Yarn Dolls for a Cause + {Giveaway}

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Well, it looks as though I have started something.  You just never truly know exactly what your kids are going to totally go for!  Last week I posted about our {FIAR} Five in a Row "extension" activity at home with just the Bug and myself making Yarn Dolls.  I chose the activity to give her some age-appropriate handicraft work and to have more Civil War period discussions over piles of yarn.

Well . . . She enjoyed making them so much she had to make plenty to play with in her Natural Play area.  I think the grand total was 10 dolls over the week.  
Then, mommy made her an extra special Yarn Doll.  I made a princess hat and lovely locks of braids.  Then I infused the doll with Lavender essential oil.  She has not stopped playing with it yet . . . and yet, she is surprisingly calm. ; )

Then mommy made a mermaid.  She loved this one and built many beautiful seaside scenes in her Natural Play area.

Now, here comes the fun part . . . 

The Bug has been searching for a craft she can create and use to raise support and awareness for Haitian Relief.  (See International Night post)  She had decided she wanted to use the M and M prayer that her Prayer Meeting teacher had taught the class.  She just could not decide how she was going to go about it.  We tried "friendship bracelets", but this was a challenge to her fine more skills she was not trilled about. : )

Light Bulb!  The Yarn Dolls are perfect for her fundraiser for several reasons.
  • She can make them quickly, with little guidance or input from mom.
  • Great hand crafting time for her.
  • The yarn for this project is fairly inexpensive and we had many resources already on-hand.
  • She loves dolls and is passionate about sharing them.  
  • The dolls are unique and beautiful, plus they are raising awareness and support for countries that desperately need the Lord.
Introducing . . . 

The Bug's mission building dolls.  NOT, the official name, Obviously.  More on that later.

Each doll was handmade by the Bug or her older sister, Squeaker.  The dolls' colors represent the country they are "from" and where the funds will go to support missions in that country.  
Example: Red = India, Blue = Orphans, Green = Muslim countries, Yellow = Cuba, Orange = Tibet, Brown = Haiti (YWAM Haiti)

Then she has given each doll a beaded necklace.  These colors represent the prayer that she is challenging others to pray.  One color for each group of un-saved peoples.  Yellow = Un-religious, Orange = Buddhist, Brown = Tribal cultures, Red = Hindu, Green = Muslim

We will be launching her Yarn Dolls next week and a new blog to go with it.  She will be selling them on her blog and we will be toting them around town to help her raise awareness.  She is so excited! 

Her Mission Statement: Promoting Prayer and Hope for the Nations . . . 
Now for a name for the line of Dolls themselves?  How about some help?

Please help us pick out a lovely little name for the Bug's special yarn dolls.  Here are a few ideas we have been throwing around.
  • Prayer for the Nation Dolls
  • Candy Prayer Dolls
  • Missionary Prayer Dolls
We are stumped!  Now, to get some help with names, get the word out and share this fun craft, we will host a giveaway!  I will be giving away a set of my custom Yarn Dolls, made with 100% cotton and infused with essential oils.  Just like this one . . . 

Here's how to enter:
  • Suggest a name for the Bug's new Yarn Doll project (Mandatory entry) by leaving a comment below.
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*** Winner will receive a custom made 100% natural cotton Essential Oil Yarn Doll.***

***THE GRAND PRIZE Winner!  This will be the entry chosen as the actual name for the new
missionary yarn dolls.  The winner will receive a set of 4" Prayer Yarn Dolls!***

Terms and Conditions for this Giveaway
Entries will b closed Midnight CST March 29, 2012
Winner will be announced on March 30, 2012 on our blog.
Winner(s) will be contacted via email with 48 hours of winning announcement.
No purchase is necessary in order to win.
You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
If the prize winner forfeits or does not claim the aforementioned prize, the prize will be awarded at the owner's discretion.
Void if prohibited by the law in your area.
Giveaway is open to residents living in the continental US only.
Odds of winning are based upon the number of entries received.

The Joyful Socks Mom  

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