Archive for May, 2010

Kids clothes week challenge

Jumper for Edward

Jumper for Edward

I have been inspired by another blog, http://www.elsiemarley.com, to spend time every day next week making children’s clothes.  There is no prize involved her however it should give me the motivation I need to complete some projects I am altering for Mary, and possible work on a couple of new baby projects for Edward and Rosie.

The challenge during the second week of May, is to spend  at least 1 hour every day working on children’s clothing, while I will be sewing I imagine that those with other talents could knit or crochet. It is my hope that by the end of the week I will have completed 3 tops I am currently altering for Mary and one new top that I am upcycling from a  shirt.

I will post pictures as I begin this project next week

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Bean Bags – Craft Hope Project for Liberia

I have had the wonderful opportunity to sew bean bags for orphans in Liberia through Craft Hope,  http://crafthope.com, an orginization which allows crafters around the world to help others in need. These bean bags will go to LOEP,http://www.loeproject.org/home,  and be used by teachers in Liberia.

I found working on this project a blessing, the instructions called for the bags to be filled with pellets, aquarium gravel or other non food items because of the hunger and climate found in Liberia. I now fill more blessed than ever to provide food to my children daily and, I am grateful to live in a country where beans and rice are cheaper than aquarium gravel. I would guess that very few in Liberia would consider paying for rocks.

I am eagerly looking forward to the next project from Craft Hope.

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