Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall Beauty

We want to congratulate Linda Clemens on winning the handmade purse, in our 100 LIKES contest over on our Facebook page.  Thanks for entering and thanks for supporting Craft 4 Change.

Today is the first official day of Fall.  Even though it doesn't look like this where we are, one can truly enjoy its beauty.  It also reminds us to anticipate what is just around the corner for Craft 4 Change.  Have a wonderful day.

Friday, September 21, 2012


Hello crafty friends...just to let you in on a little know secret about Craft 4 Change.'s only for Facebook Fans! 

Yep...head on over and LIKE our page and then enter a chance to win a handcrafted item by us!  We are celebrating having 100 people who LIKE us!   Contest is over in less than 9 hours.  9:00 PM (PST).  Good Luck!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Project 8 update!

We need to make an update to the "A Little Help" project.  The deadline is actually, October 25th, not November 1st!  SO sorry for the change, but we made a "typo" when posting originally.

We were going to make Project 8 the last one for the year, but we had a request for one more project from our local food bank.  Our hearts went out to them, and we couldn't say "no".  November 1st will be the start for Project 9.

In the meantime, we hope your walker bags are progressing nicely.  We've been washing fabric like crazy and getting ready to start sewing soon!  Can't wait to get started.

Happy Crafting!

DEADLINE has been extended until NOVEMBER 15th!! 

Friday, September 7, 2012

"A Little Help" ~~ Project 8

How many of you have relatives, friends or neighbors that are seniors?  Chances are, we all do.  For many seniors the biggest challenge is being able to live independently or in a community setting without jeopardizing their own health or safety. 

There is one group that is helping make that possible for many older adults.  Sutter Senior Care PACE, is an all-inclusive care for the elderly.  This program is designed to provide quality health care management and support services that enable the frail elderly to remain in their homes.  There are two locations in Sacramento.

Most of their care is provided in their adult day care health centers, primary care clinics and the participant's home. 

Craft 4 Change visited one of the locations to see how we might make things a little easier for these seniors.  We discovered that there is something that we can do to help!  We can make walker bags for the participants to be able to carry their things in.  Project 8 is titled "A Little Help".  Because, sometimes that is all one needs, just a little help with carrying things. 

So, get out those sewing machines once again!  There are several patterns and tutorials online to choose from.  HERE are a few. Also, HERE is another style.  Simplicity has a great pattern, #2822 that we will be using for our bags.

You say that you don't sew?  There are a few ways you can still help: 
  • Donate fabric/materials to Craft 4 Change and we will make the bag for you.
  • Find a "sewing" friend and work as a team! 
  • Purchase a pre-made bag and embellish it with things like:  iron on's, appliques, trim, etc.
  • There are a few patterns HERE to crochet a bag.
  • Spread the news to your sewing friends...ask them to get involved.
  • LIKE US on Facebook. Help spread the word about Craft 4 Change
So, let's get started and provide "A Little Help" for our seniors. 

Deadline:  October 25th  EXTENDED until November 15th!!!! 

When you are finished with your bags or want to donate materials, contact us at and we make arrangements to collect them.