You may have noticed that I haven’t posted here in a few days…I have moved; that is my big news. I sure would love it if you would come and see me at my new environment. It will look familiar to you, it will still feel comfortable and yet, because change is change…it will be a little bit different. I will still write about all that is going on in the world, my observations and opinions. I had to move and expand my wings. Come and see me anyway; relationships are no fun when it is only one -sided…if i write…who will read? http://www.writewhereyouareblog.com I miss your company and your comments on my blog!!!
Nothing gets a crafter more excited than going to a supply store and seeing miles of material…full of color, prints and patterns and finding all kinds of things to decorate your project with from buttons, thread, appliques, zippers, feathers, sequins, ribbon or rhinestones to jazz up your project. Friends and family get all excited when they see projects coming out of your creativity…this inspires them to say…sew me something. That is what we do at Its Sew Made. Click the link and take a peek. You might have to click through the display pictures for a few rotations before you can see all of the completed projects…as for some reason it repeats the beginning pictures three or four times.
It has come to my attention that people will often find themselves doing amazing things after finding themselves in challenging situations. Take for instance this family i know. Their son Keegan had cancer…and life got pretty challenging not only for Keegan but for his whole family. Keegan lives with his parents and he has a younger sibling and an older sibling. Living in a rural area means that when you have cancer treatments you often have to do a lot of traveling to and from bigger cities that have the facilities that you can not necessarily get in your own small town. This not only puts a financial hardship on families but it also creates many opportunities for separation of family members. It is difficult to be able to work a job or two, balance the physical and emotional needs of all the family members and still find the extra energy to take care of yourself. Those are issues this family understands, the stress of it all, as they have been through it themselves.
This particular family has gotten through all of that and they decided, as a family, to give back to others going through similar situations. They were blessed over and over again by friends, family members and even total strangers during all of the trials they faced while going through testing and treatments. They have decided to form a non profit to help others. To get the non profit status, they must raise funds to file all of the necessary paperwork with the state and federal government.
This week they are doing an online auction on their Facebook page Team Keegan If you believe in doing good things, in taking a challenge and using it to bless others…won’t you visit their page and bid on some of their donated items? I believe there are wonderful items such as: a child’s wooden rocking horse, a picture hand-created by Keegan, a sock monkey in a hospital robe, baby chickens, a hand-sewn American made fabric purse, a tote bag with a swaddling blanket and burp rag and a photo package from a local photographer. This is a fundraiser…and they are planning on doing good things to bless other children and their families facing medical challenges.
If you have ever known someone who has faced cancer then you know just how important support can be. Please help this family achieve their dream of becoming a non-profit organization who reaches out to others in need. Thanks for being willing to read this far. Now won’t you go visit their page at Team Keegan ?
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I know that You Tube is like the go to channel for everyone. Here is a great video that Harvey Poling created to bring awareness of what we do at Its Sew Made on Facebook. Harvey is the sole owner of Video Editing Simplified. Check out his skilled video creation and editing skills on this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBk76spkFNo&feature=youtu.be Pretty amazing don’t ya think so?
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Having started making fun crafts for an upcoming craft show in June, we started posting pictures of our projects on Facebook to see what people really responded to and wow…people have been really “liking” our page. We’ve made baby burp rags and crayon roll ups; but what people are really excited about are our hand-sewn purses, tote bags and diaper bags. We’ve done theme bags from autism awareness bags, to sock monkeys, to hero firemen purses, breast cancer awareness purses and childhood cancer awareness. These bags are custom made bow tuck and tote bags…there are so many possibilities to express the owners interests or passions when picking out fabric and colors. We also make zippered pouches. These are themes that have meaning to people and they are not only using them for educating others to a cause that is dear to them but also to add a touch of style and personality in what they carry on their shoulder everyday. If you are interested you can check out our new hobby page on Facebook take a look here; Its Sew Made .
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Well, it seems as though a hobby of mine and some friends has turned into a labor of love. We started making some gifts and accessories at the sewing machine for an upcoming craft show and it has turned into something over and above; as people have been viewing our crafts and then…requesting things of their own. To continue reading: Write Where You Are
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In America we take so many things for granted. If we get sick, we go to the pharmacy and pick up over the counter medication that can help us get well. Other times, we go to the doctor and get prescription medicine to help us get well from an infection or sickness. We are blessed. We have instant access to information to help keep ourselves well.
The best thing is that we have been taught that washing our hands well with soap can help to keep us healthy. We have access to soap and water on a regular basis. Not everyone is so lucky. What they don’t know and don’t have access to can harm them or kill them. Soap and water save lives and there is a Global Soap Project that you may not be aware of to get soap into the hands of people who are in need of it, to stay well. To continue click here.
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