I had quite a few inquires about the Bring Sonny Home t-shirt our neighbor Billy designed for the folks in our neighborhood, so I thought I’d host one more 4-day Blog Threads fundraiser before we close the shop for good and travel to Haiti to bring our boy home!
We’re not going to stop offering t-shirts completely, but we are excited to switch gears a little as far as our t-shirts go. We’re creating a new, real-deal shop with a new name and web address. Kevin and I have had way too much fun being creative together and working together (we’ve got the 2-man sorting/folding/labeling/packaging/shipping thing down!) to completely shut the whole thing down! Not to mention so many Blog Threads customers have blessed so many adoptive families over the past couple of years!
So while the new shop won’t be a “fundraiser shop” for our adoption anymore (hopefully more like a fun online marketplace we can run together from home!), it will continue to give 20% of all proceeds to other adoptive families each month.
We’re in the early stages of everything right now, but in a nutshell, it’ll be a totally separate site from my blog and it will be filled with a whole bunch of super fun stuff. 🙂 I’ll let you know when it’s up and running if you want to swing by check it out, but I promise not to bombard you with updates and posts about it here if you’re not interested- LOL! 😀
Okay, for this last 4-day Blog Threads sale, all the details are the same. All of the shirts are the same super soft Next Level shirts (50% Polyester, 25% Cotton, 25% Rayon) we’ve used in all of our previous sales and all the adult shirts are available in unisex or ladies cut. (The baseball tees are unisex) The unisex shirts run very true to size and they don’t shrink when you dry them. The ladies cut shirts run two sizes smaller than the unisex shirts, but also don’t shrink when you dry them.
For example, I’m 5′-5″ (129 lbs) and I wear a small in the unisex t-shirt, and a large or x-large in the ladies cut t-shirt. I like to wear an XL in the Ladies Cut- CREW NECK shirt because I like my necklines a little on the looser side. Here are the size charts for both kinds of cuts. You lay the shirt FLAT to get these measurements:
Ladies Cut v-neck:
HPS stands for “high point of shoulder”. It’s the measurement that goes from the highest point of your shoulder straight down to the hem at the bottom of the t-shirt. The Bust 1″ Blw Amhl measurement is the one that runs from side to side, across the bust area- 1″ down from the bottom of the arm hole if the t-shirt is laying flat. The third measurement (SLV Length Frm Shld Edge) is the outside edge of the sleeve. When I was trying to decide which size to order, I measured one of my other t-shirts that fits well to see which size would be the most comparable.
This month’s Fundraiser Family is the Hutcherson family:
Many of you probably recognize Traci from her blog, Beneath My Heart. For those of you that don’t know her: Cy, Traci and their boys are adopting a little girl (whose name I’m not allowed to share yet), and we are SO excited for them! Here’s a snippet from Traci about their adoption adventure so far:
In the fall of 2014, I attended a blog conference and stopped by a vendor booth called Project 143. I had no idea that a fifteen minute conversation with two sweet ladies behind their booth table would change my life forever! It was during our conversation that I found out that Project143 is an orphan hosting program for older orphans in Eastern Europe and China. For some reason, my heart was really touched by this program, and I immediately told my husband about it when I returned home. A few months later, Project143 listed the orphans who were available to be hosted for the summer, and on our computer screen the cutest picture of an 8-year-old, brown-eyed, pigtail-wearing little girl popped up. It truly was love at first sight! We immediately filled out the paper work to host her, and she spent five weeks with us last summer. During that time, we felt the Lord calling us to adopt her, and in the next month or so, we will be traveling to her home country to bring her home with us forever. Our entire family is so excited about it! We know that it will not always be an easy road because our little girl was very neglected and had a rough start to life. She is going to need extra help from doctors and therapists when she arrives home with us, but one thing we know for sure is: SHE IS WORTH IT. And I believe that our family needs her love as much as she needs ours. Please pray that the rest of our adoption goes well, and that she is safely home with us soon. Thank you!
I thought it would be appropriate to offer a shirt that reminded both Traci and I to just trust this time around:
My friend Rachel Robbins did the hand lettering and it’s available in vintage red with dark red writing too- I just don’t have a photo of that one to share. (It will look like the Big Dreams, Full Heart shirt pictured above.)
20% of the proceeds from the sale of this months t-shirts will go straight to the Hutchersons, and we’ll put ours to use when we book all THREE (aaahhh!) of our plane tickets later this summer! So on behalf of both of our families, thank you so much to anyone who is interested in purchasing a shirt! XO
You can hop over to the Blog Threads website by clicking on the banner below:
This is a 4-day pre-order sale. Once the sale is done (Monday night around 8pm CST) I’ll deactivate the site so that I can tally up the order and send it off to the print shop on Tuesday. It usually takes about two and a half weeks to get them back from the print shop, and Kevin and I will start packing them up and mailing them out as soon as we receive them. I’m thinking they’ll all be delivered between May 24th and May 31st depending on what part of the world you live in.
Thanks for taking the time to read this far if you’re still here, and let me know if you have any other questions about the “threads”! XO