Feb 6, 2016 4:08 PM
Several years ago, my friend went to visit an orphanage in Haiti called Hands Across the Sea. (http://www.hatshaiti.org)
I was greatly inspired by the story of Sandra....one of the newest in the orphanage at the time. Sandra was a newborn baby that was found dying in the streets of Haiti. Fortunately she was rescued by Hands Across the Sea and now has a hope and a future. Seeing her wrapped in a little white blanket (first picture) I felt like I wanted her to be wrapped in something full of color, that would remind her and others of how precious, wanted and loved she was.
I heard a quote once that said "Art is a gift from God, and an artist is the giver of that gift." So...I felt like God wanted me to give my gift.
I created a boy's and a girl's design that featured bright colors, words of encouragement and scripture (translated into Haitian Creole) to inspire these precious boys and girls to bloom, and to remind them that they are loved and not forgotten. She is the same baby in the middle picture.
Kids from our church helped fundraise to pay for the fabric, and my kids helped finish the edges of the blankets. (we used fleece...so no sewing required!) The little boy wrapped in his blanket, is holding a photograph of a boy from Calgary, who sponsored his blanket and wrote him a note.
God used a picture and the story of a little Haitian baby to remind me that He gave me my artistic gift to use as a blessing to others. I love it when He leads me into opportunities where I can use it. So...stay tuned for "Project Comforter Mexico!"
See Girls Haitian design here: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/766722
See Girls English design here: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/770869
See Boys Haitian design here: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/788107
See Boys English design here:http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/789730