MJ emailed a couple of weeks back with this cute little one shoulder top she had made for her grand-daughter based on coral reef dress tutorial. I think it turned out fabulous and I just love that doggy and sheep print. Such fun.
She also mentioned that her grand-daughter loves to wear it too.
Here is the part that really touched me though. MJ made 26...yes 26 knotted hats for charity. I'm so moved by her act of kindness and I'm so happy that my patterns are being used for such noble causes.
Here is what she wrote on my facebook page:
"Hello, I was inspired by your tutorial and pattern of knotted baby hats. I have used your pattern to make hats for newborn babies as 26 acts of kindness, in honor of each of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. I recycled black and orange and white OK State t-shirts for the OSU medical center in Tulsa Oklahoma. I hope you are OK with this. MJ"
Ok? Are you kidding me? I was speechless. And honored. Thanks so much MJ.
I also wanted to add that if in the future any of you decides to do it, do drop me a note as well. I would love to join you in your efforts. Maybe we could do it as a sew-along on this very blog.
August is Readers Appreciation Month on Blooms And Bugs. You Made It series is part of readers appreciation posts where I put you and your projects in the spotlight.
Have you made anything with Blooms And Bugs Free Tutorials and Patterns? Email me a pic at bloomsandbugs [at gmail along with your blog/website or anything you would like me to give a shout out to, and I will feature it in one of the You Made It editions.