Tag Archive for Charity

Items that were made to give away, plus tips on making your own items to share

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Charity Crochet: Baby Hats

If you’ve ever taken a small child to yoga, you’ve probably heard the sing-a-long mantra song “I am Happy.” The Babes, who has the lyrical talent of a young Weird Al Yankovic, has changed the lyrics from “I am happy / I am good” to “I am sweaty / I am good.” It really fits this time of year – even munching some kettle corn at the farmer’s… Read more →

A Garden in Winter Hat Donation - Hi, Jenny Brown

10 Tips to Crafting Your Own Community Project

I consider myself lucky to have the time and yarn to contribute to amazing yarn installations, charity events, and awareness campaigns across the country.  If you’re like me, you totally idolize the folks with enough organization and know-how to put these events together. But I have a secret – you can do it, too, and you don’t need a ton… Read more →

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2014: A Little Too Good

2015, I don’t want to give you a complex or anything, but you’re going to have a lot to live up to cause 2014 kinda killed it.  I mean, seriously: I casually talked to some famous people   No bigs, just John Hodgman & Jesse Thorn on the Judge John Hodgman Podcast and Michelle Ward during her Creative Live class… Read more →

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Hooking for Good – The Wrap-Up Show

It’s the season of giving, and I used my crochet hook and a few other crafty weapons to to give back a little beginning this November. So how did we celebrate Hooking for Good? Handmade Donations: I love donating handmade items, so I made one (almost) every week. Each project was so easy that you can do it to! My… Read more →

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Hooking for Good – Blanket Statement

Oh my goodness! I don’t know whether to jump for joy or fall into a puddle of tears…but this is the last donation for this season’s “Hooking for Good.” I should admit I’m a little addicted to ripple patterns.  I snuggle every night under a ripple my mom made me long ago, and it’s my fall-back when I need to… Read more →

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Hooking for Good – Mail Bag Edition

I’ve been scrambling a bit to finish my last project for Hooking for Good – due partially to the holidays, partially some wonderful out of town visiting with the in-laws, and partially to my never-ending to-do list.  Just thinking about it is giving me anxiety. Luckily, these late nights are a little easier after checking the ol’ mailbox.  It’s been full of… Read more →

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Hooking for Good – Three Little Kittens…

I don’t know if this is normal, but there is never a point in my life where my brain is on mute. There is always a song on in the background, and during the holidays it’s either “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (which I totally nail), “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth” (Bowie 4 Life), or “Happy Xmas.” But… Read more →

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Hooking for Good: Hat Week

It’s time for a confession…I’ve been cheating on my crochet – with knitting! I know, right?  I really don’t understand why knitters and crocheters are the craft version of the Hatfields and the McCoys, but somehow I feel like I have to apologize for picking up needles.  Personally, I blame dumb TV shows and commercials where folks are making granny… Read more →

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Hooking for Good – Poms Away!

This week’s giveaway was from an amazing artist: Heather Saulsbury of the Creatively Happy blog and podcast (please check out both!) I figured it was only fitting for my donation this week to an art project, so of course I was reminded of my promise to Christen Mattix.  She is knitting a blue yarn line to the sea from a park… Read more →

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Hooking for Good – This project has gone to the dogs

I wonder if you’re thinking to yourself right now “Hey, Jenny Brown! You said we would have a blanket tutorial Friday!  Where is it? It’s already Saturday!” Hey, friend – I’m sorry. I totally expected to have it done, but I should have known better.  I frogged it completely Tuesday due to some tension issues and started from scratch.  On Wednesday, I was… Read more →