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Time stands still for no one!

A little later than I had intended but, here are few pics of some of the latest donations…time unfortunately doesn’t allow for pictures of every item to be taken but, I know how much the crafters among you like to look at the handmade items…and aren’t these mermaids just wonderful to look at! I have previously  attempted to make one of these myself but, it didn’t turn out anywhere near as lovely as these beauties!

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Plus lots of colurful knits, squares, hats and teddies!

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It seems just the other day that we were thinking of doing puppet workshops in the school holidays and now they have been and gone!

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The kids had fun and we learnt a thing or two to make the next sessions a little better. We intend to hold Ramadan themed workshops in June and and others throughout July and August so right now I am busy planning lots of fun, craft activities for 5-11 year olds!

The weather is starting to warm up now in Algiers and although there are some rainy days most are bright and sunny- perfect for a spot of gardening!

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With a group of children in Sidi Youcef we turned stones into lady-birds, planted small mint and basil plants and sowed sunflowers and salad leaves in pots. The kids were really enthusiastic and  were excited to be growing things that they could eat.

Thank you all so much for your on-going kindness and support.

Have a great week!

Emma x

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A little update….

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!

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Some perfect treats for our Eid gift bags!

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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.

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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!

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Thank you for making a difference.

Have a great weekend!

Emma x

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Hello Sunshine

well maybe not for a while yet! however when the time comes the little lady who receives this adorable vest will be well prepared!

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Lots of beautiful items have been arriving and I have posted just a few pics below. As always thank you so much for all of your efforts.

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Aren’t the heart buttons adorable?! The baby project is one that is very close to my heart. I have been blessed to have been able to prepare a hospital bag full of clothes and stuff 5 times over for my own children and am so happy that with your help we can help women who have so little for their newborns get together an outfit and other essentials.

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Some fabulous treats to stash away for later in the year. These party bag treats are just perfect for our Eid gifts!

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And I am thrilled to say we have received our first donations of seeds…more about this, our latest project in my next post!

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Thank you so much for making a difference.

Emma x

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Loving hands

Two great big boxes full of donations were delivered yesterday-they came from the lovely ladies at Loving hands.

Like everything that they have sent before each and every item has been beautifully made. The parcels included hats, blankets,bootees, toys,dresses,cardigans, lots and lots of jumpers to fit older children which is just fantastic and a huge mountain of sanitary towel sets which I know will be appreciated so much.

The pictures speak for themselves……….   

Wonderful stuff!

Thank you so much for supporting the project with such dedication.

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Otley knitters

More gorgeous knits from the ladies at Otley knitting group. I just love the idea of diamond patterned patchworks and I think I am going to attempt to make one with some of the wonderful squares that have been donated recently.

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Thank you so much for your wonderful donations!

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And a few more…….

Two parcels came from Francis- the first had a beautiful crochet blanket and four lovely baby cardigans and the second was full of Tesco bargains, a great selection of children’s hats, socks and underwear all of which is so so useful.  Four colourful hats came from a ‘new kniter’ although they are so beautiful made.

Lots of  baby girls clothes were donated by a friend of my Mum, they are so pretty and almost everything is pink. Lastly a parcel full of the prettiest hats and cardigans and a beautiful dress came from Angie and Lyn’s Mum.

Thank you so much ladies, everything is fab!

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Buttoned up

A little while ago I wrote a post about a knitting pattern for a baby bonnet that had a ribbon tie.  A lady contacted me about her concerns that the ribbon was a choking hazard.  So here is a slightly adapted version that I believe is more baby friendly.  It has a button closure that can still fit various sizes

Pattern 

The only part which has been changed is the neck band. Follow the bonnet pattern ‘as is’.

For the neckband– using the same size knitting needles cast on 50 stitches.

rows 1,2 and 3 -knit

row 4- k2, yo, k2tog, k until end

rows 5,6 and 7 -knit

cast off. Sew seams  of bonnet and neckband together.

sew on button 

Extension cord– cast on 15 stitches

row 1-knit

cast off

attach one end off the cord to the reverse of the neckband (behind the button) and sew a button onto the other end.    

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