Reclaim a Life for as Little as $5

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The first five bags are complete!

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This time, only one girl {me}, crafted five bags in five days from the remnants of our abundant American life {yes,your life too}. My blogging friend, Tracy over at One Degree Ministries, donated this super cute autumn-fox material!

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Kira donated the green stripe belt {Yes, a belt} I tore apart to make the ribbon on the tan version in the back. The royal, red-ruffle version?  All scraps left lying on the floor of another sewing room across town.

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And the bright blue base on the black flower purse?  Pillows I made over 12 years ago that our newly acquired bunnies tore up as a scratching post. {I now loathe bunnies.}

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You could own any one of these handbags, or one of the many other fabulous, hand-crafted products just by attending our very first…

Beauty for Ashes Craft Fair!

Just look at who’s gonna be there:

Robyn @ Faith Miners Daughter

Sarah @ Simply Put Studio

Ema @ Beauty from Ashes USA

Solomon @ Solomon Rain

Jenni @ Jenni B Jeweled

and Christina @ Belts Breaking Bondage


And that’s not all! Several of YOU already committed to donating your own hand-made, re-mades!

Susan and her girls are making this:


Melanie and her students are making these:

And this just arrived from Megan and her daughter Jenna. {Thank you!!}

Won’t you join us, too?

Together we can gather the remnants, the discarded remains, and the left-overs of our abundant American life and form the forgotten into something fabulous – fashion tangible metaphors of God’s outlandish oath in Isaiah 61:

Proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God. Comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion. Bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of morning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

To join us!


To stay informed!


To help us organize our very first Agape International Missions Benefit Craft Fair!


Together we can stitch together something even more beautiful than handbags…freedom for our sisters in Christ caught in the war against human trafficking.