Well, after the Valentine’s Day garland fundraiser blew-up in my face (in a good way) I had to find a way to contain the madness! Paper crafting is my favorite hobby so I am THRILLED that you all are gobbling up the garlands! I can’t wait to make more as we continue to fundraise for our adoption.
So, without further ado, I am proud to announce the opening of “Our Red Thread Shop” on Etsy!
“Why the name?” You ask. Well, that is an excellent question! The name of our shop is very meaningful and it happened in a completely coincidental way.
The heart garland fundraiser was the very first fundraiser for our adoption. I thought that people might like them, but I wasn’t really sure how much. Caleb gently asked me one night, “What if no one buys any?” I refused to believe that was an option! I am terrified of my sewing machine and I needed to believe that this was going to be successful in order to summon the courage to sew the garlands.
When it came time to start sewing, I considered using a neutral thread so that my novice sewing skills would go unnoticed. Caleb, however, insisted that red thread would look much cooler. I knew he was right so I went with it.
Well, little did I know that “the red thread” was very significant. A week later, after all of the garlands were made and delivered. I discovered this book on Pinterest:
When I looked inside the book, this was written as a sort of introduction to the fairytale:
“There is an ancient Chinese belief that an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects all those who are destined to be together.”
(Insert Twilight Zone Theme Music Here)
Isn’t that an awesome coincidence?? So of course after that we had to make sure that red thread was in our shop name. It’s so special to be reminded of why I’m making these garlands every time I sew. In a weird way it feels like I’m nesting like I would when I was pregnant. It’s kinda cool.
So, without further ado, here is the banner for our shop! Please visit and let me know what you think, I appreciate any feedback you might have!