After posting Joni's interview the other day I started thinking that it would be nice to send the survivors of the Tohoku Disaster small gifts and letters of encouragement. Next month will mark one year since the disaster and I would like to let them know that they haven not been forgotten and so i came up with this little project.
Joni said that there are 65 houses in the temporary housing area plus some people who stayed in their own damaged houses so I am think about 100 houses in all. I would like to collect 100 handmade little houses with letters to send to Joni so she can share them with the people in her community BUT I need your help.
So, if you can sew you can download the pattern below and make a little house. All the instructions are in the PDF and the houses are easy to make so even novice stitches can take part. It is a great way to use up those little scraps of favourite fabric that you don't want to throw away and can be decorated however you like.
**Please put each house and letter in a separate ziplock if you are making more than one. Thank you! **
If you don't sew then you can still help by spreading the word, FB, Pinterest, Twitter, smoke signals...
So, the goal is 100 houses by February 21st, are you in?
**UPDATE - I have answered FAQ's and added some Japanese phrases that you can use in the letters on THIS POST ***