Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Giveaway Day Winner!
Thank you to all who participated in Giveaway Day! (Sorry for the delay in posting.) Ring the bells, we have a winner....congratulations to MM4ver! You can stop by her blog, Life in Alaska.
(Note: If you are going to count comments be forewarned that there were only 24 entries, not 28, as there were persons who left a comment who did not enter the giveaway.)
Please take some time to peruse the list of wonderful charities mentioned in the comments, and follow the URLs to the websites. There were a good number that I hadn't heard of before and intend to research. There is a lot of work to be done in the world, so I would like to highlight a few crafty projects and charities that you may be interested in supporting:
Knitters and crocheters, I wish I had found The Red Scarf Project sooner! If you happen to have a red knitted or crocheted scarf that meets the project requirements, by all means pop it in the mail right away! The Orphan Foundation of America collects scarves and distributes them in a Valentine's Day care package to an orphan attending college or trade school. The deadline to send a scarf is December 15th, so hurry!
Sewists, consider Little Dresses for Africa, an organization I mentioned in an earlier post. I discovered their work nearly a year ago, and the stark need for girls' dresses is one of the reasons that I wanted to begin sewing again. I am pleased to see that the project has grown a bit and that so much love and care is being put into the dresses. I have chosen to use the out-of-print New Look 6195 pattern for this project. Remember the "Test Dress" that I made in sewing class a couple of months ago? That was a warm-up. I'm planning to sew some dresses from that pattern and send them out in the coming year.
Craft Hope sponsors various project drives and works with different organizations around the world to "share handmade crafts with those less fortunate." You might also be interested in the work of The Toy Society. If you think you may want to make a toy prior to Christmas, be certain to read about the World Wide Christmas Toy Drop of 2009.
That's all for now!