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: