Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Bethel House Boy's Orphanage

For the past 10 years I have donated money from the sale of my cards and cross-stitch to a few different charities. This worked well until my sales started to diminish as more and more people started to make cards. I used to be the only one at a couple of local church fairs but now there are about 5-6 each time. Makes it difficult to sell my cards when others are selling theirs three for a pound!

When we go on holiday to Scarborough we attend Scarborough Christian Fellowship. A couple that attend are the forefront of Bethel House Boy's Orphanage in India.
Their website is They rely 100% on public donation and travel around to different churches to raise the awareness of the orphanage and to try and get more sponsors. Last year I decided that instead of giving what little funds I was getting from selling the cards to give them directly to Tracey and Richard so they could have a little "shop" to take with them and that way they would get more income than I could give cash-wise. I'm branching out from just cards into stationery sets, notebooks (with my lovely Bind-it-All machine), small cross-stitch pictures and calendars to mention just a few.
Here's a picture of some of the journals that I made last year

I would love to know what you think of them

Margaret xx


  1. These are lovely Margaret,a-bind-it-all is on my wish list!!

  2. Next on my wish list is the Dreamkutz to get perfect sized pages lol

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