Crafts for Christchurch...???

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Crafts for Christchurch...???

Post by nova » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:13 pm

Can i propose a crafts for chch project?

i'm planning to whip up as many small toys as i can over the next few weeks to send to the kids of chch :) i don't know how i'll get them distributed yet, thinking maybe via plunket or playcentre or via one of our members perhaps, all depending on volume..

i just think that a wee parcel of love would be really nice for the little ones, who have gone through so much these past months... :(

anyone care to join me???? :D

i was thinking of doing some little crochet toys (there are heaps of great free patterns out there), pocket dolls, and maybe some felted balls for bubs...

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eta- just posted this in ot chat in response to concern about unsolicited donations to red cross et al...
oh certainly not meaning urgently!!! how fast do you guys think i can craft?! i'm thinking about more something to send down in a month, more likely two, when things have started to return to 'normal'... certainly don't want to place any more stress on people distributing more important stuff at the mo! i'm thinking long term regeneration, rather than emergency aid...
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Post by macca » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:16 pm

yip I'm in :D
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Post by Gaia » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:22 pm

I'm in :D

Started last night hunting out fabric and cutting a few softies out.
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Post by 0ebuny » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:24 pm

i cant knit or crochet or anything but would like to add something if i can work out something to sew any ideas of something small and simple?

maybe some taggie blankets? or something
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Post by miggs » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:30 pm

I'm in too feel soooo helpless at least my hands can keep busy while I watch all the updates :(
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Post by nova » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:46 pm

\:D/ :grouphug:
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Post by nova » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:50 pm

oh yeah and of course there is a group on facebook collecting items for auction if you can make something extra special!! :D
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Post by Darny » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:02 pm

I don't use facebook, but maybe it might be better to make stuff to auction off?
I'm happy to make something either way
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Post by xmasangls » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:41 pm

the wamans refuge was destroyed and they are asking for donations

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Post by Claude30 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:28 pm

I'm in I just made a huge effort tonight to unpack or restack boxes so I can get sorted to start sewing again. Was thinking I will do something for the older kids. But will take me to the weekend to get 100% sorted to start sewing.
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Post by juju » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:06 pm

What a great idea - I'm in. Can knit a few toys and sew a few rag dolls. Is there a time frame in mind?
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Post by Darny » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:11 pm

I think we are looking longer term, like maybe a few weeks to a month or more down the track, depending how long it takes to get services and stuff back....
At the moment they won't want any extra "stuff" but later when it starts to sink and they try and get life back to 'normal' they are gonna need some cheering up :(
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Post by 0ebuny » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:18 pm

http://judisdolls.com/babybows/babybows.html

im thinking of making a couple of these (made some once before they are super simple and rather cheap) but im not so good at the faces (any volunteers?)

anyone know of any simple doll clothes patterns? i could make to dress them in?
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Post by hannah » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:46 pm

once we are back on our feet here I'll help. I can liaise with other cantabs to distribute gifts and toys to wee people. I know Arlo, at just turned 2, has been terrified by the jolts and is a grumpy, unsettled wee soul :( There are just so many families in shock, that wee handmade gifts will be so welcome, I'm sure! If we get out of town I'm taking my sewing machine and will add some balloon balls to the donations.
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Post by Kaz » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:30 pm

hannah wrote:once we are back on our feet here I'll help. I can liaise with other cantabs to distribute gifts and toys to wee people. I know Arlo, at just turned 2, has been terrified by the jolts and is a grumpy, unsettled wee soul :( There are just so many families in shock, that wee handmade gifts will be so welcome, I'm sure! If we get out of town I'm taking my sewing machine and will add some balloon balls to the donations.
I can help too wee Zafi is one we unhappy soul at 8mnths I was hoping she wouldn't notice. I know there are lots of kids the same :(
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