Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Craft Hope for Haiti

For those of you who aren't familiar with Craft Hope,, you should check it out. They set up an Etsy shop to raise money for Doctors Without Borders in Haiti and things are just flying out of the shop,! They have been taking donations for the shop from crafters around the world in hopes to raise a few hundred dollars to help the cause and last I read at 745 sales they have raised over $15,000. The shop shows over a 1,000 sales now, so they are continuing to raise a lot more money. I'm am amazed at everybody's generosity!!! I donated a couple items to the shop this week. They are so overloaded that it took almost 3 days to get it posted in the shop and it sold in less than 4 hours! WOW!! I sent another item for sale last night, so it will probably be Friday before it gets posted. Last I read they plan to stop taking donations for two week as of this evening, Wednesday, January 20, 2010, so they can regroup.... take a break and organize their thoughts, their systems, and their mission in order to serve the community better.

Please check out Craft Hope for Haiti to see if there is anything you want to purchase to help raise money for the cause!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

Well, the end of the year didn't end so well for our family, but the new year hasn't started off too bad. The week before Christmas we were all fighting colds, but we recovered in time for Christmas and a visit with my in-laws. Then two days after Christmas my daughter and I came down with the flu! Yuck!! Luckily it was more fatigue for me. For 4 days I couldn't do much more than sleep and sit on the couch in front of the TV. We both spent the 4 days on a very bland diet. By the evening of New Year's Eve I finally got some energy back and by the 2nd I had so much energy I was cleaning the kitchen and refrigerator, which was in bad need of a good clean!! Unfortunately, due to the flu we had to reschedule our Christmas get together with my family for this coming weekend. We lose a day with my brother and his kids because my niece and nephew started back to school today, so they can't come in until Friday evening, but my parents should be arriving Thursday night and staying until Sunday. I can't wait to see my family!! I was very disappointed we had to cancel, but didn't want the rest of the family to get sick!!

Due to sickness I was unable to get all my Christmas presents made, but hope to get everything I wanted to make done this week. The downside to working on it this week is hubby is back to work, so there are a lot more distractions with the kids and housework to do. Oh well, whatever gets done gets done!!

I did get some things done before Christmas. I made 4 pairs of pajamas, one for each of my kids and my niece and nephew. I also completed 2 outfits for my kids to wear Christmas day. I'll have to share some pictures of the outfits in my next post, after I get laundry done and take pictures of the kids pjs. I'll also have some pictures of presents I have completed in the last couple days, once I figure out if I have a way to get pictures off the SD card from my new camera.

Happy Monday!!