Sunday, 20 April 2014

Easter Wishes 2014

Wishing You A Very
Happy Easter.

With love,

Monday, 7 April 2014

Thorpe Hall

Hello everyone,
On Saturday, I went to the open day at Thorpe Hall.  It was a lovely day and I really enjoyed meeting the staff and walking in the beautiful grounds around the hospice.  A year ago the Duchess of Gloucester launched their appeal which, as you may know, aims to raise £6,000,000 to “transform” the hospice and enable them to give even more help and support to those people in need.  With the money already raised, Thorpe Hall have refurbished the whole of the West Wing, creating new therapy rooms, a family counselling room and new clinic space.  They have also managed to get some work in the grounds completed.

 As you know, I have been making cards myself to help with their fundraising and I am hoping that you will kindly help me by donating some of your cards to this very worthy cause.  Any cards that you send will be displayed and sold in the shop with all money raised going to the Thorpe Hall Capital Appeal.  Please remember to place all of your cards into sealed see-through cellophane bag including an envelope; as this will allow people to handle your cards and they will remain in a pristine condition.  Please then place them into a larger envelope and send them to this address:

Dawn Bibby Charity Card Donations.

Sue Ryder - Thorpe Hall Hospice,

Thorpe Road,



Cambridgeshire  PE3 6LW 

Thank you so much.
I am on your TV screens this week, details below:

Tuesday 8th April

2:00 PM  Fabric Crafting with Pinflair
4:00 PM  Simplicity 4 Day Deal (4 Day Deal)
6:00 PM  Toyota Sewing and Dressmaking
7:00 PM  Crafting With Clay

Wednesday 9th April

2:00 PM  Simplicity 4 Day Deal (4 Day Deal)
4:00 PM  Needlecraft
6:00 PM  Simplicity 4 Day Deal (4 Day Deal)

Please Check My Blog Periodically As Hours, Dates, Products & Channels Are Subject To Change And Addition.

I do hope that you have a wonderful week.  
Until next time,

Thursday, 3 April 2014

On A Day Out Recently...

Hello everyone,

On a day out recently I visited Thorpe Hall, which is a Sue Ryder hospice.
It gives palliative care and support to people over the age of 18 with active, progressive and advanced illnesses.  They care for physical as well as psychological and spiritual needs, while aiming to help people achieve the best possible quality of life.  It is truly is a humbling and remarkable place.

 Set in a beautiful location, Thorpe Hall has a cafe as well as a shop, which is helping to raise money for their appeal.  They are hoping to raise £6,000,000 to build a state of the art hospice and centre of excellence for palliative care in the grounds of Thorpe Hall.  They have to raise the money by March of next year so the race is on!  They have the building permission needed; they just need to raise the money for the project.
During the visit, I noticed that the shop sold handmade greetings cards but sadly, there was only a few in the racks.  This lead to me reminiscing.

When Topaz (my shop in Lancashire) was open; many of the lovely viewers of my TV shows, used to very kindly send me cards that they had made, so they could be sold at the two charities I supported.  Unfortunately, I cannot run anything like that now, so I was wondering if you would consider donating some of your cards to a local charity near to where you live.  It is a great way to share your card making in a wonderfully positive way.


If you do decide to do this, please remember to put the card into a sealed cellophane bag and include an envelope with it.  The bag will help to keep the contents in a pristine condition but still allow people to view it.  I am sure that the charity will be so grateful for your contribution.  Especially as many charities are currently having to find other sources of income these days.

As you may have seen if you watched Create & Craft yesterday, I have already started to make some cards for the Thorpe Hall shop.  The first of many if I have time.  Things are still rather hectic here at the moment.  But more of that next time.

Speaking of Create & Craft – due to Nigel being taken ill, I am on air today (Thursday 3rd April) at 4pm, 6pm and 7pm.  I hope that you can join me and our lovely guests for some crafting fun!

Anyway, until next time…
Have a great week.