I knew this would be a lot of work but what I didn't expect was a wonderful community experience.
We decided to have a couple of "making days" at school where mums came along to help make items for the stall.
Some people were experienced crafters and others had never threaded a needle before.
People brought along donated materials and also donated finished items that they had knitted/crocheted/sewn/etc.
We made hair clips, hair ties, library bags, door stops, bunting, tissue cozies, wands, tooth fairy bags, button jewellery and HEAPS more gorgeous items.
But more than that, we had a lovely time, we met people we hadn't met before and we connected over the wonderful creative process!!
The day came and after a very rainy week in Melbourne, the sun gods shone on us and the weather was glorious!
The stall looked great (with a couple of PatchAndi quilts for decoration) and it was a beautiful day.
We sold most of our stock and raised lots of money for the school.
While I'm not in a hurry to get stuck into more making for the school at this stage .... come next year, I look forward to another stall with more beautiful community "making days".
How good is craft?!?
I wanted to add a note to thank everyone for all your well wishes after my last post. It was so amazing to have such support from you all. I can't tell you how much I appreciated it.
The latest update is that Jake is happily back at school, my Dad is cantankerous as ever and I saw my surgeon today to get my stitches out and get the official all clear!!!
Much relief! Moving on .... xxx_______________________