I have been sewing like a mad woman for the last 10 days. My big-hearted friend, Daphne from One Red Flower Press, is going to Siem Reap, Cambodia to visit Room to Read's school. (She recommends everyone read John Wood's book "Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, about how Wood started Room to Read.) Room to Read actively works to bring literacy to children in developing countries and fight for gender equality in education. They work all over the world to build schools and bring the gift of reading to children.
But that's not why I made the blankets. You see, Daphne wasn't satisfied with just visiting the school, she had to also visit Angkor Children's Hospital, to bring some supplies and treats to the kids there - lollipops, crayons, colouring books, toys.
The blankets were the least I could do. They're simple two-layer blankets, cotton on top and soft flannel at the bottom. I picked gender neutral greens and yellows, which I hope will bring a little beauty and sunshine to the little ones. There are six infant-sized blankets and six toddler-sized ones, all laundered and ready to go. I only wish I had time to make more. Every little one deserves something beautiful to celebrate her.
Note: Daphne is starting a Malaysian chapter of Room To Read, so stay tuned to her blog for updates.