There were many great posts this time. Before I do my usual five spot lights, let me spot light two special posts whose projects are trying to help the people in Japan.
Susan from Living with Punks told me about this project started by Chelsea from Pink Fig.
Basically, Susan wants to help with this project and wants you to join in! The goal is to make 500 t-shirt to ship to Japan. Interested? Go to Living with Punks to get more details.
Christie from My Ocean of Notions shared a tutorial to make mittens. She is sending them to Miyagi (that's where I came from). I watched on the news that at night, the temperature drops a lot and I know these mittens will be so handy to many people. Christie also posted two addresses you can send items to in Japan (no food items), they will make sure to take them to people in need.
My family is still there, even though their house is still standing, they have a hard time getting gas, and food. People in evacuation centers are starting to get some supplies, but most people who are in individual houses have a harder time receiving such things. A couple days ago, I was able to talk to my sister. While we were talking, they received a package from a friend who lives in a different prefecture! I am planning to make a package to send to my family next week too.
There are so many people living in harsh conditions right now, and who knows how long it will last. Even though they started building temporary houses right away, it will take a while till they are complete.
So, Susan, Christie, and whoever else is putting in the effort to make a difference to help people in Japan... Thank you so much! I am trying to do with what I can; it is so empowering to know there are more people out there with the same intent.
Ok, I will share my link love for this week. :)
Me sew crazyshared her recovered umbrella. Isn't it so pretty? It rained all the time where I grew up in Japan, and I still remember my favorite umbrella. Even though I don't really need one where I live now, I like looking at pretty umbrella sometimes.
I have seen many makeovers of candle stand with plates, but this is different. My Garden of Eden shared a tutorial on how to make these cute spring colored candy jars. Such a fun and useful idea!
Me being technologically challenged (my husband revoked my Japanese card), I don't know when I will decide to buy a kindle (or nook), but my husband loves his. I know all the others around me love theirs too. Surviving Motherhood shared this awesome kindle kozy she created. This is one of the great gift ideas for birthdays and Christmas (ok, there is father's day and mother's day too...). :)
I. LOVE. THIS DRESS. tidbits shared this amazing dress for a little girl with us today. The view from the front sure is cute, but I died when I saw the picture of the back. SO, so, cute!! The whole design is well thought out and pretty, but I can’t ignore the cuteness from the color combination. Great job!
The last one for today is this Berberis Bag. Wondrlanding makes very fun and unique items. I always admire her sense of style. The pink and red combination is very sweet. The drawstring closure is a nice touch!