I saw on Facebook the other day that she is having an upcoming birthday in which she will spend the time sewing. And not the guilt pleasure sewing for fun that I like to enjoy on my "me days." Instead she is doing charity sewing.
The project she has chosen to make for her birthday, are pillow loungers and they are going to children in the Utah Foster Care system...now many of you do not really know me that well to understand how this tugs at my heart, so let me add that in real quick.
We live in an area with a really tough foster care situation (and I'm for certain that is a widespread situation, not just our area), and one day it is my hopes to take the training to become a foster parent, and strictly take in teenagers. Seems really insane to some, but that is really what my heart wants to do when the timing is right (mostly, we just want our own home to dedicate a room to the teens that would come into our care).
Moving back to Amber and her birthday sewing - she was needing fabric to make pillow loungers from for the children...and I could not pass the opportunity to help her, but also share with you the tutorial she is using. Just in case you might be inspired to help your local foster care system too!
Unfortunately, I am super bogged down with Crawl'n for Gracie's Gowns this weekend, that I do not personally have the time to help sew some up for Amber. Because of that, we are sending Amber enough fabric to make 26 pillow loungers on her birthday! Here are the prints below - one is missing, because it was added once I repacked the box and had a little more space.