Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fundraising dollies.

Let your speech
always be gracious.
-Colossians 4:6

My beaded doll making has come to an end, so now the sewing needles have been put down, and the knitting needles are on fire!!!
I gave a helping hand to the fundraising committee at my school by making beaded dolls for Harmony Day. The grand total of dolls made were 175, and I loved making each and every one of them. The money raised was almost $900.00, and has been donated to the P & C Committee.

My little partner in crime, Heather, came over on the weekend....with more beads! So kind of her to help feed my doll making addiction. lol.  It was nice to raise that amount of money, but the best thing of all was the smile on the faces of the children who had a doll pinned to their shirts. That was the best bit.

My knitting needles were calling out to me every night that I was making those dolls, I could hear them. Now I'm flat out knitting a fantastic baby coat with 299 stitches on the needles.
I found a very old knitting book stashed away in my cupboard and thought I would have a bash at knitting this cute coat. The bottom is brimmed in moss stitch and the rest of the body is stocking stitch. I am using 3ply to knit this up and it is coming along well. The clock is ticking for these adorable babies to arrive, so I am having fun and using all the excuses in the world not to do too much house work.

I also picked up some great books from the library, one a knitting book and a toy making book. They both look great. I plan to look at them tonight. I have been busy with School Council and P & C meetings this week. So things have been hectic. Hopefully next week will be of a slower pace.
Well now, it's almost time to think about cooking tea and doing a few chores around the house, better get on with it. I will also try to answer some of the emails that have been sent my way. Not long until the weekend now, hope you all enjoy yourselves. Kind regards, Anita.


BubzRugz said...

Great job with the beaded dolls fund raising.... the baby coat is going to be lovely too...

Val said...

I love the dollies. Is that you and Heather in the picture :)
Your knitting looks lovely but is certainly a handful.

Vickie said...

cleverah munchikin you are, love your work well done,cheers Vickie

Bev C said...

Great job on the dolls and knitting. Glad you found some great books at the library.
Happy days.

Karen said...

What an amazing effort to make so many!
Congrats on the great job!

Country Whispers said...

Your bead dolls are really cute and what a great way to help raise money!


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