Saturday, 14 June 2014

Le Challenge: Charity

For the past couple of years, I have donated a Christmas Shoe Box to Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child. These boxes are filled with age appropriate gifts for children around the world. So, the first thing that came into my mind when the Le Challenge theme was Charity was to make something for the shoebox. Last year, I made a draughts set for an older boy. This time, I have made a crayon roll for a young child with this fantastic monkey fabric:



 
It is a simple idea which can be used for make up brushes, pens or even knitting needles (see tutorial here). 

Sorry for mentioning the Festive word in June, but I like to fill my box slowly and with a lot of thought. Operation Christmas Child also has a Pinterest board of things that you can make for their shoeboxes.

Love
Mrs Jones x

10 comments:

  1. It makes sense to plan ahead! A lovely gift and the leaves look great! My kids would love those monkeys so I'm sure any child would be happy to have it :) Thanks for linking up to le challenge!

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    1. Thanks - the leaves were my first attempt at applique so I am quite pleased with them!

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    1. I love raiding my stash for projects like these - sometimes you only need a little bit of fabric and it makes all the difference.

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  3. brilliant idea to add a homemade gift to the shoe box. I used to do a shoe box but haven't the last year or two. Must do it this year.

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    1. My children love the idea behind the shoebox appeal too - it makes them think about someone other than themselves!

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  4. I remember doing these when I lived in the States, great idea and really cute fabric used.

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  5. Oh how thoughtful! One little boy is going to be very happy. The fabric is so cute. Thanks for participating in le challenge.

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  6. What a cute idea. I had a great time looking at all the ideas on the Pinterest board

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  7. It is cute indeed. Well done.

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