November 18, 2014

AN UNEXPECTED ADOPTION AUCTION

If you haven't already, meet my best friend, Carina.


This week she got an unexpected and incredible phone call that one of her children's birth moms was expecting a baby boy in the new year and is hoping to place that baby with their family. Trusting Him, they have taken a leap of faith, and said YES!

Now here's our chance to stand with them. To stand with this birth mom. To be Jesus hands and feet. To give of ourselves and love this family, and this baby boy, well. We have a BIG amount of money to raise in a SMALL amount of time. But you know what? We have an even bigger God. Will you share their story? Will you give? Will you help be a part of brining this baby home?

TODAY Carina will host an instagram fundraiser to help cover the costs of their adoption. Follow along with @lovelylittleshop ASAP. The auction begins at 10 AM PST. If you want to give directly to Carina and her family you can send payments through paypal (choose sending money to family and friends!) to carinalee78@gmail.com.

I am also offering four different 8x10 printables. They are $10 each and 100% of the proceeds will go to Carina and her family to help bring this baby boy home! If you would like to purchase one, email me (danielleburkleo@gmail.com) the printable number you'd like and I will give you instructions on how to donate and send you your pretty new print!

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Let's do this thing.

Pslam 115:1 // Not for our sake, God, no, not for our sake, but for your name's sake, show your glory. Do it on account of your merciful love, do it on account of your faithful ways.

November 17, 2014

GUEST POST: ANNE LINDON

Vintage-Inspired Bingo Jewelry






Some of the most beautiful projects we undertake are sparked by things that we find hidden in our attics – things that had been pushed to the side and forgotten for years, only to be rediscovered decades later and inspire us.

For some, it could be memorabilia from wars fought in the past, and for others, it could also be remembrances of joyous times shared with friends. On occasion you might find items like bingo chips laying about as you rifle through your attic, as the game was most popular back in the 1950s and ‘60s.. You may be tempted to just toss these to the side, but if you’re feeling crafty, you could actually use these to make unique, handy jewelry!

You might not think that the world of jewelry making, fashion and bingo could ever be intertwined, but you’d be wrong. With 80% of bingo players being women, these two industries often cross paths. Free Bingo Hunter, a website specializing in cataloguing the myriad of bingo sites, has reported that some bingo portals have given away designer jewelry as prizes, and bingo-themed jewelry has also made it to CafePress. Some wonderful people from Etsy have also taken to creating jewelry out of actual bingo items. fandomoniumdesigns has made some great bingo chip earrings that you can wear to any game night, but if you’re looking for something a bit more discreet, FleetwoodandCo’s beautiful, vintage-style bingo marker bracelet is a perfect source of inspiration.

Bingo chips are undeniably the perfect size and shape for accessories and craft-making, so you can use them as bases for other designs. ModJules shows the potential of these beauties with Dr. Who patterns plastered onto old bingo chips with waterproof epoxy resin. The project is fairly simple, and you should have no trouble making something similar if you happen to dig up some old bingo sets from your attic!