Thursday, November 11, 2010

Announcing... LIFTED Uganda!!!

We are so excited to finally announce the beginning of
LIFTED Uganda!

This has been in the works for many years - from inspiration to the real thing! LIFTED Uganda was a hope and a dream that I envisioned many years ago and evolved as myself, Jeff, my sis and good friends put our hearts and minds together making it what it is today. LIFTED Uganda is working to see lives, families and villages lifted out of poverty through small income generating businesses. Through LIFTED, women are given the opportunity to use their creative sewing skills to make one-of-a-kind handmade crafts. In Arua, Uganda, there are many women tailors with great skills and creativity but who do not have work. Most families are struggling to provide for their children in the areas of food, medical care, clothing, or education. It is common for Ugandan families to care for their own children along with nieces, nephews, and orphans in their villages, making provision difficult for all. LIFTED was created to provide an opportunity for women to share their creavity with others as well as receive income from the sales of their crafts. The first handiworks we're selling are 20 African baby bibs!
Our hopes are to become a non-profit (once we can get paperwork finished....not my cup of tea) in the near future and expand to include additional aritists, tailors and craftsmen from Uganda. For now, purchases will not be tax deductible. All of the profits from the sale of the bibs will go directly to Alice, the first women participating in LIFTED Uganda.
MEET THE ARTIST!

Alice is a dedicated wife and mother to 4 children as well as a caretaker to needy children and orphans. She is energetic, loving, hard working, and eager to learn new things. She is the first woman to participate in LIFTED. She is proud of her crafts and thankful for the chance to use her sewing skills to provide for her family!

The African Bibs are made of a waxcloth material and a form of terry cloth which are both found in Uganda. After 8 years of traveling to Uganda and living there part time for the last 2 years, there is one thing that stands out in Uganda: waxcloth! Waxcloth is found all over Africa and it is by far the most beautiful material I have ever seen! The bibs are machine washable and will shrink slighty. Each bib was made using a foot treadle sewing machine and detailed hand stitching. Each bib is a one-of-a-kind! The Hand Made African bibs are $12.00/each and includes standard shipping within the U.S.
We only have 3 left to sell from our first batch so get them quick!!

To Purchase a Hand Made African Bib:
Email Katie at xtkatie@gmail.com with pattern and design, size (if newborn), number of bibs and shipping address. Once I recieve your email order I will send a confirmation email to ensure we have the bib/s you want to purchase. After you recieve my email with confirmation, then you may use the PayPal button or send your check in the mail. Please do not send checks or use PayPal until you recieve a confirmation email from me. Thank you!! Once payment is received your African bib/s will be shipped.


SOLD OUT!! Blue/Yellow Dots pattern with Bird




SOLD OUT!! Purple Flower pattern with Bird

SOLD OUT!!!!! Aqua/ Brown with bird



SOLD OUT!! Multicolor pattern with Bird (newborn)


1 Blue/Yellow Dots pattern with Flower


SOLD OUT!! Multicolored pattern with Flower

1 Purple Flower pattern with Flower (newborn size)

SOLD OUT!!! Aqua/Brown Clouds pattern with Star

1 Multicolored Stripes pattern with 2 Stars


SOLD OUT!!! Blue/Yellow Dots pattern with Star

SOLD OUT!!! Aqua/Brown Clouds pattern with Bubbles


SOLD OUT!! Multicolored w/ Bubbles (newborn size)


SOLD OUT!! Purple pattern giraffe

SOLD OUT!! Multicolored pattern with Giraffe



SOLD OUT!! Blue/Yellow pattern with GiraffeSOLD OUT!! Multicolored pattern with Tree

SOLD OUT!!!Purple Flower pattern with Tree

SOLD OUT!! Aqua Clouds pattern with Tree

SOLD OUT!! Blue/Yellow Dots pattern with Tree

4 comments:

Brandi said...

SUPER cute KT! Love it! I posted it on my FB.

Love you friend
B

Jeremy and Kamina Johnson said...

love these! so proud of you! let me know if there is anything I can help do from here while you guys are in Uganda. I'd be happy to help with internet sales, shipping, etc.

Faith said...

Wow, those are gorgeous! What a fantastic idea this is! Can I link this to my blog? I'm sure you wouldn't have a problem with it but I just wanted to make sure that was OK with you;)
Faith

jeff and katie said...

Faith,
YES!! LINK AWAY FRIEND!!!
MUCH LOVE,
KATIE
we only have 4 bibs left but the next batch is being sewn in Uganda right now!!