Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Crochet and Charity

So how has your week been so far? I have been busy working and crocheting - I have been busying making these fingerless gloves for a gift!

I love the colour of the yarn and have called this pattern Lemon and Lime

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I would like to show you this remarkable video about a brave little girl called Claudia, Claudia who was 4years old (6 now) was born with EB, Epidermolysis Bullosa is a painful genetic skin disorder that causes skin layers as well as body linings to separate and blister at the slightest touch.I first saw Claudia on a Documentary called "This is Me" and I was so moved at such a little girl having so much acceptance and courage and in truth over the next two years that followed I would often think of her and say a prayer for her. 

Then while watching one of my favorite shows Nationwide, which I usually watch to see all the crafters around Ireland - who is on it? Claudia and again I am in tears at watching this little girl in her normal life - and I am not crying out of pity for her but out of complete awe for her lovely soul, again this one little girl touched my heart and so I contacted Debra Ireland the charity whose mission is to fund the development of treatments and cures for all forms of Epidermolysis Bullosa, and meanwhile to do all in its power to alleviate the suffering caused by EB. and asked could I send them some handmade super soft hats for the little members and was delighted to get a quick reply saying I could!

My goal is to make hats and matching scarfs for the dozen little boys and girls ages 3 - 6yrs  in a soft and cuddly yarn. I am giving myself a deadline as this is very important to me and I dont want to get sidetracked by other projects, So I will give myself one month at the latest to get them done and sent in time for the cold winter months. This really is something I feel so strongly about and will also be sending a cash donation too.
What charities do you support?


  1. That poor poor little girl Neen, how brave is she! Thank you for sharing this with us, it is wonderful that you will be making hats and scarves for the poor children afflicted with this condition. My heart goes out to them, they are so brave, bless them! I support animal charities mainly, as you know, I am a huge animal lover, but also things like NSPCA and cancer and heart disease charities I have alot of time for. I wish i could support them all, as there are so many worthy causes out there, but I cant. You are so good and thoughtful Neen, I am sure the little children will be so grateful and happy with their hats and scarves from you :)

    i love your fingerless gloves, they are gorgeous, the colours are so vibrant, I just love them, your so talented :)
    Take care my best friend, bye for now xxxxxx

  2. Beautiful mitts and a great cause too!!!


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