You may remember that Craft Hope is an organization (well, really one incredible woman, Jade) who has the power to motivate & mobilize scores of people all over the world to create and donate hand-made items to those who are in need. Craft Hope's Project 16 is to provide these brave boys & girls with beanies & totes.
I drew up a primitive serpent & appliqued it onto pirate bandanna fabric. Then I sewed up the world's best & easiest messenger bag pattern from Diary of a Quilter. (Seriously, I was DREADING making the bags & they were the easiest part).
I lined the serpent bag with this vintage Peter Pan fabric that I've been hoarding, after using the bulk of it for Dash's bedroom curtains.
My second bag was appliqued with a Viking head I adapted from an image that Merlilee very generously made available on mer mag.
I only made one girl bag, but I tried to make it as girly as humanly possible. I appliqued this one with a simple polkadotted heart.
Coordinating beanie. Because of course it is.
This one goes with the serpent (I carved the tiger stamp before Christmas & used fabric paint on nubby linen for the appique.)
And this one goes with the Viking. It's made out of Dash's super-soft Van Halen t-shirt and a vintage motorcycle shirt. (All beanies were based on an awesome pattern from I am Momma-Hear Me Roar)
Each bag will contain (along with some doodle books, markers & assorted loot) a little friend to keep each warrior company and hopefully bring a little comfort. This sweet girl was made from Sew to Speak's adorable pattern.
Her house is an Altoid tin that I decorated with cut paper.
Hey! I wonder who lives here!
Well hello! It's Basil the mouse!
Your nightstand is a spool of thread! Whomever made you sure was nuts!
Gnomie the Homie is a little too girthy to fit into an Altoids tin.
So he's crashing in a matchbox.
OH! Did I mention I got a badge maker? Fuck yeah I did.
I hope they wear them and always remember that they are warriors--brave and strong...
...and the baddest badasses of all.