Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Little Fabric Houses for Tsunami survivors

Almost every bedroom door in my house you will find plastic bags hanging in the doorknob. These are my fabric scraps which I never throw away. Am not only a fabric hoarder but a fabric scrap hoarder as well and since I started to make dresses they have been increasing in quantity.

I also follow a lot of blogs which I read on the train going to work. Then 3 days ago I found the best way to make use of the scraps. A lady in Japan blogged about collecting little houses for the survivors of  the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami disaster which devastated much of the coastline and surrounding areas of Northern Japan. She wanted to collect 100 handmade  little houses with letters so she can share them with the people in the community. I thought it was such a nice gesture and a good way to put my fabric scraps into good use. I also thought the little houses made from her pattern were so cute I needed to make one myself. 

Here are the five houses I made since Friday night. I was thinking of making only one house to send but after completing the little house, I decided to make another one until I ended up with 5 little houses. It was so much fun making them that I am going to make one more for my collection.

To know more about the little houses project, click here. But hurry if you want to donate as the deadline for all houses is on the 21st of Feb. Or copy and paste the URL below in your internet browser.

I hope with the little fabric houses I made, it will give hope to the japanese people who survived the tragedy that happened 10 months ago.