Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Girls Brigade Fundraising Concert

I have had fun the last few weeks making things for the Girls Brigade fundraising concert, we always have a craft table in the halls, so the people at the concert can browse while having their coffee and mince pies. So this year we had some old favourites and some new things. I am pleased to say that I only had to bring a couple of snowman soups home again.

A first for me this year was Burden Bears, these are little bears with their own little quilt and their own little card, which contains a verse telling you why they have come to live with you.

Burden Bear Verse

I'm not a very fancy bear,
I'm plain and rather small.
Even so, someone who loves you
Said I should come to call.

I brought my favourite blanket,
That I snuggle when I'm sad...
It's a present from my Granny,
Made for days when things seem bad.

My Granny always told me,
"Life's like a patchwork quilt...
Just give Jesus all the pieces,
And he'll make a pretty quilt."

Sometimes I don't see the pattern,
Sometimes he seems far away,
Then I clutch my favourite blanket
And I pray...and pray...and pray.

Though I don't have all the answers,
For I'm just a "Burden Bear"
I've been sent here on a mission
From someone who really cares.
So when you see me, please remember...
You are in their thoughts and prayers.

Burden bear

Notepad holders (Thanks Paula)

Pillow Boxes (Well some of them anyway)


I also did more candles, snowman soup, snowman poop and Rudolph candy canes. I did enjoy it, but I am now looking forward to a little break from it all.


** Paula ** said...


Love it all, especially those cute burden bears!!!

Well done on your sales!

Helen said...

Awesome! Those bears are such great gifts! My mom received one from a lady shortly after my dad passed and she's been able to pass it along to someone else who needed it. Such an awesome idea!
Thanks for sharing it with us at SSCC!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful EVERYthing!!! I love it all.

Thanks for being part of our challenge this week at SSCC.

theneon said...

You've certainly been busy -- and what joyous gifts you have created. Bet your bears were all gone in no time!

Kristine said...

WOW, these are wonderful!! Awesome fundraiser, with such useful and beautiful gifts! :) Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Stampin' Sisters in CHrist Challenges last week! Hope you have a wonderufl Christmas!