craft hope - {spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time}

Got some inspiration today while wandering the stacks of Barnes & Noble....a little Martha Stewart...a book for Michael (expect mail) ... shaker inspired furniture (so beautiful)....something strange from Alabama.  I loitered in the craft section 'til my tummy started grumbling.  I now own both of Martha Stewart's Encyclopedias and can safely say I haven't stopped learning since college.

Something else happened.  A little red and white book caught my irises and nabbed me before I could peruse the next shelf - Craft Hope: Handmade Crafts for a Cause.  Now this is a pretty big deal since 1. I have developed a love of crafts 2. I've been looking for a way to actually do something with my degree.  I realize that "Intercultural Studies" may not seem directly related, but Craft Hope has created a structure for exuberant crafters to create and donate to those in need.  And let's be honest, creating something is usually pretty boring unless you can give it away (remember all the projects you made in kindergarten, you probably gave them to you mom, right?)
 

Oh, and fyi: creating isn't just for girls.  Boys make all sorts of leather-works and woodworking things too, and I'd be lying to you if I said I hadn't seen more than a few boys knitting on campus the past few years.

Check out their site for the current project or sneak a peak at the book the next time your in a B & N.
craft hope - {spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time}