Monday, February 28, 2011

The Latest LIFTED Uganda bibs!

 We are excited to release the newest batch of
LIFTED Uganda bibs!!  

We have only  24 .... 5 to sell so get yours quick!!

Give a beautiful, hand-made African gift with a purpose! 

LIFTED engages Uganda women in money generating employment to supplement their income and help them care for their families.  Our friend Mama Alice is doing a great job sewing the bibs and receiving profits to provide for her large family.  I just recently visited Alice and was able to pay her for the last batch of bibs she made!  She is putting the money towards the building of a small mud house with a tin roof, which will eventually become their home.  She is currently living in a mud home that is being destroyed by ants and the thatched roof is old, leaking and in need of replacement.  Alice is also training her cousin in hand stitching.   As soon as she is able to stitch properly, she will join the LIFTED team. 

We are excited to share that we are in the process of extending LIFTED to an area close to Kampala, where we are currently living.  We hope to train and employ several additional women in the coming year.  To do this, we need to continue selling LIFTED bibs and getting the word out about these one-of-a-kind baby gifts!  We need your help!  Do you have a blog? Can you help spread the word about LIFTED Uganda bibs to your friends and family? How about sharing a link on your FaceBook page?

LIFTED Uganda Bibs--All profits go back to the artists.  Hand made using the beautiful, colorful Ugandan wax cloth.  Each bib is decorated with a LIFTED tag which includes a biography and photo of the artist. 

To Purchase a Hand Made African Bib:

Email Katie at with fabric and design, number of bibs and shipping address. Once I receive your email order I will send a confirmation email to ensure we have the bib/s you want to purchase. After you receive my email confirmation, you may use the PayPal button on the blog or send your check in the mail. Please do not send checks or use PayPal until you receive a confirmation email from me. Thank you!! Once payment is received your African bib/s will be shipped immediately.

                       LIFTED UGANDA     WOMEN MADE     FAIR TRADE 
  2    1 Blue/Green/Yellow fabric with One Star 

1 Blue/ Green/Yellow fabric with Two Stars

  3     Yellow/Blue Star fabric with Bird
 only 1 left!!   Navy/ Green fabric with Tree

1 Yellow/Blue star fabric with Giraffe

  3   Blue/Green/Yellow fabric with Giraffe
  4    Navy/ Green fabric with Bird
  4   2 Yellow/Blue star fabric with Flower

          4     1  Green/ Yellow fabric with Tree

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Giving Thanks!

I have been impacted by David's Psalm of Thanks to God in the book of Chronicles. Four times in the last month I've been drawn to this passage and it's powerful message of thankfulness! As I live life in Uganda and move about this amazing place, I see so much beauty and life and I am reminded to give thanks to the Creator of it all!

I Chronicles 16~David's Psalm of Thanks!! (from The Message)

Thank God! Call out his Name!
Tell the whole world who he is and what he's done!
Sing to him! Play songs for him!
Broadcast all his wonders!
Revel in his holy Name,
God-seekers, be jubilant!
Study God and his strength,
seek his presence day and night;
Remember all the wonders he performed,
the miracles and judgments that came out of his mouth.
Sing to God, everyone and everything!
Get out his salvation news every day!
Publish his glory among the godless nations,
his wonders to all races and religions.
And why? Because God is great—well worth praising! No god or goddess comes close in honor.
All the popular gods are stuff and nonsense,
but God made the cosmos! Splendor and majesty flow out of him,
strength and joy fill his place. Shout Bravo! to God, families of the peoples,
in awe of the Glory, in awe of the Strength: Bravo!
Shout Bravo! to his famous Name,
lift high an offering and enter his presence!
Stand resplendent in his robes of holiness!
God is serious business, take him seriously;
he's put the earth in place and it's not moving. So let Heaven rejoice, let Earth be jubilant,
and pass the word among the nations, "God reigns!"

Let Ocean, all teeming with life, bellow,
let Field and all its creatures shake the rafters;
Then the trees in the forest will add their applause
to all who are pleased and present before God
—he's on his way to set things right!
Give thanks to God—he is good
and his love never quits!!