The Art form has changed... the Philanthropic purpose continues!
In Canada, many art shows and exhibitions take place during the winter months. Due to positive changes in my personal life, I decided to reduce the marketing of my visual art pieces. That was easier said than done, now I had to find something new to fulfill my creative mind!
I needed something portable, therefore, I decided to be creative with one of my old passions… knitting! At a young age, I learned to knit from a great teacher. A Spanish woman taught me to knit my own patterns, just by taking measurements and figuring out the designs. With this in mind, I contacted my local hospital, the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa. I had the idea to donate children knitted pieces to the Gift Shop to raise funds for the hospital. The Manager of the boutique was delighted with the idea. Afterwards, I went to Yarns Ewe’ll Love Inc. in Kanata to purchase some yarn. When I mentioned what I intended to do, the owner of the store offered to donate the yarn, if I would knit for the hospital! Wow, now I had a full circle. The yarn is donated, I donate my knitted creations; the people buy those knits from the Gift Shop, the hospital raises funds and the community benefits.
In September 2018, I started Full Circle Creations!
Since then, I have been happily knitting little creations for the hospital. The unique pieces have been very well received and have raised funds for the hospital. I have a full bag of colourful donated yarns, which give me the inspiration to continue with this creative, fruitful and fulfilling enjoyment.
I invite you to visit:
Facebook page: Full Circle Creations
Instagram account: fullcirclecreations19
Or call: The Queensway Carleton Hospital Gift Shop at 613-721-2000 ext. 2686
These are the latest creations.
LUCY like a little butterfly, ready for spring!
LILY strawberry season is coming soon!
KATE a little jumper to be worn with a white T-shirt!
KEVIN Perfect for a visit with Grandpa!
All the following pieces have helped to raise funds for the Queensway Carleton Hospital. They are now worn by happy little babies!