Why do you sew?
I sew for lots of reasons. One, I’m a creative spirit and need the outlet. I’m pretty sure that if I wasn’t sewing, I’d be knitting, drawing or sculpting something really big and ostentatious :). Two, it costs a truck load of money to clothe a family of 8, so I either sew to keep up with my growing kids or I get a second job (Which one would you choose?) And, three, when I make something with my hands, I can’t help but include a piece of my heart. This is my favorite reason for sewing. It’s my “I love you” without words.
I have a few friends in the bloggy community who are taking their “I love you’s” through crafting and bringing special awareness to causes that are dear to their heart. These are all beautiful women. I just wanted to share a little bit of blog space with them today to highlight their efforts. (Do any of their causes resonate with you? I’m sure they’d be thrilled for you to visit their sites for more information.)
This is a beautiful project created to bring awareness to organ donation. It is in honor of a little girl, Ruby Jane, who passed away at only 7 months due to liver failure. Her parents created the Ruby Jane Foundation to bring awareness to the importance of becoming an organ donor. These adorable doll patterns have been created in her honor. For more information about this very special project, visit Abby’s site Sew Much Ado. 100% of the proceeds (August) for her doll pattern will be given to the Ruby Jane Foundation.
A dear bloggy friend of mine, Kerry Todd and her husband have decided to adopt. They’ve already adopted one precious pumpkin and have felt a special tug on their hearts to adopt another little one. She recently opened up an Etsy shop to help fund their mission (Adoption can be costly). She designs inspirational prints and jewelry. You can find more information about her shop and their beautiful adoption journey here.
Have you heard of the She’s Worth It Campaign? My friend over at Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy Crafts (along with a ton of other crafters) is participating in this worthwhile project. Participants create a bracelet or pouch to be sent to women who’ve been rescued from human sex trafficking. For more information, visit the super awesome Andrea Panell’s site, The Train to Crazy.
Keep doin’ what you love!