There is an African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and that is something that the charity Home-Start firmly believe, and aim to replicate in their work with families in times of trouble.
You will remember that a few weeks ago I posted about Petersfield Town Mayor’s Charity Auction in aid of Home-Start, where a beautiful quilt, handmade by the ladies of the Sew Social at Sew Creative, was being offered for auction. Well, now September is upon us and the Family Craft Fair where the successful bidder is coming up fast.
The Sew Social ladies have been busy knitting and stitching up a storm, and samples of what will be available for sale have been on display in Petersfield library, alongside the quilt. The display changes every couple of weeks so make sure you pop in to have a look. At the moment there is a very spooky Halloween display, but you will have to be quick as this will be changing on Friday.
As well as festive offerings for both Halloween and Christmas, there will be a wide variety of other handmade items on sale that would make perfect presents, or just treats for yourself. The kids haven’t been forgotten either in our crafting activities, and we will also be selling clothes, both for the kids themselves, and also for their dolls, along with cosy sleeping bags, pencil cases and more.
We have lots of exciting activities for all ages taking place on Saturday 6th October, as well as many local businesses offering beautiful items for sale. Please come and see us to get a headstart on your Christmas shopping.
On top of all this, on the day itself there will be a competition for someone to take this happy little chap home with them. Come along to find out all the details.
Don’t forget, you can still place your bid to become the owner of the quilt. All the details are as follows: