Sadly, we don't always get pictures of people's lovely handmade creations as they are whisked off to be used as soon as they come in. Sometimes we are so busy when donations arrive we don't get to gush about them (as much as we would like) and adore them before they are gifted to someone in need.
So this is a big thank you & virtual hug to everyone that has contributed in some small way to the overall success of Angels for the Forgotten and our Annual Craft Challenge.
Turning your crafty thoughts into action is appreciated more than you will ever know.
Amazing crafters that have donated items recently include:-
* Lynette Irvine - Thank you so much for your beautiful baby blankets, they are much appreciated!
* Karen Biszark (Knit4Charities) - Angel blankets, fingerless gloves, feminine hygiene bags and really cool worm bookmarks! Thank you for your kindness!
*Vanya Bryant - The list seems endless! Kid's beanies, dresses, scarves, headbands, bags, blankets, knitted toy, (yarn & t-shirt). It is lovely being on the receiving end of your generosity -thank you Vanya!
Thank you to everyone that is making the
Marie Campbell from WA is quite new to the wonderful world of the Annual Angels for the Forgotten Craft Challenge, but she is certainly off and racing! We were thrilled to receive 7 hand crafted beanies from Marie in April and just wanted to say a big THANK YOU!
We are firm believers in the old adage 'Many hand make light work'. Thank you for taking the time to create the beanies for children. They will be so much warmer this winter with beanies to warm them!
GREAT WORK MARIE!
Awesome article all about our Angels for the Forgotten Annual Craft Challenge on page 26 of Issue 7 of Love Sewing Australia magazine!! It is a great read, and you will get a free pattern, free FQ and great projects to try - an of course that fabulous AFTF article!! It is on sale in newsagents now!
A huge thank you to Love Sewing Australia Magazine for taking an interest in our charity and running a free article letting more people know about Angels for the Forgotten and how they can help create for charity!
THANK YOU LOVE SEWING AUSTRALIA MAGAZINE!
Myshelle aka Mamma that Makes has been so busy during this year's Annual Craft Challenge. She has been whipping up a crafty variety of items to donate to charity. Myshelle has even made these lovely taggie softie animals from her own designs!
Myshelle has also had some help from her older daughters in researching and designing some cards. The idea of kids helping kids is just awesome! Please pass on our thanks to the girls!
Thanks so much Myshelle!
In May we received a parcel with a variety of items from Val. It included bookmarks, assorted key rings, lots of gift tags, kids cooking sets, tea towels, pot holders, oven mits, puzzle books, face washers, baby bibs, children's PJs, a dress and a necklace! So much hand crafted goodness!
Val Leahey from NSW is just one of those lovely people that keep on giving!
We regularly receive parcels from Val as she quietly goes about her days making and collecting items to donate to Angels for the Forgotten. Val never asks for thanks or makes a fuss, she just gets down to the business of being kind. If the world was full of people like Val the world would be a better place for it!
We are always very thankful for her lovely donations and just wanted to say a big thank you!
THANK YOU VAL
YOU ARE SO VERY KIND!
Here is our running total for the Craft Challenge & boy oh boy you have all been busy!!! We are really starting to chip away at the totals!! Keep in mind, this is only the amounts for the items on the official Craft Challenge list.
Other handmade items received include 33 children's cardigans/jumpers, 13 items of handmade children's clothing, 10 pencil cases, 58 toiletry bags, 71 Crisis care bags, 24 face washers, 17 pillowcases, 67 bag tags, 22 pencil/crayon rolls, 152 beanies, 39 scarves & 97 Santa Sacks!! And 61 other assorted handmade items!!!
You have also been super generous and backfilled your parcels and boxes with a load of practical non-crafted items! Hand creams, toothbrushes, wipes, clothing, napkins, cupcake moulds, underwear (boys & womens), baby clothing, sewing kits, PJs, puzzle books, earrings & necklaces to name a few!!
High fives all round!!! You guys & gals ROCK!!
So let's keep focusing on those Craft Challenge totals and see if we can smash some targets!!
Craft Team Leader
PS Just a reminder, we do not require bag tags or Christmas bags at this time as we are at our maximum capacity for these items due to everyone's generosity - so thank you!!!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT IS
PARTICIPATING IN THE CHALLENGE!
TOGETHER WE CAN ACHIEVE MORE!
Craft Team Leader
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