When you think of a super hero, who comes to mind? Superman? Batman? Wolverine? These characters fight crime and save humanity in really big, noticeable ways. But who else can be a super hero? What does it take? Super (above and beyond the norm) + Hero (a person of distinguished courage, admired for brave deeds and noble qualities) = a Super Hero!!!
In my estimation, we can all try to be real life heroes in our own communities by encouraging others, setting a good example, and helping those in need. Craft Hope has partnered with Enchanted Makeovers to make super hero capes for children who are living in shelters in the United States; to inspire each of those children to BE a SUPER hero, to BE the change in their own lives and in their own communities! This is yet another wonderful project from the Craft Hope community that has gone straight to my heart! It has been a pleasure designing emblems, sewing capes, cutting out masks, and putting all of the pieces together. My house has been a colorful explosion of shiny costume satin and fuzzy sheets of felt for the past two months!
And, while sitting at my sewing machine with this rainbow of shimmering fabric cascading all over the dining room table, I believe that the Lord laid it on my heart to donate these capes locally – to provide for the children right here in Wichita.
So, after chatting with my Crafty Ladies, from church, we all wholeheartedly agreed to make the capes and then donate them to our local shelters. We designed, and cut, and glued, and fused…. We sewed and sewed and sewed and sewed… We coordinated masks and made ties and gave each cape finishing touches! There was so much fun, love, and creativity flowing during our Tuesday night craft sessions, as well as a little bit of chaos too..! You should’ve seen us on the night of our deadline – there were stations set up and everyone was working at the speed of light! It was humorous watching various ladies running around with capes in various stages of doneness, from the sewing station to the emblem station to the tying station and to the mask station. Capes got separated from their masks. Who has my emblem? What colors of ties do we have left? LOL! Rest assured, we pulled everything together and ended up with a box full of awesomely unique outfits for some awesomely unique future heroes! My hope is that these capes will allow our local homeless children to use their imaginations, to have fun & play, to just enjoy being children for a while! Plus, I pray that each cape will be infused with The Father’s love, so that whoever ends up wearing them may feel His strength, peace, and courage in their times of need.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
A HUGE THANK YOU & GIGANTIC HUGS to my Crafty Ladies: Nancy G., Laurie M., Robyn B., Judy D., and Cindy H.!!!! Thank you for bringing supplies, creativity, fellowship, flexibility, and fun to this project! Looking forward to making another batch of capes very soon!
If you feel like doing something Super today, think about how you can serve others. How can you encourage someone? How can you pray for them? Or how can you help someone in need? What good deed can you do to provide an example, so that others may follow? Sometimes, the simplest kindness, the simplest action can make such a BIG difference, can start to change the world, can make you a Hero in your community! Do what YOU CAN to BE the CHANGE!