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The Last of the 2014 Dresses for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Here are my final Operation Christmas Child dresses for 2014.  They are all packed up and delivered to our church to start their journey to the little girls who will hopefully enjoy wearing them as much as I enjoyed sewing them.  And hopefully some will find their way to girls who need them for protection as I explain in this post:  Why I Sew Dresses to Include in my Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.

Hearts and Flowers in Pink and Purple.  This is a seersucker type fabric.
 Will be nice and cool.

 A rainbow of flowers with a matching rainbow bear.

 This is actually a Christmas print but had lots of pink in it (the colors in this picture look faded compared to real life).

A field of yellow flowers on a purple background.

And last but not least.....

This is my Sea Themed box.  This fabric was donated to me and I just love all the bright colors!  I added the lace at the bottom because the little holes reminded me of the white bubbles in the fabric background.  I hope these delightful smiles on the starfish will brighten the little girl's day.

My daughter chose this stuffed crab to add as something to love.  
A little odd guy, but he is cute and soft.

Do you remember the matching puzzle game I won in the giveaway?  It includes many items from the beach and sea.  I made a fish fabric drawstring bag and included five these in the box.

And my friend, Kristy from Hopeful Threads, had sent me some fabrics and notions and this little tag was among the items.  It is PERFECT!  Not only for this sea themed dress, but as a reminder to me that each little girl or boy that I pack a box for is one of a kind!  
I should try to make their boxes with this in mind.

If you would like to make your own dresses like mine you can find a complete tutorial here:  pillow case style dress tutorial.  You can also find more of my dresses in this link:  Dresses for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.


Jackie said...

What thoughtfulness went onto this.while I can't do all the handiwork you did, I do plan on making a more throughout plan for 2015.

GrammarWhy Goddess said...

All your ensembles are adorable, and your color coordination is lovely. And, I was so happy to see my favorite Beanie Baby of all time, Clawed! Some little girl will love him.

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Thank you, Jackie. I love to see how each person uses the talents and finances they have to pack boxes. Just as each child is unique, how each of us can pack our boxes is unique. Would love to hear how your plan works out for you as the year progresses.

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

How fun that you have always liked the crabby beanie baby!

Jackie said...

I will let you know. ;)

Jackie said...

I will let you know. ;)

KayM said...

These are so beautiful. You are such an inspiration!

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Thank you so much, Kay. To think I can inspire others as I sew for sweet girls is such a blessing.

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