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This Christmas Give to Heifer

The Heifer catalogue is here! You know the one- “The Most Important Gift Catalog in the World”!

heifer international, giving, charityI’d received these catalogues for years, but this was the first year I talked to my kids about what this organization actually does. In short- Heifer provides the tools necessary to help families be self-sustaining. One of the biggest ways they do this is through their animal program. Yes, animals are tools! Purchasing an animal through the Heifer program can empower a family by providing them with products that can be sold such as milk, eggs and honey.  Continue Reading…

Charity, Crafts, DIY

Monument Street Yarnbomb!

If you’re wondering what happened to lower Monument street, let me explain…yarnbomb, national women's history month, women's history month, yarn

It’s a yarn bomb. In honor of National Women’s History Month. After about two weeks, the pieces will be taken down and transformed into blankets for women transitioning out of homelessness. Last year I yarn bombed the Village Green as a way to bring joy to the community while giving back at the same time. It was so well received I decided to do it again. I’m a sucker for a few smiles.   Continue Reading…

Charity, Women, Yarn

Yarnbomb 2015

Yarnbomb 2015 was a huge success. And by success I mean we honored women in history, the community enjoyed two weeks of eye-candy and when it was over, women living in shelters got some really pretty blankets for their beds. Also I did not fall out of a tree and die. See? Success.

yarnbomb, yarn, yarn bomb, homemademimi, village green, street art,, national women's history monthAt the crack of dawn on March 3rd, I headed to the Village Green with a few volunteers and did this crazy thing. Read all about why I did this crazy thing here. Check out the newspaper stories about the crazy thing I did here. For pics of the installation of the crazy thing keep scrolling…  Continue Reading…

Charity, Crafts, Events

Yarnbomb 2016

Calling all Crocheters!

Join me at the (old) Oak Room this Saturday February 6th from 10-2 for good old fashioned sit and stitch. Bring your hooks!

The yarn bomb is in honor of National Women’s History Month and will go up TUESDAY MARCH 8TH. Each tree is named after a different woman in American history.

Help is need to create the yarn pieces that go on the trees, installing the project, and dismantling. We will also need help turning those yarn pieces into blankets for women transitioning out of homelessness.

We’d love to see you, or contact me if you’d like to contribute from afar! xo

Want to know why I started Yarnbombing my town? Read all about it here.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more info and DIY posts. Also, check out my youtube channel for fun home improvement videos!

To learn how to crochet click here!

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Charity

#ShowYourGold for St. Jude

#ShowYourGold for St. Jude

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It seems like it’s always some kinda month, right? But this one is about kids with cancer… which shouldn’t even be a thing. And the only way to make it go away is to get involved. Since 1962 St. Jude has been keeping kids alive. The survival rate for pediatric cancer was 20% when it opened. Today it’s at 80%, thanks to the research and technologies invented at St. Jude. Isn’t that amazing?! This month #showyourgold for the little warriors fighting this big battle by tagging your pics on social media. You can also change your Facebook profile pic and add fun gold props by visiting St. Jude here. Watch my video and find out what happened to that childhood cancer collection box my daughter brought home three years ago! (hint: the DONATE button works much better for me.) xo

Don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel so you won’t miss a video! Have a great month, everyone!

Charity, Women, Yarn

Women of Yarnbomb

It started with one tree. I would just yarn bomb one tree. Just the trunk, in fact. While crocheting and listening to Aretha Franklin on Pandora, I decided to name that piece Aretha. As my plan evolved, I decided to also yarn bomb two more big trees and stuck with A for the first letter. Those became Amelia Earhart and Anna May Wong. (My sister-in-law knitted Amelia- one of the only knit pieces in the project.)

But then I just kept on going. I decided to also cover the smaller pear trees, the benches and the lampposts. To keep track of my work I continued to name each piece after a notable woman. And it became a way to honor women for National Women’s History Month, while creating yarn pieces that could become blankets for women living in shelters.Yarnbomb1

If I’ve learned anything in this process, it’s that there are many, many great women who have made history, many who are currently making history, and not nearly enough crap to cover in yarn. Continue Reading…

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