Monday, August 31, 2009

Christmas is coming....

Esther in a POPPY DIP--before these little dresses had a name!! 2007

fabrics to be posted...first day of Fall~ September 22 !!.... and keep watching... another CONTEST will be in coming to introduce the new selections!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

... and I complain????

This blog put these verses into perspective for me this morning... Please be blessed and read... and read and read...
click on 'this' or 'read'

Philippians 2:14-16
"Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain..."

Dear Lord, Please forgive my selfish heart... You have given me SO much to be thankful... give me a heart of sacrifice and serving others and not myself... keep me mindful that this is where You would have me serving You at this time in my journey of life... and so to do just that with cheerfulness....

Friday, August 28, 2009

New Fabrics Posted today!!

Look at the new fabrics posted :)
click on 'fabrics' up top

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

DTE---Adoption NEWS!!

We are DTE--- translated--- DOSSIER TO ETHIOPIA!!!!
Now the wait begins....
A dossier is the BIG packet of papers with all the needed documents that have been notarized, authenticated, stamped.... now sent on to Ethiopia ... to be translated and matched with that perfect little child that God has ordained before the foundations of the world to be one of ours'!!
So we wait for our 'referral'...

so with that news... I've also added new fabrics (take a look ~ page option at top)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Catching up with Happy Little Girls...

Chloe in Sunny Russian POPPY DIP
cute little sisters... Maribel and Marissa
Zoie in Smiles Around the World ~ first to have long sleeve !!
Sienna and Olivia ~ best friends ~ in Smiles
Happy Birthday Sienna in her Punchy Pique Ladybug
Olivia in Sea Beauties
POPPY DIPS n ice cream...
...great for bowling!!
...scooters and cupcakes perfect for POPPY DIPS
Zoey headed off to school in her POPPY DIP ~ sweet pea lime
Iota Circles on little Graysen
A funny little clown in garden collage cocoa
Baby Elly's Sweet Confections Cupcake birthday POPPY DIP
Sweet little Ellie in a Ballerina POPPY DIP
Haleigh and Laila (the dolly) ~ little Laila is coming home soon from Ethiopia!!!

So many happy little girls in POPPY DIPS!! Thank you for all your support!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sale SALE Sale - POPPY DIPS!!--reduced !!

~ these need to go~~ I have taken these to some 'local' sales, used for 'sizers', and using up some fabrics ~~ but I need to clean my sewing room out a bit as Christmas fabric is coming in and I need to make room....

So... listed below are the fabrics and sizes (left to right)...
POPPY DIPS for $12 each ...
$2 first class shipping
Just email me if you are interested!!
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Martini pink size 7 SOLD!!
Mini Modular size 6 SOLD!!
Kawaii Asian size 5 SOLD!!
Apples Apple size 5 SOLD!!
Snoopy Knock Your Socks Off size 5
Apple Flower Brown size 3T SOLD!!
Punchy Pique Ladybugs size 18 mo SOLD!!
Sweet Confections Pink size 18 mo SOLD!!
Pumpkins Gone Wild Funky Flower (bloomers too) size 12 mo SOLD!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Poppy Dip Point of View by Lil Olivia!!

" styles for the Poppy Dips and I LOVE them!!! However, Olivia has a different point of view...
You see, my normal day with Olivia usually starts with a battle about clothes...always has, (probably) always will. She hates short pants (shorts), pants that "shwoosh", tight sleeves, crocs without socks, v-necks, long sleeves, fur (real or faux), flip-flops...yadda, yadda, yadda!!! When Adrienne introduced me to your dresses I thought, "Well, if Olivia never even puts the dress on it will still be for a great cause..." Now, it is all that she wears and she absolutely LOVES them! It has changed our mornings in the most positive way and I can't even begin to tell you how much these simple little dresses have helped with (I know, this probably sounds corny) my relationship with Olivia. No more battles in the morning...unless you count hair bows...but that's another story!......"

Olivia and Sienna ~ {brothers too}~ daughters of my 2 VERY BEST supporters of POPPY DIPS!
"...we went to see the Little Mermaid on Broadway and Olivia insisted she *HAD* to wear her dress! So fun!"

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Little Owl!

All of our kids have or have had this fascination with OWLS... fascination and fear!! We have LOTS of OWLS on our property...big ones!!... and when they HOOT, Esther and Solomon freak out!! Well my Mom, in Wyoming!, found this cute little guy in her yard... he wasn't scared of her... just sat blinking at her!! Solomon loves 'Grannie's Owl' (on the computer!!)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pumpkins Gone DOTS!!

"... I love the dress I ordered for my little Morgan... just beautiful.... She was very excited! Thanks again so much."

Find the POPPY DIP....

"Here is a picture of our little Caroline in her Poppy Dip dress. We love, love, love it! The brightly colored design is adorable and it helps to locate this very busy three year old. LOL!"

Friday, August 14, 2009


This is a beautiful family the Lord has brought into our lives...
just in time for our next adoption and now theirs' !!!
They are a living testimony of living the true gospel...
James 1:27
"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."

... after a LONG week... I often get so 'caught up' in this world... need to refocus and remember how blessed I am to get to do what I do in EVERY aspect of life
.... this was such encouragement to me!
thought I'd share it..."#1 - The girls wore their Poppy Dips for our homestudy home visit today. They looked adorable and the social worker commented on how beautiful their dresses were. The girls felt so pretty in their dresses. :) I told her of your adoption journey and she said she wishes you well - and she meant it. She was touched by your family's story.

#2 - Annalise, Annie and I were sewing doll clothes for their babies. They were doing most of the "sewing" while I was coaching. (Very crude outfits, but lots of love and care put into them by the girls). While Annie was hand-sewing a gathering thread across the top of her baby's sundress, I showed her how to pull the fabric along the gathering thread to bunch the fabric. She said, "Mommy, it looks just like my Poppy Dip!"

#3 - Not long after that, Annalise was hand-sewing a casing for her dolly's bonnet. We put the elastic through the casing and cinched it up, and she said, "Mommy, it's just like the top of my Poppy Dip!"

You are not only making beautiful dresses, but encouraging little seamstresses in the art of sewing. Thought you might want to know. :) ~ Kittye"

Poppy Dips and Chaos!

So we started our day with Esther NOT wanting to pose yet again in a POPPY DIP!! see her 'gritting' her teeth!! but isn't this a cute tunic top and capri set!!
ideas for you to ponder!!

....then we headed to Chuck E. Cheese's for a birthday party... okay so it's been at least 12 or 13 years ago since I've been
(with Adeline and Madison)...

let's just say... chaos...
trying to keep up with my Esther and Solomon...
'over stimulating' for them and me!!
Or maybe I'm just tired with staying up all hours of the night sewing POPPY DIPS!!
...and I'm older now!!
My amazing ~ most missed ~ hubby is out of town and took our older three kids... it's been a LONG week... and still have some to go....

...they didn't get the concept of playing the game and earning tickets... but it sure was 'cool' how tickets would pop out when the game was over!--if they stayed at that game long enough for it to be over!!

... pizza was good with friends!!

"like your old fashioned phone mama!"...

...and after about 25 tokens repeating this ride while singing 'Bob the Builder', I had to PEEL him off so that another little girl could ride ... he was NOT happy to say the least... one of those kids you see and think... 'take him home and give him a nap!!'

So I know the little ones had fun today, but I'm exhausted!! Don't know if there will be any sewing tonight!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Poppy Dips on the First Day Back to School!!

Julia and Helen wearing their 'APPLES APPLE' POPPY DIPS on their First Day Back to School...

of course baby sister is matching!! Little Lucy Lane
and getting a good look at those apples!!

POPPY DIP Winner!! Little Miss Sophie!!

Here is the WINNER of the FREE POPPY DIP from... and babies make four

Little Miss Sophie wearing a POPPY DIP in 'fleur tattoo' !!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Little Conversations--Little Advocate for Adoption!!

Esther had a little friend over to play the other day, and I was privileged to hear their little conversation as I was pushing them together in the swing... it went something like this....

Esther..." Did you know we're going to get a little baby?"
Lillian... " you are?"
Esther..." Yes--we are adopting a little baby from Ethiopia."
Lillian... "a real little baby?"
Esther..." Yes--and you should adopt a little baby--tell your mom!"
Lillian... "Oh yes, I want a little baby and a little baby cat!!"

of course her 'little friend' is wearing a POPPY DIP!!

Loves her 1st POPPY DIP

Sweet Graysen loves loves loves her 1st POPPY DIP!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

POPPY DIPS on Eliana!!

"... just wanted to let you know that I received my order of two poppy dresses (with panties/bloomers). I love them!! I had Eliana model both of them and I am seriously going to have trouble parting with the one I ordered for my niece since Eliana looks so sweet in it! Thank you so much - it was such fun picking out the material and awaiting their arrival..."

Boho Blossoms!!

Here is the Winner of the FREE POPPY DIP from... Simply Love
and then another was 'bought' for sister!!

"Thank you so much for the beautiful dresses. They were waiting for us in our mailbox when we made it home from our vacation and what a nice surprise. The girls wore them to church this morning and they were a big hit. I gave out all the cards you sent me and I am hoping there will be more Poppy Dip dresses in our church by the end of the summer!"

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ballerina POPPY DIP

Esther in her 'ballerina' POPPY DIP tunic top!!

An Afternoon at the Creek

We had an afternoon at the creek......nice~ free~ fun!!

Monday, August 3, 2009


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Here it is...the LONG SLEEVE POPPY DIP!!... our little model ~ Esther Yordanos!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


POPPY DIP Pants in warm weather...

POPPY DIP Pants with the 'fixins' for cooler weather!!
POPPY DIP short sleeve Dress ~~ add leggings and a cardigan!!

to see more photos of her in POPPY DIPS go to home page!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Long sleeves, TUNICS, and now PANTS!!

Photos coming soon of our little Esther in her different combinations--for fall and winter---POPPY DIPS!!
(I'll have to charge more as it takes more fabric... also will need some measurements from you!!--check out what to give on my FAQ page)

*ALSO * Please contact me first with your fabric choice and sizes.....

POPPY DIP short sleeve dress or tunic top---$25
POPPY DIP long sleeve dress or tunic top---$40