Friday, March 09, 2007

No More Coma
Well, the camera is out of its coma. I finally remembered to get new batteries, so I can now post my own pics. I have been crafty lately, I made myself a little shop apron, which I am in love with. I put it on to take some pics and I haven't taken it off yet. I used a vintage fabric that was in my husband's grandma's stash that my MIL passed on to me (or maybe it was in her stash...) and a bunch of scraps I had in my own stash. It turned out pretty cute, I think. Very bright and a teeny tiny bit garish, but hey, that's me!

Yesterday I whipped up monkey boy a little totebag to take his baby Bible and an emergency clothes change in for when we go to church. Was that a run on sentence? I can't get it to sound right...anyway, he likes it and immediately filled it with trains and cars. We'll see if we ever get his church stuff into it.

And today I have been crafting with a cause! I made little welcome kits for the people who sign up to be on my team for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk. Which has a name now-Team G.I.R.L.S - Griping Is Really Lame Stuff. We are not great at coming up with catchy names and really aren't the type to have 'hooters', 'knockers', or 'boobs' in the name, so we came up with that. It's cute and catchy and should remind up not to whine no matter how much our feet get torn up. Or at least to whine under our breath. The welc0me kits have little water bottles and mini-first aid kits from the dollar store. I just added my own little touches to them. After I finish this entry I'll be making log books to track our walks in and make sure we are on the right track.

Tonight, after the munchkins are asleep, Aaron and I are going to be working on some things for a church toothbrush drive we are doing for people in Romania. We have a friend who goes there on a mission trip each year and he brought it to the church's attention that there is a great need for toothbrushes and toothpaste there. In the poor parts of Romania oral hygene is not of great importance and as a result people are getting very sick. They are hoping to collect 10,000 toothbrushes and toothpastes by May 1st. They will then be boxed up and shipped out to Romania to be distributed. A tall order, but we think it can be done, especially since you can get 4 toothbrushes for a dollar at the dollar store (Who knew!).

We are placing a toothbrush and a little write up on the needs in the service packets for the Bible Study Groups that meet each week at church. My high school girls bible study has also decided to do that for their service project this semester and have some really cute ideas on how to get their fellow students to contribute. I am pretty excited to see how the girls get the other students involved in this.

I love crafting, but I am really jazzed about doing my crafty stuff for a good cause. I know that I am planning on making some special items to sell to benefit Team G.I.R.L.S. and am really looking forward to showing the stuff to everyone!


allie from minneapolis said...

I wish you the best on your 3-day. I'm so inspired by all of your efforts to contibute and give back...I just have to say thank you. Not only all of the actual work you are putting into the toothbrush drive and the 3-day, but then to be making stuff for people on top of it...again, I'm inspired. Best wishes and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Allie from Minneapolis

Vallen said...

My goodness you are productive and productive for a good cause. Admirable is what you are!!!

deb said...

I wish you much success! How wonderful to read about these good deeds. What an inspiration.

Bitterbetty said...

They are lucky to have you on the team!!!

:) And your good works are really inspirational.

carolyn said...

Our dentist makes the kidds brush before he sees them so ask you local dentist to donate a box...worked for us!

Nessa said...

Keep up the good work.