Last month I held what I like to call “Craftivism Day” here at my house. What a great day spent with a wonderful group of friends creating bibs that will be delivered to a family who is in the process of adopting a baby from China.
When they finally get to pick up their daughter they will deliver the bibs to International China Concern to be distributed to orphanages.
We have joined with CraftHope on many of their projects. They are a great organization bringing people together from all over the world to share hope in the form of a handmade gift. This is my love language. It brings me joy to love others with these small gestures. Stay tuned for more craftivism days. There is always a need.
And in case you love to share handmade gifts as well, here is a free bib pattern that I made for our bib project. Feel free to download and use for your baby or next baby gift.
Bib pattern 3
Talk to you soon.
Well, last month flew by. Just like every other month… and year. Trying to take joy in the litte things of everyday life while moving forward with great excitement for future dreams is a delicate balancing act. I can easily get caught up in my goals and forget why I am doing any of this. My family is the most important thing in my life. You can check out my family blog to see the “why” behind my ambition.
Claire Baby turned 1 at the beginning of May. So like her older sister, she needed a custom, home made dress to celebrate her first year. Claire’s party was confetti themed, and her dress followed suit. The confetti dress pattern will be available later this year. This was a sweet little A-line dress with front pleats made from a cotton voile. Her polk-a-dot bloomers brought in the confetti theme. You can see more about this cute party over at my daughters blog www.10baretoes.com.
Last month I talked about the Peek-a-Boo Dress that will be coming out soon. Here is a sneak peek at another little animal. I have been experimenting with different stitching options and I really like the hand embroidery on this guy. I am so excited to get this pattern finished up.
Until next month, remember to take time to notice the little joys in life and I will too.