Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas/New Year break

Heartfelt Couture will be on vacation from December 15 thru January 3, so I can spend time with my family this holiday season.  Any requests for gowns will be made the first week of the New Year.  Thank you all for your support in 2011.  I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

email down

If you have emailed keri@heartfeltcouture in the last week or so, my email is down.  Trying to correct the problem now.  If you have a question you can go on Heartfelt's facebook page and send me a message.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!

Keri Abshier

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Poppylane raised $1000 for Heartfelt Couture in October!!!!!

Poppylane Photography raised $1000 in the month of October for Heartfelt Couture.  This money will be put to special use.  Prayer pillows are VERY time consuming and this money will help to cut that time in half!  Thank you to Megan with Poppylane and the families that participated.  The session was only $100 and you got some AMAZING pictures and are helping some FABULOUS kids!!

Angel Home gift requests

This Christmas Heartfelt Couture will be sending the 5 kids at Angel Home, in India, prayer pillows and other small gifts.  We are looking for stationary type items; notebooks, pens, erasers, etc.  Also, small toys and games that can be easily put in the box of prayer pillows.  If you are interested in sending some of these items please contact Keri, keri@heartfeltcouture.com or you can mail them to Heartfelt Couture 3101 Mossy Oak Ln, Bedford, TX 76021. I will not be mailing the box until Dec 1st.

Keri Abshier 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Angel Home

Heartfelt Couture is partnering with Angel Home, in India by providing prayer pillows to 5 VERY special children.  Here is a little more about Angel Home:

Since September 2009, Angel Home, in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India has been the home to 5 beautiful children; Nitesh Kumar, Savithra, Yesu Mathi, Suganthi & Santhia. Some of these children came from dysfunctional families while others have been orphaned.
The future hope and vision of Angel Home is to be a safe haven for more orphaned/abandoned children & widows, especially those affected by HIV-AIDS and other communicable diseases, where they will be provided for physically, spiritually and emotionally.

We are also, going to have a list of things we would like to send to the kids, in the box with the pillows.  So stay tuned for more information on how you can help Angel Home.

These precious children need to feel the love of God, and the hope there is in Jesus Christ.

Keri Abshier

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Party with a Purpose

Angie Arena, a Mary Kay consultant, is generously donating $1 for every new face she does in the month of September and 10% of her sales in September come to Heartfelt Couture.  Contact Angie today   email Angie at angela.arena@sbcglobal.net or call her (817) 729-8818.  I have my appointment scheduled and will post pictures of my makeover!  This is an amazing way to have a little fun and give to some AMAZING kids!  Visit her website www.marykay.com/AngelaArena

Keri Abshier

Friday, August 12, 2011

October Fundraiser 2011

Poppylane Photography is GENEROUSLY donating every cent from her photo sessions in October to Heartfelt Couture.  Megan is an AMAZING photographer and has a heart of GOLD!  You will fall in love with her photography and her sweet personality.  Over the last 2 years, Poppylane Photography has donated over $800.  In 2011 she wants to make $1000 to make a child's stay in the hospital a little more FABULOUS!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cutting Party at White's Chapel United Methodist Church

12 amazing ladies from White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, Texas cut out around 60 gowns on May 3, 2011. They were fabulous and really fast at cutting out fabric. They had a great time and I was so thankful for their giving and kind spirits. If your church is interested in having a cutting party at your church please contact keri@heartfeltcouture.com. This is a great way to spread the word about Heartfelt Couture to different churches in the area. This ministry is such a blessing to many families and the more people that know that Heartfelt Couture exists the better!


Keri Abshier

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Prayer requests 4/19/2011

This week was boys week at Heartfelt Couture

Please pray for the following:

Trevor-age 4, has a congenital heart defect, Double Inlet Left Ventricle/Hypoplastic Right Heart. He will be having his 3rd open heart surgery in May

Brady-age 10, will be have a 17 hr surgery in May for his scoliosis.

We at Heartfelt Couture hope everyone has a blessed Easter!

"Jesus said to her,"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
John 11:25-26

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Prayer requests week of 4/4/2011

Heartfelt Couture shipped these 4 gowns out to these precious little girls. Please pray for each below: Charlotte-is 3 years old and having 3rd open heart surgery. Lilly-is 21 months and has Tetraology of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia she will be having her pre-op cath. Addison-is a CHD patient and is getting ready for her 2nd heart operation. Janelle-will be having her heart cath and Fontan. Please pray for all these amazing kids! Blessings, Keri

Monday, April 4, 2011

Kids of Heartfelt Couture-April 2011

This is from sweet Chase's mom.

"1 in 100 children in the United States are born with a Congenital Heart Defect each year. Of those children, approximately 8% will be born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome(HLHS). My 17-month-old son Chase is one of them. Chase was born in October 2009 with, essentially, half a heart. In children with HLHS, the left side of the heart doesn't develop in-utero and the child must undergo three life-saving, palliative heart surgeries. Chase underwent his first heart surgery at 7 days old. He then had a second heart operation when he was 4 1/2 months old and will have one further scheduled surgery when he is approximately 2 to 3 years old. Chase is so incredibly strong and is one of the happiest children I've ever known! He's been through more in his almost year and a half of life than most people experience in a lifetime. The odds have always been stacked against him, yet with his strong determination and our faith and trust in God, he has continued to thrive and exceed expectations! We are so very blessed to have Chase in our lives and we witness a living, breathing miracle every time we look at him. During a recent heart catheterization procedure, Chase had the joy of wearing an adorable Toy Story hospital gown, provided by Heartfelt Couture. Although he was NOT happy to be in the a hospital environment, surrounded by people in scrubs(he's not a fan of people in scrubs, for good reason!), his face lit up when he saw Buzz and Woody on his "shirt". Thank you so much for everything you do to bring a smile to little ones like my son, and for making a difficult experience a little bit easier on him. And of course all of the hospital staff thought his gown was adorable, too! Thank you, Heartfelt Couture!

You can follow Chase's journey with his special heart at http://www.mom2lo.com/

I want to thank Chase's mom for his story. This story is such an amazing testimony for Heartfelt Couture.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Cutting night March 2011

Heartfelt Couture had another cutting night this past Friday. We got a TON done and had a great time doing it! Thank you to all the ladies that came and helped. All 4 of you! Special thanks to Megan with Poppylane Photography for taking some great pictures of our work.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Short hiatus

Heartfelt Couture will be on a short hiatus between Monday March 21-April 4. I will not have email access, or sewing machine access. Any requests emailed in between those dates will be made the week of April 4th and shipped that Saturday April 9th. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Prayer Requests March 13-19

Here are this weeks prayer requests. Word of our amazing ministry is spreading!

Dakota-diagnosed with Craniosynostosis. This is a birth defect/disorder where the sutures in a baby's skull fuse and harden prematurely. She will be having surgery in the Spring. It will be a long surgery.

Lucy-please visit their blog http://www.erikandkatekrull.blogspot.com/

Guiliana-has HLHS and is having her Fontan surgery soon.

Josie-has a very rare congenital heart defect called double outlet right ventricle(DORV). Please go to www.giveforward.com/heartheroesforjosie to learn more about this sweet little girl!

Hannah-is having her 3rd heart surgery.

Jordan-had surgery a week and half ago.

Please pray for all these sweet girls! Seems like this week was GIRLS WEEK! I love Heartfelt Couture and know that all these gown and/or pillows will make a difference to the child and families.

Keri Abshier

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Kids of Heartfelt Couture

We are wanting to do profiles each month of children that have received a gown and/or pillow from Heartfelt Couture. If you have received a gown and/or pillow and would like to be featured as Kid of Heartfelt Couture please email me keri@heartfeltcouture.com We(or you) would love to write a little something about your child, their illness, their strength, and how Heartfelt Couture made them smile. This will be a great way to spread the word of Heartfelt Couture and how it really does make a difference!

Keri Abshier

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Prayer Requests

In the last week and a half I have made 8 hospital gowns and pillows for some precious boys and girls. I would love to list them on the blog so you can pray for these AMAZING kids! Most of them have up coming surgeries.

Mary Clare is 3 years old and has HLHS. Read more about her here
http://www.babypennington.com/ and about her upcoming surgery.

Aly Lincoln is 21 months and also has HLHS. Read more about Aly here
http://www.alyjeansspecialheart.com/ and about her upcoming surgery.

Merritt is 6 weeks old and has RSV. She has been in the NICU and is starting to recover.

Chloe is 3 years old and has a medulloblastoma. Her treatment will be 4 months of chemo and a bone marrow transplant in July or August. She has a 50% chance of survival.

Ethan is 2 years old and has a congenital heart defect. They find out in April when his next surgery is scheduled.

Chase has HLHS. He will get his procedure this spring.

Daylen is 4 months old and is having hemi-fontan surgery in March.

Kylan is 21 months and has HLHS. He will be having his 3rd open heart surgery this spring.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Heartfelt girls

Pictured above is my little girl "A". Her bear "Gabrielle" is sick and she made a prayer pillow for the bear using fabric letters I had dropped that day.

My other little girl "L" was looking at a blog with me about a little girl named Lucy yesterday. I asked her what should we do for Lucy since she is very sick. "L" said, "Make her a hospital gown and pillow."

My girls at 5 years old are "getting" that Heartfelt Couture helps sick children feel better.

I am not saying this because I am "The World's Greatest Mom". I am really an average at best mom. My house is a mess, I can get frustrated very easily, we don't eat 100% organic. I never intended to be a stay at home mom, and sometimes I go into my room, shut the door and scream into my pillow. Why am I tell you this? Because I am not perfect. I am normal.

The one thing I want my girls to learn from me is giving. I want it to be second nature to them. We live in a selfish, me driven world, and I struggle with this daily. I want them to rise up and be an example of kindness and a giving heart.

On my fridge we have our family verse,
"In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35

I truly believe if we can teach our children to be givers then God's kingdom will grow faster than we ever thought possible. This is only 1/3 of the reason I do Heartfelt Couture. Maybe I will blog more about the other two reasons later!

Keri Abshier

Monday, February 28, 2011

Prayer Pillows change

Effective March 1, 2011 prayer pillows will only be the one letter. ie First inital. I am having a hard time finding boxes for the prayer pillows. This will help with shipping cost, with labor, and with cost of batting. If you requested a pillow February 28th or before you will get a pillow with the full name. But as of March 1, 2011, I can no longer keep up with demand for the full name pillows. I do love making the pillows but I want to make sure they get out in a timely manner and that I have time for my family as well!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Introducing Heartfelt Couture's Board of Directors

Heartfelt Couture has had this group of ladies on the board for over a year and a half, but I thought it was HIGH time you were able to see this beautiful ladies!

Poppylane Photography* took these amazing photos. It was such a fun time and I cherish each and every one of these beautiful gals! These ladies love to laugh and joke around, so it was amazing that Megan was able to capture that time! All these women are hard workers, have a heart for Jesus, and are truly beautiful women inside and out! Megan even said on the phone after the photosession, "Those are a really great bunch of girls." I COMPLETELY AGREE! Everyone of them would go to bat for me or Heartfelt Couture.

All of us are mothers and know that making a child smile is the most priceless gift in the world! They are all dedicated to making your child's stay in the hospital a little more FABULOUS!

*special thanks to Poppylane Photography! In 2010, Poppylane Photography donated $400 from her Heartfelt Couture photosession package.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year

Last year proved to be the best year for Heartfelt Couture. We shipped out more hospital gowns and prayer pillows this year than in both years combined. We received an amazing amount of donations this year. Which will all be used to provide even more gowns and pillows across the country. From North Carolina to Indiana, children are being blessed because the community is coming together,to help support Heartfelt Couture. The picture above is an AMAZING small group from Compass Christian Church in Colleyville. They all came together and blessed Heartfelt Couture with an amazing gift. It's people like this that make Heartfelt Couture possible. From individuals, companies, and photographers, I would like to thank everyone that gave a donation in 2010. I am so proud that people are believing in this ministry. I know Heartfelt Couture will only continue to grow because of you!

The New Year will bring some new faces to Heartfelt Couture. The board of directors will be more involved and HC will no longer we a solo effort on my part. I am super excited for a little help! I have been running on fumes and God is giving me the help I need. I was only able to do 2 gown deliveries to Cooks Children's Hospital in 2010. But I am hoping that in 2011 I will be able to do 2 at Cooks Children's Hospital and 2 at Medical City Dallas Children's Hospital. Having help will make this possible.

Here at Heartfelt Couture we hope you have a Happy New Year!