I am always amazed by people who find a way to use their gifts to help others...and my friend Amanda is no exception. She has recently turned her interest in crocheting in to woobiesfor.com:
"Woobies for" is a project that hopes to spread positivity from your creativity, talent and generosity. I was unable to sleep one night and an idea hit me. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could gather a community of people who knit, crochet, quilt or sew to create blankets, or woobies, powered by a specific positive emotion. Knit a blanket while focusing on love. Sew a quilt dedicated to hope. Then we could gather those beautiful works of art and donate them to children in need. Children's hospitals, homeless shelters, and the families of our brave troops. Giving children in need these woobies filled with such powerful emotions to give them strength to face what's ahead. The recipient would receive their woobie and a one word explanation like "bravery" or "comfort" so they know what the woobie represents.
One of the things I love most about this project is that Amanda is not asking for money - she is asking for gifts from the heart. She is not asking for a specific amount of time or commitment - she is asking for creativity and love. For blankets and quilts and cards created out of joy and strength and a sense of reaching out to someone in need. I am proud of her for starting this - and am honored to share it with you.
To celebrate the launch of woobiesfor.com (and because you know I love a giveaway!) - please leave a comment here and tell us about how you've shared your creative gifts, or if you know of other charitable organizations that crafters might be interested in supporting (Operation Write Home is another of my favorites). Someone is going to win an Anna Griffin Fabric Squares Collection - and these patterns are gorgeous!
I have offered to make cards to go with the blankets and quilts, and to spread the word about woobiesfor.com - because those are my gifts. My hope is that you too will be inspired to share your creativity and bring a little joy to someone who needs comfort. What a wonderful way to make a difference!
Have a great week everybody - woobies for all!
PS - deadline to enter is midnight Eastern on Wednesday February 22nd. Good luck!