Bottles for Dollar$

Jana MacDonald (Southeast parent and PTO secretary) will be heading to Malawi in August, on a short-term mission trip with “Little Dresses for Africa.” They make very simple dresses here to distribute to the little girls over there. They’ll also be working on projects such as medical missions, sanitation education,…

Continue reading

Many Hands

A few weekends ago, I had a sewing party for Little Dresses for Africa. Yesterday, I finally had the chance to tag them all. To date, I have received 55 dresses! That is simply amazing! I have so many people to thank for this. All of the people who contributed…

Continue reading

So Many Little Dresses!

As many of you know, I have been busy raising funds and awareness for my short term mission trip with Little Dresses for Africa. In five months I will be there, serving the people of Malawi! People have been so generous: contributing toward my trip, making dresses for the little…

Continue reading

Little Dresses for Africa

I’ve been busy, making two more Little Dresses for Africa!  I think these two dresses came out so cute! They will both be coming with me to Malawi in August!  I’m so thankful for my little model here. The only payment required? Snacks. (Healthy snacks, for all of you discerning…

Continue reading

Mission to Malawi: Dress #3!

Hi friends! The fabric chosen for this next dress (if I’m going to be honest) is not my favorite. I’m not one for “themed” articles of clothing. I once gave in to Dora the Explorer light up shoes and couldn’t wait until Stella outgrew them. We live & learn. Works…

Continue reading

Just Bead It

So, I’m heading to Africa. In August. With Little Dresses for Africa. My passport has been renewed, my flights are booked and I’m starting to organize my sewing party! If you don’t already know about my short term mission trip, please click on the Africa! link at the top of…

Continue reading

Mission to Malawi: Dress #1

Hi friends!  Just a little update on my short-term mission trip to Malawi: I was able to renew my passport last week, so I’m one step closer.  I am humbled by the generous donations that have been coming in. I have raised about $2200, which is almost 2/3 of my…

Continue reading

Into Africa

Well friends, we’re six days into the new year, so I thought it was time to update you on my short-term mission trip to Africa! I have spent the last few months fundraising for this trip and I have already raised about $1400! That’s about 1/3 of the cost! Praise…

Continue reading

How to Make Paper Beads

I had a few inquiries about how I made my paper beads, so I thought I’d make a little tutorial for you – in case you want to join in the fun! Step 1:  Pull a piece of paper from an old magazine. I like to use magazines like Crate…

Continue reading

Miles for Malawi

Next September I will be heading to Malawi with a mission team from Little Dresses for Africa. Today I start the huge task of raising support for this trip. I have approximately 9 months to raise $3500. I  want to work for this trip. I want this to be a community effort,…

Continue reading