Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Dolly Donations - A Doll (or two) For Haiti

Last week I was sitting watching a bit of tv when a striking ad suddenly appeared. It was for famine relief and it showed a little girl sitting on her doorstep and playing at feeding her doll. It made me think about how much we all need something to love. Sending dolls or teddies to children without started to seem like a really good idea. I went to bed wondering where I could find out more. It was still on my mind the next morning as I browsed a few blogs. so I was stopped in my tracks by a post I found here pointing me in the direction of Dolly Donations. It was exactly what I was looking for! This girl sends rag dolls where they are needed most: at the minute that's Haiti, but I'm going to follow the blog so that I can see what else comes up too. The pattern and all the details on right there on her blog.

Of course I explained the whole thing to The small One and she agreed that we would have to work fast. The dolls need to be in New York by 31st March, so we cut and stitched and stuffed all Sunday afternoon and by teatime we had these two:


We're sending them off with our love and we hope they get there in time. I love the blogosphere! What an amazing force it can be.

Today I'm Loving...hunting out my Potato Bread recipe in time for St. Patricks Day. You'll love it.

16 comments:

SarahLP said...

Oh Sian, what a wonderful thing to have done.. I'm sure your dollies will be so loved and appreciated by two little girls who need them. And marvellous creations they are too.
:o)

Deb said...

What a great idea and your dolls turned out adorable! I also think it's neat that you involved your daughter in the process as well. These dolls are destined for lots of love and affection. xo

Cheri said...

This is fantastic. So sweet of you & the Small One to work together to create these for some child in need.

Carmen said...

They are beautiful and will make a couple of little kiddies very happy indeed. How lovely Sian. I'm going to check out the blog you've linked to as well. Thanks :)

And that potatoe bread sounds yum!

Ruth said...

They are absolutely beautiful and sure to be cherished for many years to come. BlogLand really is terrific, isn't it?

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a heart-warming idea. The kids' schools raised money for Haiti, but these will certainly warm a child's days and nights.
Thanks for being so kind,
Rinda

scrappyjacky said...

What a wonderful idea.... especially for you and TSO to do it together.
Two children will be a lot happier.

JO SOWERBY said...

what a beautiful pair of dollies. maybe lizzie could send some bunnies to go with them.
they are g8 for ur hardwork and love.....give them a wave and kiss to send them on their way from me
Jo xxx

Alix said...

how fabby when the blogosphere can unite us all, eh? and i love your dollies...i'm sure they will be adored :0)

Sarah said...

Thanks so much for finding me Sian! The dollies are adorable and I am sure they will get to New York on time (my friends from back home in the UK say it takes about 4 days!) . Please tell your daughter thank you too, she did a fabulous job!

I’m following you too and shall post a link and your adorable dollies in this weeks dolly photo update!

Thanks again and Happy sewing!

Sarah
Dolly Donations

p.s. Blogging is fabulous!! …. And terribly addictive!

Amy said...

They are beautiful and I'm sure they will be cherished and loved by their recipients.

humel said...

Good for you :-) What a lovely, lovely thing to do! I shall check out that link directly x

Linda Elbourne said...

These are fab X

sharyncarlson said...

What a beautiful thing to do! The dolls are just lovely and will be treasured, I'm sure.

debs14 said...

What a lovely idea and what fab dolls you have made. I am sure they will have no problems finding someone to love them.

Clair said...

This is such a fantastic idea. I absolutely love the blogging world for it's generosity and kindness.

I'm sure you'd like Craft Hope as well - they send blankets, etc, to projects around the world and they also have an etsy shop where non-crafty types can buy things and still make a difference.

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