This is to help explain why I am called Craftkitten. I was given this nickname by a boyfriend (now husband) because of my love of crafts. I can be found doing crafts during my spare time and also while sitting as a passenger in a car or on a plane. I love doing the crafts that I do and I realize how important it is to share my abilities with others. How do I find time to do these projects is currently a little easier as I am unemployed, but I have always made time for these even when I was employed and had a very busy work schedule. Making time for something you love doing is easy.
This picture shows a preemie set with a ruler at the bottom of it. The booties, at the bottom, measure 13cm (5 inches) or about 6.5cm (2.5 inches) each. The toque could fit on an orange very easily. I have never seen a preemie myself but after doing these sets I realize the fight they have, to survive.
Doing crafts for organizations is very rewarding. Knowing that you are helping others and that the items are needed and appreciated is wonderful. I guess the other thing is time well spent, may not get the housework done but I am helping others.
"Lapghans" - a small blanket just the right size for the lap and legs of someone in a wheelchair or a chair. The size of a lap throw is 36" x 42".
I have been working on these lapghans for some time and completed a number of them myself and have decided to share how many squares you need to make a few lapghans. I have completed different patterns all using 5.5mm crochet hooks.
I do a considerable amount of my knitting and crocheting for charities. I donate a great deal of my time and completed items to different organizations. Here are a few of the organizations that I donate to as well as the items that they receive.
|Lapghans||Sunnybrook Veteran's Hall|
|Sweaters||Crafting 4 Canadian Charities
|Preemie Outfits||Crafting 4 Canadian Charities|
|Items for Soliders||Crafting 4 Canadian Charities|
|Toques and Scarves||Crafting 4 Canadian Charities|
Managing a Donation Program
I have been able to work with a number of charities and use my craft skills for each of them and have found a few things that I feel are very important to running a donation program.
These things are what I have found through working with the charities and also by talking to individuals who have received items from charities.