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

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 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 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 and about her upcoming surgery.

Aly Lincoln is 21 months and also has HLHS. Read more about Aly here 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