Blog Threads – My New T-shirt Line
Okey doke! BlogThreads.com is officially live!
(Get it? Blog Threads? Like the comment “thread” at the end of a post, and “threads” like as in clothing threads?)
Just a quick note before I get to the details of this sale: The site (which is a Big Cartel site if anyone’s curious) is pretty basic right now. If things go well, I’ll see about designing something a little snazzier!
Okay, now for the shirts, there are lots of options available as far as cuts, and sizes, and colors go. I may branch out with even more color/styles in the future, but for now, they’re all Next Level’s Tri-blend t-shirts, so they’re SUPER soft, and don’t shrink much after you wash and dry them, as long as you follow the care instructions on the tag.
Here is a size chart for the Unisex t-shirts:
Here is a size chart for the Ladies cut V-neck shirts:
Here is a size chart for the Ladies cut Crew neck shirts:
This particular sale will be open from today (Wednesday, July 30th) til 10pm (CST) tomorrow night (Thursday, July 31st).
This is a pre-order sale, so I’ll send the total order off to Mammoth Printshop on Friday morning (August 1st), and I’m hoping to get them back from them by Wednesday, August 6th. I had originally planned to have them all packed up and shipped by Friday, August 8th, BUT, I’m thinking it’ll be more like Friday, August 15th because we’ll be visiting my family from the 7th-12th, and Kevin’s mom has surgery on the 13th.
So those who order can expect their order to show up sometime just before or after August 15th.
And as I mentioned in my previous post, 20% of all proceeds from the shirts I designed (Don’t Quit Your Daydream and Glass Half Full) will go to a family in the process of adopting- and since God very loud and clearly laid the Crain family on my heart this month, they will be our August family.
Mallory (the mama!) has a blog called A Beautiful Surrender, and I am so excited to see what God has in store for them as they jump heart-first into this next chapter of their lives!
And speaking of kiddos- you remember Mati from the other day too, right?
Well, Mati has decided to send 20% of sales from her “Life is NOT a Lemon” t-shirts to an awesome organization called No.41. A (really fun and inspiring) gal named Tara Clapper started No.41 “on a whim and a prayer” in March of 2012. Tara and her friend, Alison, taught 16 young women from the Noel Orphanage in Rwanda how to earn a living by sewing bags.
They created a website for them to sell their beautiful creations on, and 100% of the profits go straight to the seamstresses AND help feed students in the surrounding schools through the No.41 feeding program. Today, earnings from the bags provide hot meals to 1,157 children every day- most of whom would not get to eat a meal until after school each day.
So here we go, I guess! This is both exciting and a little nerve-wracking, but like I said the other day- I just really feel like it’s worth a whirl and I’ve had so much fun daydreaming about new designs. Here’s to threading lives together, one t-shirt sale at a time!