Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ready for the Party!!!

Its almost here and I'm ready!!!! The Sole Hope Shoe Cutting Party I'm hosting at my church is coming up this Sunday, and today I went shopping for the fabrics needed for the shoes. It was SO MUCH FUN!!!

My trek to find material for the shoes started at a local fabric store. It wasn't as easy as you would think.We asked if they would be willing to donate to our cause some old fabrics that they weren't going to use, but they had to call the manager, and then he had to call corporate, which told him to tell us to call customer service, because they didn't know if they were allowed to donate. So we politely took down the number, but decided in the car that it was wayyyyy too much of a hassle.

My next stop was my mom's idea. We went to our local bargain store and as soon as we entered the store we knew this was the place! The pants and jeans with red tags were all on sale for a DOLLAR!!!! Soft pants are the best for the insides of the shoes, and jeans are perfect material for the outsides. The Lord definitely provided.
It was sooo fun looking for the biggest pairs, coolest patterns/colors, and softest fabrics. We ended up with 11 pairs of jeans, and 11 pairs of pants. The cost came to about 22 dollars...that's almost about how much I would pay for one pair of my jeans!! And I was able to buy 22!! What a blessing!!
As soon as we got home my brother and I cut the jeans and ripped them in half to make them just a sheet of jean material...who knew that would be so fun?! Now I'm even MORE excited to start cutting the jeans and pants on Sunday!!
The materials are ready, the High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers at my church are ready, and so am I!!!  We will be making a difference in Africa...Sunday couldn't come soon enough!!!

1 comment:

Tina in CT said...

Thrift shops are fun! I've found great things. You made out like a bandit for $1/pair.

Have a great day on Sunday with your friends make the shoes for Africa.