Wednesday, 5 November 2014

What's Happening in November...

A quick heads up on some sewing related happenings in November...

Softies for Mirabel, is an annual handmade toy drive, helping kids who are affected by parental substance abuse. Toys can be knitted, crocheted or sewn. More details over at Meet Me At Mikes. Last year I made a monster with two faces - happy on one side and sad on the other.

Spoonflower is organising two sewing days for those in the U.S. to support Softies for Mirabel. Spoonflower will have everything you need on hand to whip up some  favourite cut-and-sew plushie patterns. Check out the details for sending in handmade toys as well.

Hopeful ThreadsSewing Pillowcases & Puppets is the current sew-along to help others, over at Hopeful Threads. You can join Kristy sewing for her local children's hospital. Project runs till the end of November.

Vine Lines Quilting is hosting the Aussie Aviatrix Quilt-a-long. Runs until mid January, 2015.  Some great prizes.

Enter the Etsy Holiday Giveaway over at Nap Time Creations - 6 winners. Open to U.S. residents.

Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy is hosting a Mother - Son Sewing Series, running from November 10th - 14th. Join in by sewing your own mother - son creations.

Pimp Your Swimmers Contest - Take any element of the BOO! Design Your Own Swimmers and alter it in some way; add frills, appliqu├ęs, mash with elements from other patterns or your imagination. Open to Australian residents (not ACT)

The Handmade Holidays series, over at Sew Mama Sew, gives you lots of tutorials, printables and recipes to help you create a Handmade Holiday for every loved one on your list.

November's project over at The Monthly Stitch, is Outerwear. Details to be announced.



ONGOING charity projects...

Fluff Project (large) The Fluff Project is all about making stuffed toys for children in foster care. What started as a monthly project, co-ordinated by Kristy, from Hopeful Threads, has now turned into an ongoing drive.

Days for Girls International: Feminine Hygiene Program... Every Girl. Everywhere. Period. Veronica, at SewVery, brought this one to my attention. Such easy projects we can sew to help these girls retain their dignity.

Imagine a world where every little girl owned at least one dress. This is the aim of Dress a Girl Around the World. There are chapters around the world and within many states of the U.S. The Australian, Washington and UK branches are very active, as no doubt are many others. These are just the ones I've had contact with.

I imagine there'll be lots of festive season sewing happening during November. Time for me to make a start I think. What do you have planned for November?

... Pam

2 comments:

  1. I'm planning on getting most of my Christmas sewing finished this month - I'm doing fairly well on my list, so I think it's doable. I also want to check out the Mother/Son sewing series - I have lots of boys to sew for so I'd love to find something new and fun to make for them :D

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