Tuesday, 27 June 2017

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
For $10.00 check out Dress A Girl Australia's Dress Sponsorship Program and sponsor! 
All dresses and pairs of shorts for the boys in my Dress Sponsorship Program have been sewn by me as my way of making a difference in this world. 
Sewing....one dress....for one kid at a time!

!♥! Dress A Girl Australia's Facebook Shop !♥!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Donated dresses received as of today - 27-Jun-2017

Inspite of repeated requests not to send anything to Postbox 240, a couple of parcels were still sent about 2 months ago and thanks to the kindness of the manager of our local postoffice, these parcels were handed to me when I dropped one day to post mails. These parcels had a total of 21 dresses and am keeping them for safekeeping until I have decided where my next location of distribution would be in the very near future.

Thank you to Shandra Scott for the 12 dresses below -
and to Michelle Wiltshire for the 9 dresses below -
Thank you ladies for your kindness.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Starting to collect...First on school supplies for 2017

I was at Officeworks two weeks ago to purchase something for my printer and I noticed a large box full of pens, notebooks and other stuff near the cash registry counter and my eyes were drawn to the boxes of colouring pencils in one corner. They were at 99cents per box. While inspecting a box and checking the items inside the box I dropped my wallet. I thought it was starting to get heavy when I bent to pick it up and thought about how much coins I may have inside. (Lucky me it was not my phone that I dropped). So I opened my wallet and started to take out and count the coins especially the gold ones and my...my...was I able to raise that much to purchase these 20 packs. That means I had almost $20.00 worth of coins inside my wallet...no wonder it was starting to get heavy. Well, i told myself maybe it is time to spare something in my work to make another big difference this year.
So here I am starting to collect school supplies for a possible distribution before the end of the year if I can make a collection big enough for distribution. For those who would like to contribute and help make a difference, please send me a message for postal details. Or better still, why not sponsor a dress I still have lots of dresses for sponsorship. All you have to do is click on the link below. Thank you.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Feedback Dress DIstribution #109 - Boracay Island Philippines

Sharing a few pictures taken from the distribution of dresses at the ATI Indigenous community in the island of Boracay Philippines with the help and support of a few of my high school classmates and members of the Daughters of Charity organization of Mother Teresa. 

To see individual and larger images of the above, please click here. My heartfelt thank you to everyone who made this distribution possible.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Dress Distribution #109 - Boracay Island Philippines

I will be going to the Philippines next week for a visit and spending a few days in the Island of Boracay. It will be a very worthwhile trip if I can take with me some dresses to share with a few girls over there so I am bringing with me the 42 dresses I have made the past month. (Note that my sewing mojo is gone again and have not sewn any dresses at all for almost 2 weeks now).
Here are the dresses I will be handcarrying with me (hopefully I do not get charged with excess baggage) and perhaps share some pictures with you when I get back.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Sewing Marathon for the past 2 days ending 10-May-2017

After what I accomplished in the first four days of May, I seem to have lost my sewing mojo again. And yesterday it came back for no reason at all. I just thought it will be great to sew more dresses and I finished 5 between yesterday and today.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Sewing for the first 4 days of May

Since the 1st of May I had been sewing during my spare time and I ended up completing 20 dresses in 4 days. Here they are - and I too am surprised with how many I made.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Sewing Marathon for the weekend ending 30-Apr-2017

I finished 5 dresses this weekend. Two of them I made last Saturday, 29-Apr-2017 -
and 3 I completed today. 
But it looks like the cabinet I have with fabrics from my personal collection has not moved at all inspite of the 31 dresses I have been sewing so far. I need to do something about this in the next few weeks as I need back the space occupied by fabrics.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Sewing for Days 25-Apr and 28-Apr-2017

For this week I completed 8 dresses for my Keep on Sewing Marathon 2017.
3 last Monday(25-Apr-2017)
and 5 for today (28-Apr-2017)
The above brings my total to 26 dresses sewn since I started my sewing marathon last month.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Feedback Dress Distribution #108 - Vietnam

Today I received this letter from the Christina Noble's Children Foundation of Ho Chi Minh Vietnam acknowledging the dresses I took and gave to them when I visited Ho Chi Minh early this month. 
Also received a couple of pictures taken when the dresses were given to the kids.

Visiting the foundation was a very great and memorable experience for me especially that we were able to spend some time with the children they were taking care of from babies to about 6 year olds. The kids loved it when you played and gave them hugs. It was an experience to treasure and a real great treat for the soul. My heartfelt thanks to the foundation for accommodating us very well during the visit.

For larger and individual images of the distribution and the letter, please click here.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Keeping on Sewing for 2017 Marathon

This weekend I made 4 dresses for my Keep on Sewing 2017 Marathon...and more to come. I really need to step up on this marathon so I could clear at least one side of my cabinet that is full of fabrics.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Vietnam visit - 5-Apr-2017

Handed over the 25 dresses I handcarried for the kids at the foundation, donated some money and experienced a well-spent two hours hugging and playing with babies and toddlers at the foundation. A great food for the soul and great experience to cherish forever. Thank you to Piers Birtwistle, Public Relations Vietnam of Christina Noble Children's Foundation - Vietnam for the time he spent taking us around the ophanage. Much appreciated.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Dress Distribution #108 - Vietnam - April 2017

I will be visiting Vietnam in early April so I have decided to handcarry 25 dresses which I will be distributing in an orphanage I have organized about two weeks ago. Here is the parcel of 25 dresses
and the 25 dresses 
made possible by the additional donors below. 3 of the dresses came from the 2016 Christmas collection which did not make it as the parcel was already full, 5 dresses are sponsored and 3 dresses I sewed for a friend of mine. The other 14 dresses are from my sewing marathon 2017.

1) Sue Porsche (1 dress)
2) Monika Osvald (2 dresses)
3) Megan Jones (5 sponsored dresses)
4) Jen Fegredo (3 dresses)
5) Dress A Girl Australia (14 dresses)

For larger and individual images of the 25 dresses, please click here. Thank you to the additional donors of this collection. It is much appreciated.

Sewing for the Day - 5 Dresses - 25-Mar-2017

Today I finished 5 dresses which will be included in my Vietnam Collection. These dresses bring my total to 25, the number of dresses I will be taking with me when I go to Vietnam on the 2nd of April.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Sewing for the Day - 2 Dresses

Today's sewing of 2 dresses brings my total to 9 dresses so far for my Vietnam Collection.

Monday, 13 March 2017

"Keep on Sewing" 2017 Marathon by Dress A Girl Australia

It is time to start a sewing marathon for the year 2017. Below are the first 3 dresses I made tonight to officially start the marathon. These dresses I will be taking with me when I visit Vietnam in early April.
I have not really been sewing that much especially last year. I have been relying mostly on donated dresses. I started this campaign where almost 50% of the total dresses I distribute were personally sewn by me and I hope this marathon will help bring me back to that stage. My target is 14 dresses to be completed by the end of this week to complete my Vietnam Collection.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

More pictures from Pakistan Dress Distribution

Received more pictures from the dress distribution completed in Pakistan from the 2016 Christmas Collection. Dresses were distributed to deserving kids in Bassi, Saraba and village No. 294 in Pakistan. Thank you to Lubna Ghani for making these distributions possible. Thank you.

Click here to see more individual and large images. Previous images from dress distributions posted last week have been included on this album.

Friday, 10 March 2017

P.O. Box is closed

Just a reminder to everyone and I do hope you all understand that the P.O. Box number I used to have is no longer open. No one and nobody should be sending anything at all to this P.O. Box number. As I have mentioned several times before I will not be responsible for anything or any contributions sent to this box. I know you want to make a difference and I am trying my best to help everyone but some people are not helping at all. I think everyone's understanding is not too much to ask. Thank you.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

3 Dresses from Jen

Tonight I made 3 dresses from a fabric material donated by my very good friend Jen.
I will be adding these 3 dresses to my special collection for Vietnam. Thank you Jen for the contribution. Much appreciated.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Feedback Dress Distribution #107 - Pakistan

Here are a couple of pictures sent in by Lubna Ghani from the dress distribution of about 16 dresses made in a village named Bassi in Pakistan.

For larger images of the above, please click here.

The remaining dresses will be distributed in a different location soon. Thank you to Lubna Ghani for making this distribution possible. Much appreciated.

First 5 sponsored Dresses for the year 2017

These are the first five sponsored dresses for the year 2017 sponsored by Megan Jones.
Thank you Megan. Much appreciated.

Proceeds from the Dress Sponsorships will help pay for the cost of distributing dresses to disadvantaged children. If you would like to help make a difference this year, why not sponsor a dress. All you have to do is click on the link below -

Sewing Again for 2017

I am sewing again after almost six months and the dress below has been added to my Dress Sponsorship Program.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Dress Distribution #107 - Christmas Collection 2016

This article on Christmas Distribution 2016 should have been made in December of last year but due to quite a hectic life in the last 3-months (October-December) of the year and early 2017, I only had a chance to do it tonight. I guess better late to acknowledge all donors for the Christmas collection and show my appreciation than never.

Here are the dresses from  the Christmas collection -
made possible by the following donors -
1) Sophie Dargaville
2) Jody Clooney. Materials donated by Deb Colahan and Nadia Hamilton
3) Kellie Cameron
4) Leslie Kroese
5) Rachel Walsh
6) Yvonne Henderson
7) Sylvia Pommerening
8) Monika Osvald
9) Students of Picnic Point High School of NSW - Year 10 Textiles Technology Class of 2016 assisted by Teriesa Thompson and Cheryl Wardrop
10) Ann McGinnes
11) Prue Wilkinson
12) Lyn Granger
13) Jayne Hogan
14) Sue Pursche
15) Denise Scott
16) Carol Mead
17) Judy Ducrou
18) Colleen Mundt
19) Year 9 Textile students of Kincumber High School NSW c-o Colleen Stokeld
20) Tranquility Crafts

A 143 dresses were sent to the Philippines and 36 were sent to Pakistan. The rest of the dresses (about 20 of them) will be handcarried by me and give to orphans when I visit Vietnam in early April.

Thank you to all the donors. Your kindness and generosity last Christmas were highly appreciated. Thank you.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Share the Love this Valentine's Day!

Spread Love this Valentine's Day! Share the love! Make a difference for a change from what is happening around the world. Sponsor a dress. For $10.00 you get to provide a dress to a disadvantaged girl and feel loved. 

To sponsor, all you have to do is click on the link or image below -
Proceeds from any sponsorships will help pay for the cost of distributing dresses. Thank you.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Quilts for the Elderly project still open

This project Quilts for the Elderly is still open to give a chance to those who would like to make a difference and perhaps donate a quilt for the elderly. The quilt could be the only blanket that will make an elderly feel warm and the only blanket they will ever own (maybe for the rest of their life) so may I ask that only new quilts be donated.  If you prefer to donate new blankets instead of quilts, this will also be very much appreciated. 

For those who want to help on this project, please send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com for postal details. Thank you so much.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

2016 Distribution Statistics

Please see below final numbers for the year 2016 by Dress A Girl Australia :

Dress A Girl Australia's Distribution statistics for the year 2016 -
-- Dresses - 640
-- Shorts for Boys - 37
-- T-shirts - 71
-- Leggings - 27
-- Quilts - 14

Location of Distributions for 2016 - Philippines, Uganda, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and Kenya

Total Distribution since 2011 -
-- Dresses - 9543
-- Shorts for Boys - 1908
-- Ready to Sew Kits - 99
-- T-Shirts - 1091
-- Quilts - 149
-- Leggings - 27

Thank you to everyone who made these distributions possible. Thank you for helping make a difference to this wonderful world of ours. Much appreciated!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

New Year 2017

2017 . A new year. Another year to make a difference.
Check out my Dress Sponsorship Program for 2017. Proceeds from the sponsorship will be a big help in funding the cost of distributing dresses and make a difference to more lives for the new year 2017.
Sponsor a dress. All you have to do is click on the image below or click here. Thank you. 

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Happy New Year everyone!

Thank you to everyone who has supported Dress A Girl Australia's endeavours in 2016. It was great working with all of you in helping make a difference in this world.

My wish for the new year is for everyone to feel happy and safe, good health and spread happiness, hope, peace. love and good cheer to all throughout the year and make this world a better place. Thank you.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Christmas Message

Gladness of Christmas : Hope
Spirit of Christmas : Peace
Heart of Christmas : Love

Wish this Christmas : A world of hope, peace and love where everyone is safe and free.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone!!

Feedback Dress Distribution #102A - School Supplies + Pre-schoolers

These pictures were taken this month when some of the small dresses (age between 3-4) plus school supplies (part of Dress Distribution #102 - July 2016) were distributed to kids of Hope International Philippines c/o Kerry Ann Tomas

To see larger and single images of the above, please click here.

Thank you to Kerry Ann Tomas for making this distribution of small dresses (age 3-4) possible as sometimes it is very difficult to gather kids of these ages and sizes and for sharing these pictures. Thank you. Much appreciated.

Donation #22 - Christmas 2016 Collection - from Tranquility Crafts

A parcel of 27 dresses I received today from Tranquility Crafts.
Thank you Tranquility Crafts.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Donation #21 - Christmas 2016 Collection - from the Year 9 students of Kincumber High School NSW

The last parcel to arrive for the 2016 Christmas Collection is from the Year 9 Textile Students of Kincumber High School of NSW. This school project of the Year 9 students was organized and were guided by Colleen Stokeld.
Thank you to all the Year 9 students who worked diligently to make these dresses and to Colleen for guiding them. Much appreciated.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Christmas Shop in my Facebook page

Have you completed your Christmas shopping? If you still are missing a few items and want one that can be treasured for a long time, check out my sale items in my Christmas shop in my facebook page. Check out my quilted advent calendars. I just sold yesterday the last of my 'Çhoo-choo train' advent calendar below and boy, was the little boy who received it so excited when he saw it-
but here is one with christmas lights which you can check from my christmas shop -
Or if you are after country-style raggedy kids my shop also have one -
 If you want a picture of the recipient of your christmas gift on a christmas stocking, check out my handmade christmas stockings -

If you want soft toys that your little boy or girl can easily cuddle, check these out - koalas  -
- kitties -
- doll pillows -
and teddy bears who were made to take care of our earth -
If none of the above interests you, then why dont you sponsor a dress. For $10.00-$12.00, you can make a change to the life of a needy child -
And lots more of handmade items made by me will be made available soon so come back regularly so you dont miss out especially for Christmas.

Click on any of the items above or click here to visit my shop.

All the proceeds from the sale of any of the handmade items in my shop will go to the funds of Dress A Girl Australia to help pay for the cost of running its campaign to provide clothing to the needy for the new year 2017. So check out my shop and help make a difference and make this world a better place. Thank you.