Softies for Maribel

I’ve heard of The Maribel Foundation before, but the softie drive was always popping up on my radar after the deadline to submit or at a time when I had absolutely no time to contribute anything. This year I will fix that.


I’ve already recruited my kids to help. It will be a great opportunity for them to learn about giving to charity, in a real world application rather than a discussed sense. This organization and other like it that strive to help children, foster children in particular, always affect me deeply. My children are fortunate enough to have no concept of what neglected children go through. This gives me a good opening to discuss it with them. I think it’s important for them to know so that they don’t take what they have for granted. And it will also do them good to know that every softie, stuffie, plushie, toy or trinket made on my machine is NOT for them.

As of now, I would like to use this seriously amazing book for my projects:

This book is without question an exceptional example of a craft book. I know that there are many bloggers who’ve received book deals from the work they introduced online, but I don’t think there is anyone more deserving that Hilary Lang. I have several of her self published patterns. They are all phenomonal and produce well made dolls if you follow her instructions. We have eight Wee Wonderfuls creatures in our home. Two Spacemen, two Olives and four, no FIVE Wees. I’m lucky that my children appreciate and love their handmade toys as much as their store bought ones. They have quite the handmade menagerie when you add in the ones I’ve made from my own pattern experiments.

I can’t wait to try out these new patterns and I’m super excited about them going off to a good home where they will be loved!


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