We are avid public library visitors. Mostly Mini and Husband, at this point, while I have them picking up a lot of inter-library loan selections. Since we value the Library we try to support it outside of the tax money that we already “donate”. So when the librarian sent out a request for prizes/gifts for the summer reading program, and preferred a focus on “green living”, I responded right away. She accept my offer of a handmade doll. Here is what I created, using the Black Apple Tutorial/pattern from her visit on the Martha Stewart Show. I added a book bag, and a hand stitched book to go with the summer reading theme. I also filled her with Organic Cotton Stuffing and her socks are re-purposed from a pair of Mini’s baby socks. I love how she came out!
After deciding to make the library doll, I came across a cool blog. The purpose is to find crafty folks willing to make things for needy kids all over the world. Their first project was pillowcase dresses for girls in Pan de Vida Shelter in Mexico. I found the blog after that project closed, but the new project, dolls for girls in the Casa Bernabe Orphanage in Nicaragua, has until June 13th! Perfect! These 3 girls are ready for jetting off tomorrow!