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 :)