In terms of children to make things for, I’m surrounded by boys. Sons, nephews. But every once in a while, despite my general disdain for anything too pink or frilly, I get the urge to make something feminine. Enter crafthope.
The brainchild of Jade Sims, Craft Hope
is a faith-based, love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those less fortunate. It is our hope to combine our love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world.
The first project involved making pillowcase dresses and bandana pants for children currently living in shelters in Brazil and Mexico. I’ve made enough bandana pants to make my head spin, but pillowcase dresses are new to me, and I’ve always wanted to make one – I just lacked a recipient.
I used the tutorial provided by Susan at Freshly Picked, and turned a thrifted pillowcase into a shirt/dress for a 9 year old girl. I hope she likes it!
It was very easy to put together, and once I got started, my “inner girl” got loose and started rummaging through my sewing box for things like rick-rack and iron-on flowers.
I think it’s just adorable! I’m not sure what the next Craft Hope project is, but if pillowcase tops are involved, you can safely count me in. I was thinking, actually, that if I lose a bit of weight (which is part of the plan, anyway) I could fit into one of these as a cool, airy, lightweight Summer shirt.
Minus the pink, the rick-rack and the flowers, of course. Give me something in a nice olive green. Or black. LOL!
I encourage you to go check out Craft Hope. It’s a nice, easy way to get creative and make a small difference at the same time.