You Helped to Grow His Grant… Angel Crafts Shop…

It’s time again for our quarterly summary of who your purchases have helped and how much the adoption grants of these precious children have grown.

The last 3 months, January, February and March, have been a bit topsy-turvy for me. There was packing and more packing in January, then we moved to our new home at the end of January and there was unpacking to be done and then school holidays and trying to sort horrible phone / internet line issues. But i have to say you have just been wonderful through all of it; me missing on posts and not being online etc. Thank you.

Her Family Found Her!

So in the first week of January, i had picked Taya as my Orphan of the Month. And we did make some sales – Thank you! But i missed out on putting the money into her grant because of the move and school holidays. And when we got back from holidays, she was already on MFFM (My Family Found Me on Reece’s Rainbow website). But her family did not set up an account with Reece’s Rainbow, so i was unable to give to her grant.

He’s still waiting for a family. Please share his need and pray for him!

It was already almost the end of February, so i decided to pick another child who would be Orphan of the Month for both February and March and gave Taya‘s amount (US$52) to Peterson.

In March, Angel Crafts Shop was at a Koffermarkt (Suitcase Market) and sales at that fair came to US$118 after expenses. So in total your shopping gave Peterson‘s adoption grant a boost of US$111 (US$99.90 after contributions to Voice of Hope fund).

Thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement. Please do continue to support these precious children and praying for them and sharing their stories and need for a loving family.

Next up – Orphan of the Month for April! Do keep making purchases at Angel Crafts Shop!

syc

#happyhandmade one hundred six… Angel Crafts Shop…

With all the 1st Anniversary excitement, i forgot to put up my #happyhandmade six picks last week – sorry.

So i am doing the last of the shapes craft picks, it’s got no edges but it is not a circle… It is Oval! This week’s picks will feature the oval shape. i like this shape because it is quite versatile and more exciting that circle ;)

Without further ado, here are my six picks for #happyhandmade one hundred six (please note that pictures are copyrighted by the creators of the items and i’m using them just to direct you to their shop – click on the pictures to see more):

beeswax cupcake_charm leaf monster ovalstone shell

One thing i think about when i think oval is face shape. i always remember it being used to describe people’s face shapes. What does oval remind you of?

syc

Book Review: The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared… Jonas Jonasson…

i have been meaning to write this book review for a long time. A dear friend recommended i read this and it is a wonderful book!

100yearoldman_20150329i love the easy-to-read writing. i love the highly-improbable-yet-still-believable storyline. i love the amazingly quirky yet lovable main character, Allan Karlsson, who lived the most luck-filled and eventful life.  His companions on his journeys are equally strange and wonderful to get to know.

Every decision which Allan made, took him on an adventure, every adventure led him to incredible meetings with historical figures and enabled him to influence the route history took.

And all Allan ever wanted was a peaceful life. Instead he became involved in the making of the atomic bomb, he saved Churchill from an untimely death, he owed his life of luxury in Bali to Mao and much more.

This book is the relaxing read with a bit of history thrown in and a side of good humour to make it all go down as smooth as Allan´s favourite drink – vodka.

i will leave you to discover the rest of the book for yourselves… don´t want to ruin your fun ;) i look forward to reading Jonasson´s other books :D

syc