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Toy drive/ DATE SET!! update 8-21 toys pics!

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8-21-11

 

I thought I would show you what we have to toys this year!

 

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The 2nd picture, and the 2nd pic from the last is what we have picked up from the store with the money donations that came in.

 

So far.... we have .....296 toys!

I will make sure that number is over 300!!

 

My youngest 2 girls will be going with...so will the Princeton Princesses.

Unfortunately, Becca (Miss Princeton) is at college now. (I miss her already!!)

 

We have a special gift for one girl there.

So, deliver date is this Thursday for sure.

 

I am going to make a separate thread for delivery pictures as this one is getting quite obese with pics!

 

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I am in the process of heading out to Fargo...:(:(

Dropping my oldest baby off at college!!! WHERE did the time go!!

 

I will have an update on Monday with picture of all the toys.

I have gotten some money also from people...and will be going shopping early next week also.

 

I will post pictures on Monday!

 

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O.k... update time!!!

 

We are delivering toys thursday August 25th.

A bit of change in plans....we are delivering to the Ronald McDonald house by the U of M where Libby has been treated for years.

 

They also have a thursday bingo night...and need prizes... plus do care baskets for the kids.

 

I called on a whim to ask if they accept toy donations.

They do indeed! The U of M wont accept hand made toys, however, the Ronald McDonald house does!

 

There is a little girl there named Ireland who I have been following for quite some time now on her Caringbridge.

She is actually the reason I called to see about donating here.

 

Once you read about her, you fall in love with her.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/irelandkaymeyer

 

I have been in contact with her mom, and will be meeting this princess when we deliver toys!

 

Unfortunately, my oldest daughter will not be able to deliver with us, as she is heading off to college this coming weekend.

 

I will have to see if the other 2 princesses will be able to help deliver toys or not. We will see!

 

I will keep everyone updated in case anything changes, but for now...

Deliver date is Thursday August 25th!

Keep the toys coming!!

 

 

YES!!

We are doing the toy drive this year!!!

 

What is "THE" toy drive you ask?!?!?!

WELL.... Let me tell you about it!!

 

This will be our 4th time organizing the toy drive.

 

Toy Drive info #3 is here....

 

 

Toy Drive info #2 is here...

 

Toy Drive info #1 is here.... and here

 

LOONG story short.....in 10 words or less.....

 

You send me toys...I send you free patterns!

The toys can be hand made, or store bought.

 

The toy drives in the past have been a HUGE success!!

We donate to 2 of the local childrens hospitals in Minneapolis/St Paul.

 

Why do we do this???

We have had personal experience being in a childrens hospital. See toy drive #1 info....click on and here up above.

 

Enough about why.....WHAT are the free patterns are you asking???

Well... I have 2 patterns in the works...and another one in the sketching stage!

 

Free pattern #1

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This is a mini mermaid. She comes with a blanket, shell pillow, best friend fish, and a shell case to carry her in. I am going to add straps to make it a purse.

 

Free pattern #2

next...is a long time coming...

You remember bunny love, bunny scarecrow...and bunny lion patterns??

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Here is the remainder missing from the group....Bunny robot!

 

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Free pattern #3

 

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Who are these 3? Check out my post here!!!

 

The girls are hoping to join in the toy drive this year!! I have a call into the hospitals, too see if the girls can deliver the toys in crowns and gowns!

These 3 are excited to become more involved in our community and beyond.

 

Soooooooooo..deliver date?!?!?

We need to deliver in EARLY August this year. Becca is heading to college, and one of the princesses is heading to Switzerland to study abroad.

 

So, what you need to know......in a nut shell..............

 

Message me to get my address...and I will send it too you!

 

I need toys. Any toy you have made, or even purchased toys are wonderful greatly appreciated!

 

If you send me one toy, I send you one pattern.

2 toys.... two patterns

3 toys.... 3 patterns!!!

 

PLEASE... in your box you send... include your name, email, and which pattern(s) you want!

 

Please message me with any questions you have!!

 

Thank you!!

 

PS.... ANY designers that want to donate a pattern to the toy drive... it would be GREATLY appreciated!!

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Oh goody! Now I get a chance to play.

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I have a whole pile of goodies I had made for a craft show...they didn't sell...I think your Toy Drive is the perfect place for them :)

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Wow, what an amazing thing to do! I hope I can join in this year, I better get started! :D

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Thank you all for the encouragement!

It is SO hectic at my house this weekend.....I plan on finishing up my 2 patterns so far...and starting on my 3rd early next week!

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so glad you are willing and able to again offer this wonderful cause for our contributions. will get started right away. please send me your address. thsnk you, kristie.

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This gives me incentive to finish some of the toys that have been neglected.

 

 

Ditto! I'm in!

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I am glad to see this back. :hug I definitely want to help. I will see what I can get made. :yes I don't sell patterns, but I do have a baby bottle pattern on my blog (and a few other amis), just for an FYI if anyone wanted to try that out. ;)

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I spent the day today starting to type up the mermaid pattern.

This last weekend was hectic!

 

Beccas grad party on Saturday....then I had to escort the 'princesses' all around Albertville for a good part of the day Sunday.

 

FINALLY.... I am starting to relax!! LOL

 

I hope to get a ton of toys for the kids this year!

 

Thank you too all who are planning on helping!

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Kristie are you gonna do another one this year or only this one?

I cant do this round around..... too close for me...

 

Let us know

hugs

Lillibet

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If you like I can do the crocheted crayon rolls and pair them up with some store bought crayons and coloring books? Also I can make the little drawstring pouches for the tiny bowling game they sell at walmart. It's like 1.5" pins and a large marble. Would these be ok?

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Kristie are you gonna do another one this year or only this one?

I cant do this round around..... too close for me...

 

Let us know

hugs

Lillibet

 

This will be it for me this year... I plan on doing another next year.

I took last year off...and I regret it.

I am planning on doing one each summer.

 

I hope to have toys to deliver the middle of August!

 

If you can join in this year, there is always next year.

 

Thanks

Kristen

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If you like I can do the crocheted crayon rolls and pair them up with some store bought crayons and coloring books? Also I can make the little drawstring pouches for the tiny bowling game they sell at walmart. It's like 1.5" pins and a large marble. Would these be ok?

 

Those would be fantastic.

We have had some crayon caddies in the past. They are great for the kids!

 

Thank you!

Kristen

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Great I'll start on some tomorrow! I bought 4 packs of crayons and 8 coloring books, also 4 of the bowling games when I was out tonight.

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Getting a box ready to go out, probably sometime this coming week. :U

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Because the deadline is so close and I am working on other charity stuff concurrently, I am going to sew some little frogs and maybe some other stuff. :) Do you have an exact deadline? That way I don't accidentally miss it.,

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Because the deadline is so close and I am working on other charity stuff concurrently, I am going to sew some little frogs and maybe some other stuff. :) Do you have an exact deadline? That way I don't accidentally miss it.,

 

The date is not set in stone yet.

 

I am working with the child life specialist to come up with one!

 

I will announce it as soon as we have it down.

I am hoping for the middle of August.

 

Thanks for the help!

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I've finished 3 crayon rolls so far and working on the 4th. Have to travel back to CA for a court date, but should be able to get a box out to you in a week/week 1 and 1/2. I just need your address. :)

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My box is on it's way!! I gave it a ride to the PO yesterday. :) so watch your :mailbox, Kristie, it should be there very early next week :U

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I finished mine last night. I will pack it up and send it to the PO with DH next week.

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