SpoiltPig's Crafty Christmas Blog

This season, in a bid to raise money and awareness for some of the great things that Oxfam does, I shall be crafting for charity and documenting it here. For every donation made to Oxfam via my virginmoneygiving page (like JustGiving, only even better), I will send a surprise present from SpoiltPig Jewellery.

Half way there! November 25, 2010

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Well, a little more than that actually :)

I’ve now raised £321.00 for Oxfam with the Crafty Christmas Fundraiser and posted out 22 presents… take a look at some of the things I’ve sent and that you could receive if you sponsor me!

 

Pakistan floods: 3 months on November 10, 2010

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Over 1,750 dead.
8 million made homeless.
An area the size of England under water.

It’s not over yet…

Thank you so much to everyone who has been sponsoring me and donating to Oxfam – sometimes I almost say ‘it means a lot to me’  but really what I want to get across is how much it means to other people.

I received an email from Oxfam yesterday, detailing what they’ve achieved so far in Pakistan:

  • More than 450,000 people now have safe drinking water
  • Over 450,000 families have received hygiene and household kits
  • 500,000 people have benefited from simple hygiene training
  • And 80,000 people have earned a much-needed income by helping to clean up flood-affected areas.

Oxfam relies on our donations to keep this work going and get help to more people in desperate need, so thank you.

 

sneaky peek November 8, 2010

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I’ve been busy creating lots of jewellery…

 

 

CC has been blogged November 4, 2010

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Got a lovely surprise today when I checked my emails to find that Crafty Christmas had been blogged about.

Thank you, Hooked Yarn!

“Spoiltpig, a crafting buddy from crafteroo makes gorgeous, original and well made jewellery in resin and I can say this with confidence as I have bought from her in the past for various presents…

 

thank you October 28, 2010

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Support so far has been fantastic!  I’m glad so many people are into this idea and bookmarking it for their Christmas presents!  Special thanks to some wonderful folk from the crafting community who have been spreading the word: GlitterySahHamespun, CraftyMonster, Sarah Weekes, Zygote gifts, Sugarmice, Bits&Bobs crafts, I love Lexy and Lottie’s Lockets – and also to the SpoiltPig facebook fans who’ve already donated – you are all absolute stars!  Thank you so much x

So far I’ve been sponsored £131.00 for Oxfam and wrapped and posted 10 thank you presents…but we can do better than that, right?   Please share the link with as many friends as possible and let’s really make a difference!

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Day 3 October 15, 2010

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£75 raised and I’ve barely even started telling people about Crafty Christmas!  Yesterday I posted out the first three presents, today I posted one more…and right now I’m wrapping up another two!

Thank you, thank you  – you lovely people!

I’ve just added a photo album to the VMG page – in future I shall remember to take pictures of the presents as they leave and maybe even give you a peek at the workshop(which is currently a bench in my bedroom) but for now, I’d like to share some photos that Lucy Grafton at Oxfam headquarters sent me today:

These photos come from the lastest Oxfam emergency relief in Pakistan, which has been hit with the worst floods in living memory.  It’s no exaggeration. An estimated 20million people have been affected.

The floods have been devastating on a massive scale.  Entire villages have been swept away, leaving 5 million people homeless- that’s equivalent to the entire population of Scotland.  It’s been easy to think of the people affected as one big number, but when I contemplate the fact it’s the entire population of my own country I begin to understand that these people are also infants, the elderly, people with disabilities, pregnant women, the sick… and now they are homeless, with bridges and roads destroyed, how will they survive and get the care they need?
1.700 people have died and more face threat from water-borne disease and malnutrition as aid still struggles to reach some parts of Pakistan.

Oxfam is delivering vital aid to 1.2million people in Pakistan but help is still needed.  You can donate directly to the Pakistan Floods Appeal through the Diasters Emergency Committee (DEC), of which Oxfam is a member agency. The DEC co-ordinate the efforts of Oxfam and 12 other leading UK aid agencies to make sure the money is spent most efficiently and that relief is delivered effectively and timely to people in most need.

 

 

Day 1 October 12, 2010

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Today, I stressed over having my picture taken.  It’s really not something I enjoy, but I thought people might like to be able to put a face to the fundraising and see who it is that’s making their presents :)

me

Oxfam t-shirt provided and snap taken by Mhairi Love – a pure amazin person and an Oxfam volunteer who’s fundraised through (the best)events like Oxjam.

Oxjam is a month long music festival, with gigs all over the UK running through October.  Check it out and see what’s on in your area.  I’ll be attending The Glasgow Takeover on Saturday – Eight venues in eight hours, bring it on!