supporting adoption

I’ve had these adoption embroideries designed for probably the past six months and finally was able to get them done this summer. I’m crazy happy with how they turned out.

new adoption embroideries

While I’ve done a few embroidery items focused on the country of Africa, I have wanted to move towards offering some items that are for other countries as well. With these new sets, you have a choice of

Africa
adoptionafrica

China
adoptionchina

or Haiti

adoptionhaiti

 

There are two options for stitching: either the outline of the country or a hand appliqued outline of the country. Buyers also have a choice of 6 different colorways in this fun American Jane fabric.

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Why adoption themed embroideries and why “love finds a way”? I’m surrounded by amazing friends who have answered the call to adopt from foreign countries. I’ve had the privilege of walking this road of almost 8 years for some. It is filled with blessing, but also such trial. And the way all of these friends persevered through it was through love. Love for these children that they knew the Lord had placed in their care. These embroideries are a tribute to those friends and all the many others out there that have walked the same path.

If you didn’t know it, this year I’m giving a portion of all my sales to Lola Children’s Home in Ethiopia. When you buy from daisyeyes handmade, you are helping to support the vision of Abebe Fantahun who started a home for HIV+ orphans and their siblings. So far I have been able to give nearly $80 of my profits to help support this ministry. I’m thankful for the ability to give out of the blessings that God has given me.

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new stuff!! new stuff!!

Some new things added to the shop in the last week!

My Africa pendants were a big hit last year and my husband (of all people) said I should try and make one with an embroidered heart versus the felt one. I finally listened to him and wow, what a great effect! I love it!

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So now you have two choices for your pendants: a felt or an embroidered heart

africa2ways

 

Next up is an embroidery that has been on my hoop for.ev.er. With all the turmoil in the basement I’ve been steadily stitching away trying to accomplish something! I finally finished it this week and boy do I love it. Hopefully I can get a pattern drafted and a .pdf ready for the shop sometime in the next few months. Until then, you can get your own hand stitched version by yours truly in the shop.

Love is... Subway style

There is also the original Landscape version available in the shop too…

love never fails embroidery

 

Lastly in the world of embroidery is this little quote I stitched up by Coco Chanel. I had seen a print with a “necklace” around it on pinterest a while ago and immediately I thought this would be a great embroidery to embellish with my jars of vintage buttons. It was so much fun to design and stitch and I really love how it turned out.

Coco Chanel quote with vintage button necklace

 

And in an ever increasing desire to find things to do with all my felt scraps…introducing felt party bags. These are a superhero version (and coming soon a Sesame Street version).

Superhero felt great bags

These come fully sewn with the appliques of your choice to DIY either before or during your superhero event. They come in sets of 10 or 20 and as always you can request any specific number you need also.

I think that is about it for all the new stuff. But things are rolling out around here slowly but surely as I try to get the shop filled up with all sorts of new items.

thursday threads {adoption fundraising}

Covered in Stitches Entry: SNEAK PEEK

I totally blanked on Thursday Threads last week. Sorry about that!

This week I wanted to highlight something that is dear to my heart. I am surrounded by a whole host of sweet friends who have adopted or are in the process. Adoption is crazy expensive and there are many different takes on how to raise money to adopt. While some of my friends have saved and saved for it, others have sought to raise support via different means. That’s where I come in. I’ve been honored to have been a small part of a few stories of those raising funds to adopt and every time it’s truly been such a joy.

25 little charms all in a row

What are all those tiny envelopes you might ask? Inside each package is an original daisyeyes handmade Africa pendant.

africa charms packaging

Each pendant is hand embroidered by me and includes a tiny felt heart placed on the spot you desire. Then each package is cut out and sewn up and ready for you to resell at the price you desire. All I charge is cost + labor and offer free shipping!!

africa charms packaging

I recently had a client who ordered 50 pendants to help raise funds for their adoption of a little girl from Ethiopia. Recently I followed up with her to see how things were going and she happily reported that they raised enough money for airfare! I was ecstatic!

I’m beyond blessed to have played a small part in their story to bring this little girl home!

Interested in finding out more? You can find these sets for sale in my etsy shop or feel free to email me with any questions!