Thursday, 17 August 2017

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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!
Supporting Christina Noble Children's Foundation's Clean Water Tanks for Clean Water for 100 families in Vietnam Program (Aug 15, 2017 - Dec 31,2017)

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Simple way to make a difference

Looking for a simple way to make a difference? Sponsor a dress ! For $12.00 you get to sponsor a t-shirt dress and help save lives in Vietnam. Your sponsorship will help raise money to provide clean water tanks for clean water for at least 100 families in Vietnam. All you have to do is click on the link or image below -

Pencils, Totes and undies from Jayne H

Collecting school supplies for my Education Without Borders program is still going on. There are still thousands and thousands of disadvantaged kids who are in great need of them and early this month I received a parcel of totes and pencils from Jayne Hogan. Included in the parcel were 3 packs of undies that will help replenish my 'undies box' which is almost empty.
Thank you Jayne for your generous donation. It is much appreciated.

If there is anyone out there who wants to contribute to my 'Education Without Borders' program, please click here for information on postal details. Thank you so much.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Two new sponsored dresses by Jody C.

These two new dresses have been sponsored by Jody Clooney. Proceeds from the sponsorship have been donated to Christina Noble Children's Foundation - Australia's clean water tanks for Vietnam program.
Thank you Jody for your generosity. Much appreciated.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Dress Sponsorship Program for CNCF's Clean Water Tanks for Clean Water in Vietnam program

Starting Tuesday, August 15, 2017 and for the remaining months of the year 2017, I have decided that full proceeds of my Dress Sponsorship Program will be donated to the Clean Water Tanks for Clean Water for 100 families in Vietnam program of the Christina Noble Childrens Foundation. The start date of August 15 coincides with the 10-year death anniversary of my father, Daniel M Sun Sr. and my way of honoring his memory. So far I have raised the amount of $225.00 which has been remitted to CNCF. 

Aside from the Dress Sponsorship program, I will be selling handmade teddy bears and dolls to help raise money and also succulents from my mini succulent garden. All these items for sale will be posted in a special fundraising page. I might even include a few packs from my fat quarters collection as I don't seem to have the time anymore to make quilts so I might as well sell them and help make a difference to the lives of families in Vietnam.

All sponsored dresses will be included in a dress distribution I am planning before the end of the year.

To sponsor a dress, please click on the link below - All donations from sponsorships are tax deductible. Tax receipts will be issued by the foundation.
Dress Sponsorship Program
More dresses will be made available for sponsorships in the next few days.

For those who prefer to make a direct donation to the Clean Water Tank program, please click on the link below - May I please ask those who will be making a direct donation to Christina Noble Childrens Foundation website to please mention Dress A Girl Australia in the 'message' box. Tax receipts will also be issued by the foundation so make sure you click on the link below if making a direct contribution -

Please help change lives by providing clean water tanks for clean water to 100 families in Vietnam by sponsoring a dress or making a direct donation. Thank you.

10 Sponsored Dresses for CNCF's Water Tanks for Clean Water in Vietnam

The next few days will be spent sewing these bunch of 10 fabrics for two high-school classmates I met last month in a reunion. They have sponsored these dresses for the Christina Noble Childrens Foundation project of providing clean water tank program for clean water for families in Vietnam. The foundation wants to provide clean water to at least 100 families in Vietnam in 2017.
Full proceeds from the dress sponsorships have been remitted to the foundation last month. Dresses will be stored for distribution planned before the end of the year.

Help make a difference to the lives of 100 families in Vietnam by providing them with clean water tanks for clean water. Dysentery is now one of the leading causes of child mortality under the age of five in Vietnam.  Each year millions of children and their families in Vietnam remain at serious risk from water borne disease, poisoning and skin problems. Help change their lives and give these children a happy and safe childhood. Full proceeds from dress sponsorships will be donated to the water tank project. A tax deductible receipt will be issued in your name. To sponsor a dress for $10.00 all you have to do is click on the link below -
A special page for sponsoring dresses for this Clean Water Tank project will be made available soon.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Update on Dress A Girl Australia's data on Picasa Web album

About a year ago, the Picasa Web album was discontinued by google in order to focus on a single photo service in Google Photos. Due to this move, although it was made known to everyone who was using the Picasa Web album that all photos and videos would still be accessible including tags, captions and comments at the Album Archive of the new Google Photos, I seem to have lost a lot of links. Not all my Picasa Web album data has been saved in the new system.  I received a notification email that my blog was encountering error links (about 50 links) and that I need to correct them. 

It will be impossible for me to restore those links as I am not sure where to find those photos if they are not in the Album archive of the new Google photos so I have decided to remove all links to Dress A Girl Australia's data on dress distributions, dress donations received from the year 2011 to 2015 in my blog to eliminate the errors. I will need time to verify what photos have been saved on dress donations received and at this stage it may not be possible to start from scratch but new links will be posted in my blog for any data that I could possibly recover.

For feedback on dress distributions made from 2011 up to the present, this page here could possibly provide quick access to links on dress distributions to anyone who might be interested. Thank you.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Donated dresses received as of today - 27-Jun-2017

Inspite of repeated requests not to send anything to Postbox 240, a couple of parcels were still sent about 2 months ago and thanks to the kindness of the manager of our local postoffice, these parcels were handed to me when I dropped one day to post mails. These parcels had a total of 21 dresses and am keeping them for safekeeping until I have decided where my next location of distribution would be in the very near future.

Thank you to Shandra Scott for the 12 dresses below -
and to Michelle Wiltshire for the 9 dresses below -
Thank you ladies for your kindness.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Starting to collect...First on school supplies for 2017

I was at Officeworks two weeks ago to purchase something for my printer and I noticed a large box full of pens, notebooks and other stuff near the cash registry counter and my eyes were drawn to the boxes of colouring pencils in one corner. They were at 99cents per box. While inspecting a box and checking the items inside the box I dropped my wallet. I thought it was starting to get heavy when I bent to pick it up and thought about how much coins I may have inside. (Lucky me it was not my phone that I dropped). So I opened my wallet and started to take out and count the coins especially the gold ones and my...my...was I able to raise that much to purchase these 20 packs. That means I had almost $20.00 worth of coins inside my wallet...no wonder it was starting to get heavy. Well, i told myself maybe it is time to spare something in my work to make another big difference this year.
So here I am starting to collect school supplies for a possible distribution before the end of the year if I can make a collection big enough for distribution. For those who would like to contribute and help make a difference, please send me a message for postal details. Or better still, why not sponsor a dress I still have lots of dresses for sponsorship. All you have to do is click on the link below. Thank you.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Feedback Dress DIstribution #109 - Boracay Island Philippines

Sharing a few pictures taken from the distribution of dresses at the ATI Indigenous community in the island of Boracay Philippines with the help and support of a few of my high school classmates and members of the Daughters of Charity organization of Mother Teresa. 


To see individual and larger images of the above, please click here. My heartfelt thank you to everyone who made this distribution possible.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Dress Distribution #109 - Boracay Island Philippines

I will be going to the Philippines next week for a visit and spending a few days in the Island of Boracay. It will be a very worthwhile trip if I can take with me some dresses to share with a few girls over there so I am bringing with me the 42 dresses I have made the past month. (Note that my sewing mojo is gone again and have not sewn any dresses at all for almost 2 weeks now).
Here are the dresses I will be handcarrying with me (hopefully I do not get charged with excess baggage) and perhaps share some pictures with you when I get back.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Sewing Marathon for the past 2 days ending 10-May-2017

After what I accomplished in the first four days of May, I seem to have lost my sewing mojo again. And yesterday it came back for no reason at all. I just thought it will be great to sew more dresses and I finished 5 between yesterday and today.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Sewing for the first 4 days of May

Since the 1st of May I had been sewing during my spare time and I ended up completing 20 dresses in 4 days. Here they are - and I too am surprised with how many I made.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Sewing Marathon for the weekend ending 30-Apr-2017

I finished 5 dresses this weekend. Two of them I made last Saturday, 29-Apr-2017 -
and 3 I completed today. 
But it looks like the cabinet I have with fabrics from my personal collection has not moved at all inspite of the 31 dresses I have been sewing so far. I need to do something about this in the next few weeks as I need back the space occupied by fabrics.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Sewing for Days 25-Apr and 28-Apr-2017

For this week I completed 8 dresses for my Keep on Sewing Marathon 2017.
3 last Monday(25-Apr-2017)
and 5 for today (28-Apr-2017)
The above brings my total to 26 dresses sewn since I started my sewing marathon last month.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Feedback Dress Distribution #108 - Vietnam

Today I received this letter from the Christina Noble's Children Foundation of Ho Chi Minh Vietnam acknowledging the dresses I took and gave to them when I visited Ho Chi Minh early this month. 
Also received a couple of pictures taken when the dresses were given to the kids.

Visiting the foundation was a very great and memorable experience for me especially that we were able to spend some time with the children they were taking care of from babies to about 6 year olds. The kids loved it when you played and gave them hugs. It was an experience to treasure and a real great treat for the soul. My heartfelt thanks to the foundation for accommodating us very well during the visit.

For larger and individual images of the distribution and the letter, please click here.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Keeping on Sewing for 2017 Marathon

This weekend I made 4 dresses for my Keep on Sewing 2017 Marathon...and more to come. I really need to step up on this marathon so I could clear at least one side of my cabinet that is full of fabrics.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Vietnam visit - 5-Apr-2017

Handed over the 25 dresses I handcarried for the kids at the foundation, donated some money and experienced a well-spent two hours hugging and playing with babies and toddlers at the foundation. A great food for the soul and great experience to cherish forever. Thank you to Piers Birtwistle, Public Relations Vietnam of Christina Noble Children's Foundation - Vietnam for the time he spent taking us around the ophanage. Much appreciated.