Goodness Gracious, this bleached button up is purrrrrrfect.
I see a DIY coming on…
Tonight’s post is a bit personal, but there is some artsy and DIY stuff in here you will hopefully enjoy! I haven’t posted much this week because I’ve been making birthday presents and planning a surprise party for this sweet girl!
For Brenna’s 20th Birthday, I decided to do something special and get her twenty presents each with a special numerical meaning. Here are some of my favorites!
Three hydrangeas in a vintage glass bottle that I painted three lines on!
Five seagulls on a mixed media canvas. The idea was a letter thrown into the sea and it just morphed into her present. I wrote our song, Coldplay’s Swallowed in the Sea on the paper.
Six post-its wrapped in a scrap from my Grandmother’s shirt and a ribbon!
Eleven orchids on her handmade birthday card. I did my favorite thing of using a brown lunch sack as the card again!
This is the box that holds twelve, a pair of earrings from Argentina that cost 12 pesos
A shirt from Forever 21 that cost fourteen dollars. She works at Delia’s and the #14 is cut up from the logo on a Delia’s bag!
So that’s that! I hope you may have gotten some good birthday present DIY ideas. It’s true what they say, giving is better than giving!
Happy 20th, Brenna!
A few months ago, I posted a DIY with a great shirt from Chi Rho Clothing! It turned out so well that when I got my new tank top, I knew I wanted to alter it as well. If you missed that post, read it here.
Chi Rho Clothing is a not for profit, Christian clothing company begun by my good friend Scotty. The company is partnered with the Red Thread Movement, which aims to end human trafficking and abolish modern slavery with an emphasis on Nepal. All the proceeds from t-shirt sales to go getting the girls out of slavery and I cannot think of a better cause to support!
To show you what we’re dealing with, here is Chi Rho Clothing’s facebook cover photo.
This is a UNICEF fact from 2009, but that does not mean slavery has decreased. Every year, hundreds of thousands of women, men and children are forced into the 9.5 Billion dollar industry. Behind illegal arms dealing, human trafficking is the second largest and most profitable illegal trade ring in the world. Many of it’s victims are never rescued and the ones that do bear emotional and physical scars for the rest of their lives.
It’s time we do something.
Too often I want to help people but don’t know where to start and I end up doing nothing. That’s where Chi Rho Clothing comes in. For the price of a t-shirt you can begin to make a dent in this horrible industry; by wearing it, you can help us build awareness. Then, we can sell more shirts, build more awareness and ultimately save more girls!
And if it suits your fancy, you can bleach the top of your black Chi Rho tank like I have done! Make sure you bleach your shirt outside, on the carport is best, and be sure you wash your hands afterwards. I didn’t think it would turn a rust color, but I really like it! Be careful because the longer you leave the shirt in the bleach the more orange it gets! Mine only took about ten minutes. Wait for it to dry completely before you wash it!
To find out more and see how you can help, visit Chi Rho Clothing on Facebook. (Be sure to like us, because a new design will be released and available for purchase when the company reaches 500 likes! I have seen it and will tell you, it’s awesome!)
Thank you for reading and sharing! Every little thing helps!