so today was not crafty in the traditional sense but it did involve crafts.
I was contacted with a belated thank you by Lewis Manning Hospice in Poole. I had done some fund raising for them back in 2010. Some of you may remember when I ran my 52 in 10 class. An amazing 52 prompts with PDF files and pages each and every week for an entire year and all for free. I started a Just Giving Page and donated my money - some £500, to the hospice. We were invited in to have a tour now the new building is all up and sort of running. It is an amazing place and so important.
It is a totally amazing place but the sad thing is they cannot fully open it as it is too costly to open all the rooms. They are doing a LOT of fund-raising and we were able to offer to help in two very different ways - Nigel will help with a corporate quiz night and I will be helping 'craftily'. We feel very blessed that we have had a couple of 'near misses' and we want to try and help if we possibly can.
(Incidentally I may be offering the 52 in 10 class again - but this time as a paid for event if anyone is interested ... I can guarantee that you will get 52 great prompts and worksheets, many of which have been updated ... and I hope to run other classes on line in
t he future at very reasonable rates)
Anyway - we had a lovely morning and look forward to our planned fundraising to help the hospice.
We then took my consignment of cards in for sale and then ...t his is very exciting ... we did a dummy run of the craft fair stall.
You have to bear in mind it is in our lounge on the wallpaper paste table with a sheet in the background to cover up the sofas and wallpaper which were just a tad distracting. But you get the idea. It looks very empty - but classy!
If anyone wants to know where and when we are exhibiting just drop me a comment and I will e mail the details of the craft fairs and also of the 52in 10 if anyone is interested for later in the year.
Then I actually did a bit of scrapping and finally - the boring bit - sorted out my public liability insurance. Who knew! Apparently it is essential and I am now covered.
Finally a little digital scrapping with a new collection called World Traveller by Keystone Scraps at Pickleberrypop
All in all a productive day.
Today I am thankful for
- the opportunity to help others less fortunate than we have been
- wonderful people who aim to make the lives of others so much better
- craft fair fun