In Awe of….

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

And of course I’ve got a long story how I came upon the amazing Shannon Sewell.

I want to say it was many, many years ago…okay well, maybe 3-4 years ago that I came across Zozobugbaby. If I am right she donated a dress or something super cute to one of our auctions. And it was super adorable.  I know this because I never forgot it and still remember the bright, vivid play-fullness of her designs. One day I came across one of her photos and was blown away by everything about it. Of course I did my googling and found Shannon Sewell. I’ve followed Shannon’s blog for a long time. so long that she is only 4 bookmarks down on my bookmark list. So yes, I have admired her from a far for years.

I am sure you are all familiar with our Spread the Love?  We gets lots of  great emails telling the beautiful stories of how they opened their front door to a box filled with love and unexpected gifts. It is so fun. But the most fun for us, is certainly hearing the stories and knowing about the smiles we are helping create.  A while back Kayla got an email thanking us for choosing a gal. It wasn’t from the recipient nor the gal who submitted the Spread the Love requests, it was from just a friend of a friend. It was from Shannon Sewell. And why Kayla choose to forward that email to me, I have no clue. All I know is I literally freaked out. I think I called Kayla and said “Do you have any idea WHO Shannon Sewell is? I was seriously freaking out. I probably went back and forth 20x in my head about if I could build up the courag to email her back. I mean it wasn’t an email directly to me, it was to MJC to say thank you..and all I wanted to do was  say “OMG I think you are so cool!” Whelp, as you see above I did it. I emailed her.  And I am still a tad in awe of her, okay a ton.

Jenn, Sam and I are sitting on pins and needles waiting to show you the beyond spectacular photos she did for Good Hart. I even asked Jenn if we could have a pretty cleaned up blog so they look perfect. Us 3 are like crazy high school girls with these photos but…… a lot of the pieces are in Collection 3 so sad story short….It’ll be a bit longer. But hey, there’s a few I can show now and that’s all it take to make me smile.

And don’t forget about our Cupcake for a Cause Bake Sale.

What you may not know, and you do now,  is that one of those cupcake boxes you will be picking up on Monday holds a very special gift to one of you local Fort Wayne Matilda Jane Fans. A very special gift that will get you into Art Fair all by yourself to pick out 5 free pieces on Thursday, June 27. Okay, fine you can bring one friend…and one friend only.  I just re-read that in the same voice as the guy from Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus books…it was kinda funny.  Do your kids like these books? Gabe loves them and the video is pretty cute.

Joy Williams - March 1, 2013 - 10:07 am

Just when I think I can’t be impressed any more, you have a new release! Great job! It our story is sweet! That sounds how we feel about you!! I think that you are amazing! What a great idea for the cupcakes! 🙂

Stacey - March 1, 2013 - 8:09 am

Let’s be honest… with a tease like that, it makes me want to take a road trip to Indiana this weekend!

Ericka Ruckh - March 1, 2013 - 2:44 am

Love this! Pay it forward!!

Missy j - March 1, 2013 - 2:13 am

Chuckled as I read this post because your feelings about Jen is how “we” feel about you. In total awe and admiration.
Wish I was local to you! And, we love don’t let the pigeon drive the bus and the others!

Lisa - March 1, 2013 - 12:59 am

These pics are gorgeous! Eagerly awaiting my first real life (not virtual) show tomorrow for release 2 of Good Hart. How excited I am to meet our STL TK, see the fun mom pieces and girlie pieces in real life. We will definately buy some goodies from her bake sale – Oh how I wish I lived in Fort Wayne to buy some yummies from you guys directly 🙂 Best wishes on tomorrow’s release!

Ashley S - March 1, 2013 - 12:06 am

How cool! Love the photography! How special is that to finally become linked with Shannon Sewell!

P.S. Griffith, Indiana is about 2 hours from Ft. Wayne.. Hmm…… LOL

jennifer candy cain - February 28, 2013 - 11:42 pm

this is so cool…wish i lived close. and Yes to mo williams. “Knuffle Bunny”

Stacie Petta - February 28, 2013 - 11:37 pm

Wish I lived closer to get one of those boxes! Great idea though! What a fun surprise to some lucky lady! : ) Excited for tomorrow…now off to bed!

Angie - February 28, 2013 - 11:35 pm

Just amazing but one quick correction there , you came across zozo when you had the auction last year for Amber’s family God rest her soul.

Kari - February 28, 2013 - 10:54 pm

Do we need to pre-order or show up and buy?

It's me, Betsy! - February 28, 2013 - 10:34 pm

OMG! It’s sooooo, so beautiful! The pretty blog, the Shannon photos, everything! I TOO, have been watching her and oh so in love with her photos. So happy to finally see these!!!!!

Becky Campbell - February 28, 2013 - 10:05 pm

The photos are beautiful and I can’t wait to buy that outfit for my daughter!