This blog shows my recycled denim creations, along with tutorials for items I have designed myself. I collect old jeans (a strange collection, I know!) and cut them up to make bags, purses, animals and other items of varying sizes and shapes. I then sell these to raise money for weomen and children in the town of Utange, near Mombasa, in Kenya. I help women to set up their own businesses and provide solar lights to enable teachers and pupils to work at home after the sun sets.
Two years ago I went to this event for the first time. It remains my record takings ever!
Although this year I did not take as much money, I still had a great day and some fabulous conversations with a wide range of people.
Run by Bedford Lions and Rotary Club, this was again a well-attended fair. The sun shone (we deserved it, after last year's event was rained off!) and the crowds were out. Generous space was allocated and there seemed to be a great range of stalls. The volunteer organisers always seem to encourage voluntary groups and charities to attend and this time I was adjacent to a fire service which worked with airstrips, and a conservatioun group.
A long but pleasing day, and another event which I hope will be a regular feature on my calendar.