Tuesday, 20 November 2018

[2019 Fundraising Drive Sale] - Handmade Christmas stockings for sale

These handmade Christmas stockings are now available for purchase to help raise funds to pay for the cost of distributing dresses to different locations in the new year 2019. I do not have major sponsors to financially support my charity work so I have to find ways to raise money so I could sustain Dress A Girl Australia. Stocking-shaped bags which you can hang on a mantelpiece or on a Christmas tree for Santa to put small gifts on Christmas eve. Or you can use it to wrap your Christmas presents. The most traditional christmas decor you will find in houses during the Christmas season. All made of 100% quilting cotton and fully lined. 

Available are (1) Christmas stockings with picture frame to insert the picture of the child or the recipient of your Christmas presents  - The size of the frame is about 8cms x 8cms. Picture is easily inserted through a pocket inside the stockings.

(2) the regular and/or traditional Christmas stockings you see displayed and being sold at malls every year the only difference is that these are handmade by me -
(3) and the large-sized pre-printed fabrics with Christmas images -
Click on any of the images above or sample some images below for more details and pricing info.

 

Check them out and help make this world a better place in the new year 2019. Your purchase will help make a difference in this world...one christmas stockings....with one small dress at a time and bring more smiles to this world. Thank you.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

[2019 Fundraising Drive Sale] - Lavender Dresses for Sale

I designed and made these small miniature works of art myself. These dresses are made of 100% cotton fabrics and fully handmade. Underneath each dress is a lavender pack weighing about 40gms of lavender and comes with a miniature hanger to make it easy for anyone who makes a purchase to hang the dress inside their cabinets. Size of each dress is about 10-12cms in length.Each dress sells for $7.50 each.



If you cannot think of anything to give to a friend and/or family member's birthday or as Christmas present or for even no occasion at all, then you are in the right place with my unique lavender dresses. Imagine the dress hanging in your closet with all your other cool dresses. Check them out by a click on any of the images above or click on the link below for more selections on these cute lavender dresses. Thank you.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

[2019 Fundraising Drive Sale] - Quilted Advent Calendars for Sale

Every year I try to come up with new advent calendar designs. There will be new designs available in the next few days. These advent calendars make great keepsakes to give at Christmas time for kids and adults alike. All my fabric calendars are either machine and/or hand-quilted, all 100% cotton and double-stitched on the edges. Because they are handmade, quantities are very limited and could be one-of-a-kind. 

I try to make my quilted advent calendars as fun to use for everyone and sometimes include surprises for kids to enjoy and help them learn how to count or keep track of days in a month and re-usable every Christmas season. As a Christmas bonus, the dowel is included in your purchase so you can easily hang the advent calendar. And for this year, I have decided to include the light decors you see on each calendar for free. The lights when you hang them on the wall will make the wallhanging look festive and bright.

Click on each of the images below for more information on size of calendar and pricing.
1) Good tidings of great joy. 
2) Jolly Christmas 
3) Jolly Santa 
4) Season's Greetings
Check them out and make a purchase if you like any one of them. They really make great keepsakes and can be handed down from generation to generation. They do not easily get damaged as they are made of fabrics that are 100% cotton. Make a purchase and enjoy counting the days before Christmas.

Monday, 12 November 2018

No dress collections this year for Christmas distribution

Unfortunately there will be no dress collections for Christmas distribution this year. A quick collection will be made sometime in Feb 2019 to be handcarried by me for March distribution. More details will be made available the nearer the target date. Thank you.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Make a Difference this Christmas by Sponsoring a Dress

Another 10 weeks to go and it will be Christmas time once again. Help make a difference before the year 2018 fades away by sponsoring a dress. You have lots of options to choose from and more will be made available in the coming weeks.
1) If you want a girl as a recipient of your sponsorship, here are a few samples to choose from - I call these school dress kits. A school dress kit includes a dress, an undie and a school bag which has 2 exercise books, 3 pencils, sharpener and eraser. A kit that will help a girl prepare for a new school year or help her finish the school year. All of this for $12.00 sponsorship only. To sponsor, click on any of the images below -

2) If you want a boy to be a recipient of your sponsorship, here are a few samples to choose from. A boys' set of clothes comes with a new t-shirt, a new pair of shorts to match the new t-shirt and an undie.. All of this for $12.00 sponsorship only. To sponsor, click on any of the images below -

3) You can also sponsor pairs of socks for girls - You can go for a good dozen for 12 pairs of happy feet. Just click on the image below to sponsor for $10.00 
 or half-a-dozen pairs of socks for 6 pairs of happy feet for $6.00 this Christmas. All you have to do is click on the image below -
4) Or if you are into little girls,  then these two sets of clothes for 2 six-year olds are right for you to sponsor. For $20.00 you get to sponsor a new shirt and a skirt with undie and a new shirt and pair of girls' pants with undie. To sponsor, all you have to do is click on the image below -
Why not help bring smiles to this world this Christmas by sponsoring a dress. For more selections, click on the link below - Thank you.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Dress Distribution #112 - for the children of the Philippines

For my second trip to Asia this year with a stopover in the Philippines, I have decided to handcarry this bag weighing 10 kilos - 
with 55 dresses and 14 sets of t-shirts and pairs of short for the boys inside for the children of the Philippines -
made possible by the following donors -
1) Colleen Mundt
2) Judy Nicholson
3) Kaylee Healy
4) Lyn Granger
5) Anne McGinnes
6) Jo Stubbs
7) Monika Osvald
8) Yvonne Henderson
9) Keren Lynch
10) Dress A Girl Australia

To see larger images of the handmade dresses and boys' sets, click on the image of dresses above or click here. Thank you to all the donors for their wonderful donations and for helping make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children in the Philippines. It is much appreciated. Thank you.

Feedback on Dress Distribution #113 - Siem Reap Cambodia

This picture was taken at the Home of Joy Orphanage of the Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa Sisters) in Siem Reap Cambodia when my friends and I delivered a parcel of 25 handmade dresses for the children in their orphanage. In the picture is the head of the orphanage and a lay missionary(far left) working in Phnom Penh and was visiting Siem Reap at the time we visited to attend a retreat. Due to a very tight schedule (the orphanage was actually closed when we went) the sisters will make the actual distribution of the dresses on my behalf.
As a donation to the orphanage and the parish church which was about 4 blocks away from the orphanage, I bought this wooden replica of the Virgin Mary wearing a Khmer attire and was blessed by the parish priest. 
I was told that Cambodians are well gifted in the art of wood crafts. The parish church provides a place for these local artisans to showcase their talents while at the same time earn an honest income from the works of their hands. The parish church was not your typical catholic church you see/observed everywhere around the world. They had no church pews as everyone attending a mass sat on the floor. They have merged their local culture to the way they practice the catholic religion. The statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary was dressed in a traditional Khmer attire and their tabernacle in the altar was shaped like a traditional Khmer house. I was glad I made the time to visit the orphanage and the church.
One day when you get the chance to visit Siem Reap, you should visit their church and the orphanage. The places are easy to find as they are located about 5mins walk from the Angkor National Museum.

And sharing with you a perfect picture of sunrise at Angkor Wat. This was about 6am in the morning. What a beauty and certainly not to be missed when you visit Siem Reap Cambodia.



Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Other Donations to Dress A Girl Australia 2018

These 22 t-shirts have been kindly sewn by Monika Osvald from a batch of t-shirt fabric materials I bought last year. She has probably sewn almost a hundred t-shirts for Dress A Girl Australia. 
Also sent by Monika are these bunch of fabrics great to sew for pairs of shorts which can be matched against these handmade t-shirts.
Thank you Monika for sewing these t-shirts and for the donated fabrics. Your sewing skills is such a great contribution to Dress A Girl Australia's goal of making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children. Your sewing skills and your willingness to offer your time and energy to make these handmade t-shirts is very much appreciated. Thank you.

2018 Dress Donations 5,6 & 7 for 2018 Distribution

Two more donations received last week and my own batch of personal donations have been added to the Dress Distribution #112 Philippine Collection.
1) Donation #5 is a parcel of 8 dresses from Keren Lynch -
2) Donation #6 is a parcel of 2 dresses, a pair of leggings and a matching T-shirt from Monika Osvald -
3) Donation #7 is a collection of 10 dresses which I have sewn and my personal contribution to this distribution -
Thank you to Keren and Monika for their wonderful donations. Much appreciated.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

2018 Dress Donations 3 & 4 for 2018 Distribution

Two more parcels arrived early last week with dresses for dress distribution #112.
1) Donation # 3 is a parcel of 8 dresses with 8 undies from Anne McGinnes -
 2) Donation #4 is a parcel of 8 dresses from Jo Stubbs -
Thank you for your donations Anne and Jo. Much appreciated.

2018 Dress Donations 1 & 2 for 2018 Distribution

It is not too late yet for 2018 distributions. These dresses will be handcarried and handed over by me for distribution to the children of Tondo, Manila, Philippines. I will be leaving for another Asian trip this Sunday, 14th of October and will be back by the end of October month to prepare for a Christmas distribution.
1) Donation #1 is a parcel of 5 handmade dresses from Kaylee Healy -
2) Donation #2 is a parcel of 6 dresses and a $20.00 donation for postage from Judy Nicholson -
Thank you so much to Kaylee and Judy for their generous donations. Much appreciated.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Another Trip this coming weekend

Am leaving for another Asian trip this coming weekend. You still have time to make a difference to a life of another child. Sponsor a dress. All you have to do is click here or click on the image below. Thank you.