How Many Dolls Have You Got for Haiti?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I keep getting asked how many dolls I have made, so I decided I would do a count. Don’t worry I am not expecting everyone to do all the hard work of making a dolly while I sit back, put my feet up and have a cup of tea (I know I know, very British!) Trust me, I have been working very hard, and after 3 weeks of cutting, sewing, stuffing and painting …… I am happy to report that I have 42 Dollies!!! That’s 21 boys and 21 girls, and I am exhausted!!! Hahahaha

So let’s do a quick count and see where we are. I don’t care if you haven’t sent them in, or photographed them yet, I’m just wondering how many finished dollies we have out there dotted around the world……

In no particular order:
  • Pippa (UK) – 3 (3g)
  • Susan (UK) 2 (1b,1g)
  • Gill (UK) – 2 (1b, 1g)
  • Janice (UK) – 2 (1b, 1g)
  • Jennie (New Zealand) – 2 (2g)
  • Jeanie (USA) – 2 (1b, 1g)
  • Rosario (USA) - 1 (1g)
  • Ellen (USA) – 2 (1b, 1g)
  • Third St Girls (Canada) - 4 (3g, 1b)
  • Felt Like Stitchin (UK) - 3 (2g, 1b)
  • Agnes (USA) - (2 g)
  • Louise (Gibraltar) – 5 (3g, 2b)
  • Rachal (UK) -3 (1g, 2b)
  • Guelph Homeschool Group (Canada) – 37 (22g, 15b)
  • Di Burns (UK) - 4 (3g, 1b) 
  • Aleta (USA) -3 (2g, 1b)
  • Poppy - (USA) 21 (11b, 10g) 
  • Carla - (USA) 6 (3b, 3g)
  • Melinda - 2 (2g)
  • Suzy (UK) - 4 (3g, 1b)
  • Joy (UK) - 3 (3g) 

WOW, we have 157 Dolls!
(92 girls and 65 boys) Well done everyone!!!
Remember: if we get over 181(and i hope we do!!) they will be given to the local children who have nothing to call their own!

Let me know in the comments how many you have if I haven’t listed you :) Oh this is so exciting!!!!!

Making 1 doll takes time and love, and your hard work is appreciated! Just think, with that 1 dolly, you are bringing happiness to one child’s life! How wonderful!!

Thank You!!!! 
 I couldn't do this without you all :)


Andrea on Third Street February 13, 2010 at 7:13 PM  

We started on two dolls last night (a boy and a girl). PLUS, we've heard back from two fellow Haligonian crafters who will also make a doll each which we will all send together mid-March. So far, that's 4 for Nova Scotia, Canada. Yay!!

Sarah February 13, 2010 at 7:30 PM  

Brilliant! Thanks so much Andrea (and your crafting friends!), good idea about shipping them all together :)

ooowwwhhooo 62 & counting!

Jennie February 14, 2010 at 2:30 AM  

Wow! Thats loads already!
Great photos of you and the dolls!!!!

Pippa February 14, 2010 at 3:50 AM  

That's great, and a brilliant incentive for me to get making more!

Sarah February 14, 2010 at 8:02 AM  

Thanks Jennie! I kinda felt like Lady Gaga when she showed up wearing that dress made out of 100’s of Kermit the Frogs! Hahaha

So pleased I got you sewing again Pippa, your dolls are such cuties!

FeltLikeStitchin February 14, 2010 at 12:11 PM  

Wow that's great!
I'm in the middle of stitching 2 girls and 1 boy, I've also blogged about this to try and encourage more stitchers to join in:)

Sarah February 14, 2010 at 1:03 PM  

Thank you so much!!

That's fab news.... oowww that means 67!!!!!

A.Rhodes February 15, 2010 at 7:30 AM  

I have two girl dollies so far...more to come!

Sarah February 15, 2010 at 8:04 AM  

Fabulous! Thanks so much!

Karen February 18, 2010 at 8:59 AM  

Hi Sarah
We'll have about 25 coming from our homeschool group. I hope to send them this weekend.

Sarah February 18, 2010 at 11:27 AM  

That is fantastic Karen!! Wow, how wonderful! Do you have some photos? I'd love to get a few before you send them off so i can pop them in the Thank you dolly making pages!!
Could you do a quick boy/girl count for me too :)

how exciting, that brings our total to ... 102!!

Thank you all so much for your hard work, take care, Sarah

Karen February 18, 2010 at 1:08 PM  

Hi Sarah
The drop off day is today so I will get a picture before I box them up and send them off to you. I haven't got a boy/girl tally but I will do that for you as well.
Our group was eally excited about participating.

Sarah February 18, 2010 at 2:03 PM  

Fabulous Karen, thank you! Actually I’m in Arizona, so I will never get to see your dollies unless you send me a photo …. ;) Please thank everyone your end from me too!

Poppy February 19, 2010 at 3:30 PM  

I just found out about your project and have cut out all of the pieces for 11 boys and 10 girls. It's my first try with dolls, but I am excited. I'll post pictures when I have some done. I'm in Arizona, too.

Sarah February 19, 2010 at 4:17 PM  

That’s fantastic Poppy! I can’t wait to see them … and aren’t we having lovely weather here today ;) (Hate to rub it in everyone, but it’s glorious sunshine our neck of the wood!)

Cathy February 19, 2010 at 5:59 PM  

I went out and bout $20 worth of felt and stuffing and some paint, and I will be making about 20 dolls I think. My daughter is coming over Monday to help make the faces. She is good at that. What will you do if you get more than you need?

Sarah February 19, 2010 at 7:05 PM  

That’s brilliant Cathy! Sounds like you two will have a busy weekend, but a happy one ;)
If we get over (and we are all hoping we do!)

The Abundant Foundation is going to be handing them out to the local children who have nothing to call their own…. So rest assured each and every one of these dollies is going to find a very loving and appreciative new home, :)

Take care, and Happy Sewing!

Karen February 19, 2010 at 7:41 PM  

Sarah would you change the name on the list to the Guelph Homeschool Group?

Karen February 19, 2010 at 7:47 PM  

Oh and we will have at least 35 coming. I am still waiting for one more family to confirm.

Sarah February 19, 2010 at 8:40 PM  

not a prob :) all done!

Di Burns February 20, 2010 at 10:50 AM  

Hi, I have made a two girls and a boy and am now on my third girl lol.....I'm part of a Stitch and Bitch group in Folkestone, Kent and we are making a batch of dollies to send out together. One of my friends in Ibiza wants to make some to send over too! Di Burns xx

Sarah February 20, 2010 at 8:45 PM  

That's great Di, thank you! owwww nice website, love your Medusa light!! I'll add you to the list :) Can't wait to see the photos, take care & happy Sewing!

Karen February 21, 2010 at 5:32 PM  

Hi Sarah
You can check out my blog here for photos of our dolls.
There are 34 - 19 girls and 15 boys.
Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Karen February 21, 2010 at 7:04 PM  

Ooh - we have 3 more for a total of 37
22 girls and 15 boys
coming from 11 families.


Sarah February 21, 2010 at 10:46 PM  

Thanks Karen, that is fabulous news!

Donna Ward March 11, 2010 at 5:06 PM  

Where do you send your dolls to reach the Haiti children?

Sarah March 11, 2010 at 7:04 PM  

Hi Donna,

The Abundant Ground Foundations based in New York, ships the dolls directly to their representatives in Haiti, who then take them to the orphanage in Croix des Bouquets. All excess dolls are then distributed to the local town’s children who have nothing to call their own.

Donna Ward March 12, 2010 at 9:57 AM  

Thanks for the reply and glad you have a good contact to work with. So many little ones in situations they have no control over. God Bless you in all your endeavors.

...t.,  March 18, 2010 at 7:01 AM  

Sarah, My mother and I have 9 dolls (7 girls, 2 boys) coming from FL. They will be pushing the deadline (I always am LOL) but they will be there.

Sarah March 18, 2010 at 7:10 AM  

That's wonderful T, thank you and your mom so much! Any chance of a photo of your dollies for the blog ;) i'd love to see them!

Take care and happy sewing!

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