Saturday, 16 February 2019

Facebook store now open to handle dress sponsorships

I have opened a facebook store that will handle sponsoring of dresses for Dress A Girl Australia. To check out the store, click on the link below -
or click you can click on the :Dress Sponsorship Program" tab at the top of the page
or click on the "Sponsor A Dress" box on the right navigation pane.
Checkout for any sponsorships will be handled by Paypal checkout once you click on 'Buy Now' and once payment has been made in paypal you will be returned to the store screen where your transaction id from the sponsorship will be displayed. The process is very simple and straightforward so why not check out my Dress A Girl Australia store and sponsor a dress. Thank you.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Any dresses to donate & school supplies? Please send me a message.

I will be going to the Philippines on Mar 9. If you have any school supplies (pens, pencils, notebooks), totes to donate, please send me a message. Any donations of handmade dresses between the ages of 6 to 10 only will also be great as this will be distributed to school-age children. I have about 12-15 dresses on hand so I think I will need about 30-40 dresses more. Thank you.

Dress A Girl Australia turns 8 today

I always wanted to do something good for humanity but I never knew what that would be and when am going to do it. Until one Sunday morning while browsing the internet for new fabrics to hoard I ended up in a site that dresses girls around the world. It started with just me and my sewing machine, a few fat quarters from my collection and a desire to learn how to make a pillowcase dress so I can send a couple to share with the less fortunate girls in Belize. 
My very first dress I made for a little girl in Belize. She must be about 9 years old today and I hope she is doing well. Click on the image to read the story about the dress.

Ten months later it has grown into a community of sewing enthusiasts who wants to share their skills and their passion for sewing. It has attracted individuals who have never sewn a dress before and for some don’t even own a sewing machine but are very eager to learn to make dresses for the children around the world who needs it. A growing community who like me imagines a world where every girl owned at least one dress for every girl deserves to own one . A crafting community who wants to make a difference in this world one dress at a time and make this world a better place. 
Some donors have moved on and new ones are still inclined to join. After 8 years today (today was the very first day I made a dress) I am still sharing whatever I have and  whenever I can to disadvantaged children in the world. Happy Anniversary to Dress A Girl Australia and after 10,018 dresses, 1,129 t-shirts and 1,946 pairs of shorts, 149 quilts, 91 school totes, boxes of school supplies, a Dress A Girl Well in Kalagi Uganda and almost 4 clean water tanks for the people of Vinh Long  Province of Cambodia, I hope I will always have the strength and discipline to keep on growing and making a difference in this world especially to disadvantaged children. Thank you to all who have joined me in this wonderful journey. Much appreciated.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Pre-Owned Kiln for Sale

Update on this item : this item is now sold.

I have decided to sell my kiln. It is 10 years old, well maintained and has only been used twice. I had it inspected two months ago and it is in great condition. For more details about the Kiln, please see below.

Pre-Owned Table Top Woodrow Kiln with BTC 9100 Digital Controller
Woodrow Table top kiln. Woodrow Kiln control box (programmable - automatic with heat and soak stages).

Measurements : Internal : 30cms x 30cms x 15cms
External : 50.5cms x 43cms x 30cms
Fitted with BTC 9100 digital controller is designed to allow automatic firing to a set temperature at a set rate of rise ( Ramp rate). Once the kiln has reached that temperature the kiln can then soak (dwell) at the set temperature for a set number of minutes.
For use with All Single phase 240 volt 10amp kiln & kiln arranged for plug-in remote mounting controls.

Controller set in degrees per minute. Comes with operating instruction manuals. Last inspected two months ago.

Pickup only. Casula near Liverpool.

If there is anyone interested or know someone who may be interested, I have it listed in ebay and in my Soft Treasures website or you can send me a message/email here. 
To check the item out in ebay, click here. To check it out from my website, click here.
Thank you.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Where to get 'Parcels Received' Information

If you sent me a parcel and you want to know if it has been received, all you have to do is click on 'Parcels Received' on the left navigation pane. This table will show all parcels received since Jan 2014. Thank you.

Left Navigation Pane -
Parcels Received Table since Jan 2014 -

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Dress A Girl Australia's final statistics for the year 2018

It is finally here and shows that not much has happened with Dress A Girl Australia in 2018. Total dress distributions is 97 for the whole year and were distributed in the Philippines and Siem Reap, Cambodia during my personal travels to these two places in 2018.
Total dresses distributed from 2011 to 2018 is 9,907. It would have been nice if 10,000 was reached but due to financial reasons it just was not possible. Am looking forward to reaching this landmark in 2019.

Thank you to  everyone who made these numbers possible. 

Special Note : Effective last 1st of Jan 2019, the dressagirlaustralia, website no longer existed. All details, information and most especially updates regarding Dress A Girl Australia activities will only be available on this site and important updates will also be available in Dress A Girl Australia's official facebook page. Dress A Girl Sponsorship of dresses have been moved to my personal commercial website. If you need to get in touch with Dress A Girl Australia, you can send an email to or select the 'Contact Me' tab at the top of this page and fill up the contact form. Please be guided with these updates accordingly and note the official links below - Thank you.

To sponsor a dress, click on the link below -
To send an enquiry, click on the link below or select the 'Contact Me' tab at the top of this page -
To access Dress A Girl Australia's official facebook page, click on the link below -

Parcels received today

Received today 2 express post parcels from the Faith Lutheran College (c/o Vanessa Lane) of Thornlands, Queensland. Acknowledgement of the contents of the parcels will be made at a later time. Thank you

Monday, 7 January 2019

Accepting Donations of School Supplies for Dress A Girl Australia's Education without Borders 2019 Project

Starting today, I will be accepting donations of school supplies for Dress A Girl Australia's Education without Borders 2019 project. Notebooks, paper, pencils, pens, erasers, rulers, handmade tote bags. sharpeners, pencil cases. With school supplies on sale at this time here in Australia in preparation for the new school year beginning end of January, please spare an extra dollar for an extra pen or pencil or paper for disadvantaged kids. To make a donation, please send me an email by clicking on the "send email" button below. Dress A Girl Australia supports education for every little girl around the world. Thank you. 

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Happy New Year 2019

Wishing everyone a new year of health, peace and contentment. Happy New Year!

Sale extended for another 2 weeks

Sale at my etsy store has been extended for another 2 weeks. 15-25% discount on craft books, fabric advent calendars, quilts and handmade fabric dolls. Check it out quickly before the extended 15-day sale ends. All you have to do is click on the link below or search for  'softtreasures' in etsy.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

3-day sale going on at my etsy store

I am having a 3-day sale (started today actually) at my etsy store. 15-25% discount on craft books, fabric advent calendars, quilts and handmade fabric dolls. Check it out quickly before the 3-day sale ends. All you have to do is click on the link below or search for  'softtreasures' in etsy.

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Merry Christmas everyone!

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!!