Well since I shared with you what I did on the first day of the year 2015 in a previous posting, I thought this time I would share what I did on the last week of the year 2014. I should have done this first before the dresses but did not really think of sharing until tonight so a lot of you would know what kept me busy and what will keep me busy in the next few weeks....thus Dress A Girl Australia is on a break. A life outside the world of Dress A Girl Around the World.
On the last week of the year 2014, I was in the mood to make things for my house, my nephew and my two nieces one of whom is getting married in a week. And on new year's day because I was not doing anything that was when I decided to sew three dresses and one pair of shorts the article of which I posted earlier(Thursday, 1-Jan-2015) and caused quite a stir with some donors asking why I am sewing dresses and not accepting donations. I dont think their comments were justifiable and I actually find it a bit upsetting after all the things I have done to help people make a difference last year. What to do with these people who cannot seem to understand.
Anyway, the first thing I did was these two birds for my niece who is getting married soon. They wanted to decorate their wedding cake with birds and their names written on it. The birds are made of kraft cardstock and I attached them to two small round sticks to let the birds stand on the wedding cake.
And because of these two wedding cake birds, I was inspired to make more birds out of felt this time and it is hanging in the entry to the bedrooms of my house (minus the Christmas decor this time).
Then I remembered my four-year-old nephew Ewan who likes wearing superhero costumes so I decided to make him a superhero cape with his name on it. I made sure I finished it in a day (as sometimes I lose my momentum) so I can give it to him during our family new year's eve dinner.
And for my other niece who wanted to have new pjs, I made two new sets of pjs for her as the first set did not fit her. Bought the fabric materials from Spotlight who was on sale after Christmas at $2.95 per metre and are 100% cotton. And now am wishing I bought more of these materials to make into dresses in the future.
Again, here are the dresses I made on the first day of the year 2015 (as previously posted). The dress with sleeves and the pair of shorts I have included in the Dress Sponsorship Program I am currently running to raise money for the Dress A Girl Australia well to provide clean water for the people of Kalagi Uganda. The other two dresses with fabric materials donated by the Millhouse Collections will be allocated for future distribution in 2015.
Again, If you know of anyone who would like to make a difference in the new year 2015, please mention my Dress for Sponsorship program which are available for purchase here. They are especially great for people who do not sew. Please help spread the word around. It will be much appreciated. Thank you.
And now for the next item on the agenda is design and print a reunion t-shirt which I am looking forward to attending next month in Las Vegas.
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