02 December 2011

Crafting a Blanket

How are you my dears?

Do you recognize this Peanuts character popularized by Charles Schulz? He's Linus and he's known for carrying a security blanket. See how much comfort he's getting by snuggling his blanket and sucking his thumb? So cute.

Linus is the inspiration for Project Linus, an organization that provides "security through blankets", where handmade blankets are distributed to seriously ill and traumatized children, ages ranging from zero to 18.

Maybe you'd like to make a blanket for a child?

All blanket styles are welcome: quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans or receiving blankets in child-friendly colors. As long as they are new, handmade, washable and come from smoke-free environments.

For more information, you can check the Project Linus website, join or start a chapter in your area and spread a little love through blankets.

I hope you found my list of crafting for a cause helpful. If you know of other groups with the same mission, I'd love to hear about it. Meanwhile, I wish you a restful weekend!


  1. Lots of wonderful ideas this week and esp for helping others. Love it Claire!

  2. Thank you Betty! Have a superb Saturday & Sunday! :)

  3. Crafting For a Cause has been a wonderful series. Thanks for spotlighting these wonderful initiatives. I'm going to pass on the information to my card club.

  4. beautiful project :) have an awesome weekend Claire!!! xox

  5. Thank you for posting about wonderful organizations and charities this week! Especially with the Christmas season approaching it's great to get new ideas of ways to give back.

  6. My pleasure Ladies! Thank you for your enthusiasm! :)


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