For the past week, our kitchen and family room had been turned into a headband making factory! For the past few months, my favorite hair accessory has been these flowered headbands I bought at a boutique in St. Augustine. You could always find me with my crazy curly hair thrown up accompanied by one of these headbands. I loved them! So, my mom and I decided that these would be easy enough to make and a perfect gift to give to the women and girls at Amani. After buying the fabric, we thought we could make about 100 to take with me. After about 60 hours of cutting, pressing and sewing, lots of finger pricks from pins and a couple of bandaged fingers, we managed to crank out 198 headbands! My moms best friend even came over with her sewing machine to help out. Even our cats were enjoying this project! Although it was a ton of work, they all turned out great and I can't wait to see the smiles when I give them out! It became a joke that I would be leaving my stamp on Africa with these headbands :)
Also, I am so excited to be bringing a suitcase full of donations. I am so blessed to have people wanting to be a part of everything! I received a TON of clothes that I know are going to bless a bunch of little children and babies :) Here is a picture of some of the things donated. We discovered last night that packing it is the tricky part!
The next time that I will be posting, I will be in Africa! Thank you again for lots and lots of prayers!