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Thursday, 9 February 2012

February Update

I have not been too well again, I think I must have overdone it packing the Uganda suitcases. In the end 4 suitcases went out and I could not carry stuff for weeks. Had to get my son to carry all the food shopping. Though I know it will all be greatly appreciated and needed where the suitcases are going. Hopefully the person will remember to take photos.

Some of the items in the uganda suitcases:
Shoe box of stationary items like pencils, rubbers, rulers, colouring pens
Shoe box for teachers stationary like solar calculators,  staplers, bulldog clips, laminated number squares
Shoe box of palette paints including watercolours and for small children
Shoe box of medical stuff like baby weight/height wheel, bandages,
Shoe box of cracker type toys including mini jigsaws, yoyos, crayons, football cards, stickers
Shoe box of 100 brooches (as in previous post)
Shoe box of christian stuff (as it was going with a missionary)
Bag of 12 bookmark kits for the children to practice handwriting
Three school sewing kits filled to the brim to help children practice sewing
Painting pads/books to go with the paints
A4 plastic sleeves for the teachers to keep important documents in
Some long skirts and mens clothes

The list carries on - but you get the picture that quite a lot of different stuff goes out - not just crafts and not just clothes. I've packed so hopefully someone will find their item invaluable.

This weekend I'm selling at a small local church craft fayre to raise funds to be able to send more stuff out and to give to the Ugandan people at the point of need. Hopefully I will blog afterwards and let people know how much was raised.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Swap - bot blog post

On swap-bot I recently joined a swap where you write a blog post for that person. The person I wrote for has a blog on spirituality. In a few days you can find my post at

Hopefully soon I will be able to put a post up from the person who had me as a swap partner.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Recycling those christmas cards for sellers

Unfortunately I have not been too well and have not been able to blog recently. Hopefully Im not too late and there are still those christmas cards swirling around.

If you sell at craft fayres or shops, they will come in really handy as your packaging. I have been using the small square ones that are around 10cm x 10cms - but you could use whichever ones you want.

Take off the back of the card.
Fold so that the image is on the inside and you have blank white card on the outside.
Print your logo or however you put your description.
Staple it onto your bag.

Please note - this does not work with cards that have writing on the back of the picture or those that have a lot of glitter, as they are really hard to fold.

Would be really interested to know how many sellers will use this as part of their recycling scheme.