Saturday, 13 December 2014

Making Christmas ornaments for charity.

Around this time of year Anna of in my closet organises a Christmas workshop!
Last year we had gathered in her cozy kitchen and made Christmas trees. You can see the blog post here.
This year there was the idea to make ornaments but not for ourselves but to donate them to charity. It was joyfully approved. There was a proposal to offer them to ELPIDA (=Hope) The school of people with autism.
Workshops are not an easy thing to organise. But Anna is a master on that! So first we gathered in Anna's kitchen to decide which ornaments we will be making.

 After coming up with some ideas we took the time to dress up some Christmas baubles with fabric and somehow recycle them.
 We decorated the baubles on a wooden pallette Christmas tree made by talented Vasso, Anna's sister.

Then the next day we gathered up at Koumbi Coffee and Crafts cafe. I adored their Christmas decoration!

We were about 20 people.
We divided into smaller groups and each group made one type of ornament. My group made Christmas trees. Eleanna of auts-pins, Christina of Christie's Trees and more, Evangelia of Happy Deck and myself made the trees.


The other groups made little gloves,birds, hearts,boots and more.
We enjoyed the meeting and while making crafts we sipped coffee and ate the lovely sweets that Anna's sister Vasso of Me to dahtylo sto vaso made. I had never before eaten cake pops and loved them. And so did Santa's little assistants like Sophie, my former pupil! Can you believe I taught this little girl English in a Primary School years ago? And now we are crafting together! It is so great!
All elfs and reindeer were concentrating on their job.
The next day Anna and Melina decorated the pallette wooden tree Vasso had made with all the ornaments and gave it to ELPIDA.You can see it here.(Photo taken from Elpida site)
Their bazaar was today and it is still on tomorrow Sunday so local friends why don't you visit them?

You can also read all about the workshop and see more photos in Anna's blogpost here.(Following photo taken from Anna's blogpost)

21 comments:

Zina Z said...

χαχαχα ο χαμος, αλλα ειναι υπεροχα! μπραβο κοριτσια!

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Τι πανέμορφη ατμόσφαιρα και ωραίες δημιουργίες !!! Μπράβο κορίτσια !!!!

Dimitra Decorasylum said...

Τι τέλειες που είναι αυτές οι δημιουργικές μαζώξεις. Πόσο μάλλον όταν οργανώνονται για έναν καλό σκοπό!

butterfly said...

Great ornaments .

Vasiliki said...

Μπράβο σε όλες σας και του χρόνου να είστε γερές να το ξανακάνετε.

Brigitte Lepoix said...

That's very nice of you!

Sally said...

Hello Ariadne

What a lovely idea to make ornaments for charity and they are all beautiful.
The coffee shop looks nice and festive and cosy.
Have a good week x

Beauty Follower said...

Πολύ ομορφο το ξυλινο δέντρο
και τα τσοχινα χριστουγεννιάτικα δεντράκια!

http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

Boy, that looked like allot of fun, I love the wooden tree too. hugs Lynda Ruth

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great idea! I love the little trees you made, they look lovely :D

Eirinaki said...

Είναι όλα υπέροχα!

eleanna said...

Great post Ariadne! I haven't wrote about it yet, but yours is full & enlightening. I hope the bazaar was a soldout

Mii Stitch said...

Fabulous! Love the felted trees :)

Mii Stitch said...

Fabulous! Love the felted trees :)

Mii Stitch said...

Fabulous! Love the felted trees :)

Mii Stitch said...

Fabulous! Love the felted trees :)

Mii Stitch said...

Fabulous! Love the felted trees :)

inmyc said...

Περάσαμε καλά και αυτό φαίνεται και στις φωτογραφίες! Μπράβο σε όλους και όλες και άντε και στο επόμενο!

Sheryl S. said...

A lovely generous idea. Good fun and your trees are great.

Katerina Konstantinou said...

Τέλειες οι δημιουργίες σας και για έναν τόσο καλό σκοπό! Χίλια μπράβο Αριάδνη μου αλλά και σε όλους τους συμμετέχοντες!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Great idea! You had fun, made beautiful ornaments and helped all at the same time!