Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sock Doll Humanitarian Project

Last month at church, our women's group "The Relief Society", did a few service projects. And of course a centerpiece for each table always add a bit of flair. So I bought these ceramic pots and metal garden angels at the local $1 store and spray painted them all white. I then printed gold Relief Society emblems and glued them behind the heads for halos. Wa-la! "the Errand of Angels is given to Women"... Oh, and for table toppers, I bought 2 rolls of shipping wrap paper (at the $1 store) and cut out scalloped squares. That so far is the most inexpensive decor I have done for a party/meeting.
. We made these cute little sock dolls that new mothers use to comfort their babies if they are too little or sick and can not go home yet. The Mom, Dad or caregiver can place the doll inside their clothing, close to the skin and the doll will soak up their scent. The next time they visit the baby, the doll is place next to the baby to snuggle and/or prop tubes and the baby will feel the comfort and smell of their loved one. The dolls are very easy to make so I've included the instructions if you would like to make some yourself and donate to your local hospital.


Mary said...

Those centerpieces are amazing. What was frankly a little tacky in color was positively elegant in white!

Unfortunately most of the rest of us can't "see" that when we happen upon the tacky ones.

That's why we need you.

Carol Covin (Granny-Guru) said...

What a lovely, sweet project. I'm making baby blankets for children in the hospital for Project Linus.

Anonymous said...

I made these for children when they were babies and had forgotten how to make them. Thank you for posting this pattern. Such an easy craft to make and give to others.