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Friday, August 8, 2008

nymcn: crafter's give back

summer has been crazy, leaving little, if no time, for crafting. luckily, last night we managed to get in a not your mama's craft night summer session. we've done the green edition, we've made freezer paper stencils & done mod podge, we've played with our food, & recycled t-shirts. so we thought it was high-time we did something with a service-oriented twist. that's how we happened upon good 4 girls an organization "making the world a better place... one pad at a time".

you've probably already seen the ad campaign sponsored by tampax & always... you know, the commercials that explain that "for some girls in southern africa, getting their period means missing school for several days each month. that's because they don't have access to something many of us take for granted: feminine protection." wow! to be honest, i'd probably never thought of it before. but i can't even begin to imagine have to rely on rags, camel skin, or old newspapers.

so, we rallied the forces, gathered some supplies & set about to make as many of THESE (with a few variations, like adding a waterproof layer) as possible. as usual, the evening was full of laughter, good treats & lots of crafting. together we helped make "the world a better place... one pad at a time". as always, feel free to craft along from the comfort of you own home.

14 comments:

My name is Ali... said...

Oh man...I didn't even know that you had a NYMCN! Bummer, I would have loved to come help...although, I did have to watch SYTYCD and who was crowned the winner...well, I'm looking forward to the next one craft night for sure!

Sarah said...

Very cool. Sounds like a fun night.

Bonnie B. said...

That's so awesome! These would be great for 72 hour kits, or for "food storage", too

Traci said...

That is really great you girls did this!

Shelly G & Hope P said...

I have been going to do this for awhile now. I have had the supplies to do it and haven't. I am inspired to get to it... I have to admit it would be a lot more fun with friends:) I really have to meet some people in my area. Surely there are many crafters around :)~

Shannon said...

That's awesome! Great service to those girls! I'm assuming you will send them to Africa?

jen said...

that is too cool! i love the photos...i bet they was some serious laughter going on.

TONYA said...

Wow. That is so cool. Well done girls. Wish I lived a little closer to you ... yep that's right, I'd just invite myself along LOL.

Wendi said...

I have never thought about that before.
What a great idea.
This had to be one fun craft night.
With a lot of giggles.
You. are. amazing.

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Aranne and Dan said...

that is such a great service project that you guys did. Way to go!

Lene said...

You just don't think about the little things.
What a fun night and great service.

Chelsey said...

LOVE the picture of Carrie wearing the pad! Ha ha, that was fun. I loved all the conversation!

Emily said...

Do you have the address where we can send some of these? I would love to make some and contribute!