30 April 2013

Great Karma from Hopeful Threads

If your stitching and entering all of the giveaways on the internet and not winning anything, then you need to participate in one of Hopeful Threads projects.  Each month Kristy has a project picked out for those of you that are creative and would like to share your creativity.

I first read about her projects during September of last year when the project was to create an I-Pad case or pillowcases for the American troops serving our country.  I just had to make something because my father was in the military and even though I had only been sewing for a month she was kind enough to take my pitiful donation.
2 Pillowcases and an I-Pad sleeve in Matching Polka Dot material.
 This was made with 1 of only 2 cotton fabrics that I have found in Greece, the other one still smells bad even though I have washed it a whole bunch.
And I won an awesome fabric package from Contemporary Cloth, the beginning of the great Karma had begun.

The next project that caught my eye was her November project to make Christmas Stockings for children stuck in the hospital during the holiday time.  I made 2 and she always encourages you to also give to your own community and since we had to take my son to the hospital during December I took my 2 stockings and gave them to the teacher in the children's hospital ward to give to the most needed child.
And while I was giving these to the hospital I won a fat quarter set from Caitlin over at "I don't do dishes" Etsy shop.

This month of April has been about making stuffed animals for children in the Foster Care system and are about ready to go through a court hearing, a very stressful and fearful time for any child of any age.
I was adopted luckily by my biological mother's cousin so I didn't have to go throught the Foster Care programs, but I did have to go to a court hearing, very scary, even though every one tries to be nice it is still scary, so I  had to make some FLUFF.  Kristy was nice enough to agree to take my little projects unstuffed (to save on shipping) and she will stuff them there.

I made:
2 Rainbow Umbrellas, bottom one was a prototype :)
I made these out of a charm pack that I won from Shirley
over at SIMPLE SEW

3 cars out of Riley Blakes Peak Hour fabric

and 12 little owls
I made these owls out of a charm pack of Moda Snap Pop that I won in February from Stitches and Giggles.

So if you are feeling a little Karma less and want some good Karma to come your way, sew for Hopeful Threads, at the beginning of each month she has a new idea, if you like it and it speaks to your heart then please think of using your time to create something for her monthly project.

And may the Good Karma bless you as it has me.

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