26 December 2015

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For $10.00 check out Dress A Girl Australia's Dress Sponsorship Program and sponsor! 
All dresses and pairs of shorts for the boys in my Dress Sponsorship Program have been sewn by me as my way of making a difference in this world. 
Sewing....one dress....for one kid at a time!
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Happy Christmas everyone!

"Are you willing to stoop down and consider the needs and desires of little children; to remember the weaknesses and loneliness of people who are growing old; to stop asking how much your friends love you, and to ask yourself if you love them enough; to bear in mind the things that other people have to bear on their hearts; to trim your lamp so that it will give more light and less smoke, and to carry it in front so that your shadow will fall behind you; to make a grave for your ugly thoughts and a garden for your kindly feelings, with the gate open? Are you willing to do these things for a day? Then you are ready to keep Christmas!” 
― Henry van Dyke
And wishing everyone PEACE this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!!

11 December 2015


Christmas e-shop
50% of the proceeds from the sale of any of these items will be donated for the construction projects of Pittwater Friends of Soibada in Timor Leste in lieu of the Dress Sponsorship Program.
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 Mini & Travel Dolls  Christmas Stockings  Sewing Cloth Dolls  Fabric Button Hairclips  Teddy Bear Land  Teddy Bear Mama and Baby Bear  Teddies in Blankets  Christmas Fabric Gift Cardholders  Australian-themed Greeting Cards  Christmas Window Cards  Christmas Greeting Cards  Christmas Vintage Greeting Cards  Quilted Advent Calendars ♥ Fabric Paper Doll Greeting Cards ♥ Fabric Christmas Trees ♥ Kitty LandKoala LandCandelina Jar Soy CandlesSoy Candle Travel TinsMelting Soy BarsChristmas Buttons
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2015 Dresses for Sponsorship

Last four dresses for sponsorship available from my sewing this year. If you are looking for a way to make a difference before the year ends, why not sponsor one of these dresses. Proceeds will go to the construction projects of the Pittwater Friends of Soibada in Timor Leste. Dresses will be allocated for distribution in 2016 as I am intending to travel to the Phils and Cambodia during the Easter break.
To sponsor, just click on the image above or click on the link below -
New dresses for sponsorships will be available in early 2016.

05 December 2015

Christmas e-shop

I will not be able to do some sewing for dress sponsorships for my Dress A Girl Australia charity work so in lieu of this to continue to raise money for the construction projects of Pittwater Friends of Soibada in Timor Leste, I will be selling some Christmas handmade items which I made in the last few months and of which I was not able to sell in the Dreamers Markets Christmas market last week due to medical emergency.  A portion of the proceeds from any sale will be donated to the Pittwater Friends fundraising. 

As of today, I have raised $760.00 from Dress Sponsorships and am aiming for $1000 by the end of December. Items for sale have been posted with URL links in my facebook page but will be posting same here in my blog sometime today. Here is the link to the facebook album -
If there is anything you like, please make a purchase. Proceeds go to a very worthwhile cause. Any questions regarding any of the items and/or donations made to Pittwater Friends if a sale is made, a spreadsheet will be made available so everything is transparent to everyone or you can send an email to dressagirlaustralia@gmail.com. Thank you.

02 September 2015

National Sewing Month

This month is National Sewing Month in the US and perhaps in Australia as well and is a good time to sew and share. Good time to make a difference in this world through sewing. If you are not into sewing or do not have the time to sew, let someone do the sewing for you through Dress A Girl Australia's Dress Sponsorship program and help make a difference to the lives of the people in the community of Soibada Timor Leste. For more information and how to sponsor, please click on the link below - Help spread the word around and thank you.

01 September 2015

Fabric paper dolls for any occasion

First, paper doll birthday greeting cards. Now these cards are for any occasion for any special person. Also comes with two dresses but this time the inside panel is blank for personalized message. A few selections to choose from and still limited in quantity. Click on the image below to check them out.

New sewing books available for sale

Learn to love sewing with a guide to the machine, notions and fabrics. Dont let old-fashioned patterns hem  you in. You will be amazed by what you can sew with no patterns at all. Lay it out, cut it out, sew it up and put it on. Check out these new dressmaking books to guide you with full-sized patterns to match your style and adapt your design to the look you want.


30 August 2015

Fabric Paper Doll Birthday Greeting Cards now available for sale

Am pretty sure we all once played with paper dolls in our younger days. I clearly remember those good old days when my sisters and I always looked forward to every Sunday newspaper publications during the summer break from school every year because each Sunday publication came with a collection of paper dolls. This time I have made it one notch higher than the ones we used to play with. I have used a 100% cotton fabric paper. Each greeting card comes with two dresses that special girl can play with alternately and a 25mm "birthday girl" button. It also comes with a matching white envelope for easy gift-giving.
Each greeting card sells for $4.95 each and are limited in quantity. You can check them out by a click here or click on the image above.

26 August 2015

Sponsor a Dress for a Cause

To sponsor, please click on the image below.....and don't forget to help spread the word around. Thank you!

28 July 2015

Craft Magazines on Sale

I found a lot of handmade magazines and special issues. Some of these have only been read once or knowing me and my schedule I probably just bought it and didnt have a chance to look at all the pages of the magazines. At first I was thinking of just dropping them off in charity bins but then I realized if these magazines were to be sold by the charity shops I might as well sell them myself and raise money out of it as I also desperately need funds. At a dollar or two plus postage of $2.10 and/or $3.50, I can see myself earning about 40 dollars from these publications. Check them out in my Dress A Girl e-shop and if there is anything you like, please make a purchase. Proceeds go to a very worthwhile cause.
1) Dressmaking with stitches -
2) Bags and Bagmaking -
3) Handmade and Quilting -
4) Kids and Other Craft Magazines -
Please help spread the word around!

25 July 2015

Interfacing and fast-2-cut templates on sale now

Interfacing materials and transfer papers aimed at making crafting easy as a breeze. Easy to mark, cut and fuse. Will not stretch and tear. Gives flexible, firm support for all your projects - boxes, bowls, home decors, totes and other crafts now available at softtreasures e-shop and at give-away prices. Click on the images below to check them out -
Fast-2-cut templates
Fast-2-fuse craft packs




    

11 July 2015

CraftBooks and Sewing & Quilting Patterns Fundraising Drive Sale at Dress A Girl Australia

Am having a craftbooks and sewing and quilting patterns fundraising drive sale at my Dress A Girl Australia website. All items at 'almost-give-away-for-free' sale prices, some items are hard to find. All items are new, quantities are limited. On sale while supplies last. Click on any of the images below and you will be taken to the webpage for more details. 

1) Betty Alderman patterns includes directions for making the quilt, cutting measurements, cutting measurements for making pillows, quilt layouts, quilt and embellishment suggestions where applicable. Also includes directions for hand-applique, quick hand applique and machine applique and list of supplies to complete the quilt. All these patterns are new.
2) Finding it difficult to think of what to make for that someone special? Check out these wonderful books to enlighten and help you in your creativity. These books offer you a lot of possibilities and not limited by your imagination.ale prices include the cost of posting each book that gets sold Australia-wide.
3) If you are into redwork and embroidery, check out some of Betty Alderman's books on redwork and embroidery. Also available are books on applique and patchwork & quilting, polymer-clay which will teach you techniques on jewelry-making, scrapbooking and mixed media. Possibilities are endless.Sale prices include the cost of posting each book that gets sold Australia-wide.
4) If you are into scrapbooking, cardmaking, combining quilting, scrapbooking and cardmaking and mixed media art, then these books are for you at very low prices to help make this world a better place.
Thank you and please help spread the word around. Your purchase of any of the items will help make a difference to the lives of the disadvantaged anywhere in the world.

28 April 2015

More handmade items added for Mother's Day specials

I have added the following new items in my Mother's Day special e-shop. Make mum special with these unique and inexpensive items. All fully handmade and very good quality. All proceeds go to a very worthwhile cause any mother would love. Please check them out and make a purchase. 
1) The fabric covered mirror-backed buttons are on special and hard to find. If you prefer a special type of fabric design, please write and I can provide you with design options. This item can also be a good fundraiser. For larger quantities, please write. Click here to check them out or click on the image below -
2) Rosette Buttons for Mum. Make your mum stand out on Mother's Day with a vibrant satin-finished button declaring her as the world's greatest mum. Lace types are also available. Please write for more info or for larger quantities. Click here to check them out or click on the image below -
Please help spread the word. Help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged kids and at the same time make mum the best mum in the world. Thank you.

27 April 2015

Special items for Mother's Day now available for Sale

Special items for the most special person in our lives. Mum. If there is anything that appeals to you, please make a purchase. Proceeds goes to a very worthwhile cause any mother would love.
1) Special Sewing books for mum for the special kids in her life. Make them handmades to make them more special. Books difficult to find and on special sale - To purchase, please click here or click on the image below -
2) 'Mum' Greeting Cards. Click on the image to check them out -
'Mum' Buttons. Click on the image to check them out -
Bears and Bunnies. Click on the image to check them out -
5) Or if you prefer sponsoring a dress to give to a disadvantaged child anywhere in the world -
Come back often to my Mother's Day special e-shop as more items are added and please help spread the word around. Thank you.

Personalised Handmade Gifts now available

The past few weeks I have been setting up my online shop for the personalised handmade gifts I used to sell. I have now reactivated the online shop and a few items are now available especially for Mother's Day. Personalised chocolate wrappers for mum at a dollar each. Sizes are customizable depending on chocolate bar. Click on the image to check them out -
More items will be made available in the next few weeks so come back regularly for some hot stuff. Below is the link to the new online shop-


24 April 2015

Candle Jars for Sale

I want to raise money for postage for my Dress A Girl Australia charity work so am selling a few of my candelina candle jars and travel tins at below cost. These items are not only good for candlemaking but they can be used for gift packaging. If you know of anyone who would like to make a purchase of these items, please spread the word or send them the link .
To check out these items, you can click on the image above or click here or copy and paste the URL below in your internet browser. Thank you.

27 February 2015

Grow your heart 2x bigger....Sponsor a Dress

Hit two birds with one stone .... grow your heart 2x bigger. Please sponsor a dress. A dress for a disadvantaged girl or a pair of shorts for a less fortunate boy and at the same time give a better future for the people of Kalagi Uganda. Dress Sponsorships are especially for those who do not sew and wants to make a difference. 
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Click on 'Dress for a 6-year old' or click on the link below -
http://www.dressagirlaustralia.com.au/dress---6-year-olds.html
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Click on 'T-shirt/short set for a boy' - or click on the link below -
http://www.dressagirlaustralia.com.au/boys-clothes.html
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Click on 'Dress with sleeves' - or click on the link below -
http://www.dressagirlaustralia.com.au/dress---with-sleeves.html
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Click on 'Dress with school starter kit' - 
http://www.dressagirlaustralia.com.au/dress-for-a-school-aged-girl.html
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Be the change you want to be. Sponsor a dress on behalf of someone on their special day...be it their birthday, wedding day, anniversary, graduation or any day...spread hope throughout the year for any occasion and make this world a better place with our Dress A Girl Australia donation cards.

Click on 'Dress A Girl Australia Donation Cards' - or click on the link below -http://www.dressagirlaustralia.com.au/new--dress-a-girl-well-donation-cards.html
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Distributions are made whenever a need arises. Thank you.

28 January 2015

Valentine Cards now on Sale

Days go by so quickly the next thing we know it would be Valentines day. This year I am early to promote these cards hoping that I would be able to make a lot of sale to donate to Dress A Girl Australia's fundraising campaign to build a well in Kalagi Uganda for clean water and hope to a community of about 700 people.
Just click on each image to check out these cards from my handmadecards for you online shop - 
             Fabric Badge Greeting Cards                       Fabric Picture Cards
           
                                                  Printed Greeting Cards
                   Tote & Greeting Card Sets                  Vintage Greeting Cards
        
Help make a difference by purchasing any of these cards. Help spread the word around. Thank you.

14 January 2015

Featured for sale products for fundraising

As some of you would probably know by now I run and administer a self-funded charity work called Dress A Girl Around the World here in Australia. Funds are raised from sale of handmade items, dress sponsorships and donations from very generous donors. Here are three products that I thought are worth mentioning and what is good about it is that they are high-quality handmade items and donated to sell to raise funds. You have to believe me when I say high-quality as I love handmade items and I know when one is good or not. I have an eye for quality. LOL!

If you are looking for high quality handmade items to give as presents or to decorate and make your home warm, here are three donated featured items from my Dress A Girl Australia on-line shop for sale at crazy prices to raise money for the Dress A Girl Australia Well.
1) If you are a candle lover, this screenprinted tealight glass holder cover made of Burlap could be great for your home - sells for $23.25 for a set of 3 holders including postage of $13.25. Just click on the image to access the product -
2) An embroidered singlet for that special little person in your life made of 100% cotton. A real bargain at $10.00 per singlet and postage of a $1.80 -3) Or if you are the type who wants to feel comfortable sitting in your sofa, why not check-out this set of 2 throw pillows made of silk with hidden zipper and fits any pillow insert size 16. Sells for $20.00 plus postage of $7.20.
3) Or if you are the type who wants to feel comfortable sitting in your sofa, why not check-out this set of 2 throw pillows made of silk with hidden zipper and fits any pillow insert size 16. Sells for $20.00 plus postage of $7.20.
Please help make a difference to disadvantaged children around the world, provide them with clean water so they may have hope by purchasing any of these 3 featured items. There are other items available for sale as well in the shop so please feel free to browse. There might be something that will catch your eye and make a purchase. Proceeds goes to a wonderful and very worthwhile cause. Please help spread the word around. Thank you.


04 January 2015

The things I did on the last week of the year

Want to share with you the things I made in the last week of the year 2014 and on the first day of the new year 2015. 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 I sewed 3 dresses and one pair of shorts.

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 have their names written on it. The birds are made of kraft cardstock.
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.
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 pjs for 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.
And here are the 3 dresses and one pair of boys shorts I made on the first day of the new year 2015. The dress with sleeves and the pair of shorts are going to be 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. 
If you know of anyone who would like to make a difference in the new year 2015, please mention my Dress for Sponsorship program. They are especially great for people who do not sew. Please help spread the word around. 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 in Feb in Las Vegas. 

02 January 2015

Scrapbooking on a weekend at giveaway prices

At give-away prices for a wonderful cause. Keep yourself busy on a weekend either scrapbooking your baby or your wedding or a friend's baby or wedding and giveaway as presents. Everything you need from inspiration to the album.

1) Scrapbook your baby at a special price of $24.95 plus postage -
- This easy kit gives you clear, step-by-step instruction to help you assemble a beautiful baby album.
- Make it for your child to cherish or as a brag-book for a loved one. This kit makes a great gift for any busy mom. Materials included will make a beautiful 30-page album. Includes the following :
- 43 sheets of cardstock 
- 11 sheets of patterned paper 
- 14 custom envelopes
- Coordinating ribbons, tags and buttons 
- 15 page protectors 
- 8.5" x 11" post-bound album
Also includes a 60-page book of instructions to help you choose your most meaningful photos, write your thoughts, feelings and perspectives, be creative without pressure and finish a scrapbook you will be proud of.


1) Scrapbook your Wedding at a special price of $24.95 plus postage -
- This easy kit gives you clear, step-by-step instruction to help you assemble a beautiful wedding album.
- Celebrate your special day or the wedding of a loved one. This kit also makes a great gift for any busy bride. Materials included can make an album of up to a 28 pages . Includes the following :
- 38 sheets of cardstock 
- 25 flowers and decorative brads 
- 9 cropping templates
- journaling pen and rub-on words 
- 14 page protectors 
- 8 x 8 post-bound album
Also includes a 60-page book of instructions to help you choose your most meaningful photos, write your thoughts, feelings and perspectives, be creative without pressure and finish a scrapbook you will be proud of.


All of the above items available for purchase in my Soft Treasures' on-line shop. Limited quantities available at special prices. Proceeds goes to a very worthwhile cause.