I have been working at crochet and blogging for a little while now. I must admit, it has only been scattered and half-hearted. But my intentions were there. What were my intentions?
I started off with basic selling of items. I made a few items and people liked them, so they bought them. Simple. I was learning and trying new things and I was making a little money while enjoying my hobby. Then I decided to begin a blog and try to reach out a little in the crochet world. Tutorials had become an option. I thought maybe teaching others would be a way I could help and serve others, but I have yet to get a great setting for this and it just wasn't working. Then I was led to try to use my crochet to give back. This was harder than you think. I wanted to do fundraisers but it is really hard to make a significant amount of money to give when you are one person. I teamed with other people, but this proved to be quite an undertaking. So where has this left me?
I have a cousin who is adopting and it has left a soft spot on my heart. Here is their story! I have decided...I am going to crochet for adoption! What does that look like? Well, knowing myself and my mastered skill of "Oh LOOK! A chicken!", I am certain this path is going to change. A lot! But this is what it will look like for now.
I would like to start making and donating items for families that are adopting or have adopted. If you know a family adopting or has adopted that could use a gift, please send me their story! For now, as this is just me, I will pick one story each week and send them a crochet item. I will post either a picture of one I have made or a link to the pattern below so you can choose an item. I am not sure how this will all play out. All I ask is for patience. Please share this with friends and family who may know someone.
You can email your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is where I will choose from.
I am really excited about this because it has been my goal to start to use my crochet as a way to reach out and give back. I have always felt like I was meant to serve in some way and I truly love crochet. My grandmothers were such a huge part of my desire to crochet. I believe with all my heart that God gifted this skill to me so now I would like to use it for something great!
Take a look at what I will be offering for now. When you send your email, let me know which item you are interested in. I promise I will do my best! Due to cost and time investment, I will not be doing blankets at this time. I would like to keep the projects smaller so I can accomplish more of them. Maybe someday down the line, I will team up with others who would be willing to participate!
Come check out my FaceBook page as well for pictures of a lot of my completed projects.
Links to the patterns for items to choose:
5. Diaper Cover and Beanie Set (Sports themed)
6. Hat and Bootie Set ( Can be made for a boy without bow.)