Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Twin Dolls for Children in Need
Meet Belinda and Bo. They are two more dollies I made for the Dolly Donations drive. Belinda's dress is made using some of the Urban Landscapes fabric I won this summer. It was a prize awarded on designer Kathy York's blog. And Bo's shirt is pieced from assorted fabric selvages. You can find all sorts of crafty and sewing uses for selvages on The Selvage Blog, published by Karen Griska who is the author of "Quilts from the Selvage Edge" (AQS, 2008). I've been saving selvages for awhile, and thought this was a good place to show some of them off and give Bo a one-of-a-kind shirt.
The first donation doll I made some months ago is shown in this post. And these donation dolls were also made to send to the dolly drive intended for children in Haiti through The Abundant Gound Foundation. While this is no longer an active drive, there are still opportunities to contribute dolls in a variety of ways, and by organizing your own dolly drive for a charity of your choice. You can learn more and get the free pattern to make donation dolls for a good cause at Dolly Donations. Although Sarah is changing the direction of her dolly donations site, you'll find helpful how-to tutorials and free patterns on her site.