Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wishing you a very Wacky Christmas (Picture Heavy)

This month I have wrapped another semester of my Journey Group Sewing for Support Hope Africa. Over the course of two 10-week sessions, a group of people from my church met to laugh, relax and sew these adorable stuffed animals. The recipients of these toys are orphans living in Hope Children's Home in Iganga, Uganda.  Using McCalls 5826, donated fabric and supplies we customized toys for the kids 144 kids living at the children's home.

 M5826, Creature Dolls
Our group consisted of women and children with varying levels of sewing skills. We embellished the toys with embroidery, buttons, yarn and felt. The back of each creature has a pocket with a heart on a string. The beauty of this pattern is that it is good for novices and experts alike. Any perceived imperfections in construction can be attributed to the  wackiness of the character and easily forgiven. Our creatures were made and sent without stuffing to save on shipping costs. They will be stuffed and stitched closed when they get to the recipient. 

Each one was made with love and care and you can see them all below:

Aren't they just adorable! It was so much fun working with friends on this project. In the past we have sewn pillowcase dresses and shorts for Starfish Kenya. Though we enjoyed those sewing sessions, I have to say this was so much fun. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you!


  1. All of them are so cute! And how nice to sew for a good cause.

    1. Thanks! It was so fun to do! I wish I could be there to see them get them.