Have you noticed the little “Caps to Cap-Haitien” button on the right sidebar this week? It links to the first project on the new Mama to Mama site. If you have a small pile of t-shirts you no longer want, and a sewing machine (or needle & thread) you know how to use, you might want to whip up a few baby caps for the desperately poor of Haiti.
Now, with this kind of thing, I have a tendency to be full of the best intentions, but rarely make it to the finish line. Imagine my surprise, then, when I actually dug through my dresser for some t-shirts I never wear. And just think of my shock when, two days later, I took scissors to that pile of shirts and cut out some cap shapes.
It didn’t stop there. Tonight, while feeling cranky and headachey, awash in a sea of gluttonous regret after an ill-advised affair with a half a bag of peanut butter M&M’s, I dragged myself to the dining room and set up my sewing machine. 30 minutes later I had three wonky caps that will probably never be a decent fit on any human baby’s head. But at least I made it this far, right?
I probably haven’t given up completely, but I’ve given up for tonight 😀 Maybe you would like to try your hand at it?