Sunday, 28 September 2014

Let's sit and have a cup of tea

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!

9 comments:

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

It's such a wonderful cause. I can't believe it's almost two years since I made my dresses. That's when blogging comes in so handy. I was able to check out when I posted about Dress a Girl
: November 2012. Eek!

Abi said...

Thank you for tea today Deb and inspiring me. I had heard of the dress project and was thinking of trying to set something up with my church at uni. You have pushed me towards making it happen. Your dress is beautiful and I'm sure the little girl who receives it will love it too.

Ruth said...

That's a very pretty dress and what a worthwhile project to be involved in.

scrappyjacky said...

I've so enjoyed tea and hearing about the dress project,Deb.

ally said...

Thank you for the tea, the dress project sounds amazing.

Sian said...

That's such a great charity! I love the idea of a special teacher's pocket in the dress. Teachers can always do with pockets!

I loved hearing about the orphanage projects because just on Friday TSO heard that she has been selected to go on the Romanian Orphanage trip with school here. Cue lots of fundraising and buying warm clothes..

alexa said...

What a wonderful project and your dress is so pretty - how could a little girl not be thrilled? It has been a great cup of tea, finding out about this ... off to follow your links!

Susanne said...

Oh, I can imagine a girl in that sweet dress. Yes a pocket is in order, maybe with a decorative heart as well?

Jane said...

what a lovely idea, she will be thrilled with the dress x