If you and i were skyping today, this is what i would look like.
and yeah, those are blue sweatpants.
and really, i think its time we had a chat. I realized that many of you might not have known why yesterday's post was important to me.
though its been alluded to in interviews, and spoken of in my etsy profile, i want to tell you the most important reason i started my shop.
i want to adopt a child.
i could write about this for 80 pages because its something i care about so much, but suffice it to say that i want to care for someone who doesn't have anyone else to take care of them.
and almost all of the moolah that i make at Adelaide's goes straight into saving up for this goal.
and i wanted to tell you this, dear readers, because as much as i fantasize about this being a vintage fashion blog, let's face it, i am helpless against making it personal. (exhibit A, exhibit B, exhibit C)
what this announcement means:
-i will be working on adelaide's homesewn part time this year, as i work on finishing our house and other preparations.
-i hope by telling you, it will spur me on into working on the research and prep-work needed to start the process
-that i am indescribably thankful for your patronage of my shop, and your general support of it (even if you've never made a purchase).
what this does not mean:
-that i'm quitting my shop, yes, my hours will be less, but i hope to put out even better work for you this year than ever before. albeit slower.
-that i want to you to buy stuff from my shop just to support this. i don't want you to buy stuff from my shop just because you feel like you "should" or to be nice. i want you to really love the items you purchase and have them be things you'd really use.
-that i am am mother teresa. i have hesitated from telling you this for so long because i don't want you thinking i'm a great person. I am, in fact, a super selfish person. but i hope by God's grace to learn how to be an unselfish mom.
-that this is going to become an adoption blog. adoption blogs are great, but this is not one. My blog will continue to be...um....well, whatever it is now. (not saying i'll never mention the issue again:).
feel free to message me with questions, concerns, advice, at email@example.com
i've really enjoyed this chat.
i hope you have too.
let's skype again soon!
i would consider it a personal favor if you watched this video. i know that its not the exact situation of a lot of kids, but the main point is true: kids need homes. dude, just watch it. i have NEVER asked you to watch a video before and probably never will again :)
thanks for reading,