Craft Hope….Project 8: Gulf Coast Oil Spill…..

Craft Hope Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time

Craft Hope’s latest project is to work with “The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, the Audubon Nature Institute, and the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge to assist them in their efforts in caring for and cleaning oiled marine mammals, mostly dolphins, other marine mammals, birds, and sea turtles. Dolphins are naturally curious and have been swimming toward the oil plumes to investigate… and that curiosity gets them in a lot of trouble against the oil slick.”

This is the easiest project Craft Hope has is simple..anyone can do it… can get your kids involved…you can do it in ten minutes…yet, it will make a great difference!

All they are asking for is cloths or rags, made from cotton, sizes 10 x 10 inches or 14 x 27 inches…..that’s it..simple..nothing fancy…get a towel, cut it up and send it off!  If you want to knit..then knit them….if you want to sew them…then sew them…..It is that easy!

Check out the Craft Hope website to get more information!  The mailman just took my package away…it’s heading for Florida!  Every little bit counts!

********And don’t forget to enter my latest giveaway*********

I’m giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to my Etsy shop!!!

Bean Bags for Craft Hope…


I finally finished my bean bags for Craft Hope!  Their current project is making bean bags for schools in Liberia.



I decided to make the bean bags using felt and my embroidery machine. First, I had to sew a stabilizer to the back of the material and cut out all the letters.



Then I measured out all the squares..I did 5 inches x 5 inches…it seemed like just the right size.  I used spray adhesive to get stick them first to the felt while the embroidery machine did its work.



So that I wouldn’t have to use extra felt….I embroidered all the letters first, then cut them out into squares.



Then I sewed the back onto them, leaving the top open.  I used a different color felt for the backings, just to add some more color.  Then they all got stuffed with plastic pellets.



The only thing left was the bag! I did the lettering on the embroidery machine and then sewed a drawstring!  It was a very fun project.  I love Craft Hope and I can’t wait to see what their next project is…if you love to sew or are a bit crafty, please join their latest project.  You have until May 15th to get the bean bags done!

Craft Hope…


Okay…I am not a knitter and I am not a crocheter……that is for sure!  But I am almost done my red scarf for Craft Hope’s latest project.   The scarf has to be at least 60 inches long and it is due by February 14th…so I must mail it by Thursday!  I have been working on this one scarf for about 3 weeks.  I must finish it.  I don’t think I will ever make another again….though never say never…this is something I have definitely learned in life!  Wish me luck!

Oh..and it is the last day to enter for the custom woolie giveaway…..check it out… the Etsy Cloth Diaper Team blog.