Monday, May 30, 2011

"Scarves for Soldiers" -- Project 4

Craft 4 Change and Sacramento Blue Star Moms are teaming up for our next project by sending care packages to our deployed soldiers.  They (SBSM) collect items year round to send. Some of items included are:  candy, gum, powered drink mixes, beef jerky and personal hygiene items.  You can see the complete list on their website.

How can we help?  By making cooling neck and/or sand scarves to be added to the packages.  How do we do this?  Easy!  Here are some instructions for the cooling scarves and here are the ones for the sand scarves. 

So, you don't sew?  Still want to help?  You can purchase the fabric/cooling granules and find a friend who sews!  Get together and have fun! 

Still not sure? is an easy-peasy way to get you and your kids involved.  Make cards or write short notes to be included with the care package.  One thing for sure, the packages ALWAYS include a note/card from home.  See how easy this can be? 

How fitting that this project starts on May 30th (Memorial Day) and ends on July 4th!  COMPLETED.

So, let's get started and show our troops some love!

When you are finished, contact us and we will provide you the information on where to send your items.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Smiles Delivered!

All 90 of your beautiful and creative pillowcases were delivered to Kathy Bismson, of ConKerr Cancer last Thursday.  She was sew (pun intended!) happy to receive them, as she will be making a delivery to Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento soon. 

Again, we at Craft 4 Change want to thank you for your generous and continued support to help those in need.

Be on the lookout for our next project to be announced...Memorial Day!  (that should be a hint!)

Monday, May 16, 2011

New feature!

We have added a new feature on our blog.  You can sign up using your email to be automatically notified of a new post.  If we don't email from us! 

This cool new feature is located on the left side of the blog,
"Follow by Email".
Just enter your email and you will get a confirmation to your email address to get you started.  It is easy!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sew Many Smiles!

As we collected and counted all of the pillowcases, there were tears of joy that will soon be turned into big smiles!  YOU created 90 pillowcases for "A Case for Smiles", our latest project for Craft 4 Change.  We can't wait to deliver them to ConKerr Cancer this week. 

You were all so thoughtful and creative, with something for all age groups, both boys and girls.  Everything from Hannah Montana, High School Musical and Care Bears to comic book characters to ladybugs and butterflies.  Trains and planes, hats and bats!  Fun frogs and bugs and summer themes and bold graphics for teens.  You have outdone yourselves! 

There aren't enough words to describe our gratitude here at Craft 4 Change.  "Thank you" doesn't seem enough, but know it comes from our hearts.