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.
This is the third time I have attended this event, organised by Bedford Lions. It seems to get better and better! Yet again, we had lovely sunshine for the event, and lots of people attending.
As ever, there was plenty of space, and I was able to use some of my recent display purchases to the full. I have a new banner, which is just the right size to go on my gazebol
I bought two of these laundry hangers, which work really well for displaying bags where I have lots of the same style.
I finally managed to fiond affordable S hooks of the right size, and these made it so much easier to display assorted bags.
I added to my stock of bibs, and it was good to be able to fill up one stand with them.
I also restocked the pocket purses on a string recently, making that display look much more impressive.
Another great addition was having a helper! Kerena was a star - and said she enjoyed it!
Just to make the day practically perfect, my friend Kathy brought her dog Pye along to see me. I have to say Pye was rather confused, as I usually take her out for a long walk when I see her, As a PAT dog, she was in her element being fussed by visitors!
Another £215 raised for Utange, and a really enjoyable day.