I’ve joined in with Parcel Hero’s Winter Workshop campaign, #PHWinterWorkshop, which is supporting the fabulous and worthy Great Ormond Street Hospital!
So what’s is this all about? Well I, along with many other far better crafty bloggers, were set a challenge.
They sent me a small blank wooden box and asked that I decorated it and put a small handmade gift inside.
They would then collect the boxes to auction on eBay with all proceeds going to GOSH.
Not only that bit for every blogger who joined in they would make a £20 donation to GOSH.
So I had to join in!
I love to craft. I love Christmas. It was for a charity I adore. So what could go wrong.
Well nothing really, accept for the fact that they want an actual real life person to go on eBay and buy my creation. Umm, that’s a whole heap of pressure right there!!
I’ll be honest. I love the little felt and glitter pine cone decorations I have made to fill the box, they will make a fine addition to anyone’s tree. I learnt how to make them last year from one of the many crafting magazines I buy. I’m just not sure my glittery covering of the box is up to the job. It looks amazing, but whether it will stand the test of time is another matter.
I think I’m mainly just concerned as this isn’t just going to a member of the family, who would love it regardless. But it is going to be sold, to a member of the public, to raise money for a very deserving charity.
Last year was Parcel Hero’s first attempt at this challenge and raised nearly £1,000 for Oxfam, check out those boxes! I had a lot to live up to, I just hope my little decorations take someone’s fancy. This year they want to do even better and raise £1500 which will cover the costs of a portable heart monitor so that the doctors can keep an eye on their young patients’ heartbeats.
Keep an eye on this year’s campaign here, oh and if you fancy bidding on my box I will be forever grateful, I really don’t want it to be the only one that doesn’t sell 🙂
Disclosure – I was invited to take part in this challenge, no payment has been received but all my postage costs have been covered and I was provided with the box to decorate.