Elisabeth Kam organized a craft camp to raise funds for Rui Rui, a girl in China whose congenital heart disease is too complex for operation. Thank you, Beth, for combining your creative passion with philanthropy!
Written by Elisabeth Kam
From a very young age, I have loved all kinds of crafts. Over the years, I have learned knitting, weaving, cross-stitch, embroidery, sewing, and needle-felting. Since my sisters and I have been running Young Musicans Workshop for four summers, I decided to try to teach a new camp focused on my passion for fiber arts.
Sewing, Snacks, and Chats
HeartFelt Craft Camp was a success this week! Five excited girls aged 10-13 arrived at my house every morning for two and a half hours of sewing, needle felting, snacks, and chatting together. We stiched a watermelon and a slice of cake out of felt. In addition, we needle-felted bacon and eggs and a donut. Sitting around the sunroom table, the girls freely discussed books, movies, politcs and religion. Sometimes, unexpectantly, the discussions got heated so I had to moderate the conversation. But overall, the girls felt the atmposhpere was fun and relaxing. This reminded me of the days when women gathered for quitling and sewing bees. Our snacks even matched our projects! Bacon and donuts were devoured with joy.
Fundraising for Rui Rui
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