Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Dolly Donations...comforting orphans in Haiti...
I just couldn't let this rest & had to participate in the doll drive going on right now to send the cutest handmade dolls to an orphanage in Haiti. These kids could really use some comfort & handmade love.
For more info on this, you can click on the button in my sidebar to be directed to the dolly donations blog...or cut & paste this link into your browser: http://dollydonations.blogspot.com/2010/05/active-dolly-drive-free-kids-dolls-for.html
I'll see if the ladies at my church have any free time to whip up a few more. They are in more need of boy dolls than girl dolls & the deadline is fast approaching.
A little info about the craft experience. Each doll only took a couple of hours for me to make & I know they'd go by faster the more I work on.
The pattern is available for free on the dolly donations website.
The cost of materials was minimal. I bought the brown cotton for the doll's faces & arms, & found all the body & legs fabrics in the 'fat quarter' section at my local fabric store, but any fabric would do, I had the black fleece which I used on thier hair as well as the stuffing. It took not quite 2 bags of stuffing to stuff all 7 of these. I had the craft paint too, but if you didn't have anything to start with, this would easily be an under $20 project for one doll.
It was a lot of fun & I'm sure hoping each of these special friends brings a smile to a child that needs it the most. If you have a little free time & would like to try your hand at an easy & fun project, I encourage you to do so!
*oh, and please give Sarah Hanson credit for the doll pattern when folks ask about it...she is very generous to share it so freely!
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