Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dresses and Blogs

This little cutie is the daughter of Jen who designed and created my blogsite!! Thank you Jen!! It's amazing to me how adoption links hearts..."She is so in love with her dress that the only way I got it off of her is that she is headed to a father/daughter camping trip and I told her that it was going to get dirty :) I have a feeling that when they get home in the morning the first thing she will do is head to her closet!"

Friday, May 29, 2009

Dancers in Dresses!!

dancers' sisters....those sweet cheeks!!

Here are some of Esther's little friends from her dance class!!

it was so funny~~ as we were taking pictures, this little boy wanted to be a part of it with his 'cool thumbs up!'

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dresses on Lil Cuties!!

Maribel and Marissa loving their new Poppy Dip dresses!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Gabriel

Gabriel Patton is 11 today!!
we are blessed with this boy!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Solomon Natnael

big boxes make the best toys!!

before with hair...after without hair!!

Solomon has hated having his hair combed, washed, or even touched ever since he came into our family. So Daddy buzzed his sweet little head--and forgot to put the guard on to leave just a tiny bit of hair! Oh well.......summer is officially here at our home!!

Friday, May 22, 2009


"Zoie Senait loves her new Poppy Dip Dress!! It's perfect for crawling and playing and giggling and just being adorable!! We LOVE helping bring home a precious child from Ethiopia. The best is yet to come!!" xoxo

Monday, May 18, 2009

My Helpers!!

So thankful to have the orders for the dresses!! Keep them coming!! Sometimes I have a bit of help!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Return of the Three Ethiopian Princesses

"Oh, my! how adorable are these coordinating dresses!? We had so many people comment on them and we gave out the information on how to order them to several people! We can't say enough how much we LOVE THEM! Thanks to you, Sallee for making my girls so HAPPY and (comfy)!!!!!"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My Little Flower!

Here's my little flower ~~ Esther Yordanos

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dresses and Snakes!!

Morphious the corn snake 26" long!!

To tell you the truth...maybe too much sewing did it!! I think I've lost my mind!! I sewed 23 dresses this weekend!!! Thank the Lord for the many many orders... but I also did what I said would NEVER be.......I let Gabriel --soon to be 11 yrs.-- have a SNAKE!! in the HOUSE!!....... We've had every pet you could think of...chinchillas, a hedgehog, guinea pigs, a pot-belly pig, fish, turtles, frogs, finches, parakeets, cats, dogs....the list goes on......but I always said no snakes!! Well 'Morphious'--the corn snake-- now has a locked aquarium in Gabriel's room!! Don't worry-- Morphious is not allowed in my sewing room....he'll not be next to any dress I sew!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day to Mothers!!

God has blessed me with

Thursday, May 7, 2009

3 Ethiopian Princesses

"Abby, Sophie, and Izzie, LOVE their adorable dresses SO much, we are going to have to order more so they can LIVE in them ALL the time! What a bargain...comfort, style, heirloom quality, beautiful craftsmanship, sewn up with Love...ALL for such a small price!!! We are lifelong FANS!!!!"

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


As I sew, I have LOTS of time to THINK... and this evening I got a phone call from a new friend (through our African Fellowship Group) that spoke some kind and true words to me. It's amazing how it lifted my spirits, even in this most dreary rainy weather ... I'm not one to preach, as I tend to be very impulsive with my words and have to ask forgiveness many times for what I say! Another friend sent me this little reminder...
T - is it true?
H - is it helpful?
I - is it inspiring?
N - is it necessary?
K - is it kind?

James 1: 26-27
" If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one's religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world."

Proverbs 15:23
" A man has joy by the answer of his mouth,
And a word spoken in due season, how good it it!"

So remember when you speak... THINK!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Poppy Dip dresses!

prints bigger and bolder~ BEAUTIFUL

"I love Sallee's dresses! The quality is excellent and the price is more than reasonable. Sallee has such a good eye for color and style. The fabrics she uses are great. My little girl loves her dresses and wants to wear them all the time!"
pretty in pink

fun with cotton candy!!

cute with leggings!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

ANOTHER rainy day!!

We awoke to yet more rain... I think we've got about 9" so far!! So off to church in the rain. Solomon (our 2yr. old) loves to try to sing the hymns during our worship service, but today he tried to repeat the Lord's Prayer with us...and funny thing is, he can't say the words. So he sounded like a little chicken clucking along! Back home in the rain. So that makes for a good afternoon of sewing!! Yes--Praise the Lord!! I got 3 orders for little dresses!! It's still raining and we're off to put the little ones in bed. MAYBE this rain will quit?!! I LOVE SuNsHiNe!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy Little Girls!

"My 2 year old *lives* in these little dresses and I am constantly being asked where I got them! I love the funky/fresh fabrics that Sallee chooses and the trims that she uses to coordinate just make you smile! It's eye candy! These sweet little dresses are a far cry from the same old look of THE GAP or the other dime-a-dozen stores.... thanks Sallee - we LOVE THEM! "

"Helen 7 and Julia 5 LOVE their new dresses and can't wait for their new
baby sister, Lucy Lane, to arrive home from Ethiopia so she can wear her new
dress and match her big sisters. The girls pulled out one of their dolls to
stand in for our REAL Lucy Lane arriving home in June."

Esther thinks her dress is great for puddle jumping!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!!

So Happy Birthday to today is my 39th birthday!! this blog is new to me and SUCH fun!
All credit for this goes to the button above. THANK YOU Jen!
Tomorrow I'll post some photos of some happy little girls in my dresses...check back...

Today was such a fun day with lots of birthday phone calls, shopping and lunch out with my big girls (while Bama kept the younger 3!), finding my new blog all set up, the most superb dinner cooked by my hubby and girls, and LOTS of noise!! (mostly from my squeals of excitement)

Adoption news... we are waiting on some news and when it comes to'll come to you!!