Saturday, May 31, 2008


...I really don't like goodbyes (at all). Had to say goodbye to a very special scrapbooking friend today, leaving for overseas. She has an album full of memories, we have some more photos from the day and every time we all get together to scrapbook, she will be in our thoughts. Miss you already E.

It's at times like these, when we're feeling sorry for ourselves that we should look "out there" and see what we an do - eyes off self (yes, easier said than done sometimes).

Check out The Heartfelt Project This is the place for a handful of African women who go to work full each day full of pride and hope. Creating heartfelt designs out of love and strongly believing that they can make a difference - not only to their own lives but to the lives of the community in which they live.

Each heart sold by the heartfelt project helps to feed and clothe the ladies and their families. It also gives back to the community by donating a small portion to a local charity to help fight TB, HIV/AIDS and look after children and old aged men and woman within their community. Its aim is to heal the hearts of people who don't have the opportunities we have on a daily basis. And to fill not only the ladies hearts but many others with hope.

You can buy their heartfelt products online. But... I'm sure some of you crafters out there have some felt, ribbbon, beading, embroidery floss etc that you have lying around waiting for a special project.

I'd like to set a challenge out there - to collect as much as we can. It's all really light stuff so you can pop it into a large envelope and mail it to me. Once I have a nice big bag of goodies, I will send it onto The Heartfelt Project.

So come on generous scrapbookers, crafters, knitters, sewers - let's see what we can do.

Mail to:
P O Box 785
South Africa

Looking forward to sharing this heartfelt love.


fi said...

Thank you for this Lara, I am sure the ladies will be delighted to hear that you are collecting for them!

Cathy said...

Sounds like a good challenge Lara. I will look through my goodies for some stuff and send it on to you.

venessa matthews said...

Hope you are feeling ok... saying goodbye is no fun at all. And what a sweetie she is too, sure she feels the same way too....
The project, wow - such a good cause Lara, you are a living angel doing things like this. Going to go pack some goodies right away. You thoughful chick...