As much as I don't want to rush the Fall, I'm starting to think snow!
Our local hospital hosts a Christmas Bazaar that I've been contributing to for the past 3 years. Each year I like to try something different. After the fun I had creating JOL shakers, I thought I'd try some snowmen.
These were made with paper-mache balls that I covered in "Rigid Wrap" and clay to form cheekbones and noses. I then drilled a hole and added dried beans so they could be used as shakers. Some painting and decorating and there ya have it!
The money earned from these will go towards the St. Mary Volunteer Dept. This is a group of women who use their time and talents to make afghans for patients and hand-crochet caps for those who lose their hair to chemotherapy. They also create "dignity blouses" for women who undergo radiation and discreet cushions for women who are sore from having a Lumpectomy or Mastectomy.
While I was totally impressed with the amount of blouses, cushions, afghans, and caps these women spent creating, it was also sad to think about the reason they were all being made. It was heartbreaking to think they'll most likely all get used.
So what do you think? Should I tell the volunteers to make sure and rattle those shakers whenever small children walk by? It may be a dirty trick to get the parents to buy one, but hey, if the child's happy, there's a pretty good bet the parent will be too. Am I right?!