Just to let you all know that our UK postal address for deliveries is changing. So please, can I just ask you to hold onto anything you have ready to send for a week or two until things get organised. If you have already posted a parcel don’t worry it will still be received. Thank you so much for your understanding. Emma x
It’s been a while, how are you? Good I hope!
So much has been going on in my life over the last few months that updating the blog has had to take a bit of a back seat unfortunately. Of course AA stuff has still been happening (thank you lovely team of helpers!) but, I have not been able to ‘do’ as much as usual.. I’m praying that things will be completely back on track in the next few weeks.
I know how you love to see what others have made…and so many wonderful things have been made -too many to post pics of everything but, here is a selection of just some of the fantastic creations that have been donated recently.
As always, such beautiful items that will be appreciated so much by their new owners.
Huge thanks to everyone for your kindness and ongoing support!
Have a great weekend, Emma x
As things are so hectic right now I am not able to post as often as I would like but so many lovely things have arrived and they are just too pretty to save for later. Here are just a few. Enjoy!
Some perfect treats for our Eid gift bags!
For those of you that don’t already know, we gratefully accept handmade, preloved and new items of clothing and we distribute to all ages.
On another note the creation of our first community garden is going well! The diggers have been in, a dangerous wall has been pulled down and the local youths are really getting stuck in with helping which is just brilliant. There is more clearing to be done but, once that is out of the way it’s then on to the fun stuff!
Thank you for making a difference.
Have a great weekend!
- Spring has sprung- just look at that blue sky!
- Last month was super busy and March is set to be even busier! Our latest book will be available very, very soon, we are ploughing ahead with our park build, planning for Ramadan and distributing beautiful items to those in need!
Lovely baby pack items!
- Judging by the fantastic donations received February must have been super busy for you too! Here are just a few of the beauties that arrived…
- An amazing selection of baby blankets in all colours of the rainbow…
Super brightly coloured sets…
Snuggly baby hats…
Fantastic colour block blankets….
Isn’t this just the prettiest headband? I am not sure how to make it but it would be a fantastic girly treat to add to our Eid gift bags this Summer!
Gourgeous things for the colder weather…
Fabulous squares…we are going to start making cushions for the elderly in hospital that are far from family. Most of the hospitals are based in Algiers so it is quite common for patients to be receiving treatment away from the areas in which they live. The cushions will have knitted/crochet squares to the front and fabric to the back. These squares are just perfect!
The most beautifully detailed blankets in perfect pastels…
Brilliant colouring books and crayons…
As always huge thanks for such generosity and for choosing to make a difference.
Lots to share in the next few weeks but until then I hope that you have a craft filled month full of the joys of Spring!
It seems as if there is a ‘day’ for everything if one bothers to look into it…commercialism perhaps? I remember many years ago my Nan being appalled at the introduction of ‘Grandparents day’ and we were all warned to not even think of buying her a gift or a card as she thought it was just a way for ‘them’ to make more money! Wise words maybe. However, looking at the calendar for the next few weeks to pick a suitable date for our new book launch.. the 3rd March, World book day just seemed entirely appropriate!
Our latest book entitled ‘The litter bugs’ charts the tale of a group of bugs who are persuaded to change their messy ways by a swarm of nature loving bees. The story, which is written in both English and Arabic aims to teach young children about the importance of looking after the environment in a fun and colourful way.
All proceeds from the sale of the book will help fund the creation of community gardens and green spaces via our ‘Just one seed’ scheme. The book will also be distributed to children in Algeria to raise awareness of environmental issues.
The book is 24 pages long and is 210mm square in size. It is priced at £3.50 plus postage and will be sold exclusively from our website. **Up until the 3rd March you can pre-order it here and get it for the special price of £3 plus FREE UK delivery. **
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February is here already- wherever does the time go! We have been super busy lately and judging by the fabulous donations that have been arriving you have been too!
Look at these gorgeous cardigans for our baby packs-aren’t the sparkly buttons just lovely?!
I don’t have the patience to knit for anyone bigger than a baby but, I am so glad that some of you do and with such beautiful workmanship too!
More perfect pastel creations for our baby packs which are appreciated so much by our new (or new again) mums.
Plus fantastic colourful blankets!
Thank you all so much for your generosity and support it means the world to us!
Have a great weekend, Emma x
Just one seed is our newest and biggest project yet and a little different to anything that we have done before. It is an environmental project which will show that even the smallest of actions can create big changes.
This year we will be encouraging children and young people to care for their environment and learn about nature in fun and creative ways. We have also set ourselves the challenge to fill neglected areas with colourful flowers and create beautiful community gardens in a number of places.
Our first adventure is to create a community garden complete with play area and seating in Meftah, an area just a little outside of the capital. This garden will be a place for the whole community to enjoy. It will provide a fun space for children to play in and an area for adults to sit and relax. Through creating and caring for the garden It will be a place for people to come together, share their skills, gain new experiences, care for the environment and make a long lasting difference. The benefits for everyone are far reaching. Work has already started on our first garden and we are so excited and totally thrilled at the prospect of turning mud and debris into something gloriously beautiful and beneficial but, to do it we really need your help.
In Algeria there is a saying: one hand can’t clap. individually, even with the best of intentions we are limited, but collectively the possibilities are endless. Together we can do so much more, together we can make our community gardens a reality . Are you ready to join hands and make some noise?
The ‘before’ picture!
How to help:
▪ We would love for you to donate seeds. We really hope to nurture plants from all over the world and your donation of even just one seed could help us do that. We are up for a challenge so all types of seeds are very welcome-flowers,herbs,fruit,vegetables we are happy to try them all!
▪ If you are in Algiers and fancy volunteering to get your hands dirty please get in touch (our email is firstname.lastname@example.org) we would love to hear from you!
▪ Alternatively you may like to sponsor something beautiful for our gardens and green spaces. This is a great way for groups, individuals and businesses to support our work. Sponsorship starts at just a ‘one off’ £1. for more details on how to help in this way visit our website.
Just one seed is all it takes to make a difference. You can make that difference.