Craft Hope's current project is pillow case dresses for little girls in developing countries. If you've never made a pillow case dress, it's so simple - you don't even need to start with a pillow case! I used this tutorial to make mine.
I used some yardage of Dream On I picked up on clearance a couple years ago, as well as some voile I had left over after making baby quilts last year.
The voile ones were so buttery soft, I almost wanted to make myself a pillow case dress out of them! I was afraid of the voile fraying from frequent washing and hard wear, so I used French seams in their construction.
If you'd like to contribute to this project, you probably still have time if you are in the US or Canada. The deadline is November 8th, but one dress from start to finish is an hour project (and I am slow). Here's my little stack, ready to be mailed off!
And, since I missed my last "Giveaway Monday" for the month of October, I'm making up for it now. I am giving away a copy of Craft Hope: Handmade Crafts for a Cause. This book has a variety of craft and sewing projects, from pillow case dresses, to scarves, to sock monkeys, and each craft has a suggested charity that would love your donations.
Also, I'm giving away a copy of Elizabeth Hartman's The Practical Guide to Patchwork. This is pretty much an essential book for a new quilter, and covers all the steps to making your quilt - cutting, piecing, basting, quilting, and binding. It also comes with a number of gorgeous patterns for simple to intermediate modern quilts.
These are my copies of the books, so they are "used" but are in like-new condition. They are great books, but I am downsizing in preparation for a move, and want to pass them on to someone who might use them more. Also, I'm keeping this giveaway to US addresses only, since books are a little heavy and can be expensive to ship.
Just leave a comment to be entered. If you'd like, let me know about a craft or sewing project you've completed for charity. I'll draw winners on Friday.