Jul 302010

Later this fall my home church is holding a fundraiser for an organization called Nothing but Nets….

Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to combat malaria, one of the largest killers of children in Africa. With a $10 contribution, Nothing But Nets provides individuals – from CEOs to youth, professional athletes to faith leaders – the opportunity to join the global fight against malaria by sending a net and saving a life. – Nothingbutnets.net

Anywho…the fundraiser consists of a bunch of booths with themes circling around the word “Nets”. IE: A Bassinet booth full of baby crafts, a Sermonet book we’re compiling and getting printed that is filled with faith devotions written by local clergy. And the list goes on.

I’ve offered up a few things for the bassinet booth including ribbon pacifier holders and custom painted onesies. Someone pointed me to a freezer paper stencil that I’ve been experimenting with and I’m really happy with the results. (but now I need to buy Noah some new white onesies since I used all of his to experiment with..haha).

Here’s my first few attempts. It works really well! Cutting the stencil is a PIA though – so I found a Cricut on Ebay for $75 and just had to have it (DH is gonna love this…we already need another room for all my crafty stuffs, the closet is overflowing). I’m just waiting for it to arrive so that I can try it out.

I’m thinking of setting up an Etsy shop to help augment the fundraiser and widen our audience (since it’s an on site thing and only those local to the church will be in attendance) where all the proceeds will go towards the fundraiser. Once I do (if I do) I’ll post a link here and you guys can spread the love:) It’s a good cause and I’ll be talking about it more as the fundraiser nears. (Those of you local to Lower Burrell that aren’t already involved thru my church but want to help in some way, let me know. I’ve got connections:) )

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  2 Responses to “Crafty Project….”

  1. a cricut on ebay for 75 bucks?! Wow, I need to look because I have been wanting one of those for a while now :) Those onesies came out SUPER cute!

    • ya! It took me 6 auctions to get it at that price. It’s the smallest Cricut (the personal) but for what I want it should do. Plus, if I upgrade to the bigger one, the cartridges that I have will still work.

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