Toxic Mom Toolkit – Mending Hearts – Community Volunteering

11 Apr

May I share with you my syllabus for volunteering in the community?

I’m planning to visit my local childrens’ home with Toxic Mom Toolkit friends to teach sewing & mending to children the week before Mother’s Day. It’s one way to put a positive spin on how we are feeling around Mother’s Day; by hosting a fun learning activity for kids who may be missing their own mothers very much.


Mending Hearts Syllabus 

Today’s Project:

Learning to mend by sewing small hearts as keepsakes, decorations or presents. This tiny tokens can become gifts for their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters or other loving women in their lives on Mother’s Day.

 Definition of mending:

 To restore something

to a satisfactory state.

Mending is never perfect, but it is what we do when we care about something and don’t want to throw it away.

We can mend torn clothes and we can mend friendships and relationships.

The only thing required is a willingness to do so and patience.

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Materials: Pre-cut red felt hearts, material hearts, embroidery thread, stuffing, buttons, red pipe cleaners for hooks, and large embroidery needles.

Examples: Can include several finished hearts in different sizes and materials, vintage linens and books on embroidery for inspiration.

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Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.

 – Jewell

2 Responses to “Toxic Mom Toolkit – Mending Hearts – Community Volunteering”

  1. eternaltravelerdesignyourlife April 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    I really love this post. In this throw away society people have forgotten the art of mending. Clothes are so cheap, why bother repairing? Sadder is that relationships seem to have become unworthy of mending too. If you fall out of love with your partner, just look for a new love. After all, that is so much more exciting than trying to mend a boring relationship. I think it is a great project teaching our kids about mending. Mending with love. It gives also more self confidence to know you are not just cast away for something ‘new’. I wish younlots of success!

    • collectingjourneys May 24, 2012 at 7:15 am #

      Thank you for your comment! I appreciate it!

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