Sunday, 29 October 2017

Colouring booklets makeover


We have new and improved versions of our colouring booklets for 2017. You can download and print them from here.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Trousers, Sleepsuit and Bib for a Mini Baby Doll - Free Sewing Pattern

Trousers, Sleepsuit and Bib for a Mini Baby Doll - Free Sewing Pattern


Designed by our resident fashion designer, Stevie, these trousers, sleepsuit and bib will keep your mini baby doll snug and stylish for her shoebox journey and new life beyond.

The patterns are designed to fit the Little Baby Doll from Wilkinsons in the UK.  These sweet dolls measure 6 3/4 - 7 inches (17cm) from head to toe.

If you use these, or any of our patterns, we'd love to see photos of what you make.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Bobble Hat & Cardigan for a Mini Baby Doll - Free Knitting Pattern

Bobble Hat & Cardigan for a Mini Baby Doll - Free Knitting Pattern

Designed by our resident fashion designer, Stevie, this matching cardigan and hat set will keep your mini baby doll snug for her shoebox journey and new life beyond.

It was designed to fit the Little Baby Doll from Wilkinsons in the UK. These sweet dolls measure 6 3/4 - 7 inches (17cm) from head to toe.

If you use these, or any of our patterns, we'd love to see photos of what you make.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Crib or Moses Basket for a Mini Baby Doll - Free Knitting Pattern

Crib or Moses Basket for Mini Baby Doll

Designed by our resident fashion designer, Stevie, this crib will keep your mini baby doll snug for her shoebox journey and new life beyond.

It was designed to fit the Little Baby Doll from Wilkinsons in the UK.  These sweet dolls measure 6 3/4 - 7 inches (17cm) from head to toe.

Alison used Stevie's pattern to create this lovely version.


Crib or Moses Basket for Mini Baby Doll

If you use this, or any of our patterns, we'd love to see photos of what you make.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Thursday, 1 June 2017

4,200 today

We have new people joining us all the time on Facebook


(original photo from the OCC Germany Facebook page)

Monday, 1 May 2017

4,100 today!


Please come and join us on Facebook if you haven't already!

(Original photo from Operation Christmas Child's Facebook page)



Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Crafting for Shoeboxes Spring Convention 2017

Are you coming to CraftCon 3?  

Just click here to find our Event page and click on the box that says Going.  We hope to see you there!


Photos from Link to Hope, OCC UK and Team Hope Ireland

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Update on The Shoebox Bagettes

February has been Accessories month over on our Facebook page. A bag is a great accessory for a shoebox and takes up very little room. The Shoebox Bagettes make bags in collaboration with The Green Bag Lady and send them in their shoeboxes. Here are some photos of shoeboxes that were sent in November 2016, complete with their Green Bag Lady bags.

The first two boxes were sent with Operation Christmas Child and went to Albania. The second two were sent with the Rotary Shoebox Scheme and we believe they went to Ukraine.

This shoebox was made for a boy aged 2-4 



This shoebox was made for a girl aged 10-14 


These two shoeboxes were made for teenage girls 


For more information about The Shoebox Bagettes, please click here.





Saturday, 25 February 2017

4,000 today!

Hooray!

Big news from Facebook today - we now have 4,000 fans! 

I prefer to say 'members' as 'fans' sounds rather conceited :-)


(Original photo taken from Operation Christmas Child Canada's Facebook page)