Sunday, 23 May 2010

Cultural diversity day

I work for an organisation called Equals, a voluntary group set up to celebrate equality and diversity on the Isle of Wight. I work as their friendship group coordinator, running friendship groups for ethnic minority women. The group brings women together to make new friends, take part in activites, training and to aid social inclusion.
Cultural diversity day is celebrated nationally on May 15th and Equals wanted to put on an event in the centre of the Island to raise awareness of the Islands diverse community.
I was left in charge of organising this event (stressful!), something I had never done before!
We had a range of performers on the day, African drumming, belly, Latin and salsa dancing, English folk music and Samba. The highlight of the whole event was the fashion show and Poco-Poc0 dance performed by the Ladies of the friendship groups. The fashion show was mainly Indonesian costumes (as many of the women are Indonesian) and the ladies wrote to the Indonesian embassy and were allowed to borrow the embassys costumes for the event. They put together all the music and dance moves for the fashion show themselves, and made the costumes they wore to perform the Poco-Poco dance (Indonesian folk dance). This was a huge achievement for them, putting the whole thing together then performing in front of a huge crowd and I am so proud of them! I wanted to share a couple of the photos with you.

The Poco-Poco dance

The ladies of the group

Fashion show

Fashion show
Sorry, I forgot to turn the photos before I uploaded them!
The photos were taken by Ladybirds husband as he was our offical photographer for the day!
Sam x

Scrap with us #14

Well its week 14 already on Scrap with us. We decided that the challenges were a bit too easy last week so spent most of our crop thinking up new ones!
This weeks challenge is
The straight and narrow and use ribbon
This is my LO
I used a photo of my Son, Sister and brother in law standing on a little straight, narrow bridge.
The PP was all from my scrap box and the alphas are thickers and my little shoebox. All the ribbon is Anitas ribbon.
I like the fact that the photo also incorporates the challenge.
Sam x

Monday, 17 May 2010

New LO's

Just 3 new LO's
PP is MME Penny lane I think?

WK 12 of Scrap with us
Pockets and envelopes
There is another photo inside the envelope. Can't remeber what the PP is!

WK 13 Scrap with us
Sketch and colour inspiration; Angel food cake
PP/die cut flowers/fabric brads are MME Bloom & Grow
Not that keen on this one, it was done in a rush this afternoon!

If you want to join in with Scrap with us check out The Wight craft circle blog (link top right)

Sami x

Monday, 3 May 2010

Printer tray and scrap with us

Scrap with us #10
Favourite colour
PP is Kaisercraft Airy Fairy. My fav colour is purple but I think it looks great with this turquoise.
Scrap with us #11
Tear paper
OK I know I've only torn one bit of paper but I like it!
PP is October afternoon.
Panel 1 printer tray
This is not coming along as quick as I would like! I have not had much time in the last few weeks but here is what I have done so far.

Panel 2

Panel 3

I have the photos printed ready to go in, I have most panels designed, I have been raiding the local bootsales to find vintage stuff for it, I just need to find the time to get it done!
Thanks for looking
Sam x