I had another bag of items to drop off for Foster Hope, a charity working with children in foster care. Children were arriving at foster homes with their belongings in a plastic rubbish bag. To change that, Foster Hope provides backpacks with pajamas, underwear, toiletries and other necessary items for each child moving into care and other donations are welcome, such as quilts, drawstring bags, knitted items and toys.
I had made three lined drawstring bags - the first was a girly one with pretty butterflies. Then I had a piece of horse fabric which I used to make a bag, and the last one is for a boy and features diggers. The bags are quite easy to make and it is good to put the smaller pieces of fabric to good use.
Three drawstring bags
Then I had made an assortment of “softies”, cute little raggy bunny toys. Hopefully they will find homes with some little ones.
Raggy bunny toys
And lastly, I packed the neutral string quilt cot quilt I had recently completed. With plenty more of these string blocks in my stash, I plan to make another donation quilt or two to use them up.
Neutral string cot quilt
My plan is to keep sewing drawstring bags, plus children's quilts from time to time to donate. Hopefully these will bring a little comfort to youngsters going into care.