One of the things I’ve got involved in since Christmas has been organising the crafts for Health Help International. HHI is an organisation started by Ron Prosser, a local man who went out to Zambia a few years ago and was so appalled by the conditions he found there that he decided to do something about it. It started by sending medical supplies and helping to set up medical centres there. Since then they have also got involved in India, where DH went for 11 days a couple of weeks ago. Amongst the things they do to raise money is to sell local crafts, and so I have been helping to organise these and develop this area a bit.
They have a sewing studio in Zambia for disabled women and while DH was away I was busy making samples out of my African fabrics for Ron to take to Zambia when he goes in March for the ladies to make more of the items.
There is a table runner:
A matching table mat:
A cushion cover:
A scarf, which I had made previously:
And a bandanna.
I still have one of those wallhangings with pockets to put things in to make. I’m also helping set up a website with Paypal to sell these things as an alternative way of making money, which is why I needed to know how to remove backgrounds from objects in Paint Shop Pro.