Breast Cancer is such an unfortunate illness that many women and men pass from. Unfortunately, not many people know everything there is to know about this illness. This heart-warming couple Doug and Barb Keeling are helping to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. Barb and Doug were TV soap opera actors and TV commercial actors back in their younger days. Barb was actually one of the original Charmin Girls with Mr. Whipple. After losing a childhood friend to cancer, Barb came up with this great idea of creating dolls using women’s bras.
“I was standing at her graveside and I thought let’s make some dolls by using a bra as part of the doll,'” Barb said. “Many people have had a great time making purses out of bras and decorating them with fantastic and silly embellishments to help spread the word of cancer caring.”
There are a variety of dolls that Barb made from the bra pads to the bra wiring, cotton bras, frilly bras, whatever you wish to use you can. You can find her bra doll pattern at keelingskrafts.com. Part of the money from the Bra Dolls Pattern is a donation to Cancer, given in the name of a friend Carrie Nisil who is going to do the 3-Day Walk in November. This 3-Day Cancer Walk benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Keeling’s are so pleased to help with Cancer Awareness with a doll making project that is “light hearted & fun” and a benefit to a very serious issue. They hope everyone will make one of the BRA DOLLS. The dolls make great “Get Well” dolls for a gift to someone who is working on recovery.
Barb wishes everyone would be creative and come up with something as neat as this to support a great cause. Barb said, “You only need about 18 inches of fabric and you can use stuff around the house — from kitchen drawers or your sewing basket — things that mean something to you.”
October is Breast Cancer awareness month, so be creative, make something of your own and support this great cause.