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I've always been a DIY kinda girl. I grew up with a mom that always made homemade play-dough and birthday cakes and sewed our dance costumes. So I learned to "sew a straight line" at a very early age.

In the spring of 2010, when I was 5 months pregnant, I was at a routine checkup where I was told that I was in very premature labor and would deliver a baby in 24 hours that would not survive. I was immediately rushed into emergency surgery and spent the rest of my pregnancy laying horizontal in a hospital bed. The days were LONG, and since I couldn't even sit up, I had to find something to do with my hands! So I started with a vision to crochet this tiny baby girl a blanket. And thus began my desire to sew, sew, sew.

I lived in the hospital for 2 weeks, before doctors could no longer stop the labor. Our very tiny, but oh-so-perfect,…

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  • Born on February 13
  • Joined August 29, 2011

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I've always been a DIY kinda girl. I grew up with a mom that always made homemade play-dough and birthday cakes and sewed our dance costumes. So I learned to "sew a straight line" at a very early age.

In the spring of 2010, when I was 5 months pregnant, I was at a routine checkup where I was told that I was in very premature labor and would deliver a baby in 24 hours that would not survive. I was immediately rushed into emergency surgery and spent the rest of my pregnancy laying horizontal in a hospital bed. The days were LONG, and since I couldn't even sit up, I had to find something to do with my hands! So I started with a vision to crochet this tiny baby girl a blanket. And thus began my desire to sew, sew, sew.

I lived in the hospital for 2 weeks, before doctors could no longer stop the labor. Our very tiny, but oh-so-perfect, baby girl was born, and the Lord took her straight to Heaven.

{{It is out of this great tragedy - that has come my greatest victory}}

Late fall of 2011 I listed my first pair of women's boot socks on Etsy. In a matter of days, I was overwhelmed with orders that I could not possibly fulfill on my own. Years later, I now have a team of friends, family, and friends-of-friends, who work out of both their homes and in our warehouse/office, fulfilling all of your orders of lacey goodness, and meeting every need you may have!

But, my story really began at 18 years old when I had the incredible opportunity to travel to India for a mission trip. While there, a deep passion grew inside of me for the poor and the helpless, and especially for the women and children. I left India with a desire to help them in some way, but was unsure of what that could look like. In August 2013, this long-simmering desire of mine came to fruition when Grace and Lace began a very exciting partnership with Angel House (www.angelhouse.me). A portion of every sale now goes toward building orphanages in India, giving homeless children homes! In 2014 Rick and I had the privilege of traveling to India for the grand opening of our first two orphanages, housing 50 children each. Our heart is to scoop these orphans off the streets and give them shelter, food to eat, fresh well water, clothes on their backs, and most importantly to raise them in Christ. Words cannot describe the way our hearts felt as we met and spent time getting to know the first 100 children God has given us. He has great plans for each one of them and we are humbled and honored to be a part of their stories, with the help of you, our fans! Together, we are changing the world, one boot sock at a time!

WELCOME, and thanks for looking and shopping :)

With His Grace & a Little Lace,
Melissa

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