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Mums’ Going To ICELAND

Hello Beautiful Beaders,

Stop the presses because Mums’ Going To ICELAND!! No, this isn’t an advert for your favourite frozen food store. I’m excited and proud to announce that Caroline and I are off to the actual icy country to fundraise for Sue Ryder!

We’ve committed  to Trek around Iceland in October later this year. This is our biggest challenge yet, both mentally and physically. Who would have thought that two Mums from Market Deeping would face such an exciting adventure?
The four day trek will see us join a bevvie of other fundraising beauties. All there to raise money for this deserved charity, it is such a once in a lifetime experience.
The four day trek starts in Ulfljotsvatn, in Southern Iceland, where we will have our first chance to see the amazing Northern Lights. This fantastic natural light show is hoped to be spotted at the end of our first 6 hour hike….yep…6 hours…
Sue Ryder Iceland trip
Icelandic Northern Lights
The next day we head to the largest natural lake in Iceland, where we will follow horse and sheep trails into an area of geothermal hotspots. After another 4-5 hours of walking we will be glad to hit the hay at our hostel.
Day three starts gently with a wonderful walk near the small town Hveragerfli, known for its hot springs and fumaroles (steam vents). After that we’ll soon descend into the Sauoardalur Valley.
Our final leg will see us setting off from Reykjadalur for another 6 hour climb into the hilts. This day is all about steam vents, hot springs and bubbling mud pools….bit like our local swimming pool then. J We might even get a chance to take a dip in a natural pool before heading back to Reykjavik for a celebratory night on the icy tiles!
It is going to be truly EPIC in so many ways and we really need your support. Our rigorous training has already started. If you’ve got any stamina tips be sure to email us at
One of the reasons for our Trekking challenge is to raise the profile of our fundraising efforts for Sue Ryder. We need you to get involved and hope that you will support us on this journey. Here’s how you can help (and have fun at the same time!):-
Live In-Store Demos and Make ‘n’ Takes
On the last Saturday of every month we’ve got live demos happening in our Market Deeping store. You can book a space or just turn up. We’ve got a beautiful beaded Rivoli demonstration on the 29th, plus decoupatch and the ever popular bees Wax wraps!
sue ryder bees wax
Bees Wax Wraps
For those who can’t make it to the store I’ll be broadcasting an exclusive Facebook LIVE segment at 11am on Saturday morning. There will be a tour of the store and then you can join us at the Rivoli demonstration. It’ll be just like you’re here with us!
Sue Ryder Beaded rivoli
Beaded Rivoli Collection
There’s even more at the end of March so stay tuned and get your tickets now by calling 01778 344550. Remember you can take whatever you make.
Angels are Forever
Much like diamonds our Riverside angels are forever and make the best gifts. We’ve got a new one for you called Jasmine (like the Disney princess!). You can find her here. The kit makes 20 angels, so that’s 20 Beautiful Beading gifts for you to share. The most magical thing about Jasmine? £5 from the sale of each one goes to the Sue Ryder charity! Click here to get yours now.
Sue Ryder Jasmine Angel
Jasmine Angel Kit
Gotta luvva Dabble
It’s our 35th charity Dabble Day, in aid of course of Sue Ryder. If you haven’t been to a Dabble Day before you need to come along. It’s a fabulous way to try new jewellery and crafting techniques. For a small donation to Sue Ryder you can try multiple mini classes across the day. To find out more click here. 
Crazy Craftathon
Sue Ryder
Sue Ryder Craft-a-Thon
If trekking around Iceland wasn’t enough, our 24-hour craft-a-thon starts at 9am Saturday 25th April and finishes at 9am Sunday 26th April. It is exactly what it says on the tin – 24 hours of non-stop creativity at our Market Deeping store. All in aid of the Sue Ryder charity. Read all about it in my previous blog here and look out for updates on Facebook and in-store next week. Everyone is welcome to join us, the more the merrier.
Last Orders!
We are also really excited to be hosting a pub-style quiz including a delicious fish and chip supper and bring your own boozy boozy. The quiz is being held at the Deeping Community Centre on Saturday 2nd May 2020. Once again email for more information and to book.
Hopefully there’s something for everyone to join in with and support this amazing charity. You guys are the best and I know you will be fabulous. So get yourself booked in, signed up and switched ON!
Until next time….happy fundraising!
Donna Xx
To see Donna on Create and Craft TV go to Freesat 813, Virgin 748, Freeview 23 or Sky 683.


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