Christmas is coming and I am thinking of what action can I take to make this season a more meaningful one. I don´t know exactly the reason I have started a blog or making dolls? What I know is that it is opening new horizons and is an opportunity to meet people.
That said, I would like to start an iniciative and ask for help. This Christmas instead of just being stressed out with work and shopping and cooking (although I love all this) , I would like to do something different. I am asking for help in making toys for children. I am loving making my dolls and I know I have creative friends who might like to do this also.
The idea is to find an association that helps children, ( I need ideas), and to have each person interested make a toy or two and present what we have collected to the association one week before Christmas so that they can distribute the toys. The association could be a hospital, community center etc. Choosing an institution depends on the response that I get to this request.
My friends who are interested and do not have a sewing machine etc., we can meet here at my house and plan what to make or simply help me make one of my dolls in the fabric and materials that you choose and buy. I am asking any other crafters to form a nucleus and contact me to send their toys or they may have someplace they want to give the toys to.
If you would like to donate a toy or want to make the commitment of making a toy contact me at osbravos(arroba)hotmail.com. The first meeting for making a toy will be Sunday October 9, 2005 at 6pm here in Sintra. All toys will be posted on a blog or Flickr Group!