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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…

Here is an Easy Crocheted Flowers tutorial

Easy Crocheted Flowers: Use Up Your Yarn Scraps

Recently I found great deals on hair elastics and headbands.  Since they were plain, I wanted to add something to make them extra special.  I experimented with my yarn scraps (leftover from crocheting my “Aunt Ida” hats), and made a bunch of easy crocheted flowers. I needed a simple and quick item to mass produce, […] Read more…

Tips to get free Yarn

FREE YARN (or Really Cheap) and How to Get It

Barbara shared her 10 Ten Tips on How To Get FREE YARN (or really cheap yarn) in a Facebook group and I’m so excited that she said I could share all of them with you!  JOY with Purpose is all about bargain shopping and crafting to be able to frugally donate to charities around the […] Read more…

Easy Washcloth Tutorials

10 Easy Washcloth Tutorials to Sew, Knit or Crochet

Everyone needs washcloths!  I’ve made many to give away at family baby showers.  And every one of my Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts includes one plus a bar of soap.  Soldier, veteran and homeless organizations also need donations for their hygiene kits.  Looking through my Pinterest Boards, I found some of my favorite ones to […] Read more…

colorful Crocheted Dolls DIY Free printable tutorial

Crocheted Dolls: Use Up All Your Yarn Scraps

Here is an Easy Pattern to make Crocheted Dolls!  Children LOVE dolls!  They love something to cuddle, take care of, and sleep with.  These folk dolls are very soft and huggable. Hannah Ruth, is a lovely two-year old girl.  I spotted her cheerfully cuddling her new baby doll from her shoebox.  Her mother told me […] Read more…

Spring Craft Convention for shoebox appeals

Spring Craft Convention: You Are Invited!

It’s time once again for the 3rd Annual Spring Craft Convention.  It is sponsored by the Facebook Page:  Crafting for Shoeboxes.  It is a “virtual” convention, online only.  Here’s an opportunity to show off your crafts and learn new ones.  You WILL want to sign up for this FREE event for March 19 through March […] Read more…

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