Sunday, October 13, 2013

We're Turning Three!

Three?  Already?  Yep...Craft 4 Change is having it's third birthday today.  It is hard to believe that it was three years ago, that I started this little blog and it's first project:  "Wrap Them in Love", by asking YOU to make scarves for the women and children of St. John's Shelter for Women and Children in Sacramento.  And, boy did you!  By providing 120 colorful and creative scarves, we were able to bless many families living at the shelter.  That was only the beginning!

Since our last birthday, YOU have lovingly created 28 walker bags for seniors, 127 scarves, 12 hats and 16 ear warmers for needy families, 32 drawstring backpacks, 140 bean bags and 41 journals for abused children, 15 nursing covers and four car seat canopies for mothers at risk (car seat canopies are still coming in!).

 It is indeed a happy, happy birthday for Craft 4 Change!  So, as a little "thank you" to all, we are doing another giveaway in honor of all our success.  Our friends at Break the Cycle Jewelry have provided us with this beautiful, handcrafted "Craft 4 Change" bracelet that will go to one lucky winner!

It is a custom made-to-order bracelet with an adjustable ball chain and heart charm...we just love it and think you will too! 

  Break the Cycle is run by one fabulous woman, Averen Bareggi, who makes this beautiful jewelry to raise not only awareness but also funds to create and distribute "comfort packs" that are given to children reporting abuse. She is the nicest person and has a heart of gold.  Head on over to her website or Facebook page to learn more or purchase items.

So, on with the giveaway!  Use this handy-dandy Rafflecopter and good luck!

 Contest ends in 3 days (since we're three and all!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Elizabeth B. for winning our beautiful bracelet!!! 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Scarf frenzy!!!

Wow!  What a fun night I had with the ladies of Bayside Church (Folsom Campus) on Monday!  They so graciously and generously created LOTS of scarves for Project 13:  "Stay Safe, Keep Warm".  There were between 60 - 70 women who attended and everyone was so nice. They used fleece fabric and did a "no sew" project...cut, fringe and tie!  It's that easy!  I haven't counted them yet, but it looks like a LOT!  Let's put it this way, there are two large bags full of beautiful scarves in my craft room.  I've included a "sneak peek" of a few of them in the photo collage. 

Pretty birthday cake, scarves and friends...what a great night! Thanks to Karla (bottom right pic)  for inviting me to this special event!

Oh, the cake? What a surprise they had for ME!  They heard that Craft 4 Change is about to turn three, and had a beautiful Birthday cake made just for the occasion.  I always remind myself of how blessed I am, and this goes to show you that God is good!  Thank you ladies of Bayside Church, it was a very special night.


 ~~ Robyne ~~