Gifts to Comfort

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    So, service projects are always fun during the holidays, right?    

Last year my husband and I really enjoyed ourselves, staying up into the wee small hours of the morning,  sewing miniature quilts for the Cache County Humane Society.   

You can see a little more of that adventure HERE. 

About October of this year, this cute PATTERN caught my eye.  

It is found on the very fun blog named Wee Wonderfuls.   It is a free download.   Very generous.  

This blogger's delightful book is also called Wee Wonderfuls and can be found HERE

 It is definitely on my wish list.

How cute would these be to donate to a shelter, along with a warm blanket for a child?  

I was sold on the idea, for sure.   The pattern was quick to download and print off.  

When I showed my darling husband the printed copy, he jumped right in and traced the pattern onto muslin scraps. 
When our family got together at Thanksgiving time, I had already made cute little kits (the plastic zipper pouches I found at Walmart for $1.97, in the cosmetic bags section of the store).  All that was left was to pop in an embroidery needle and some floss.   How could anyone refuse to grab one?  

We had a lot of fun and good conversations, watching movies and stitching away.  As you can see, everyone's doll turned out a little different.  

When Thanksgiving was over and I got home, all that was left to do was to sew the doll to another piece of fabric, turn right side out and stuff a little batting inside.  I am still in the process of doing a little blind stitching to close the  open seams.

I found these cozy inexpensive blankets at Wal-mart, also.  The dolls will look cute tucked into the blanket label.   Something is missing, though, don't you think?   It definitely needs a candy cane tucked in, too!

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