Tuesday, November 08, 2011


This week I'm packing up shoeboxes to send to Operation Christmas Child, sponsored by Samaritan's Purse.  I started out thinking I would do two but once I got going,  I had enough items to actually pack four - which made me even happier!  Earlier this fall, I was inspired by Melissa, at One Crafty Mumma, who sewed something cute for her nephew and by Josie, at Mr. Monkeysuit, who made something special and put it in a shoebox last year.   So I made up my mind that I was going to create something to put in my boxes this year.

This is a fabric cars caddy, all closed and packed -

and here's what the inside looks like!  There are six little pockets to hold the vehicles along the bottom and then a little road / playmat along the top.  It was really easy to create - the tutorial is so easy to follow.  I love how it turned out and I hope some little boy will be thrilled with it too!

And this is what I put in the girl's box:

There's a zippered pouch and a traveling art show caddy.

The art roll unfolds to this -

and the pouch opens up like this.  

I stuffed it with sewing supplies including some fabric, needles, buttons, embroidery thread and scissors. Perhaps it will make an older girl / teen smile too!  I think more of these projects just might be in my future :)


  1. Wow, Mom! Your projects turned out SO well. I can tell you there are some kids over here that would LOVE to have those for Christmas. :) Great job sewing those and so awesome that you were able to pack up 4 boxes!

  2. Oh Mom, these are great. I know a grandchild or two who would so enjoy one of these arriving for a Christmas or birthday present. We started packing up ours, too. It's fun to do it with Samuel to talk to him about it and have him help with picking things out. I love this part of Christmas.