Yesterday was our monthly craft afternoon when an enthusiastic group of crafters gets together in a local church hall to make gifts to fill shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child Appeal. This month we were led by a talented lady called Teresa, who helped us to decorate notebooks. She generously provides all the materials, makes the books (filled with blank pages for drawing) and gives us loads of inspiration.
There's so much fun to be had decorating the colourful books, it's hard to know what to lay your hands on next! Shall I stick a pig on here, another ribbon there, or maybe have a go at this friendship bracelet?
Of course, Maggie, as usual, is busy wrapping up some shoeboxes - a vital task. She's so good at it - definitely the expert!
And some of us made felt pencil cases to go with the notebooks.
A really fun afternoon's work to bring some smiles and brightness into a child's life at Christmas time.