Monday, September 7, 2009

Crafting for good: Craft Hope

I stumbled upon Craft Hope in my search for volunteer opportunities involving sewing. I was able to find lots of projects for knitters and crocheters, and although I do know how, I happen to be the worlds slowest knitter. It would mostly likely take me months to complete one scarf/hat/blanket square/what have you. That's why I was SO happy to find Craft Hope. I could do something good using my specific skill set. I first worked on Project #3, sewing booties and caps to be given to three childrens homes in India.

I managed to finish seven sets of booties:

and sixteen caps:

I completed everything using materials I already had in my fabric stash. The booties required so little fabric that I was able to use bits and pieces from my scrap bag. The final item count for the entire project was AMAZING. You can see for yourself here. So much love and care went into each item. It really warms my heart and makes me so happy to know that craftiness can be used to benefit others.

Their current project is creating sock monkeys for Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp in California. Please do check it out. I have never actually made a sock monkey before, but hope to complete one or two to send along. I have really been trying to use materials I already have on hand for craft projects, but don't happen to have any stray socks. I did manage to find a few pair with crazy patterns at Marc's for only .69 each, so I don't feel as bad about buying something new. I love Marc's! You never know what you're going to find there. Anyway, please visit Craft Hope, and spread the word.


  1. what a great cause!! & those booties are just adorable. you should be very proud of yourself! someday i aspire to enter your crafty world (someday.. when time permits, may take a couple years or 18?)
    still looking for time somewhere to try out my little sewing machine.

  2. Wow! That is such a cool project that you were able to be involved in!

  3. What cute little shoes! I bet my sister would love those! Cute fabric too!

  4. That is so wonderful of you to volunteer your skills like that! And those booties are adorable! I bet they were put to good use!