Letter of the week- T

We got into our letter of the week right in the middle of planning for a semi big trip (T is for trip!) to Myanmar. Q has always been a good (T is for) traveller so while we had tons of logistics to contend with, it was more simply-busy than crazy-hectic.

We prefaced our letter of the week by talking about our travels and trips. Cos, well, duh, those words start with T.

Anyway, initiating the letter T was quite easy cos T was the first letter Q ever learnt and recognized. To add to the project, he was really excited to make the T is for Tractor craft too.

To add to the T-ness of the week, we hosted playgroup at the beginning of the week where the kiddies made (T is for) a telescope each for daddy in lieu of Father’s Day.

I wish I could share how to make a telescope but I had shipped in a telescope making kit and the kids simply spent a happy half hour decorating the telescopes with stickers and other foam bits.

We stuck a sticker that read: “You are out of this world” on each of the telescopes for daddy too!

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The Growing Tree Gives Back: Card Campaign

Those who know me know what a big crafter I am. Strictly speaking, while I do scrapbooking, I don’t scrap as much as I craft. I make things: cupboards, books, pots, diaper and towel cakes…etc.   thanks to my meeting some truly amazing craft-loving charity-minded people; the chance to be part of a myriad of craft based charity work came about, I jumped at the chance to get wholly involved.

Our first project was in partnership with the Make a Card Campaign for the Needy. Most recently, their Valentine’s Day cards were donated to several charities who in turn, sold them to raise funds.

There was a recent call for a new card drive for “Thank You” cards; most of which are for charities as they gear up for International Volunteer’s Day (3rd quarter) and some to be curated and packaged for sale at various fund raising events.

I knew that many of my friends feel that they don’t have a clue how to begin, so I decided to take the guess work out of card making for them and created card kits (of varying difficulties). These are complete kits to make/assemble 10 cards- all they would need is craft glue. The designs are also simple enough for toddlers to get involved to. And my team  of colleagues gamely chipped in to make the said packs with me!

I roped in my mummy’s group who all enthusiastically joined in. Some had never crafted in their lives, some brought their little ones over and in the midst of playtime and catch-up chats, we crafted. So many that I now am able to route some to other causes.

At last tally, we will make close to 450 cards amongst the group of us, far more than expected and I now have enough to route to other charities that have use for them.

How great! 🙂