Now, I didn’t actually do any crafting with scraps this month however I do have some photos to share with you – not of my handicrafts.
On 12th December, the specialised centre, which my mentally handicapped niece attends, held their annual Christmas fête. Each year, the children (ranging in age from 5 – 20) keep busy, in the run-up to Christmas, with the very dedicated staff, making lots of different things which are then sold at the fête. Staff members always come up with wonderful ideas, recycling what they can, and then organising children into work shops, each child being given a project to work on depending on their abilities. Stalls are always very well set out, with things like jam, tree decorations, cards, cookies etc, and this year there was quite a lot of woodwork.
Anyway, I always like to buy a few things, knowing that proceeds are for a good cause (to help subsidise outings for the children) and it means a lot to the children seeing visitors admiring and buying their handicrafts.
Here are the goodies we came home with.
A lovely shelf unit, made from pallets . . . the husband is going to bang a hook in a wall in my sewing room so I can hang this lovely piece of handicraft in there – it will be perfect for displaying some of my amigurumi. The pallet wood was left unvarnished, so people who buy can varnish or paint if they choose to. The husband has given my shelves a coat of linseed oil, because I like the natural colour.
The reindeer sculpture is actually something made for 2017 – he has been put on display again this year. Alongside, more buys for this year. Two large flat pebbles, painted black and decorated with snowflake/star stickers . . . and (possibly my favourite) a very simple, but oh so effective, Christmas tree. The wooden branches move freely on a vertical pivot, and can be turned to change the shape of the tree.
I’m also linking up to other ScrapHappy members who regularly post.
Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Karen,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Jean, Johanna,
Joanne,Jon,Hayley and Dawn