Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Craft Hope Giveaway

About a year ago, we were asked to design a project for Jade Sims book Craft Hope - Handmade Crafts for a Cause. Craft Hope is an organization that combines a love of crafting with a desire to help others. The hope is that the projects in this book will be made and donated to specific charities, to help make their mission a little bit easier.
Sewer extraordinaire Jody designed and made up this cute little apron using fabric from our first collection with Moda, Rouenneries. We chose The Food Project as a suitable charity for handmade aprons.The Food Project's mission is to grow a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. The Food Project works with teens and thousands of volunteers on its farms to grow nearly a quarter-million pounds of food annually without pesticides and donates thousands of pounds of this food to local shelters.
If you would like to be the lucky winner of this wonderful book, as well as the Rouenneries material to make your own apron - please leave me a comment. Hopefully, once you see how easy the apron pattern is to sew, you will be game to make up a handful of aprons to send off to the Food Project - or a local charity of your choice. Merci!

63 comments:

luckygirlgifts said...

What a fabulous idea.
Thank you.
Cari B.

Rafael's Mum said...

It looks like a great book! I am putting it on my wishlist.. just in case I am not winning here! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Babsarella said...

Looks like a wonderful book, and I love the project. Nothing like combining what you love with a good cause!!

dorylyn thomas said...

I love books, I love aprons especially made with your fabric and I love giving! Another wonderful giveaway!

Margaret said...

Wonderful book, wonderful idea too! Thanks for the giveaway!

Rrebeck said...

Awesome Kaari! My mom just sent me about 7 aprons for my birthday, some she made and some were sewn by my grandmother about 40 years ago or so. I LOVE aprons and worthy causes! Think mom and I will sew some up for this cause!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a lovely apron! The book sounds wonderful, what a great idea.

becky up the hill said...

Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for a book. Your fabrics are beautiful and will lend well to an apron. Good luck to all. Sandy M

Elissa said...

Oh my gosh, CRAFT HOPE sounds like
an amazing book! We all should own a copy of it and be inspired to
spread the word to the world to lend a helping hand to other less fortunate individuals.

I am a Girl Scout leader to Cadettes. My girls are ages thirteen and fourteen and are presently working toward earning their prestigous Silver Award. I can't think of a better way to encourage, inspire, and mentor young ladies to reach out in their communities and give back to their world.

P.S. The apron is lovely!

Robin Thomas said...

What a great way to get the craft community contributing. Of course your contribution is wonderful. Well done!

Eleana said...

This is awesome, looks like a wonderful idea and great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Stitched With Prayer said...

A truly wonderful cause! Thanks so much for a chance to have this book too and the fabric for the apron...delightful. Good Luck to Everyone and I do hope you get many donations to help Craft Hope in their worthy mission.

Gretchen said...

Such a great idea for a book and the apron is simply divine. Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing way to reach the creative women in the world and they in turn can reach out to help a wonderful organization. from Jenny McH

grandmarockton said...

Wow! love a Beautiful giveaway

Nancy said...

I would love to be a winner of this book. It would really be helpful to my small quilt group in finding projects that help others.

Hey Jude said...

What a perfect organization to make aprons for. Would love to know about more causes in the book to sew for.Thank you for sharing!

Lisa said...

The apron is stunning. May need to make an apron to wear over it. It seems like a great cause and would love the opportunity to sew aprons for them.

Vicky said...

What a wonderful project! Would love to make the apron, or many of them!

Hopeful Homemaker said...

I would love to be a part of this! What a great idea. Thanks for your generosity.

Anonymous said...

Such a great way to spend some time contributing to worthy causes. I've been looking for something like this. Thanks for the information!

diedre said...

what a great concept! thank you for another generous and thoughtful give-a-way. i'm feeling the love.

diedre

Dia said...

I love how "a thoughtful and productive community" sounds. It seems to me that the lack of such an attitude is a major problem in Romania.
I love the colour shades of the Rouenneries material!

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

What a super idea, thank-you

RuthDesigns said...

What a smashing book and concept!

Thanks for the opportunity to take part in the giveaway :)

The Crowley's in California! said...

Good morning. I have always admired your designs. I can;t wait to get a copy of your book! Thank you -

Diane Langness said...

I would love a chance to make aprons for Hope. Thanks for the giveaway Kaari.

Diane Langness

Kristi Pohl said...

Definitely need that book-can't wait to meet you at the Creative Connection Event this week!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Ok put me in I want the book also.

I want to make an apron , if I win the book an apron will be in the making.

Janice

Becky S. said...

What a nice book--I love the Rouenneries apron!!!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Stacey Smith said...

Wonderful pattern for a wonderful cause!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for a book - finding ways to turn our creativity into somethings that will help others! Just super!

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn more about this....and the book would sure help :) Thanks, Sylvia Morgan

Connie B. Poole said...

Good cause--great design!

Thanks

Connie

Jillayne said...

The book sounds like a wonderful project - a very, very good idea. And the apron is just charming. I especially like the neckline, and of course, teh fabric!

Btrflywmn said...

Great book, would love to win.

edina said...

Great book - thanks for the chance to win!

Jamie said...

Fantastic idea! I just got my first new sewing machine. I'd love to make an apron! The book looks great! Jamie V in MT
amzanioli@yahoo.com

Connie O'Hara said...

What a great book and lovely apron. How wonderful that it grew out of such a worthy cause. I'm am totally smitten with the "Rural Jardin" and "Rouenneries" collections. Aprons, quilts, and a book that a would make perfect holiday gift for anyone's crafty friends :-)

Cristina said...

Beautiful project... and book too
Thank you for sharing with us

DawnB said...

I'd love a chance to win this book and make some aprons for such a worthy cause. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful theme for a book this is! Love the entire idea of it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I am the lucky winner!!!
xo
jeanne

Mary said...

This is a great idea. Thank you for the chance to win.
Mary

Megan said...

I love this idea. It comes from a truly generous spirit. I would be honored to make an apron for The Food Project. Thank you for giving us the oppurtunity!

Vicki K. said...

What a beautiful project from a wonderful book! Thank you!

Sheila said...

Wonderful idea and I love the apron!A great give away .
Sheila

Nancy Sue said...

Great idea! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

Great idea! and just in time for baking all those holiday pies this fall! thanks for the chance...

Luned said...

That looks gorgeous and what a great idea. I'd love to be entered for the giveaway. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

What a great collection of projects by terrific designers! And all for a good cause. Would love to win the book and material!

Jennifer Salazar

Sharrieboberry said...

Lovely! The apron looks fun to make and, of course, I love the fabric!

L.E.O. said...

I love this idea! I'm always looking for oppertunities like that!

I hope someone wins that will have the time to make some things to send!

Carrie Mc W said...

Looks like a great project-

HollyHobbie said...

What a lovely idea!

jenyjenny said...

I love the idea, and the book! Want to find out more about the project.

madrekarin said...

That is a beautiful apron. I love your sewing projects.
I think Craft Hope is one of the best ideas out there. The book looks fabulous.

Rori said...

Thanks for an opportunity to involve all of us in your blog sphere!

sally said...

what a fun giftie for everyone involved!!! Thanks for bringing this book and cause to my attention!! (and thanks for the chance to win!!)

Rachel said...

Great seeing you in MN this weekend! Looks like a fun book you have here!

Anonymous said...

This is what sharing is all about. A special book which inspires. Thank you for your generosity. Penny le R

Becky said...

Love the concept behind this book. Thank you for highlighting the book. I'll keep an eye out for it in my favorite book and quilt stores. Merci beaucoup!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a lovely apron, and wonderful idea. The book sounds very interesting. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway :-)