Adding Anna Carson

Over the next few weeks you're going to hear me talk about Adding Anna Carson so I figured I should go ahead and introduce you to her now. :) The sooner the better right? My bride doula and a fav birthing doula, Marisa Dempsey, is adding to their already wonderful family. Seriously, the Dempsey family is ridiculous in the best of ways and I'm thrilled that they want to add a baby girl to their family through adoption! Honestly, I can't think of a better family to adopt. They're amazing people who are not only solid, but they're probably some of the most crazy fun folks I know.

If you know me, you know that adoption holds a special place in my heart so I'm THRILLED to support Adding Anna Carson as MUCH as possible. Soooo, as soon as I saw that Marissa was selling homemade goods to raise funds for the adoption, me and my sewing machine were ready to jump on board. And you know what that means...

A trip to Jo-Ann Fabrics!!!! (yes yes yes yes YES!)

So after work last night, I took the long way home and stopped by Jo-Ann's. I'm ashamed to post a pic of all the pretty fabrics I bought... but you'll see them soon enough in sewing projects for Anna Carson. I did happen to buy some interfacing (finally), pretty satin, and a zipper so I could finish I purse I've been working on... AND... VOILA!

It's a purse!!! An actual purse! That holds stuff (like my 50 lip glosses). With pretty lining and a zip pocket! Needless to say, I am pretty excited about it and I may or may not have run around my apartment modeling my purse for the Mister.

It was a really fun project because it was my first try at bags, so I made thousands a few mistakes, had to take seams out, re-sew on a few items, did things backwards... but still... at the end of the day... a purse was born.

Anyways... after I get those nursing covers and a few baby blankets made for Adding Anna Carson, I'm thinking about playing in the bag world. We'll see!

Happy Wednesday to you all!

ps. Yes I also purchased one of these at 40% off at Jo-Ann's so I could finally organize all of my sewing tools that have been in a plastic grocery bag these past few months. :)

Much love - B

Posted on April 13, 2011 and filed under Adoption, Ordinary Life, Crafty.