Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Then and Now

Little Bird Creations started almost eight years ago. It started out as a means for my creative outlet making items for baby. My son was (and still is) a very big part of my inspiration for Little Bird. After all, Little Bird is named after his nickname he received in the hospital. 

Eight years later, he clearly is no longer a baby and Little Bird no longer makes and sells items for baby. Little Bird has changed and grown over the years and it's purpose has too. 

What started as a creative outlet has become something more. More personal and with more purpose. 

As many know, we started the process of adoption almost 3 years ago. We are (hopefully) nearing the end of this process for this adoption. However, we know we want to do more. I want Little Bird to do more. 

Last year I introduced the Little Bird Russia Coffee Cuff. A portion of the proceeds of the sales of those Coffee Cuffs goes towards an organization called The Harbor. More info on them HERE

Throughout this past year, much has happened in my life personally. I lost my grandmother and then we lost Songbird. These are things I have shared about here and there, but mostly I write about our adoption over HERE

And throughout this whole adoption process of learning and growing and meeting other families and Little Bird being able to help out with their adoption fundraising, I've come to truly see how much more I want there to be a purpose for Little Bird. 

Not just about me or my coffee cuffs or pendants, but within those items, why those items are being sold. For whom. 

Yes, all the sales in my shop go towards helping make our adoption possible, but I want to do more. With more purpose. 

So, not only will sales from my SHOP help out our adoption, but other organizations, like The Harbor and others, that are doing what they can to help out orphans and families. 

And that leads me to introduce a NEW item in the Little Bird shop! 

Hand Embroidered Little Bird Pendants. Each unique. Each a little different. Each handmade. 

(shown are the Heart for Africa pendants. More styles and sizes to come)

Each sold, a portion of the profits will go to help out the 147 million orphans and those that are doing what they can to help. 

It's not just about me. It's not just about Little Bird. It's about so much more....so many more. 

So, not only these pendants, but now ALL Little Bird items sold in the shop, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to these organizations. 

These are the organizations that Little Bird will be donating to:

Both Hands Foundation: http://www.bothhandsfoundation.org

The Sparrow Fund: http://www.sparrow-fund.org/

The Harbor:  http://www.theharborspb.org/

More will be added in time, I am sure. For now, these people, these organizations....these orphans.


  1. hello! first time visiting your blog via from the aisle to aloha........i just LOVE that you make coffee cozies. it's such a unique idea and something that is actually crafty, useful AND cute!

  2. Oh, I'm so wishing your shop were open right now! :)

    Love what you are doing and how you have been led to use your giftedness and your business! What a blessing! Thank you for choosing to include the work of The Sparrow Fund! We appreciate you!!!