You know you’re a blogger when you hear about something cool and the first thing you think is, “I can’t wait to blog about that!” That’s totally what happened to me a couple months ago when my mom told me about this idea she had for an Etsy Shop.
If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, then you know that my mom is as creative and talented as it gets. In fact, I’m pretty certain the reason that I can’t do creative projects to save my life is because she kept all those genes for herself when I was born. Mom loves to crochet, knit, make ceramic pieces, and – more than all of that – sew. She loves doing these things so much that my sister and I each have huge collections of her arts. As in, if we get any more our closets and cabinets might explode.
Because we were so well stocked and because Mom still had the urge to create and because so many people have asked her to make things, she came up with this great idea. To open her own Esty shop.
And then she got another idea. An idea that just confirms I have the sweetest, most unselfish mom in the whole world. Mom decided that she was going to open this Etsy shop and sell baby products and then give 100% of the profit to orphanages who are in such desperate need of funding. She had been reading about these orphanages, mostly in Uganda, who are so under supplied. And when she found out how much good a little extra funding could do (namely buying diapers), then she decided without question that her should give all her profit to those little children.
Because that’s just the kind person that my mom is.
So, this week she finally opened her own Etsy shop, appropriately named, Sew Divine.
Sew Divine sells all of the cute, practical, unique baby products that my mom has made for Bean. Burp cloths (the best ones I’ve found, by the way), bibs, receiving blankets, slings, car seat coolers… All reasonably priced, all such great gift ideas, all such useful things, and all benefiting children all over the world.
I should actually be waiting to post about this for another week or so to give Mom time to get all her merchandise listed, but I’m too excited to wait any longer. So, what you see in her shop right now is only the beginning. Over the next few weeks, she’ll be adding all her inventory and as she adds, I’ll post on Facebook and Twitter to let you know the shop has been updated. Until then, be sure to stop by and see what she’s got up.
And do yourself a favor. Buy a burp cloth. Buy many burp cloths. Then buy the matching accessories. Then buy more burp cloths.
Each purchase you make will come with a little card telling you which orphanage your money will be donated to. So, shop happy knowing that you are giving just as much as you are getting. And that, like my mom, you are making a difference for children who aren’t as fortunate as our own.
I’m so proud of my mom and of the example she sets for my children and that she continues to set for me. She is proof that giving your gifts to serve others is such a blessing to those around you.
Today I am grateful for my mom and the good she is doing not just for those around her, but those around the world.