Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Paradise Found !

Oct. 31, 2012 ~ I had been trying to rest after the hectic schedule I had over the last weekend. 2 Fundraising events were  done ( A garage sale / Subiaco Community Fair ) and my handmade angel creations  didn't fail to raise some money for the poor like as usual. I was so happy even till now.

 I had created several items with angel theme like key chains, bag chains, car charms and earrings.

Earrings priced at $10-$14 per pair

Key Chain $10 / each

Car Charms $15 / each

 Setting up the table for the UWA fair last Sunday was a lot of work but I was so proud to see my banner hanged up there inside the tent for the very 1st time in a fair .

The booth always have people .. young & old.

I even overheard 2 ladies  while they were browsing that they feel like they're in paradise the moment they stepped in my tent LOL!

There was a moment when i watched 3 young girls aged 7-9 y/o commenting  beside one of the jewelry tables that their most favorite stall was my jewelry stall and one of them even dragged her mom to buy her a bracelet for her birthday gift . The girl was so happy holding the bracelet as I took a final picture of it before I let it go . She left with a very happy smile ...

 My happiness was shortlived by the fact that the made up tent almost flew away after a strong passing  wind. After everything was already displayed and  we were starting to sell to buyers.  I was hanging to 1 of its legs to keep it dowm Oh Dear !  I was very thankful to all the people who helped picked up the jewelries flown unto the floor and my broken mirror and some broken beaded jewelries. Lucky no one was hurt when it fell on one side too. Well , jewelry damage was no big deal though .. lucky me noone got hurt except for a damage of 3 broken necklaces that's all so it was ok. I just need to re- string them again.

All the loading and unloading and walking here and there before and after the fair , my  backache was now far more painful than before and I had to rush to BigW to buy this massage mat I saw online last Monday in their new catalogue . I told myself it's a must to get hold of one of these  inorder to relax myself  at home . 30 mins of pure bliss when I'm on my own in the morning. Yahhooooooo !
Conair Relaxation Massage Matt - Silver

   Conair Relaxation Massage Matt- Silver

 Costing me $60 is not too bad for  a piece of tool that can somehow help trigger my nerves to pump my blood all over the place and ease my spasms that had piled up on my upper right back. I had been having a hard time with my right back and it triggers a stiff neck and numbness on my right arm. I can't sleep well at night for  several weeks now coz of the pain and I felt horrible. Neurofen/ Panadol is now my constant companion at night before trying to get some sleep. It helps ease the pain temporarily during the night.

Anyways, back to my beading events, the fund raising for "The Backpack Of Hope Project " for the poor  kids in Kenya  is starting to do well. I admire the kindness of my friend Anne Janssens who had organized this fund raising to help the poor kids who can't go to school due to lack of school supplies. Anne had been to Kenya last year and saw the plight of the kids . I do support her for this endeavor as much as I can .

She had organized a garage sale in her own front yard to raise some dollars for the project with the help and support of her loving adorable husband, Paul. She personally made delicious homemade curry paste , chilli paste & achar sold during the day aside from some old and new Knick Knacks donated by friends and of course some of my handmade angel earrings too !

Achar  $10 /  Big jar 

Chilli Paste $8 .00 /Small jar 

Curry Paste $10.00 / Big Jar 

Nowadays, I can always say that , It's not what you have that would make you feel complete at the end of the day. The real paradise is when you have a light feeling in your heart  when you know what you had given away  for mankind.

A simple token of affection goes a long ... long.. way !

Let's keep up the good work Anne ... I salute you my friend !