Sunday, 10 November 2013

Crafting for MNDA

This week was all about the craft stall we held on Friday at our local market.

We sewed. We crocheted. We knitted. We printed. We bent, folded, twisted and glued. We spent weeks and weeks getting our craft on and creating gorgeousness (in our opinion) that we could sell on our stall to raise funds for MNDA.

A friend has Motor Neurone Disease. He is now unable to do anything for himself. His wife and son care for him at home with professional help and he is a funny, brave and loving man. He is also determined. He came to see the stall on Friday to give us support and also bring us cake :-)

We have been living with the anticipation of the event for weeks, praying for a dry day, praying for customers and praying that we make lots of money. Our prayers worked. We set up on a crisp sunny morning and were kept very busy for the first couple of hours selling. The afternoon brought rain but by then we had run low of stock and low on energy so we declared the market stall closed.

We had been placing bets on how much money we would make for MNDA and were completely floored by the generosity of friends who had donated time, materials and energy to enable us to raise £1470! There is still more to come in with a couple of special items being raffled and a coffee morning to make a few more sales, so we could be adding another few hundred pounds to the total.

I have loved every step of the way. I love making things, crochet, sewing, sticking and gluing, and turns out I quite like standing on a market talking to customers too! It was a fabulous day, and we have pledged to do it again next year.

Now I need to start creating some Christmas presents (after a little breather).

Phone pacing - a new spectator sport.

Orange slices to be dried and hung for decorations for the craft stall.

Folding and gold spraying books to make Christmas Trees.

Soggy snakes and ladders.

Last few lingering leaves

On route to a party :-)

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  1. Oh wow! That's an amazing amount raised - congratulations! The craft stall looks fab :)

    Thank you so much for linking up to #TWTWI xx

  2. well done on collecting so much money on your stall.
    i love those yellow pages christmas decorations so clever and i look forward to seeig your orange decs too x

  3. Huge congratulations on your money raising and I'm loving the look of outdoor snakes and ladders.

  4. Wow the craft stall looks fabtastic, wish i was there! x

  5. Well done on raising so much. Discovered you from #TWTWI. A lovely blog.
    Laura x

  6. Brilliant photos as usual, I particularly like the snakes and ladders one. Well done you on crafting so much to make so many wonderful products to sell; £1400+ is an amazing amount and you should be very proud of yourself!

    Thanks for linking up to Project 365.

  7. Brilliant! Well done you! I love those Christmas trees and may make a few more this year myself


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