crafts

easy diy plastic canvas cross craft

Plastic Canvas Cross Easy DIY

I love to crochet!  Two of my favorite items to make, I have already shared here at JOY with Purpose:  My Aunt Ida Hat and a Baby Doll Blanket.  I enjoy using different colors of yarn every time to keep it interesting.  As each skein gets closer to the end, they go into my scrap […] Read more…

homemade fishing kits

How to Assemble Homemade Fishing Kits

I was so impressed by these homemade fishing kits made by the volunteers from the Santa Fe River Area Team.  They assembled and packed over 700 of these kits in their Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes gifts for Boys 10-14 age range. I have to say, I actually know very little about fishing, lol!  Even now […] Read more…

Doll Sleeping Bag from felt here is an easy tutorial

Doll Sleeping Bag Easy Tutorial

Dolls!  There are so many great programs that need them:  first responders, foster care, family shelters, Angel Tree and Operation Christmas Child, just to name a few.  I love buying them, and making little accessories so the child gets 2 toys in one.  We’ve decided to pack cloth dolls in our 5-9 age girl shoebox […] Read more…

Easy Crocheted Baby Doll Blanket

Dolls are so magical.  They help children learn empathy and mimic their parents to learn important skills.  They also provide much comfort, joy and even companionship.  That’s why I love packing them in my Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes or even to donate to local first responders, foster care and homeless family shelters.  Here’s a way […] Read more…

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