Long time no blog! That darn job of mine keeps me so busy. Well, that and the two children, house and h
usband I have.
Anyway, I finally had time to upload some pics so I thought I'd share my latest project.
If you know me at all, you know that I am a bit of a freak about crochet. For a while now I have regularly donated things that I make to hospitals, shelters and crisis centers. I really enjoy this because baby blankets are my favorite thing to make but jeez, how many does a person really need?
One night while lying awake in bed (probably after a 1 am blood sugar check) I had a FABULOUS idea (if I do say so myself) that would allow me to involve some of the kids at my school in the process of donating these items.
So the next morning I talked to the teacher who runs our National Junior Honor Society and together we came up with "Project Comfort".
I bought a bunch of plain canvas bags and some fabric paint. A big group of NJHS students came to my classroom one afternoon after school and decorated all the bags. Then a couple weeks later we met again and the kids and I filled each bag with a handmade blanket, a book and a toy. The toys and books were left over from a previous NJHS project. Over Spring Break I will be shopping in our playroom for more!
The kids had so much fun, did such a great job and were so proud of themselves! It was incredible to watch their excitement as they packed the bags.
Last week we decorated another set of bags and I am busy crocheting up a storm to fill them up! Some of the bags will be going to Phoenix Children's Hospital and some will be going to a place called Homeward Bound which is a shelter for homeless and domestic violence families.
Below are some of the pictures I have taken so far. I thought I had some better ones of the bags themselves but I can't seem to find them right now.
OMG Leigh! I LOVE this idea! What a GREAT way to get the kids involved with your hooker habit!ReplyDelete
I am sure the families who receive these will appreciate each and every one of you!
What beautiful blankets, and great kids. I can just imagine what a special gift these will be to a child. You pictures are great, thanks for posting them.ReplyDelete
I would love to see some of your patterns.ReplyDelete
I taught Joy's kids how to do the dolls, they loved them. That style is the perfect thing for them, and me too.
LEIGH!!!!! WOW!!!! That is amazing :) I can hardly wait to see some stuff in person. You're so incredibly talented....and you have a HUGE heart!!!ReplyDelete
Your blankets look amazing, you are very talented! Good work! :)ReplyDelete
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