Do come in, sit down and make yourself comfortable. Kettle's just boiled and there's some cake in the tin, let's have a slice - or two! Funny how I'm inspired to do more cake baking at the time of The Great British Bake Off, and yes, this is Mary Berry's cherry ring cake.
As you can see, the dining table/craft table is a bit messy which shows that there is a new project underway! Let me explain ... Part of my job is to help compile the school newsletter. This term's edition is an interesting one as the students who went on overseas trips in the summer holidays write up their experiences. There are two big trips: one to our partner school in Uganda and one to Cambodia. Both are life changing experiences as the sixth formers help in schools and orphanages, build houses, help dig wells and all manner of things to help improve the lives of those who live in the villages where they stay. One of the teachers who went with them to Cambodia is a textiles teacher and she wrote an article for the newsletter about a charity project she is working on with her Year 10 Textiles students. They are making dresses for Dress a girl around the world and their dresses will be going to the village in Cambodia where our students stayed this summer.
Can you imagine only having one dress? Can you imagine the pride you would feel when wearing that dress? How very special that dress would be to you? We take so much for granted don't we? In their words - Imagine a world where every girl owned at least one dress. Imagine if that dress were made by you. Please do click on the link and read about the work that is being done.
I hardly need tell you what my project is do I? I am going to be making a dress to give to the teacher organising the project because I love to think of how happy receiving that dress will make a girl somewhere in Cambodia. I've made the basic dress, now I just need to make a pretty pocket. I'm thinking white with a red frill along the top, what do you think?
Linking up with Abi to share a cup of tea on the 27th of each month. Yes, I'm a day late!