Have you heard about Softies for Mirabel? It is a fabulous Christmas Craft Appeal, run by Pip from Meet Me At Mikes, that benefits the Mirabel Foundation. This amazing organisation supports children who have been orphaned or are living with extended family due to parental substance abuse so a little bit of handmade love for Christmas goes a looooong way. The mailbox for this year's drive is now open so if you feel like spreading the love then it's time to start crafting!
My first donation to the cause will be this lovely creature, made from a Dolls and Daydreams pattern. She has come together amazingly quickly (I started her between much needed couch-time last night) and all that is left to do is the face embroidery... and then sew her together and stuff. Easy!
This is the first time I've used this pattern and I have been amazed at the simple and easy-to-follow instructions. Seriously - if you are a newbie to softie making then this is the pattern to try! If you've had a little more experience then this is still a winner as you'll be able to whip up these delightful dolls in no time at all. And, at 19"(48.5cm) tall, there is a lot for a little girl to love. I can't wait to get her done.
As I know that it's not only little ladies who love their softies, I also plan to make a less feminine creature that can be given to either a boy or girl, as required. Again I have been scrolling through the Dolls and Daydreams etsy shop but I can't seem to decide which pattern to get. Hmm... a sheep? Frog? Fox? Monkey? Zebra? Oh, I might just have to buy them all!
If you too would like to jump on the bandwagon and make a softie for this great cause, then click on the button at the top of this post. I will also be keeping it in my side bar for the next few months so feel free to pop back any time.
This post has been linked up to WIP Wednesday at freshly pieced. Feel free to jump across and check out all the great projects that people are working on all over the world.
I am also taking this opportunity to link up to the Small Blog Meet over at Lily's Quilts. I have somehow managed to miss this the last few months so should get on board again. If you have popped over from Lynne's then welcome. Please leave a comment so I can repay the favour. I look forward to checking out your blog and getting to know you a little.