The person behind Dress A Girl Australia
I work full time as a Business systems analyst in one of the major Australian companies here in Australia.
My exposure to handmade crafts started when I was still little. My mom used to recycle old clothes into nightwear, make fabric yoyos out of scraps and create them into beautiful placemats or table runners, crocheted curtains with a peacock design. These skills she inherited from her mother. I remember my grandmother used to make dresses for us.
My Dad also liked to create things by hand. He used to recycle old tables or tables with broken legs into a chair or a wooden toy wagon. When he retired from work, to keep himself busy he would make small beds for my nieces and nephews and would put wheels on it so it was easy to tuck or push them under their parents bed and not occupy space during daytime.
I love making small quilts, the crazier the better. I always try not to miss any quilt shows or exhibits so I could admire traditionally-designed quilts hung on exhibit walls. I enjoy making memory quilts and have done a number of them in varying sizes and different layouts and designs.I also like making family trees. The smaller the item I make by hand the more I enjoy doing and getting a real feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment.
It is with my crafting handmade cards that I was able to help (and still do when I get orders every now and then) through small donations a Breast Cancer research foundation here in Australia by donating a dollar for every handmade card I sold.
It is with crafting that brought me to the 'Dress A Girl Around the World' website when searching for a certain fabric for a quilt I wanted to make and thought how awesome this idea is of Dressing A Girl around the world making sure that every little girl owned at least one dress. How great it would be to use my craft skills in helping others, use my sewing machine in making this world a better place…make a difference in this world one dress at a time.
If you like to craft and want to make a difference in this world through crafting, please join me in this campaign. Every little girl deserves to own at least one dress and how proud would you be if you helped make this dream possible.
You can ask me anything about this campaign or how you can get involved by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dress A Girl Around the World - Dress A Girl Sydney and Australia
Helping make a difference in this world....one small dress at a time.