Saturday, January 16, 2010

Craft Hope

Some time ago, I stumbled across this amazing oragnization's website. Craft Hope is a group of people from all walks of life, from all over the world. They organize projects based on the needs of various organizations, again, all over the world. And then crafters get working and the items get sent on their way!

They have sent dresses to orphanages Mexico and Brazil. Boys and girls in an orphanage in Nicaragua received handmade baby dolls. The Miracle Foundation was given blankets, hats, and booties for the newborns they serve. Young burn victims at the Firefighters Burn Institute were sent sock monkeys of all shapes and sizes to love on as they recovered from their injuries. Beautiful handmade quilts were given to homeless children through Margaret's Hope Chest.

And the newest project is scarves, which will be sent to the Orphan Foundation. The Orphan Foundation helps children who has been in the foster care system. They have "outgrown" the traditional system, but are in need of help getting to college and need support while they are there. The scarves will be added to the care packages students are sent several times throughout the school year.

I know just the most basic of knitting and crochet stitches, but I am really excited to make some scarves to send.

I love the idea behind Craft Hope. Check out the photos in the site, especially of the girls with their dolls. The thought that there was someone they had never met, who took the time to make something that they could call their own, to hold onto at night and play with during the day... It warms your heart just to see how happy they are!

I'm off to check out my yarn stash!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Etsy Goodness

These awesome Etsy finds are all inspired by my new studio walls - Aqua Chiffon!

Water Blossom Flower Broach by JujaCrafts. It makes me think of summer and water and sunshine! All good things since I am watching the snow fall as I type this.

Chic Baby Pettiskirt by ChicBabyRose. So fluffy and fun! What little girl wouldn't love to dance around in this?

Vintage 50's Dress by RedBoxVintage. The aqua sash against the white chiffon - gorgegous!

Hope your new year has gotten off to a great start!