January 7, 2010

Craft Hope

This is one of my favorite blogs, as of late:  Craft Hope - Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time.

Every couple months they choose a project such as sock monkeys and a organization such as an orphanage in India, and they ask crafters all over the world to send in their own creation with a note attached.  Then they ship all of the items to the location (or hand deliver them if local) and post pictures of the children receiving all the love from people like you and me.  Their next project is to make red scarves for The Orphan Foundation of America's Red Scarf Project.  If I enjoyed knitting or had time, I would make one.  I would rather sew some of the projects I have lined up though.  Maybe next project!

I love that they do good through their crafting, sending packages of hundred of dolls, dresses, scarves, and more all around the world.  What a great idea!  It does remind me of our project for making 100 sundresses for the Holt Children's Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which I delivered.  They cried when they received them all and it felt good, so so good.  Thank you to everyone who helped with that by the way!  It was a massive project.  Here is a picture - they covered our 5x7 kitchen table!


  1. What a terrific site! I hadn't heard of it before. Maybe someday I'll have a moment to contribute.

  2. Okay so I have followed your blog since we applied with Holt over a year ago and this post caught my eye because of that little dress with the pink hearts on it... our daughter was wearing that dress that day we met her in Addis!! Go here to see the pics of that day: http://hutchisonadoption.blogspot.com/2009/10/ethiopia-day-3.html (this gave me goosebumps!) Thank you so much for making those dresses!

  3. This is so cool. I've been thinking about doing something like that. Trying to think of something useful, helpful and enjoyable. I thought of shoulder bags for the nannies.

    I'd love to hear more details about your dress project.

    tamara b
    tam4buit at hotmail dot com


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