Archive for Crafts

Craft work Before and After

My friend Jean’s daughter Kendra started this little craft with these 2 tables and chairs. She did the hard work but ended up leaving aside.

Years gone by and her Mum Jean decided to donate to my craft group in Edgewater.

I love it right away and took possession of it.

Showed to my friend Wendy who is very good with crafts and she offered to finish for me.

In one week she brought the finish product and of course my grandson was the lucky winner of this precious little craftsmanship.

Thanks Kendra, Jean and Wendy!

Great work!

 

 

My Community helps others in need.

Over the last year, I have become involved with a local community group, and now attend weekly gatherings and contribute in various ways.

We meet at the Emerald Terrace Community Centre in Edgewater to do craft, chat, and do good works too.

We have a table of stuff brought in by various members that we put up for raffle. (Last week my daughter gave me some toys my grandson had grown out of to pass on to other people). During the morning, people wander around and but raffle tickets for the items that interest them. The winner will take one item. A table with more expensive items is for gold coin donations only.

We also have a table of items for free, anyone can help themselves to those.

Another table has the beautiful bread I collect every week from the very generous Dejaxo bakery in Carine Glades. Everyone helps themselves to those too. The leftover bread (and there is always a lot left over!) goes to a Retirement Village.

There is also a table full of home-made jams made from strawberries, plums, grapes, marmalade, and other seasonal fruits, which you can purchase for $2 a jar.

All of the money raised throughout the year is donated to different charities and institutions, helping various groups as much as we can.

It feels good to be a part of a community group like this. Not only for the social aspect but because I am fortunate enough to be in a position to help, and all it takes is a little bit of my time. Which groups or communities are you a part of? Do you find you get a lot out of it?

 

 

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

To all of my newsletter readers:

Enjoy your Christmas, family, friends and working mates.

Make a resolution for 2018. And stick to it!

Make a plan for the future.

Make an achievable goal!

Make it happen whatever you wished for!

Make Love not war!

Have a great Christmas!

Alycee Barrett

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Nikkydeo photography

My daughter Nikky is all heart and soul dedicated to her photography skills.

If you need a photographer who can do the perfect job on special events, first child, family photo black and white , Christmas , etc call Nikky .

Nikky has a website that you can browse at

wwww.nikkydeophotography.com.au

My Alter-Ego: The Bread Lady!

I have recently joined the Edgewater Emerald Terrace Craft Centre, and
my volunteer job in the community is to collect some bread every Wednesday
night from Carine Glades most fantastic bakery and drop it to all of the
ladies on Thursday morning.

It is some of the most beautiful fresh bread that if wasn’t collected, would just be thrown in the bin.

If you belong to another Community and would like to take advantage of this opportunity there are 2 more nights in the week available on which the bread is not collected.

It is a pity to waste all that bread when we can give it to someone who would enjoy it.

I have offered it to another place, but they wanted the bread only if they were individually packed in plastic bags. I did not take them up on this offer, as it would require another person to do the work
plus buying all of the extra packaging, unnecessary waste! The bread is in perfect condition! Rolls, loaves, the occasional sweet bread, hot dog buns, hamburger buns, sliced bread, you name it!

The bread can be collected any night at quarter to 8 pm. If you have the time to volunteer for your Community please call me and I will put you in in touch with the most generous bakery.

Painting Classes. Never too late to learn

Susanna is an artist. She paints and she also teaches painting.
She has a fantastic nature and is easy to learn with her.
If you want to pursue a hobby this is so easy.

It is Gold. No. It is Red. It is my old car shinning like new


After a day…Spirit Graphics sent Jason Evans to remove the wrap wonderfully!

I am going to peel the gold wrap from my car. It will be red again. Possibly a nice Xmas gift for someone…


This Saturday at 7AM  Jason from Spirit Graphics and Marketing is coming to my house with his hot gun to peel my car.

I think it will be fun or horrible! Depending on the outcome.

The experts in wrapping cars in vinyl say that the colour will be protected. A hot red RX-8 waiting to be revealed?

I don’t know!

Anyway, I will be taking pictures of all the steps and will post them on the next blog.

If you wish to watch you can come to my place – at 7AM!

It will be a 5 hour job so I have to skip an hour to do a home open but my family will be home watching the event. I reckon it will be an experience to watch.

4 year old dolls, boy or girl to stand in the corner like well behaved children

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