Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Good Little Samaritans

Rachel and James have just had the Joy of putting together a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse. There shoeboxes will be travelling to Thailand & distributed to children in need.

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Winners are Grinners...
Kylie and I have been very lucky ladies lately, I won these fabulous scraps and printed stationary from Hollabee (see below) and Kylie won a day for 2 at Sewjourn. We will be sharing the love with our own giveaway VERY SOON!
 
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Now that I have my sewing mojo back, I have been a busy girl. I whipped up these Pleated Beauty bags (pattern by Amy Karol) for some friends - they chose their own combination of fabrics/colours to suit their own style & personality. I love them both.
 
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My DH spent this lovely spring day at the Red Bull Air Race on the foreshore of the Swan River, in Perth. He went to pit lane to meet the pilots (and get autographs for the kids), & take a FEW photos of the planes. He has come home with a huge grin & a sore neck! Just to please him, I'll post a photo here.
 
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Hope you are having a fantastic weekend
 
With Love
Janellybelly xx
 
 

11 comments:

smileykylie said...

Hey beautiful friend, those bags are divine, you clever girl. Thanks for the photo Andy, Dazz might make it next year! Luv Ya :)Kylie

Lulabell said...

Love the bags! Lucky winners of two prizes. congrats!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What gorgeous bags! Especially love the fabric you have used inteh second one - so bright and cheerful! What a great experience for your children to be involved in such a giving project - that is what Christmas spirit is all about!

RebeccaMom said...

Hurray for Operation Christmas Child! I love the bags, especially the one with the striped lining :)

mellyandrosie said...

Your bags look fab Janelle!! Lucky girls winning giveaways - 2 nights away - how amazing! Thanks so much for your welcome home on our blog =]

Dee said...

Absolutely fabulous bags, I especially love the chocolate one - Just gorgeous. You must have such beautifully grounded children and be so proud to see them doing these things. D :=)

Anonymous said...

Oh that black bag is gorgeous...
I have been comming by your blog recently to check out and get a feel for who you are because...
Ho,Ho,Ho!!! I am your Secret Santa!!
How Fun is this going to be,Eh?
Lovely giveaway wins too,Lucky you.

Janellybelly said...

I am intrigued Secret Santa!!!

Bev C said...

I love the bags, you certainly have been busy. I love the Red Bull Air Race I went the first year it was held. Gosh some people were fanatical about it. Congrats on winning some prizes. It gives you a buzz doesn't it. Good to see your children getting into the Christmas Spirit.

mellyandrosie said...

Your kiddies are just so lovely with their full shoe boxes. We used to do those when the kids were little. What a wonderful way for the kids to learn about the world and to learn about sharing with those in need. I love the new look blog! Hope all is well! Rosalie.

Kim G. said...

I remember putting those same boxes together as a little girl! I loved picking out special gifts for them, our church still does the Operation Christmas Child.