Saturday, July 4, 2009

Our Handmade Family

Our Handmade Family is live! This will be the name of our new adoption website and blog. I have been working on getting our story started over there, boy that's a hard story to summarize!
I'm still working out the particulars on how I will organize information on these two blogs. I think that The Handmade Dress will remain, as always, my family and crafty blog and I will use Our Handmade Family as a place to only update our adoption process. I realize that some of the posts will be similar, but I haven't really thought of a better way yet. I really like having this blog as it is, a very general journal of our lives, whether it be crafty or otherwise. I also like the idea of having a blog dedicated to the process of adoption....What do you think??
In the next week or so there will be some changes here as I move things around a bit to make both blogs and websites easier to navigate. I will also be sharing some of our fundraising ideas. I may need your help on that one...I think I may have thought myself into a box. I know there are lots of good ideas out there but I want to find one that will fit well with our family and talents.
Our first fundraiser will be a raffle for a signature edition print donated by our friend Sid Christan. After that some of my ideas have been to auction off handmade goods (my dresses from market), have a huge yard sale at the church, offer my homeschool planner for small donations.....Any ideas??
If you see any hiccups in the transitions between these blogs and websites let me know. I don't want it to be confusing for anyone...they are still very much "under construction".
I will be back later to tell you all more but for now I better get going to my Mom's house! I love Fourth of July food and festivities! Happy Fourth Y'all!


Dawn said...

Sam, the new blog looks amazing. I am so looking forward to sharing your journey to bring your children home. You know I am always here if you need to talk.

Love ya,

Goosegirl said...

I'm soooo excited for you!!! (Picture me jumping up and down here!) I am praying for you and can't wait to hear your next step. You know where to find me if you need me!

Jess said...

Great Idea!

Desiree' said...

Congrats!! There is a yahoo group for adoption fundraising...

I am doing the same, just trying to sew to raise funds..

Good luck!

Heather said...

Yay!! So exciting! Yes, please post when and where the yardsale will be and I will try to come home that weekend and we can see each other! I have no forgotten about the Easter pic either, I will look for it when I go home next. xoxo- heather

Stephanie said...

For fundraising auctions you could ask friends to donate things as well. I'd be willing to smock something or sew up that cool vintage pattern again for your cause and while I can't put words into the mouths of others I bet some of your other sewing friends samples would go quite well if they were to want to donate.

Anonymous said...

I'd be willing to sew something to donate also! Just let me know!


little dresses said...

Steph and Karen!

Thank you both so much for offering to sew for us! I know how much time and love goes into sewing, it's such a wonderful gift! I have set up an Etsy shop under the name Our Handmade Family and I plan to collect donations for a couple of months and then open the shop on a certain day and time for people to buy. I am so excited! Hopefully I can get it organised in the next couple of weeks and then I will have a post asking for people who may want to donate! YAY! Thanks so much guys, I really can't say it enough!