A little information about Crafting Sunshine

This charity started when we realized there were so many groups that needed more help than we could give on our own. We picked a few groups that were close to our hearts to focus on. They are our two local animal shelters, ALS(Lou Gehrig's Disease) Central & Southwest Ohio Chapter, Hospice, and our local children's medical center. Right now, we are working on becoming a registered non-profit, charitable organization with the label, 501 (c). Please bare with us as we organize our online side.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Another donation! : o )

Thanks so much to Faye P. for this donation of yarn! She is helping us bring sunshine to people in need! : o )

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Monthly Crochet for Charity Group on Ravelry featured us!!!

Monthly Crochet for Charity Group on Ravelry featured us for the month of September!! The group picks a different charity to crochet for month. We are honored that they pick Crafting Sunshine this month!!! Here is a ravelry link to their group. A huge thank you for the support from this wonderful group. Thanks for helpng us bring a little sunshine to those in need!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Six wonderful hats came in the mail yesterday!!! The four awesome larger hats were made by a member of the Incarnation Shawl Ministry. The two lovely baby hats were made by Carrie N. These will bring a little sunshine to those who need it at Children's Medical Center! Thank you, Carrie, for mail these to us!!! Please also thank the lady that made the other hats as well!!! Here are some photos of the hats. These will also be posted on Ravelry & our FB page.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Another chemo hat & shawl

Another chemo hat & shawl by Hayley. Both were made with yarn donated by the group on Ravelry called, Yarm Storming!!! Thanks guys!! There are two photos of the same chemo hat.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Chemo Hat

This chemo hat was made by one of the co-founders, Hayley. Her first chemo hat & yes, she did a little happy dance. lol Yarn for this hat was donated by a group on Ravelry called, Yarm Storming. Thanks for the yarn!! This turned out to be reversible and a row must have skipped  because the pattern flip. The cute model is Hayley's daughter. The pattern used is called Inside Out Chemo Cap.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Second donation from yesterday!

I received permisson to share photos from the second donation that was mentioned in yesterday's post.  A nice lady named, Mary, sent seven washcloths and a big blanket square to be used for a cat blanket! Some of the washclothes are bigger than a normal washcloth which is perfect for PALS!! (People with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) AWESOME!!!! Thank you, Mary!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Donations & A Plea for Chemo Hats from a local Children's Hospital

We had two donations that came in the mail, one yesterday & one today. I am waiting on permisson to share the second donation with all of you.  The first donation came from a company. When asked if I could post a photo and their company link, they replied, "Please don't worry about giving us credit anywhere. We're just happy to help." Isn't that sweet?? Here are two photos of their donation with a box over the note with their logo. Thank you to the special company that sent all of this to Crafting Sunshine!!

I also wanted to share with all of you two items that were made with donated yarn. The first one is a cat blanket that was made with yarn donated by Julie & Hayley. The second item is a comfort/prayer shawl that was made with donated yarn from the group, Yarm Storming!! Thanks again for the donated yarn!!
Also, I spoke to a lady at our local children's hospital, this morning, about a drop off date for a donation from Crafting Sunshine. She said that they are in need of chemo hats. They supply is real low. I told her that I would ask if anyone would be willing to make any chemo hats & donate them to us. I am also going to look for a chemo hat pattern on Ravelry & then make a few myself. The other co-founder said she has never made a chemo hat but is willing to give it try. Hopefully between us and all of you out in crafting community, we will be able to bring some chemo hat sunshine to those children in need at the hospital.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

We have been Yarn Stormed!!!

I am very excited about sharing this with all of you!! Crafting Sunshine has been yarn stormed by a group on Ravelry called Yarn Storming. They send boxes with donated yarn to charities and others in need of yarn, to help others. Please check out their group and let them know that they are doing a wonderful thing! I could not believe how much yarn was in the box! 32 skeins/balls of yarn!! Amazing that this much yarn was shared with Crafting Sunshine! We are going to be able to bring a lot of sunshine to people that need it!! I can not wait to share photos of finished projects made from this yarn. Here are some photos of the box and all the wonderful yarn!! Thank you, Yarn Storming!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

2 more hats & yarn

Here are two hats and another skein of yarn for Crafting Sunshine donated by Hayley.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another Donation- 8 baby hats!!

Another donation came in the mail today. 8 baby hats!!! They are all different sizes. The lady that make these great hats asked to remain anonymous but said it was ok to post pics. Thank you for making the great hats and for sharing them with Crafting Sunshine!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Crafting Sunshine's First Donation!!!!!

Our first donation came in the mail today! Did a little happy dance when I saw the box. lol A thoughtful lady, Julie, sent a box full of great items! The items were a super soft big shawl, two baby blankets, three squares, and two skeins of yarn!!! How awesome is that?!?! She is certainly helping bring sunshine to people who need it!! THANK YOU, JULIE!!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Could your group or club help?

Why not spread the word to your church, child's sport team, girl scout/boy scout troop, your book club, or even your work, about Crafting Sunshine?!?! They could collect yarn, old towels/sheets, fabric, or finished objects to help us, help others!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The word is being spread!!

Just after one day, our FB page already has 34 fans, our blog had 196 hits and 8 fellows and our ravelry group has 4 members! We even had a few people ask for the the Crafting Sunshine mailing address to send some finished projects. I'll share picutures of all the items sent in!

Friday, July 16, 2010

So far Crafting Sunshine's blog, twitter, facebook page, and Ravelry group are set up. I just have to add our logo to all of those. Please visit the new tabs above this page to learn more about this charity!! Also, please visit us at any of the above locations and help us spread the word about Crafting Sunshine! Thanks!!