The illustrations for our handmade Haiti books are coming along great! We only have a few more illustrations to complete before we can make our first hand-sewn, plastic bound book.
I am really excited about this project and it has now been officially announced on the Abundant Ground Organization website here.
The main themes behind the illustrations have to do with education, study, hope and happiness.
Our soccer scene morphed from an image of dolls playing on the field to one of more realistic figures kicking a ball around.
This illustration reads, "I love to run and play"
Once the illustrations are all complete, we can print them out and assemble/sew them together in a similar way as these books are done on Notes from a Very Red Kitchen by Katie.
I'm so excited to send these finished books to Haiti! Our first batch of books will be donated to the children in Croix des Bouquets for children in the orphanage, ages 2-6.
I really hope there are a few craft junkies out there who might want to help make a book or two as the books are pretty easy to print out and sew together. We need to get 50 books together for our first batch.
Let me know if any of you might be interested in making a book and I'll update you as we come along.