Friday, February 17

Mission: Possible

For the past 16 years I've been a member of a lovely craft group in my town, which you might have heard me mention before. We make and sell hand crafts at our much-loved little cottage in the centre of town, but we also go on outings, have lessons, attend craft fairs and generally misbehave... errr, I mean have fun in a responsible manner.

One of the things we try to do regularly is crafting for a cause, which is basically making useful things for people in need. We're fortunate to have a truly amazing, and fully volunteer-run, service called "Mission Possible" close by, who coordinate, gather and distribute crafts to local nursing homes, charities, hospitals, health centres and children's organisations, and they always have requests coming in for everything from tactile mats to IV bag holders. Our craft group started sewing, knitting and constructing items for them last year and I wanted to share our latest projects with you.

These drawstring bags are for folks who need to make a quick, unplanned trip to the hospital. They'll be filled with toiletries, underwear and little essentials to make their stay a bit more comfortable.

I call these "hospital dolls", although I'm sure they have a better name. They are simple, human shaped dolls that doctors use when explaining medical procedures to children. The doctor draws on the doll with marker to show the child what will be happening, and then the child gets to keep it.

Here's a link to the Mission Possible Facebook page for anyone who is interested:

And a link to the Craft Cottage Facebook page:


  1. This is so neat! My grandson once received a bag with some nice things in it and also they gave him a pillowcase. This particular one had footballs on it.(This is a children's hospital).So I know how much something like this means to the receiver.

    I also know how much a thank you for the little gifts means to the ones who make it! They sent a thank you and got a really nice response back saying they appreciated knowing it was liked!

    Thank you Beccy and your group for doing things like this!

  2. Beccy those 'hospital bags' filled with basics are a fabulous idea - nothing worse than being stranded in hospital with no 'essentials'.

  3. What a wonderful task your making these items for people in need.
    Great job "mission possible"

  4. Such a wonderful time you and your friends do for the community!

  5. WOW - you are part of such a wonderful community Beccy!
    THANK YOU for ALL you ALL do to make life happier and less stressful!

  6. OMGosh, what a totally idea of the dolls! You are doing so much good for the community!!