for the opportunity to sew for the orphans of Tam Ky, Vietnam. I’m Mary Striegel and when I’m not working as a chemist for the National Park Service, I’m teaching 4th, 5th and 6th grade girls to sew.  The girls are part of the Girls in Action mission group of…

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…

Oh my. The word is spreading!

Oh my. The word is spreading!

First I found this and it made me pretty happy to see folks were re-pinning and posting about my little sewing drive: Then I got a comment from Trinh saying that she’d found out about the sewing drive thanks to a post on Rashida‘s blog. Rashida? As in I Heart Linen‘s Rashida?  I had to…

The first pair!

The first pair!

Okay, how freakin’ awesome are these shorts?! Recognize the fabric? It’s one of my favorite designers–Laurie Wisbrun‘s Urban Circus line. And get this… SHE MADE THEM. For my little orphanage project! I’m so incredibly grateful for Laurie, and the half-dozen other ladies who’ve contacted me, wanting to help out. And then Threadbias had me do…

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