Monday, November 3, 2008

mama to mama

Amanda Soule has started a new website: Mama to Mama. It's beginning by gathering help for mum-to-mum craftivism, a lovely concept that is pretty much handmade service opportunities: crafting for good. Her own description writes:

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again."
-Stephen Grellet

As crafters, the reasons we create are many. Just one may be to spread a little bit of peace into the world, to make a small but meaningful difference in one person's life through a simple act of crafting with intention. Mama to Mama seeks to find ways to connect handcrafters with mothers, children and families in need of a little bit of handmade love.

The first project, due December 10th, is gathering newborn caps for a Maine-based organization that benefits Haiti, and offers an easy PDF pattern for making knotted caps from old T-shirts. Read all of the details, and send 'em in. A family at our school recently adopted 3 beautiful children from a Haitian orphanage, so our family has been particularly sensitive to the need in that struggling country. Luckily, I have a boxful of old tees :), and my girls will love helping with the choosing & sewing. I'm personally grateful for a good service start to our holiday gifting and wanting, and will post pictures of our caps soon. And want to see yours!


Braden and Meredith said...

I have never heard of craftism before, but it sounds like a wonderful thing.

Snippety Gibbet said...

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Elise said...

Congrats on your baby! Maybe he'll grow up to be president someday!