Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tickled Pink Tuesday

Nope, not tickled pink that mum is sick AGAIN....and not tickled pink that Jeff's mum fell and hit her head, and had to get a CT scan today [all clear, thank You Lord]...not tickled pink that I have to get up at 6am tomorrow for Sam's PT appointment....but I am tickled pink about something...

Do you remember when Jenny and the Gum Tree Designers created their Springtime BOM for Fresh Hope?    Well, sweet Cheryl from Willowberry Designs put me in touch with Mary from Fresh Hope, and I created a pattern for her wonderful ministry too.

Fresh Hope is a wonderful organization, helping mums and children stay together and getting them healthy.  The name of the organization is exactly what they offer to these families.  Truly something I can support with my whole heart, and small talents.

This is the pattern I created for Fresh Hope, the Seeds Of Hope Hand Bag.

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And here is my 'designer's statement', the reason I chose to support them.

Since the birth of my two boys, I’ve realized that motherhood is the most important role of my life. The future of the world starts with our children. That is why I decided to support Fresh Hope, by creating and donating a pattern. The help, caring and devotion that Fresh Hope gives to mothers is something I am very pleased to support. In my own small way, I hope to make a contribution to their great work.

The design on the front of my purse is dandelions in the seed stage. The seeds scatter and produce a miracle of new life, bringing the hope and promise of beauty to new areas. I think they’re a lovely little flower, sunny yellow and cheerful, and I love their persistence and endurance – both excellent qualities. To me, it epitomizes the work that Fresh Hope does, bringing these qualities and a new life to mothers and children in need. The seeds of addiction and hopelessness are blown away for the promise of a new life, a ‘fresh hope’.



The pattern will be available soon, it's going to the distributor this week.  You can browse Fresh Hope's pattern index here, or check at Under the Mulberry Tree, [put Fresh Hope in the search box on the left], or go into your local craft store and ask for a pattern.  Creative Abundance is the distributor, the store will contact them and Creative Abundance will send them the pattern.

I want to thank Cheryl for putting me in touch with such a lovely ministry, and for the opportunity to be a blessing! 

I hope you're all having a Tickled Pink Tuesday - join with me and my partner Cheryl at Polka Dots and Rick Rack and tell us what's tickling you!

35 comments:

shez said...

Allie what a lovely design and the meaning behind it,well done.
Hope everyone is better soon.

Jan said...

Hope your loved ones feel better soon. Your pattern is beautiful and the sentiment to go with it is so sweet. Thank you for sharing!

Marilyn said...

A beautiful bag. I am sure it will be a great support to Fresh Hope as the pattern becomes available.

Linda said...

What a wonderful way to use your talents! I think we all have to find a way to "give back" with what we've been given. Yours is a really good cause.

WoolenSails said...

Sorry to hear about your mom but glad that she is ok.
I love your bag and it is such a wonderful cause. We have housing here for woman who need a fresh start, so they get a place to stay with their kids and have a safe place of their own.

Debbie

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

Glad you mom is okay..... phew....
Allie your bag is fantastic and so full of great meaning... Fresh Hope does amazing work...
Hugz

Lyn said...

Hello Allie, you have put alot of love and thought into Fresh hope with the bag you have designed...fantastic effort....I hope your family pick up soon....hugs lyn

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Have I told you recently just how talented and amazing you are??
Consider yourself told.
I am so proud to be your friend, Allie-girl. You have a heart of gold!
Hugs
Jen
xxx

Terry said...

That bag is just beautiful!! I love it! Well done Allie! :0)

Sheila said...

Beautiful bag Allie and I loved the story behind your design ,you are a kind hearted soul .

Martha said...

Really lovely design, Allie -- love the blue and white -- and for such a good cause, too. I don't know how you manage to do all that you do every single day. It amazes me!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love that bag!!!!!

Sandra :) said...

Your pattern is spectacular - just adorable!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I hope all of your family starts to feel better soon.

Your bag is beautiful in it's simplicity. Your description is wonderful. Very heartfelt.

West Michigan Quilter said...

What a beautiful bag. You are a talented designer. You have a big heart to do it for such a worthy organization. Bless you!

Debbie said...

I really like the dandelion, Allie. Hope your Mom and MIL feel better soon!

susan m hinckley said...

Just wonderful -- the design and the statement, Allie! Congratulations on making a difference in such a beautiful way.

Loralynn said...

I love your bag...the deceptive simplicity of it and the meaning behind it. Wonderful!

Vicki ♥ said...

I love your bag and I am sure Mary at Fresh Hope will be proud to offer this pattern. The meaning behind it is so special :) Hugs Vicki xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Hope your family are on the mend again soon. Your bag pattern is gorgeous and such a beautiful sentiment behind your design. It is a wonderful and inspiring organization. Well done.

Mary said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry that you Mom is sick :( and then you Mother-in-Law hitting her head...geez Louise. I love the pattern you did for tote and Fresh Hope certainly is a desperately needed organization in this time.

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Allie your bag is so beautiful! you are amazing!!

Mickie said...

Hope your mom and Jeff's are feeling better soon! Love your bag, the flowers are perfect!
Hugs, Mickie

Michelle said...

Lovely bag! What a nice donation.

Hope Jeff's mum recovers quickly. So glad it proved to be nothing serious.

Susan said...

I love the bag, Allie! You are so sweet and talented.

Val said...

Oh I love it and I love what a giving person you are!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful bag! And your stitching is incredible. Great cause too. I agree - motherhood is the best and most important job!

Glad to hear that your MIL is OK, and I hope your Mom gets well soon. I hope your family stays healthy and happy!

rosie said...

You are such a special person Allie, so proud to 'know' you..

em's scrapbag said...

What a great bag! Love your dandilions!

Kim said...

The bag is awesome allie.

Dolores said...

Allie, tell your mom she's not allowed to be sick. I do hope she will be feeling better soon.
That bag is gorgeous. Well done and I do love your dandelion embroidery. The colours are just so darn nice. I do love blue and white together.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Allie what a pretty tote you designed! So fresh and light. I just love it. What a wonderful family you are blessed with as well.

Talin's Corner said...

I love your bag and the story behind it.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi beautiful Allie!!!

Darling - your bag design is STUNNING!!! I have just finalised a pattern for Fresh Hope too, so it looks like we'll have our patterns released at the same time - how wonderful. You have such a heart of gold, Allie!!!!

Love and HUGE hugs to you sweetie!!!
Vikki xoxoxoxooxox

Mama Pea said...

Oh, Allie, it is spectacular! I love the colors and the design. I love the little detail at the top of the bag...the curved edge. I'm so impressed! (I also like bags where the handle goes all the way around the bottom. I tend to load my bags down, and that keeps it from ripping out.)

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