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Looking Back: "Take your broken heart, make it into art."

Meryl Streep recently quoted Carrie Fisher as saying, "Take your broken heart, make it into art." - A quote which nicely sums up the reason behind some of my projects in 2016. I have promised myself that as I build my business, it will always incorporate an element of doing good along with making lovely things. Looking back on 2016, I am pretty proud of what I was able to do, with your help, while building and changing my business. Here is a quick look: The first project was about a year ago, when I was heartbroken and inspired by a friend's trip to the Greek Island of Lesvos to volunteer in a refugee camp. I decided to hold an Instagram...

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Refugee Quilts

  These quilts began their journey to Greece yesterday. If you don't follow The Lesser Bear on Instagram (@thelesserbear) you might not be familiar with this project. After running the fundraising auction, to raise money to aid the Syrian refugees on the Greek Island of Lesvos, I began to make this series of quilts. It was at the suggestion of my friend Tamara of Les Lolos, who volunteered on the island, and thought that quilts might help brighten up a mother and children's tent at Camp Moria.   My goal was to create something bright and cheery, something uplifting, and of course something very durable as I am not 100% positive where these quilts might eventually end up and how they might be...

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