Monday, April 1, 2013

Light it up blue hop

 Hello everyone!
Today is a very special day for the color blue.  We at May Arts are on the hop with all blue ribbony projects for a special cause. 

A little explanation...
April 2nd is "Autism Awareness Day" and people allover the world "Light it up blue" in support.  So some very lovely gals at May Arts are joining in.  Join us at the start of the hop HERE on the May Arts ribbon blog.  If you are already on your way you should have joined me from Jenifer Cowles blog.

Here's my little project...A blue ribbon hair clip on a tag.
Autism and me
My daughter had a "developmental delay" when she was young.  By age three she hardly talked at all.  It was not because she was shy and non sociable.  In fact she is the extreme opposite.  She was quite smart in every other way.  So we took her to a program for help, and it did.  As of right now she is one of the smartest child in her grade at her school and has been since four.  Her focus this year has improved dramatically and she still is extremely social.  There was early signs of Autism but we were lucky that either she out grew it or it was just a matter of  her unique personality.  Either way a lot of her early friends were officially diagnosed with having it.  Our family will never forget the friends and teachers she had in her early years.  Such loving and happy children.  So the "SMILE" on the tag is totally intentional.
Here's my beautiful little girl with the bow in her hair...
Here's how I clipped the bow to the tag.
I hope you all enjoyed story time today.  It was a real personal one for me.  Please don't judge others and be open to all happy people especially children.  I know your life will feel warmer...Mines does!

Okay now onto the hop.  You know the ribbon lady can't have a hop without a give-a-way, so here it is.  So blue and so awesome.  Wanna win?  Just join the hop and comment on each blog along the way.  One name will be picked to win these four blue beauties.
Get hoppin'...Your next stop is

44 comments:

Charlene said...

Thanks for sharing your story, Lalo.

Virginia said...

great idea, cute subject too!

Laura said...

Pretty ribbon for such. Sweet face!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Beautiful bow and so happy she is doing so well!! We will be wearing blue today for Autism :)

jessica said...

beautiful project!!!!

Jennifer Scull said...

thank you so much for sharing your special story about your precious daughter! she looks beautiful with that wonderful blue bow in her hair!

I am so thankful for the many people who dedicate their lives to helping those who suffer with autism. they are truly heroes.

by belle said...

Adorable clip and daughter!!

Krissy said...

Thank you for sharing your story! Beautiful little girl and a beautiful hair bow!

Annette said...

aww adorable.. great bow..

~amy~ said...

Such an awesome post...great project and your girl is beautiful!

rscholz said...

Love the blue ribbon hair clip and tag. Glad that your daughter is doing so well. Thanks for sharing.

Allyn Heald said...

Love the idea of using a hair ribbon!

Chris said...

How sweet!!Love this idea!

Kyle4143 said...

What a beautiful story! I love the bow and what a great way to celebrate autism awareness! The tag is perfect for this great gift! Your daughter is beautiful and I love the smile!!

NinaN said...

Beautiful! The story, the girl the project! Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Jan said...

Sweet tag! And thanks for showing how you attached the bow to the tag and sharing your story! Your daughter has a sweet smile! Thanks for supporting Autism awareness! It affects so many!

marylouh said...

Glad things worked out for your daughter. She is beautiful. Love the card and the bow.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful card and bow. Your daughter is so Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your story with us.

Becky Dunham said...

Love this darling hair clip Lalo! Your sweet daughter is so adorable :) I have a nephew who was finally diagnosed with autism so this day is near and dear to my heart and I loved hearing your story. When I was a child, they told my mother I had cerebral palsy because I was so little, but turns out they were wrong about that too!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweet bow and a great way to give it too!

Pat Kinkaid said...

Thanks for sharing your story and your project. Your daughter is beautiful.

Rachel W K said...

beautiful story and beautiful little lady. love your project for her :)
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

~Tammy~ said...

Thank you for sharing your story! We are proud recipients of the Easter Seals Program in Hawaii and through that program my son had many friends who have Autism. They are a wonderful organization and we met a lot of wonderful people! I have a special warm and fuzzy in my heart for Autism Awareness. Thank you for sharing your talents through the crafting community for such a wonderful cause of awareness!

Sue D said...

Cute project and wonderful story about your daughter.

sharon g said...

Oh how cute. I love the hair clip. It's nice that girls weren't forgotten.

Natasha G.P. said...

I'm glad that your daughter is doing fine. I have not had the same experience. I like your project--it is very sweet and pretty.

Denise Bryant said...

Love that pretty blue hair clip! Thanks for sharing your story too!

Ruth G said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely bow and your heartfelt story. I have a son on the autism spectrum and I have also learned not to judge others when you have no idea what their struggles are. We are blessed with a very social and verbal child, but I know that many others struggle with speech and friendships. I'm so glad you took part in this hop and wish you the best of everything as you continue to love and guide your daughter.

Tiff said...

Awwwww, this is darling! Love your ribbon :) It's perfect!

Christiana said...

Such an awesome project and story behind it.

Rufus said...

What a beautiful daughter you have. She made a great model for the hair clip. Thanks for sharing your/her story.
R/

yyam said...

Such a sweet project!
Glad you discovered the problem early. She's sooooo sweet-looking!

sherry varga said...

Your bow is awesome!!!!

Anita Braddock said...

Super cute card. Love the layering and the colors the added ribbon is Beautiful thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

Fabulous tag and bow! Thank you for sharing the story of your beautiful daughter!

Debbie Caldwell said...

How unique, the hair bow on the card. So pretty. Thanks for sharing your story, I have a dear friend who's son is Autistic and am awed at how she copes with him. A beautiful card for a great cause.

Shelly said...

How sweet is this?!! :) LOVE it!!

Ava Gavloski said...

special hair bow made with lots of love.

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a beautiful hair bow and the tag for it. Thanks for sharing your story and the picture of your sweet girl.

Kristie Maynard said...

Thanks for sharing your story with us. Your little girl is adorable. What a cute way to give a little gift like the hair bow.

Lucy said...

What an adorable tag and bow! Your daughter is so cute.

Lisa said...

Your daughter and the bow = sweet as pie :)
Thanks for sharing your story, Lalo XX

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! This is the CUTEST little gift ever!!!!!! LOVE the papers and design of the clip holder!! And your daughter is just tooooo precious wearing the clip! FUN!!!

ps...thank you x1000000000 for your sweet comment on my blog! You made my day!! HUGS!! <3

Quip1320 said...

What a great idea! Love the bow and your daughter has the most precious smile EVER!