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Craft Hope has announced Project 9: Pillowcases for terminally ill children.  We sat out project 8: Washcloths for cleaning gulf coast wildlife (no offense to gulf coast wildlife) but am excited to sign-up fora  pillowcase or two or three.  The little one has been asking about learning to machine sew and I think this might be a good simple first project. 

I discovered Craft Hope, founded by an Austin Mama of three hoping to make a difference through crafting,  earlier this year and it resonated with me right away.   My design team and I rummaged in our remnant bins and made a set of crocheted shapes and sewn numbers bean bags for school children in Liberia for Project 7.  Sorry for the dismal picture of the counting bean bags, one side has embroidered numbers and the other has a mini-quilt block with corresponding number of patches (yep, was feeling pretty clever).  I not so cleverly used stretch fabric remnants for these so they came out a little wonky, but I think it adds to their character.Of course, we subjected the bean bags to rigorous quality testing before sending out.  They passed.  Need to make some more of these for my littlest one soon.

Fresh from the sewing room.  Freestyled the pants and nightshirt, shorts are Simplicity 5226.

Some random findings from last weekend’s walk in the creek.   Not very crafty you say?  Perhaps not.

But the potential is there.   If you have visited the purl bee recently you’ll know what I mean.  And if you haven’t here’s a picture of the crochet covered stones by Margaret Oomen that were recently featured on the blog.