I was recently contacted by a crafter who was interested in knitting up some hearts from my free pattern to sell in the Craft Hope for Haiti Etsy shop to raise money for disaster relief for the people of Haiti. This is of course a very worthy cause, and I was happy that someone thought of using my design as a way to contribute.
It looks like the Craft Hope for Haiti project has been so popular among sellers that they are taking a break from accepting new items for now. I know many of you are sellers at Etsy, though, and at other craft fairs. I encourage anyone to get in touch if you’d like to sell items made from any of my patterns to raise money for Haiti relief. Typically, all I ask is that you donate 100% of the profits to an established and vetted organization (I recommend the Red Cross) and that you include a Mochimochi Land credit on your item listing / pricetag.
Hearts in particular are great projects for all kinds of charity fundraising. The Children’s Society, a UK organization that benefits needy children, is currently using the pattern to raise funds with a project called The Big Stitch. I am happy to hear that word is spreading and the project is helping a lot of kids!
If you’d like to use my patterns to raise funds for Haiti earthquake victims or other worthy causes, I would love to hear from you! Just send me an email at info [at] mochimochiland.com.