Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bola Krafts Cares Project - Grand Update

Hi guys!!

I know you have been anxiously waiting for this post (ahem), wanting to see how the hats turned out. As nice as my iphone pictures have been, I wanted to do the hats justice and asked TemT to take official pictures for me. I am beyond pleased with how every hat came out and I'm so excited to share with you the final items. so without too much talking enjoy the photos below

It's a hoot hoot party! I LOVE the girl sleepy owls, i love all the owls, so cute!

Walt Disney would be so happy with how these came out, Mickey and Minnie for the win always 

Where are mommy and daddy's little baby bears?, right here!!

Love Love these , the softness of the grey flower against the yellow hat, so nice 

Color blocking even in 2013, we make it cool still haha

For my sports lovers, football and baseball hats, his and hers :), lets go Giants and Mets!

There just had to be a hat with a heart, everything we make is made with Love

**Drum Roll** - All 30 Hats!

Presentation and Packing is everything! - Love this box i found at TJ Maxx

~Yours Truly~

Thank you God for blessing my hands to finish up the project and also thanks so much to you all for your support, partaking in this project has definitely enriched my life and I'm so glad I made the decision to do it, April 2013 has been a blessed month for me. When I was finishing up I was a tad bit emotional, thinking about the little babies that will wear the hats, and I hope it will bring a smile to their parents and even the NICU staff's faces when they see the babies in it.  I can't wait to go deliver next week - look out for my update!

I leave you with this quote from Mother Theresa - “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”  , I made sure that every hat I made was made from a place of love, it might seem like the hats are a lot but to me this is just my small token or way of making a difference in 2013. I hope to even make greater strides with Bola Krafts Cares by Gods special grace, I just have to committ my ideas and ways to the Lord, Trust in Him and He will surely bring them to pass (Psalm 37 v 5), and I know once I do that, I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me (Philippians 4 v 13).

Till the next post~

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Day 14 Update: Bola Krafts Cares Project


Wow 14 days have gone by sooooo fast! I wasn't able to post any updates during the week, work was crazy and also this thing called life happens, lets just say it was a tough one. Anyways at some point I thought I might not meet my goal but I just pressed on, I'm the type of person that once I have committed to do something or a task, I have to see it through. As God would have it, this morning I woke up to see one of my friends had also made hats to add to my donation! Fantastic right :), without much ado see below pictures.

I was supposed to have done a post when I crossed over the half point but since I didn't it here it is,
 16 hats!

A friend of mine made some hats to contribute to the donation, she had originally set a target of 3 but ended up making 7, thanks Bukky!

This is today, 26 hats, currently in the process of making the last 4

Tracking Guide
Day 14: April 14th , 11:07am

Goal : 30 hats - 15 boys, 15 girls

Hats Completed : 26 hats, 4 more to go!

Once I finish the 4 hats, its off to building the hats, making them into mickeys, minnies, owls, baby bears I think I said this in a prior post right haha, enjoy the rest of your sunday and have a blessed week~

-  I finished all 30 hats last night!! thank God! 

Tracking Guide
Day 14: April 14th , 10:00 pm

Goal : 30 hats - 15 boys, 15 girls

Hats Completed : 30 hats


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Day 6 Update: Bola Krafts Cares Project

Hi all! So glad for the weekend, this week was super busy, my day time job (I'm a project accountant for an architectural firm) was hectic beyond as with anybody else having not just a monthly close but quarter close (blah blah blah hahaha), I'm just glad the most of it is over.

Sooooo this is just a quick update with picture of the hats I have made so far, I had done my calculation - 2 hats a day for 15 days should get me my 30 hats, with weekends to do my finishing touches i.e. make my hats come to LIFE, so I hope to update this post later on with a few baby bears and hopefully one or two owls, so you can see how they would look when finished. Overall I'm liking my pace so far.

Tracking Guide
Day 6 : April  6th , 9:13am

Goal : 30 hats - 15 boys, 15 girls

Hats Completed : 10 hats

We getting there people, 1/3rd done, 2/3rds to go!

Bola Krafts Projects - Part 1


Thanks for all the love so far, its so greatttt and just encouraging to know people are rooting for Bola Krafts, yay!

I wanted to share with you all some of the projects I have worked on, I might have to do this in 2 posts haha, I have literally had projects to work on every week since Bola Krafts became official in February 2013 so there are lots of pictures to share. It surely has been fun ride so far, so not to talk too much enjoy the pictures

First official order whether I was ready or not, Odi had me make hats for her two nieces, she loved them and has kept ordering items from me, thanks Odi!

For my friend Lanre's daughter, I absolutely love the yarn I used to make the rose

Top and bottom pictures, my God babies- Caleb and Zina, Bola Krafts Models, Caleb in dinosaur spikes hat, Zina in her nice warm scarf

Seaniepooooo! this picture warms my heart, he was so excited to wear his hat!

top-baby owl hats for twin babies, Aunty Niki ordered and bottom - this hat is one of my favorites, the minnie hat, I was so happy with how this came out, thanks Repeat Crafter Me !
(these are the owls I am making for Bola Krafts Cares)

Baby Tiwa decked out in n all her Bola Kraft items! 

Look for the follow up post showing more pictures and keep ordering Bola Krafts xx

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Day 3 Update: Bola Krafts Cares Project

So like I said prior, I wanted to use this space as a means to document the process of the Bola Kraft Cares project. I am super excited about it and so far its going well.

I had planned in my head, transferred to my trusty journal and now over here on the blog, my game plan for this project. As an aside, in the past I hadn't been a big fan of writing but over the years have come to find that its extremely helpful, this year for me in particular getting really specific in what I write has been a great. A new habit I formed this year is to always have my journal with me so as ideas and anything really that comes to mind gets written down, so I can always refer back later. You should try it also :) . 

So here goes my game plan

30 Hats - 15 boys, 15 girls
Baby Bear Hat, 0-3 M, Blue
Baby Bear Hat, 0-3 M, Pink
Baby Bear Hat, premie M, Blue
Baby Bear Hat,premie, Pink
Baby Bear Hat, premie, Brown with Blue ears
Baby Bear Hat, premie, Brown with Pink ears
Striped Hat with Button, 0-3 M
Lace shell Hat with Rose, 0-3 M
Striped Hat with Button, premie M
Lace shell Hat with Rose, premie M
Striped Hat with Button, premie M
Striped Hat with Butterfly, premie M
Solid Color Hat with ear flaps, 0-3M
Solid Color Hat with earflaps, 0-3 M
Solid Color Hat with deep texture,premie M
Solid Color Hat with deep texture,premie M
Color Block Hat,premie M
Color Block Hat, premie M
Baby Owl Hat (with eyes open) 0-3M, Blue
Baby Owl Hat (with eyes open) 0-3M, Pink
Baby Owl Hat (with eyes sleeping) premie, Blue
Baby Owl Hat (with eyes sleeping) premie, Pink
Baby Owl Hat (with eyes sleeping) premie, Green
Baby Owl Hat (with eyes sleeping) premie, Purple
Mickey Mouse Hat, 0-3M, Red and Black
Minnie Mouse Hat, 0-3M, Red and Black
Mickey Mouse Hat, premie, Red and Black
Minnie Mouse Hat,premie, Pink and Black
Football Hat, premie
Football Hat with bow, premie

This is not set in stone but it gives me some structure to work with, I might modify as I go, as you see on some I haven't put the color choices on them incase I change my mind haha, but overall its a good guide.

Tracking Guide
Day 3 : April  3rd , 8:01am

Goal : 30 hats - 15 boys, 15 girls

Hats Completed : 1.5 or 3 ( hahaha so I usually make my hats first then make all the add ons afterwards, from the picture below you see 3 hats but they need baby bear ears, which I will be working on this wknd)

Keep cheering me on!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Bola Krafts Cares is here!

It's here! It's here! Bola Krafts Cares 1st project is here!

Wow its April 1st, Isn't it amazing how the first quarter of this year went by so quickly, Thank God for keeping us through those months but this day is a day I have been looking forward to for about 6 weeks!

Back when i started Bola Krafts, I knew that I wanted to do some form of charity work because I believe that as God has blessed me with a new opportunity that I also in turn have to be a blessing to others. So the initiative - Bola Krafts Cares came to life, what I decided to do was for 2 weeks every 3 months, I would work on newborn hats to donate to hospitals or any avenue (suggestions welcomed!) that accepts such donations, during this period I wouldn't take any orders and just focus solely on working on the items. so I'm completely ecstatic that the month is finally here and I can begin working on it.

By me putting the word out on Instagram and talking to friends,  I was able to find my first hospital to donate to. Bola Kraft Cares will be giving to the Brooklyn Hospital Center's NICU (thanks again Toun!). This also was the reason I started this blog because I wanted a space where I could document the journey, so come with me guys cheer me on and by God's grace I will meet my goal.

So here goes how I will be tracking, I will also share pictures of the hats I make

Day 1 : April 1st , 7:08am

Goal : 30 hats - 15 boys, 15 girls

Hats Completed :  0

Ready, Set, Let's go!

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