Saturday, March 29, 2008

April Fool's.

So April 1st is just around the corner and I a wondering what will you be doing this April Fool's?

I cannot remember any specific April Fool's jokes that I have played or had played on me. I am not the kind of person who can ever remember any jokes, so to me April Fool's usually comes and goes without much ado. Yeah sure I have had an April Fool's joke or two played on me before and I usually enjoy jokes but obviously they are not that memorable enough to stick out in my mind.

This year I will be celebrating my little girls 7 month milestone on April 1st. No plans for any big jokes or anything but I am sure we will all have a fun day none the less and she will make me giggle and smile.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Manzanita Rocks!

So these are some of my favorite earrings to make. I collect the stones, pair them up, drill them and turn them into these great earings.

Here is a picture of my sister Melissa and me around Thanksgiving when she visited. We ended up going to the coast for the weekend.

Here is Melissa collecting the beach pebbles that are uncovered by the outgoing tide.

Here we both are collecting and fantasizing about what we can make with each stone. We collected the stones in Manzanita, Oregon. I have many designs in my head of beautiful little jewelry that I can make but the challenge is drilling these stones and pairing them up so that they match. It is always tricky to drill the stones without breaking the drill bit. It makes the ones that I do get drilled feel that much more special.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Crocs for Orpahn Tots: Another Project of Mine.

Collection bin at a local school near my home. It is very fun getting the children involved they are all so curious and some have asked if they can write letters to the orphans.

One of the first pairs of crocs given to an orphan

About the Project:

Purpose: To provide durable footwear/shoes in the form of used (or new) Crocs or Croc-like shoes for 200 orphans in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. Orphans range in age from 3-18y/o, so we can use all sizes of Crocs.

2007: We took over 10 pairs of crocs last year and they are still holding up. The director of the orphanage contacted us and told us that they are the best shoes they have ever had and the orphans are so happy to have them.

Next Trip: April 2, 2008 is the next planned trip to the orphanage. My father who is a Doctor will be heading over to provide medical care for the children. The Crocs we have collected will be going over there at that time.

There was supposed to be a trip in Oct 2007, but war and unrest in the area was to blame for the cancellation of that trip.

How may are going with the next shipment? 69 pairs and counting.

Total pairs collected to date?
79 pairs and counting.

Who are we working with? Two non profit organizations PROLASA Canada and International Childrens Care in the USA. Both organizations are working together to help provide medical care, housing, food, education and clothing to these orphans.

Project Address
Ship Crocs to:
In the USA

"Crocs for Orphan Tots"
C/O: R. Wecker
376 Green St,
Clinton, MA 01510

In Canada:
"Crocs for Orphan Tots"
C/O: B. Wecker
2137 Route 109
Arthurette, NB E7H 4B6

If you have any Crocs you would like to donate please contact me or comment on the blog. I can help with shipping if needed.


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