Monday, February 20, 2012

...time to down-size...

First off, let me just say that, WOW! I am completely floored by the response we have gotten from the SewNews article. We will continue to be their charity of the years, so I can only guess how many more dolls we will receive. Now, the down side of that, the pattern is just too big. I really thought that I would have plenty of individual dolls to go with the sewnews dolls. An insight to how I pack, I collect the dolls, and then when I have a variety, I package. Doing it this way creates a package full of variety. Wonderful right? sure, but...we have received such an influx from the pattern that I'm now out of the other individual dolls.
So, what to do? One solution is to print off the pattern at 75%. If you do that, the pattern is still user friendly, but, it will conserve a ton of space, which will allow more of the dolls to fit into 1 package. I am currently placing 4 of sewnews dolls in each package.
The other solution...make more patterns accessible for our artists!
In the next couple of weeks, I will be working on doing just that.
I can't believe how fortunate we are to be having this as a problem!!
Now, I'm off to the drawing board.
Smiles to All,


  1. We have just formed a women's group at my church and have been looking for some way to reach out. We first were looking at feeding people, but we are too small. I accidently found the Comfort Doll project, and I discussed it with the other leader. She really wanted to find a way to help abused women. We will bring this up at our next meeting. Our group has several that want to do things with their hands, and this would be perfect. You will be hearing from us soon!

  2. Karen, How wonderful!!! I can not believe the amount of support we have gotten from so many, and different communities!! GIANT THANKS go to Lucy Bohnsack for finding us and choosing our cause for sewnews. I look forward t hearing from you soon! Smiles, Brenda