Purple Stitch Project

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.

Summer Bear Dress get free pattern
 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. 

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