Craftaholics Anonymous

Do your friends and family sometimes look at you like you have a craft addiction? Are they starting to get suspicious when you suggest meeting for a coffee near your favourite craft store?

So you’re addicted to making stuff. Yes I understand! Because I have this addiction too.

I bet you’re the type of person who:

  1. Spends more money on craft supplies to make a gift.
  2. Refuses to buy something if you can make it yourself.
  3. Can’t relax without your crochet hook in hand.

Your craft addiction has you hands trembling with withdrawals. And you’re desperate for your next fix.

But here lies the problem your husband shoots you the evil eye when you walk through the front door with a bag of yarn. You feel guilty because you know you have nowhere to store it. And you’ve run out of people to make stuff for….

This card explains it all! And yes this was a birthday card I got from a friend a few years ago! Lol 😂😂😂😂

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Sound familiar?

I’m gonna share a secret with you. It’ll take your craft addiction to the next level! This is the first time you’ll ever hear me encourage an addict 

Craft for Charity!

It’s amazing! You’ll never have trembling hands again. And you’ll never have to sheepishly explain why you had to get more yarn! If you’re a multi-crafter no problem a lot of charities look for various types of donations.

Here’s a list of 5 Charities I’ve found to get you started  :

  • Snuggles Project
    Is a non-profit based in Portland Oregan, in the USA. Their aim is to comfort homeless and abandoned animals by providing blankets (or Snuggles) to various shelters around the world. This helps calm the scared animals which help with the adoption process. More info on how to make a donation can be found here.
     
  • Wildcare Baby Birds Nest Campaign
    This campaign is lead by the Wildcare, a wildlife hospital and nature education centre in San Francisco, in the USA. Every year they run nest drive to collect knitted and crocheted birds nests for orphaned baby birds. Be sure to check their website here for their nest needs for 2018. They accept donations from around the world.
    Watch this video below for more info
  • Sewing for Charity
    This a community lead project in Australia. They’re a group of volunteers who share the same passions- The love of sewing and caring for their community. They make and donate handmade sewn items to various charities and community organisations.  You can find their current projects here
     
  • Wildlife Victoria
    This organisation helps injured, sick and orphaned wildlife around Victoria, Australia. They’re often looking for knitted or sewn joey pouches and liners. For more info head here.
    Other organisations that have put a call out to help Australian wildlife read this post.
     
  • Crochet for Charity Australia
    Is a Facebook group open to crocheters around Australia. They pick a charity each quarter and members can contribute their crochet goodies to. Click here to join the group.

PS. If your organisation has a campaing that requires crafting skills. And would like to be added to this list please get in touch!