Good Afternoon! This is TK with today's combination Indy Designer and Charity Idea Outpost. Put your hands together for Maz Kowk!
Maz is a crochet designer who has made wonderful designs for adults, children, and toys. You can find patterns to suit every taste and budget. She even has some Sewing patterns! The Sewing patterns are very nice because they are two pieces for the most part: front and back. Her crochet designs are cute and fashionable as well as versatile. For the most part they are made up of simple stitches and have simple construction, so they are perfect for beginning to intermediate crocheters.
Maz has designed a load of cosy hooded sweaters for women, my favorite is this one. Doesn't that look nice and warm? Not to mention elegant.
Also, Maz has a huge variety of tunics, perfect for wearing with jeans, skinny jeans, and leggings. This one is perfect for beating the winter chill, while this one is perfect for those coolish summer and fall days paired with some leggings, or even some Bermudas.
Maz has a lot of great hats too! My mom fell in love with the Berry Swirl set. She looks so fabulous in this style of hat, it's no surprise! I happen to like slouchy hats, and the Bright Like a Button hat certainly fits the bill.
The last item I want to discuss is Maz's toys. As everyone is aware, I love making toys, and I've been wanting to make them forever. This Little Lion is ready to be king of the forest! And here's everyone's favorite frowny feline in all her grumpy glory. Next, we have some beautiful doll dresses, First we have this top and skirt set for skinny fashion dolls like the popular Monster High and Ever After High dolls, I would make everything longer, however. But, here's a true classic, Barbie, in a simply gorgeous ballgown. The neckline really reminds me of the classic movie stars like Audrey Hepburn and Lucille Ball.
Now, what does this have to do with charity? In my little slice of the planet, it gets cold and fast, but far too many of the people in this town have to decide whether to buy food or outfit themselves or their kids for winter. Fortunately, there are people out there to meet that need. Fun and fashionable hats make that just a bit easier.
What can toys be used for in charity? I'm glad you asked. Of course, kids are happy to have the essentials, food and warm clothes, but children also need the stability of something that is their very own. A friend to carry with them when the times get rough. That's where the toys come in. As someone who was a child in crisis, you don't know what some of the toys that were given to me mean to me. Toys are also helpful in therapy from these times. Where can you donate toys you make or buy? Toys that you make would be loved in family shelters, battered women's shelters, as many of these places allow children, the shoeboxes of Operation Christmas Child and hometown toy drives. The same goes for hats and scarves, all of these essentials are so meaningful to those who give and those who receive!
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