Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Next Mission: Good Shepard's Fold

As you know from our mission, we are working with orphanages worldwide to create softie toys to be put into the hands of orphans, to give them something that is theirs alone, to keep.

First stop was the Salvation Army orphanage in Mexico City, which you can read all about here.

Next, we are heading to Uganda, Africa!

My family is in the adoption process right now, which you can read about here, so of course Uganda is on our heart. We are adopting from Good Shepard's Fold in Jinja, Uganda. Please take some time to visit their site to learn more about GSF!! GSF is run by some incredible missionaries who love these kids and do the very best to care for them and share the love of Christ with each child.

My friend, Casia, is moving in July of this year to GSF to open their very first babies home that will house children 2 and under. Dunlap Love will be sending 20 softies, to start, with her to put into the babies home as toys for these precious little ones (as well as some decor items for the babies home).

The plan is to eventually be able to make a personalized softie for each child at GSF (over 100 children live here).

I want to thank you for supporting Dunlap Love. A portion of your purchase goes to fund the supplies and materials needed to create these softies and get them into the hands of children at Good Shepard's Fold in Uganda!


First Friday Pics

I am a little late posting these, but here are some pictures of our set up at The First Friday Indie Market April 6th! We had so much fun, met so many awesome people, and the weather was fantastic!!

We should be out there again the first Friday in June, look forward to seeing you again!


The Handmade Market

I am SO excited to be participating as a vendor at The Handmade Market in Raleigh on May 12th! It is one fabulous market filled with so many unique finds and handmade goodness! If you are in the area, even if you are not, please come check it out!

You can read more about me and Dunlap Love today on their blog in my artist spotlight!!

I'll be posting more about what I am bringing to the market with me soon!


Monday, April 2, 2012

First Friday Indie Market: April 6th!

I will be out at the First Friday Indie Market THIS Friday, April 6th from 4-9pm. I have been working hard and have at least 100 different softies. Seriously! Please come out and support local and handmade to fill those Easter baskets! It will be lots of fun, hope to see you there!!

Corner of Elm and MLK in downtown Greensboro!

 I have about 30 different owls to sell, all unique and one of a kind!

 ...and some fun little bear friends, too!
See you Friday!

New friends in the shop!

a girly zebra

Darko Bunny

I had a customer ask me to make a Darko Bunny (from the movie, Donnie Darko) as a joke gift for a friend's Easter basket. I agreed before I knew exactly what a Darko bunny was.

I googled it.

I was surprised.

This is by far the weirdest and scariest softie I have made!

I kinda love him.


Luke Skywalker

A friend of mine has a little boy who LOVES Star Wars and needed a Luke for his Easter basket. I was up for the challenge. I see a whole Star Wars line in the future...

Meet Mr. Giraffe.