Have you heard about Vickie Howell's latest charity group, the Purple Stitch Project?
"It is a web-based charitable organization to benefit babies, children and teens with epilepsy. The 1st goal of this initiative is a call to action for people who knit, crochet, or sew to make purple (the epilepsy awareness color) gifts for kids with seizure disorders. These gifts will serve as a reminder that they are not alone — that they have community support."
Vickie created the organization after her son was diagnosed with epilepsy. You can read her story here. As a mom, I can imagine how terrifying it is to watch your child struggle with this. With that in mind, I made a little dress for one of my daughter's "babies" over the weekend and thought it would be a nice addition to the project. If you would like the pattern, its available for free over at Craftsy which is housing all the purple stitch project patterns. Its a simple Tunisian Crochet bodice over a simple fabric skirt. I made this one in one afternoon, and CJ was playing with it that evening. Definitely a quick project if you have lots of naked babies (like we do in our house). Uses less then 40 yds of yarn and small scrap of fabric.
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over at Craftsy.com
If you have some extra purple yarn, I hope you will think of the Purple Stitch Project. Donations of any kind from kid projects to patterns are welcome (see site for details). I wish all the success in the world to them and send them all my love for all families that are coping with epilepsy.