Crafting for NF

Neurofibromatosis Inc. –CA Family Crafting Fundraiser

We are so excited about this activity that we ordered labels for the crafts that will have our website and phone number on them. They say "Neurofibromatosis Inc. -CA Family Crafting Fundraiser. This new activity is one we want to expand throughout 2008 and beyond. We started with beading inspired by Jaxon Powell, age 5, and Debbie Bell's sister Caryn, who made so many beautiful crystal NF and novelty key rings and bracelets for us to sell. We made beaded napkin rings at the Bakersfield "Meat and Greet" BBQ (08/07) and at a support group meeting to go with the cloth napkins made from donated fabric. We tied knots on the no-sew fleece blankets at the Bakersfield BBQ in August and raffled them at the Torrance Outback fundraiser in October. Two volunteers in Southern California made a quilt, pillow shams and decorative neck roll pillow for a raffle prize in the upcoming walk in Vacaville, March, 2008. Two volunteers in Northern California are currently sewing wine bottle bags and wine coasters with the hope of selling at a charity wine tasting event.

Get Involved!

Now we are ready for the next step, to get more people involved! We want to make lots of craft items to sell and to raffle throughout the year to raise money to help pay for our fun events like the event we have planned in Huntington Beach on July 12. We have a steady supply of donated home decorating fabric in small pieces that are perfect for making small tote bags, pillows, or patchwork. We just need people willing to sort fabrics, cut out patterns, and/or sew. You can work alone or with a group of friends. It is a perfect way to get to know others in our NF community. You don't have to know how to sew to help and it won't cost you any money!

There are lots of opportunities for different crafts. Anything you like to do, whether scrap booking, knitting, crocheting, woodworking etc. is valuable. Simply contact us and let us know what you are interested in and we will try to help you find others in your area who might want to work on that craft with you. We want to build a sense of community within NF Inc. California members and develop friendships that support each other in the weeks and months between the newsletters, symposiums and picnics.

Eventually, we might be ready for your donation of raw materials for crafts, but for now we simply want to form an interest list and help people get to know each other while helping the support group with raffle prizes.

Contact us to get involved today!