I recently asked Shannon Hoffman of Three Angels Children’s Relief what would be some good items to send to the little girl that we sponsor at the TAH school. Do you know what the most coveted items are among the young girls there?
What simple items….and yet they can make one child so happy and feel good about themselves at school. I immediately whipped up some frilly socks and bows for Laurina’s care package…but immediately thought of all the children I wasn’t sponsoring: would they get a care package? did their sponsors know they dream of lace-covered white socks and frilly white bows? what if only Laurina receives them….the others won’t understand.
So I kept coming back to this idea:
A big back-to-school surprise for the children at Three Angels Children’s Relief……handmade items by crafters who love to give back!
If you are crafty, you can make the items….and if you aren’t so crafty we would love ready-made items as well!
Even just a pair of socks and a roll of white ribbon would help! Any style bow or sock is appreciated and welcome!
Just a few details:
:: Please email me or comment on this post if you think you can help so that we know to expect your package of socks and bows!
:: Make sure to include your business card and/or contact info so that we can include you in our final list of participants!
:: Mail items by August 15th to:
Lil Blue Boo (Bobbie Socks and Bows)
P.O. Box 1375
Palm Desert, CA 92261
The last donation drive for Three Angels we did was on Facebook……for fabric. The school recently acquired some new sewing machines for sewing classes.
So many of you sent in fabric from your stash for the sewing classes at the school…..we were able to send a HUGE box of pattern, notions, fabric etc for the girls to work with. Here are some photos that Shannon sent of some items they’ve made!
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A quick tutorial on adding trim to socks!
1. Start with lace and bobbie socks.
2. Turn your sock inside out and place the trim on the sock to start sewing. Stretch the sock as you sew the trim on….otherwise it will be too tight to put on!
3. Keep sewing past your starting point to add a second layer. Make sure to backstitch as you finish to keep the stitches from unraveling.
4. Turn the sock right side out and fold the top down. Easy and finished!
Thank you so much for considering this cause! I’m so excited to help these kids get ready for the new school year. Such small items can make such a huge difference! Three Angel’s Children Relief is trying to raise money right now to expand their school as well. The need all the help they can get! Please visit their site and consider helping further if you can. Thank you!