Crafting for Causes

04 Feb

In case you haven’t heard, Heartfelt Home Creations and Momma’s Creative Crafts have joined together to create an online group called  Heartfelt Homemade Blessings.  Found currently on Facebook (here) — and hopefully on in the very near future!–  Heartfelt Homemade Blessings was created by us “crafty Mommas” so we could bring warmth and love through our crocheting, knitting, and crafting talents to those in need.  We also formed the group so that others may join, make their own contributions, and suggest and talk about causes and organizations in need locally, statewide, nationally, and around the world.

Now that you know a little more about Heartfelt Homemade Blessings, let me share with you the main reason for this post!!

Vanessa (left) and Shauna (right) With Donations for “Caps For Good”

Shauna and I have been very busy in recent weeks putting our crocheting and crafting skills to use!!  On January 27, 2011, we sent off 31 crocheted infant hats to be donated to ‘s “Caps for Good Campaign“.  These caps, which provide warmth for infants and will increase their chance of survival, will be distributed to pregnant women, and new moms and their babies in Save the Children’s programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Before this upcoming week is through, we will be sending out a number of handmade Valentine’s Day cards to Citymeals-on-Wheels in conjunction with  Handmade Valentine’s Day cards will be made by crafters and non-crafters alike, to be delivered with meals for elderly New Yorkers.  There is still time for you to make your own or participate/contribute in other ways. This wonderful project, which has now become an Etsy tradition, will accept donations and contributions from now until February 9th.  If you would like to learn more about “Special Delivery: Share Your Love 2011”, just click on this link!

HHC Handmade Valentines

And last, but definitely not the least or the final project for us, we are crocheting granny squares for the Crochet a Rainbow project. This project, developed by Sarah London, is accepting donations of granny squares that will be used to make blankets for the victims of the recent floods in Australia, particularly in the Queensland and Victoria areas.  Shauna and I have already been accepted as participants, and we are hoping to send out a large amount of squares within the next few months!  The project continues until the end of 2011, so if you would like to donate granny squares as well, don’t hesitate to let us know!

HHC Granny Squares


But that’s not all…….  in the near future we will be donating infant caps to our own local hospitals, as well as crocheted blankets to our local United Way.  We’re even hoping to have one of the local Girl Scout troops aid in our projects by collecting yarn donations and possibly even making and contributing their own crocheted and crafty creations depending upon the project.  I had the privilege to participating in such projects when I was in Girl Scouts many years ago (and it’s actually then that I learned how to knit), and I am excited that we may be able to help the next generation learn to use their skills in ways that they may help others in need as well!! A great way for the girls to “be considerate and caring” and to “make the world a better place”!

If you would like to contribute your own crafty creations, or would like to suggest other organizations and causes in need, Shauna and I encourage you to join us and the rest of our Heartfelt Homemade Blessings group!  After all, there can never be too much help, right?!  I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you!  I hope to write more about our projects in the near future, and I look forward to connecting with you on our group page! 

~*Blessings for a Wonderful Day! *~


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